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.