Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka
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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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  • To truly enjoy and take in the magnificence of this beautiful work of art by nature, take a helicopter tour. Only then you will see how aspiring the view is! 
  • We stopped here for an afternoon lunch on our way to Fox Glacier and did three-hour walk. This National Park is a wonderful mixture of remote wilderness, high mountains and beautiful river valleys. Th...  more »
  • Best thing about New Zealand is being able to hire a car and explore everything at your own pace. Aspiring national park was an absolute dream from start to end.