Rob Roy Glacier, Wanaka (F7)

Rob Roy Glacier track in the Matukituki River Valley, Wanaka, New Zealand.

GPS: -44.510421° 168.743311°

Rob Roy Glacier overview 1

Rob Roy Glacier overview 1

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Rob Roy Glacier overview 2

Rob Roy Glacier overview 2

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One of th many fords along the Matukituki road to the Rob Roy carpark.

One of the many fords along the Matukituki road to the Rob Roy Glacier carpark.

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Swingbridge near the beginning of the Rob Roy track, spanning the Matukituki River.

Swingbridge near the beginning of the Rob Roy track, spanning the Matukituki River.

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Swingbridge over the gorgeous Matukituki River on the Rob Roy track,

Swingbridge over the gorgeous Matukituki River on the Rob Roy track,

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Swingbridge over the Matukituki.

Swingbridge over the Matukituki.

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Rob Roy Glacier waterfall

Rob Roy Glacier waterfall

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Rob Roy Glacier waterfall

Rob Roy Glacier waterfall

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The Rob Roy waterfall wisping away in the wind.

The Rob Roy waterfall wisping away in the wind.

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This is the track-end viewpoint area for Rob Roy Glacier.

This is the track-end viewpoint area for Rob Roy Glacier.

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The Rob Roy Glacier and its waterfalls.

The Rob Roy Glacier and its waterfalls.

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More hanging glaciers up the valley from the Rob Roy viewpoint.

More hanging glaciers up the valley from the Rob Roy viewpoint.

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A Kea eating flower buds at the Rob Roy overlook.

A Kea eating flower buds at the Rob Roy overlook.

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The un-named 1000-foot waterfall at Rob Roy. The wind does wondrous things to this wispy delight!

The un-named 1000-foot waterfall at Rob Roy. The wind does wondrous things to this wispy delight!

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A Rob Rooy Gacier Kea.

A Rob Rooy Gacier Kea.

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The Rob Roy waterfall blowing straight upwards.

The Rob Roy waterfall blowing straight upwards.

The Rob Roy waterfall blowing straight upwards.

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2 Responses to “Rob Roy Glacier, Wanaka (F7)”

  1. Jonathan Mace Says:

    We did this on a drizzly day – not too much rain, just a constant light drizzle that got heavier as we ascended. We were concerned about the fords but gave it a go anyway. We did not have any trouble. The track was almost empty, perfectly doable in the wet, and the view was still awesome and totally worth it, especially since Fox & FJ have retreated so much (Jan 2015). We met one unfortunate group (they were on their way down as we were on our way up) who only bothered to go to the first viewpoint, thinking it was good enough. Don’t make that mistake!!!

  2. Nathan Says:

    Thanks for getting me here. It was the highlight of my 3 weeks on the south island!

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