Rob Roy Glacier
The track to Rob Roy Glacier in Mount Aspiring National Park is personally our favourite day hike in New Zealand. The glacier itself is stunning, complete with waterfalls, falling ice, and kea (mountain parrots who you shouldn’t feed, as insistent as they might be!) A mountain stream keeps you company throughout most of the walk.
To get there, walk along the West Matukituki Track until you reach the swing bridge that crosses the Matukituki River. Keep following the track up hill for about two hours, until you reach the cliff front terminus of the glacier.