Our Front Office Manager, Mel was lucky enough to be invited on a famil to Rob Roy Glacier last Friday with 'Guided Nature Walks'. Here is her experience of the majestic landmark ...
... From Queenstown your guide drives you to Wanaka and then you head towards the Mt. Aspiring National Park.
The Rob Roy Gorge cuts a swath through the mountainside, highlighting the true power of nature over thousands of years.
The walk takes about 2.5 hours each way and is littered with views of mighty waterfalls, soaring cliffs and glacial moraine in a collection unsurpassed in one place anywhere in the world.
But it's not just tranquil scenery - our adventure had a slice of drama! Whilst we were walking towards the Glacier we heard a thunderous noise as a huge chunk of ice broke away and crashed to the valley floor in a show of epic proportions. Amazing!
We had lunch seated on rocks, with the Glacier and Waterfalls right in front of us. It definitely took my experience of picnicking to new levels!
The great thing about the Southern Lakes region is that it is ideal to visit all four seasons of the year- and the Rob Roy Glacier is no exception. While absolutely stunning to visit in winter, with the abundance of snow and ice, I must say the contrast of ice against the vibrant greenery and clear summer skies was utterly breathtaking.
The pictures don't do it justice, it's definitely a site you need to see first-hand!