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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 it 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.

Glaciers
Glaciers
Mt Aspiring National Park is home to 100 permanent glaciers
Jetboating
Jetboating
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...

Search Mt Aspiring National Park options in Lake Wanaka

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More information on Mt Aspiring National Park, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

A Wanaka River Journey OR 'Why I fell in love with Mt Aspiring National Park"

Jet boats. Speed. Thrills. Excitement. Shrieking. Breath-stealing gasps of glacier-fed spray in your face. All this and Mt Aspiring National Park - it's a Must Do!

Share your Lake Wanaka Story

Tell us your story about your time in the Lake Wanaka region - the activities you loved, the places you stayed and the people you met, whether you just passed through or stayed forever!

9 Must Do Airborne Adventures in the Lake Wanaka Region

The intense clarity of the sky over Wanaka and Hawea brings the countryside to life in a vivid colour palette of green meadows, sparkling blue waterways and golden hills.

Mt Aspiring National Park - High 50 Marathon Challenge's ideal Training Ground

Cross country running, peak bagging, trail blazing through one of New Zealand's wildest and most beautiful places - Mt Aspiring National Park and the Rob Roy Glacier Track in the Lake Wanaka region...it doesn't get better than this!

The New Zealand Herald sings the praises of the Rob Roy Glacier Track

Widely touted as the best half day walk in the country, the Rob Roy Glacier hike takes you deep into Mt Aspiring National Park. Josie Dale from The NZ Herald shares her experience...

10 Must Do's on the Lakes and Rivers

Dip your toe in, dip in a rod or launch your boat in to the region's outdoor lifestyle. Just pick yourself a waterway, you're likely the only ones there!

8 Must Do's in Mt Aspiring National Park

Striking landforms, from soaring mountains and spectacular glaciers, to tranquil river flats make exploring Mount Aspiring National Park wilderness an unforgettable experience.

Lake Cruise and Island Nature Walk, a "must-do" in Wanaka; Rob Roy Glacier Guided Trek (the jewel of Mt. Aspiring National Park); Alpine...

, Wanaka

From $125 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

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

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

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

74 Bill's Way, Wanaka

From $99 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

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

Minaret Station is NZ’s first luxury tented camp, located at the head of stunningly picturesque glacial valley in the Southern Alps. Accessible only...

, Wanaka

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 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

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

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

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

TripAdvisor rating: 5

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

TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

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

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

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 $195 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

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

Adventure Consultants operate guided mountaineering courses and guided ascents of New Zealand's highest peaks in the Southern Alps, along with international expeditions to...

20 Brownston St, Wanaka

From $25 NZD

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

Get the most from your precious time in the trout fishing paradise that surrounds Wanaka. The guides at Southern Rivers Fly Fishing have...

30 Rata St, Wanaka

From $100 NZD

TripAdvisor rating: 5.0

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

Fly fishing and tuition with Ian Cole.
Wanaka's personalised friendly guiding service offers superb sight fishing to large trout in magnificent surroundings. Half, full...

Box 409, Wanaka

From $395 NZD