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Roys Peak, Wanaka. Go early in the morning to beat the crowds. You will be rewarded with breathtaking views over Lake Wānaka, Mount Aspiring/Tititea and the surrounding peaks whilst climbing to the summit. In winter it can be a different story and you may need an ice axe and crampons. DISTANCE 8km one way TOTAL ASCENT 1,250m TIME 3-5hr return (we ran some) GRADE Moderate (it's a steep steady up) ACCESS The track starts at the Roys Peak Track car park on Mount Aspiring Road near Wānaka.
Daylight saving has arrived. The days are longer which means more time to spend in the mountains! Bring it on I say :) Side note: Did you know New Zealand first introduced daylight saving time back in 1927? It was then discontinued in 1946. Then in 1974 it was trialed:) again and reintroduced in '75 where it has stayed in place right through to, well now...😀 ☀️
Verdant green bush along the Pororari River Track guides hikers as they venture into a spectacular limestone gorge within the Paparoa National Park. Hot Tip 👉🏼 Wildlife abounds here; listen out for the calls of the tuis and bellbird. #backyourbackyard #isolationinspiration #newzealandfinds #nzhiddengems #newzealandadventures #hikinginspiration #intothewilderness #westcoast #wildplaces #nzhikingtrails