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Mt Aspiring National Park - Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area

Striking landforms, from soaring mountains to tranquil river flats, make exploring Mt Aspiring National Park wilderness an unforgettable experience. Climb, tramp, ski or just take in the spectacle… it’s your choice.

You don’t have to be a mountaineer to appreciate this incredible monument to nature. You don’t even need to be a tramper, but you really do need to see how effortlessly Mt Aspiring National Park earns its status as part of a World Heritage Area.

Mt Aspiring itself is the magnificent 3,027m centerpiece of a spectacle that sparkles with glaciers, thunders with waterfalls, glistens with braided rivers and beckons with hectares of lush native beech.

Whether you choose a seat in a helicopter or jetboat, a stout stick and walking boots or a set of crampons, you’ll find Mt Aspiring National Park is the sort of place they invented the word ‘awesome’ for.  

Breathe deep. You’ll need it.

Mt Aspiring National Park is home to 100 permanent glaciers
Jetboat up one of two glacier-fed braided rivers winding their way deep into the Southern Alps.
Scenic Flights
Scenic Flights
The joy of flight, pure and unadulterated, is heightened over Mt Aspiring National Park.
Tracks and Trails
Tracks and Trails
With over 750 kilometres of tracks around Lake Wanaka you'll be spoilt for choice...

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Backcountry Helicopters offers personalised scenic helicopter flights.

Departing from Makarora to Mount Aspiring, Milford Sound or Mount Cook your flight will encompass more glaciers...

Cnr Rata Rd/State Higway 6, Wanaka

From $150 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

Based on 41 reviews

Adventure Consultants is a world renowned mountaineering company based in Wanaka. We offer introductory mountaineering courses, guided ascents, private group trekking, ice climbing...

20 Brownston St, Wanaka

From $25 NZD

Wilkin River Jets/Backcountry Helicopters.
Established 1968 and pioneers of shallow water jet boating and wilderness discovery. Operating from the timeless land of Makarora -...

Haast Pass Highway SH6 Cnr, Makarora-Wanaka

From $119 NZD

More than an exciting jet boat ride… this half day wilderness adventure takes you where you oughta go-Mount Aspiring National Park. See hanging...

Departures from 99 Ardmore, Wanaka

From $229 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Based on 159 reviews

Our small-group, authentic Farm Safaris and exclusive Photography tours explore the best of Wanaka's raw natural beauty. Travel private back-roads on one of...

11 Sandy's Lane, Wanaka

From $155 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Based on 136 reviews

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge is the epitome of comfort and luxury in the wilds of the Southern Alps.

Accessible only by helicopter, Minaret Station...

, Wanaka

From $2000 NZD

From famous Milford Sound to the spectacular West Coast Glaciers, Wanaka Flightseeing offers “Flights of Discovery’. Uninterrupted viewing over the Southern Alps, towering...

Wanaka Airport, Wanaka

From $99 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Based on 16 reviews

Offering a range of “must-do” adventures including Lake Cruise and Island Nature Walk, Rob Roy Glacier Guided Walk, Heli Hiking the Alpine Lakes...

Wanaka Marina, Wanaka

From $145 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Based on 180 reviews

Experience stunning Lake Wanaka from the deck of our luxury 8 metre launch.
We offer fishing, cruising, picnics and private charters on the lake.

74 Bill's Way, Wanaka

From $99 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Based on 122 reviews

This exciting 60 minute adventure begins with a relaxing 15 minute jaunt across the lake before entering the mighty Clutha River.
Here, this NZ...

The Log Cabin,, Wanaka

From $109 NZD

Take the road less traveled. We guide only small groups (max 5) on our New Zealand hiking adventures. From tough treks to easy...

level 1 99 Ardmore street, Wanaka

From $350 NZD

Fly-Walk-Jetboat. 4 hours of unique New Zealand wilderness experience including a 25 minute scenic aeroplane flight, 3 hour bush/valley walk and 30 minute...

State Highway 6, Makarora West

From $299 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Based on 27 reviews

Lake cruises, Island visits, bush walks and boat charters. We can cater for private functions and conferences for up to 40 passengers. BBQ,...

The Log Cabin,, Lake Wanaka

From $10 NZD

We are the specialist backcountry adventure retail store in Wanaka. Our specialty in winter is ski rental for the fields and the backcountry...

17 Dunmore Street, Wanaka

Aspiring Guides - New Zealand Mountain Guides specialising in guided ascents of Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring. Mountaineering courses, winter ice climbing, ski...

Level 1, 99 Ardmore St, Wanaka

From $199 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Based on 12 reviews

Wanaka Helicopters offers a variety of high standard flights around Lake Wanaka, into the National Parks and surrounding areas such as Mount Aspiring,...

Box 70, Wanaka

From $99 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Based on 231 reviews

Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre is a unique indoor climbing centre with indoor and outdoor climbing walls and Clip 'n Climb. Clip 'n Climb...

50 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka

From $8 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

Based on 24 reviews

We offer a full range of packaged scenic helicopter flights to Mt Aspiring & Glaciers, Milford Sound and Mt Cook as well as...

2211 Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka

From $185 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Based on 48 reviews

Alpine Helicopters are scenic flight specialists and offer an amazing aerial introduction to the breathtaking Southern Lakes and World Heritage listed Mt Aspiring...

10 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka

From $185 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5

Based on 12 reviews

The best scenic route to Milford Sound begins from Wanaka with Southern Alps Air. Window seats and in-flight commentary for all passengers allow...

12 Lloyd Dunn Ave, Wanaka

From $99 NZD

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TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

Based on 71 reviews

Mt Aspiring National Park itinerary

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