Located on the southern island of New Zealand, separating Montatapu River and Lake Wanaka, Roys Peak is home to a variety of different vegetation and can be accessed via a signposted hiking trail.
Starting north-west of Wanaka, the track takes you up 1578m in serpentines, first along pasturages where sheep find nurture, then through tussock grasses and shrubland. Occasionally, a rare domestic gecko species called „Roys Peak Gecko“ can be spied. Spanning an overall length of 8km, the ascent takes around 3 hours and keeps unfolding its panoramic pureness with every meter climbed. For those wanting to extend the scenic experience, the hike can be amplified by completing the trip with an exploration of Mount Alpha which is located 1km south of Roys Peak.