Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka

(4.8/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
Mount Aspiring is apart of the nation park which a school in New Zealand which is Otago Boys High School ownsMount Aspiring National Park is in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, north of Fiordland National Park, and between Otago and south Westland. The park forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site.GeographyIt was established in 1964 as New Zealand's tenth National Park. The park covers 3555km2 at the southern end of the Southern Alps, directly to the west of Lake Wanaka, and is popular for tramping, walking and mountaineering. Mount Aspiring / Tititea, elevation 3033m above sea level, is the mountain that gives the park its name. Other prominent peaks within the park include Mount Pollux, elevation 2542m, and Mount Brewster, elevation 2519m.The Haast Pass, one of the three principal road routes across the Southern Alps, is found in the north-eastern corner of the park.HistoryLandsborough Station addedIn April 2005 the Nature Heritage Fund purchased private land in the Landsborough River valley as an addition to the park.
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  • We purchased a 4 night package through the Otago Youth Adventure Trust Rotary Club of Milton Tramping Club. (OYAT). The accommodation for our 36+ person hiking group was Tititea Lodge, which is outsid...  more »
  • This park is wonderful, and even better all national parks in NZ are free to the public. We went on several short hikes and just bathed in the scenery of the southern Alps.  more »
  • Last month we visited this park. It has been shown to be very dusty road because the road surface consists of gravel. We also had a dozen small streams cross, what made it spectacular. It is best to consult the tourist office first because the level of the water can be a lot different depending on the previous rainfall. The walks are very well signposted and the views spectacular. Take pictures when one about a suspension bridge walk is always recommended. During our walks in the month of February was not so busy.
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