Roberts Point Track

Westland / Tai Poutini National Park, Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area

  • 5 hr – 5 hr 20 min return by the same track
  • Medium

Crossing the Waiho River at Douglas Bridge, this tracks leads up the valley true right to a viewpoint overlooking the Franz Josef Glacier.

Hendes Shelter (Historic) Oct 2011 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Walking time
1 day
5 hr – 5 hr 20 min
Distance
11.0km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Lake Wombat car park, glacier access road, Franz Josef Glacier
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Ends
Roberts Point
Maps
NZTopo50-BX15
More information

Note: this track is more technical than many of the smooth tourist trails in the area. Parties should be properly equipped and prepared.

From Lake Wombat car park, take the Douglas Walk to Douglas Bridge. Alternatively, from the Glacier car park, take the Peter's Pool track to the bridge. Over the river, the track continues up valley. It passes the historic Hende's Hut (built as a smithy while constructing Hende's Gallery) and continues over slippery rock.

There is no access to the glacier or valley floor.

Map
ID 8390

About this track

Added 7 February 2013 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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