The Roys Peak Track reopened on November 18 after being closed for lambing with a significant upgrade to its vehicle facilities.
Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and Department of Conservation (DOC) have widened the road around the Roys Peak Car Park, and enlarged and sealed the car park.
However, vehicles can still be seen illegally parked on both sides of Mt Aspiring Road.
Roys Peak Track is one of the most popular day walks in the country with 58,000 visitors using the track between November 2016 and July 2017.
The five to seven-hour return trip has been recently included in DOC’s new set of Day Hikes as one of New Zealand’s best walks, and the doubling of the car park capacity to 100 vehicles is aimed to help cater for visitors.
The panoramic view from the summit has the reputation of being ‘the most instagrammed spot’ in New Zealand.