Roberts Point Track
Roberts Point Track
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Starting from the Douglas Bridge, Roberts Point Track winds up the true right of the Waiho (Franz Josef Glacier) Valley, over 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. This hut is unsuitable for overnight accommodation, but it does provide a sheltered lunch spot. The track climbs on through open scrubland to a suspension bridge crossing Rope Creek and continues steadily upwards to Roberts Point. The views from here are well worth the effort with the glacier, sheer rock walls, waterfalls and mountain peaks all visible. Time: 5 hr return from Alex Knob/Lake Wombat car park; or 5 hr 20 min return from glacier car park Distance: 11 km return from Alex Knob/Lake Wombat car park; or 12.3 km return from glacier car park Please contact the Franz Josef Visitor Centre for safety updates before attempting this track.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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PHessel54
Düsseldorf, Germany14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Quite some climbing over potentially slippery rocks. It took us 3 hours up including photostops...
If there are clouds the Alex Knob will offer no views...
Written 14 March 2024
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Bianca W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
This walk was truly incredible with amazing views and exciting suspension bridges. We only completed part of the walk, stopping about 500m after the hut and so did 10km (5km each way) in just under 4.5 hours (with an 8 and 12 yo). The views from the 110m suspension bridge and stairs that followed the mountain ridge were just amazing!
Written 6 April 2023
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_jcarrott29
Spalding, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Whilst this walk was not easy it is certainly within the capabilities of an active person as there has been a good deal of effort in sign posting the path and making it as accessable as possible.This enables people to have a fantastic view of the glacier and a sense of achievement but I wouldn't recommend it on a wet day.
Written 26 January 2023
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Jorien W
Bussum, The Netherlands35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Beautiful but hard hike. Don’t underestimate this one. In general I’m faster then the time the DOC said it would take but with this hike it was spot on. There are some serious (and slippery) parts. The views and the end are amazing. Definitely a must do for the fitter hikers! Start early to get to the end before the clouds come in in the afternoon.
Written 27 December 2022
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Amy C
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
This was a very fun hike. Lots of bridges, rock faces and beautiful views. It took us 5hrs and was a bit slippery which is apparently normal when talking to the locals. Highly recommend, bring snacks!
Written 28 October 2022
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Di
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We decided on the spur of the moment to do this walk. It was challenging and adrenalin pumping in parts, but well worth the effort.
Written 7 March 2022
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nzp0ppy
New Zealand25,708 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
An enjoyable walk with suspension bridges, clip on cliff bridge, scrambling rock faces, and amazing views of franz josef glacier and valley.
the toughest part of the track is climbing out of the valley from the suspension bridge to hendes shelter. after that its not as much climbing.

the walk took us 1hr 40 up - with lots of photo stops, and not much less on the way down.

Recommended in dry weather.
Written 1 February 2022
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nzwestie
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Loved this walk. Def recommend it if you have the time. What a surprise to see the glacier when we got to the top. You do have to be careful. We just wore trail shoes, had plenty of water in our camel packs (as that means no carrying of anything) cameral swinging of my neck. We are in our late 50's, took us about 2.15 up and the same down. Sometimes going down is harder than going up. It is a great walk as it has bridges, water crossing, rock climbing etc. We loved it and would def recommend it.
Written 25 April 2021
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Kirsten H
Coffs Harbour, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
OK we are experienced hikers but definitely be PREPARED for a difficult hike - particularly the latter part past the historic hut. BUT spectacular scenery is your reward! There is an abundance of slippery mossy covered stones and rocks that you will encounter on the way. Lots of up and down and steep drops if you take a step wrong. The incredible 110 metre swing bridge about an hour in is stunning! 2 other swing bridges and the 120 very cool mountain hugging steps just past the hut will make you wonder how/who put them there - really really cool!
We had our 14 year old son with us who was like a mountain goat - no fear - but yes we (in our early 50's) ensured we watched our step. Hubby took a nasty fall slipping down the bank with a tree stump saving him from a very long and steep walk back to the track. It was very slow and steady after that. Take a stick if you can - you won't regret it. The views from the lookout are so so worth it. We had a grey day and light sprinkles of rain sporadically. Ensure you have drink (although plenty of waterfalls to drink from) and food, take a warm jacket and good hiking shoes/boots. It's 11.2 kms, took us just under 7 hours (the last 2 hours we were quite slow though) - safe bet would be 6 hours with stops. Just do it.
Written 6 April 2021
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angusgott
Christchurch, New Zealand83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Couples
What a fantastic day. Swing bridges, crazy steps to cliff face and stunning view of glacier at end of track. Time frame given to complete plus advice on fitness/experience were accurate.
Written 2 June 2020
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