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Rob Roy Glacier Day Hike with Transport from Queenstown

Rob Roy Glacier Day Hike with Transport from Queenstown

Wanaka, New Zealand
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Enjoy a day hike on the Rob Roy Glacier Track through Mt Aspiring National Park and appreciate breathtaking mountain views from lookout points in the UNESCO-listed paradise. Departing Queenstown by minivan, you’re led through beech forests past alpine lakes and streams on a 6-mile (10-km) trek suitable for strong hikers. See some of the South Island’s most vivid landscapes. Includes picnic lunch, walking poles, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Day hike in Mt Aspiring National Park with transport from Queenstown
  • Snap photos of Rob Roy Glacier from a viewpoint that overlooks the valley
  • Hike among beech trees, streams, lush valleys, alpine meadows and snow-topped mountains
  • Look for wild keas, the only alpine parrot in the world
  • Eat a picnic lunch while admiring the breathtaking scenery
  • Learn about the area from an informative guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

The stunning scenery and excellent trails in Mt Aspiring National Park make it a paradise for hikers. The Rob Roy Glacier trail has it all: snowfields, glaciers, sheer cliffs, rivers, waterfalls and beech forests — some consider it one of the best day hikes in New Zealand.
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Transport by air-conditioned van
Use of walking poles
Lunch
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Centrally located Queenstown hotels

Departure Time

8am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This approximate 5-hour hike on the Rob Roy Glacier Track covers an elevation gain of about 2,000 feet (600 meters), suitable for strong hikers. You can use provided walking poles to navigate any uneven terrain while your guide ensures plenty of water breaks and stops for photos along the way.
Start your day trip with morning pickup from your Queenstown hotel and relax during the 2-hour drive by minivan over the Crown Range — New Zealand’s highest main road. You’ll swap Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Range for the Matukituki Valley, west of Lake Wanaka.
Upon reaching the trailhead in the World Heritage–listed Mt Aspiring National Park, follow your guide down a well-marked footpath. You’ll cross the Matukituki River via a narrow suspension bridge, tromp through a beech forest and huff up a small gorge before ascending 1,080 feet (330 meters) into the Rob Roy Valley. Here, snap photos of Rob Roy Glacier and the surrounding snowcapped mountains.
Your efforts are rewarded with a picnic at another glacier viewpoint, which overlooks a tumbling waterfall from jagged rock cliffs. Watch for clever kea birds — aka, alpine parrots — that may be curious about your lunch.
Throughout the day, your guide shares interesting commentary on regional history, ecology and wildlife. Upon completion of your round-trip hike, you’re driven back to Queenstown, arriving at your hotel in the early evening.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Comfortable, supportive sporting footwear is recommended
  • Guides available in German
  • Please bring sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen and a warm outer layer in the summer; in the winter, bring/wear thermals, hat, gloves and waterproof outer jacket
  • Pricing per group, 1-4 people per group
  • Total hiking distance is approximately 6 miles (10 km)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hollyford Valley Walks

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rob Roy Glacier Day Hike with Transport from Queenstown?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers.

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