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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  • Loads of places to eat in the town center of Wanaka. We decided to have a picnic right on the beach front and the views are spectacular. Lots of choices for food, drinks or ice cream right on the wate...  more »
  • This is one of the most beautiful national parks in NZ! So many beautiful tracks to do here! A must check out if you want to see the beauty of NZ! 
  • We drove from Wanaka up the SH6 stopping at the Blue Pools and Gates of Haast before returning to Wanaka. There are walks of varying lengths signposted from the road but very few places to stop for re...  more »