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Robert's Point Track

Hiking trail · South Island
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A 9km return walk which encompasses all the fantastic views of the region.

This track has the same start point as Alex Knob. Drive or walk south from the Franz Josef Waiau township across the Waiho River Bridge and turn left onto the Glacier Access Road for 2 km where the Alex Knob track begins, signposted on the right side of the road. there are a few car parking spaces where, if you have driven, you can park your car. This track is begins on the opposite side of the road slightly further on.

Please note that if you walk from the town you will be adding about 4.5km to the day's walking.

moderate
9.2 km
4:00 h
579 m
579 m

Roberts Point Track winds up to the right of the Franz Josef Glacier Valley and heads through ice-carved rock and across many side streams to a viewpoint high above the glacial ice. In around an hour the track opens out onto ice smoothed rock outcrops at Hende's Hut. The track climbs steadily on through open scrubland to a suspension bridge crossing Rope Creek. All visible from here are the glacier, sheer rock walls, waterfalls and mountain peaks all visible.

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Author
Sally Thompson
Updated: November 15, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
623 m
Lowest point
202 m
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Start

On opposite side of the road to the Alex Knob start point (201 m)
Coordinates:
DD
-43.412389, 170.177016
DMS
43°24'44.6"S 170°10'37.3"E
UTM
59G 433370 5193059
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Destination

Same finish point as start point

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Coordinates

DD
-43.412389, 170.177016
DMS
43°24'44.6"S 170°10'37.3"E
UTM
59G 433370 5193059
w3w 
///polisher.aptness.admiringly
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.2 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
579 m
Descent
579 m
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