Rob Roy Glacier Hike


Full day


8am to 5:30pm (approx)


Hotel transfers and private guide


Picnic lunch


November to April


10km/6.2 miles return, moderate 3.5 to 4 hour return hike


Easy to moderate (some uphill walking)

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Discover dramatic alpine landscapes, sparkling glaciers, towering waterfalls and sheer mountain peaks

Be transported to another world on this full day hike to Rob Roy Glacier in Mount Aspiring National Park, accompanied by your highly-trained personal guide.

Begin your adventure with a scenic drive over the spectacular Crown Range through Cardrona Valley, Lake Wanaka, Matukituki Valley and into Mount Aspiring National Park. Sit back and enjoy constantly evolving landscapes through rugged gorges and vast alpine plains from comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van.

Never miss a photo opportunity with the flexibility to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in crisp mountain air wherever and whenever you like.

Begin your hiking adventure at Raspberry Flats, crossing a swing bridge over the West Matukituki River before a steady climb up through a small gorge alongside Rob Roy stream. You will wander through ancient beech forests and catch glimpses of Rob Roy Glacier as the dense forest clears.

Enjoy cascading waterfalls and the thriving under storey of ferns and mosses as the forest gives way to alpine vegetation and spectacular views of the hanging glaciers beneath Rob Roy. Take a break here to soak in the grandeur and tranquillity of this pristine environment before turning back towards Wanaka.

On the way home, visit the quaint lakeside township of Wanaka and stroll along the waterfront to the famous ‘Wanaka tree’ before returning to Queenstown.

Our local guides love being able to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Contact us to learn more about this unique experience.

Rob Roy Hike
Rob Roy Hike
Rob Roy Hike
Rob Roy Hike

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Our Dream Wedding

From very first contact with Lee, I knew I had FINALLY found what I was looking for. Planning an overseas wedding proved difficult with all correspondence via email. I was about to give up! Then I was recommended Alpine Luxury Tours! We chose to have a 5 hr private tour as apart of our wedding day. Our tour was well thought out, the experience made our wedding extra special and definitely memorable. All our guest had an incredible day. No matter what your occasion, Alpine Luxury Tours will make your trip extra special. We cannot wait to go back!!

Great coordination, highly flexible, travel in comfort

We actually had multiple days with Alpine Luxury Tours. Jamie was our driver/host on all 3 days. We were a small group so it was very easy to discuss our destinations. We did the wine tour (slight changes due to the weather), Tasman glacier hike/helo ride, and Dart river jetboat ride/Arrowtown tour. Separate reviews were done for those specific events. Alpine Luxury Tours provided us with lunch for certain events, transport to/ from activities and narration along our routes. Many thanks to Jamie who made our vacation a truly memorable visit.

Simply Spectacular

Such stunning scenery at Middle Earth!!! What a spectacular place to visit, the Middle Earth waterfalls is one of New Zealand's best things to do! The glacier, waterfalls, alpine flowers/moss all add up to make this not only a unique experience, but was quite awe inspiring too. Lee was amazing to deal with, going out of his way to ensure that we could go on this helicopter flight..... firstly cancelled due to Covid in March 2020, and then due to weather. An amazing experience shared with family. Would absolutely recommend this fantastic opportunity to you all.

A magic 48hrs

Fantastic! Lee is an absolute pro, every detail is taken care of and you are guaranteed a super comfortable, enjoyable experience. You can tell he's a local and really loves the area, his insider knowledge adds value to the trip and helped ensure we made the most of every moment. And to top it off he's a bloody good bloke! I'll be on the phone to book him in again if I'm lucky enough to spend more time in Central Otago.

Stuart M