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Matukituki Valley and Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk

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  • Spectacular snow-capped mountain and lake views
  • Fabulous photo opportunities at every turn
  • Perfect for anyone who loves nature and the outdoors
  • Enjoy bird life, ancient native beech forest, mosses, lichens and ferns
  • Local guide to lead the walk and point out features of interest
  • Kiwi-style picnic lunch and snacks included


Enter an amazing world of mountains, glaciers, river valleys and alpine lakes on this full-day walk in Mount Aspiring National Park.

The adventure begins in the lush beech forests of the lower slopes. Follow a track through a beautiful valley where a sparkling river rushes around mossy boulders.

As the trail climbs upward you will see cascading waterfalls, precipitous cliffs and glacial moraines set in a landscape of incomparable drama. The Rob Roy Glacier will be clearly visible and you may see huge chunks of ice breaking off and crashing to the valley floor.

If you love mountains and are interested in geology, glaciers, wildlife or photography, then this walk is for you.


For the Matukituki Valley & Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk, you will be collected from your Queenstown or Wanaka hotel in the morning and driven to the Matukituki Valley west of Lake Wanaka in the Mount Aspiring National Park.

Accompanied by your local guide, you will set out along a riverside track through beautiful beech forests with a luxuriant understory of ferns and mosses. Look up at the snow-capped mountains and you will see glacial moraines, magnificent crags and waterfalls cascading down steep cliff faces. On reaching the tree-line you will be treated to spectacular views of the Rob Roy Glacier.

During the walk your guide will tell you about the natural features and the plants and animals you see on the way. The walk is 10 km in length and takes around 5 hours. The track is well-used but slightly uneven and rises to an elevation of 5-600 m.

At lunch time, you can enjoy a picnic against a backdrop of glorious mountain scenery.

At the end of a magical day in the mountains, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Wanaka or Queenstown.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Oct - 31 May: Daily


9 hours

Start time

Start time: Pick up starts approx 0800h (08:00am) in Queenstown or 0900h (09:00am) Wanaka
Duration: 9 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Queenstown or Wanaka
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Queenstown or Wanaka

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  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a comfortable vehicle (size of vehicle depends on number of passengers)
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Picnic lunch and snacks (including tea / coffee, biscuits, sandwich and fruit)


Wear sensible footwear and dress for changeable weather. Bring a warm hat or a sun hat and carry a small daypack. Don’t forget the camera!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
You need to be reasonably fit to undertake this 10 km walk.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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