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Introduction

Rob Roy Valley is a good entry point to an area of spectacular alpine scenery, snowfields, glaciers, sheer rock cliffs and waterfalls.

Track overview

10 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

3 - 4 hr Easy: Walking track

Seasonal restrictions

There is avalanche danger during winter and spring (June-November).

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Trampers on the Rob Roy Track.
Trampers on the Rob Roy Track

The valley is a good entry point to an area of spectacular alpine scenery, snowfields, glaciers, sheer rock cliffs and waterfalls.

A swing bridge, 15 minutes from the Raspberry Flat car-park, crosses the West Matukituki River, downstream from the Rob Roy Stream junction. After the bridge the track climbs through a small gorge into beech forest, then into alpine vegetation at the head of the valley, with good views of the Rob Roy Glacier.

Getting there

The Matukituki Valley is an hour’s drive west from Wanaka.

The track starts at a swing bridge, 15 minutes from the Raspberry Flat car park.

Know before you go

  • Plan properly and follow the outdoor safety code.
  • Overnight trampers need a sleeping bag, cooking utensils and sufficient food, warm and waterproof clothing – including gloves and hat.
  • Good fitness and equipment are essential to enjoying your trip, especially as unpredictable weather patterns mean that cold temperatures, snow, strong winds and heavy rain can occur at any time of the year. These valleys aren’t closed in winter, but snow can make travel difficult and dangerous.

Be avalanche alert: This area has terrain that can produce avalanches, usually from May into November. View avalanche information and the terrain rating for this track.

Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.

Contacts

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 443 7660
Address:   Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9305
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
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