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Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka
Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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.Use our Wanaka vacation route planner to visit Mount Aspiring National Park on your trip to Wanaka, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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What a great way to spend a rest day. Drove out with couple of new friends from the hostel and went for a small walk up to the swing bridge.
Just a warning that in 2 weeks they will be dropping 1080 in the Mt Aspiring National Park in a couple of weeks was up there this weekend it was awesome but heard they are dropping poison to kill thin... read more »
No other words can describe this whole region. It's pretty much picture perfect, snow peaked mountains, rolling green fields, waterfalls and sparkling river! A must even if you only drive up to see it... read more »
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