As I mentioned in my previous post, my trip to New Zealand is usually dominated by skiing. This year skiing has been put on the back burner and I actually did a six hour hike on Tuesday which was gorgeous.
The Mt Roy trail-head starts about five minutes from Wanaka on the way to the Mt Aspiring Park. It is a pretty steady gradient the whole way to the peak. The views start instantly and only get better the more you rise.
I can honestly say that when I am taking in views like these I am not too disappointed I am not skiing.