Time: 5-6 hr return istance:
The track to the summit is very wide and easy, it winds its way through alpine meadows to the summit in about 2-3 hours. A large part of the track passes through private land, which is used to herd sheep. Please respect the landowners property and leave all gates as you find them. On the lower slopes
you'll find a lot of thistles, thorn bushes and wild roses. Higher up the vegetation changes to tussock grasslands. All the way you'll find sheep, up to about 100m below the summit. Although the (very white) sheep make a nice decoration beware that you don't step in, or sit down on, sheep poo...!
For those seeking a bit more of challenge, Roys Peak can be linked together with neighboring Mount Alpha (1630m) via the Skyline Ridge traverse. This is a 9-10 hrs one way hike ending on a road 10 kms from Wanaka. Contact the local DOC visitor centre for more info on this track (see below).
The track starts at the Roys Peak Track carpark, 6 km from the Wanaka township on the Mt Aspiring Road.
The track is closed for lambing from the 1 October - 10 November inclusive.