Stunning at every turn
This World Heritage Area is a wonderful blend of high mountains, beautiful river valleys and remote wilderness. It’s a paradise for walkers and a magnet for serious mountaineers.
New Zealand's third largest national park (355,543 hectares) it is part of Te Wahipounamu - Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area.
Accessible from Wanaka via the Makarora and Matukituki Valleys, it features a selection of short, easy walks off the Haast Pass Highway and more serious tramps such as the Gillespie Pass Circuit, the Wilkin Valley, Aspiring Hut, Liverpool Bivy and Cascade Saddle.
While you can walk this network of breathtaking routes, the park is also easily accessible by plane, helicopter or jet-boat, and a glacier landing high in the mountains, is a treat not to be missed.