Mt Aspiring National Park Walks & Tramps

Mt Aspiring National Park

A brief outline of a selection of walks and tramps into the world heritage Mt Aspring National Park are listed below. We advise anyone interested in these and other alpine excursions to obtain full information packs from the Department of Conservation prior to departing. All Alpine excursions require a good level of fitness and trampers must ensure they are suitably equipped to be able to safely enjoy tramping in the Southern Alps. Good quality outdoor clothing suitable for changeable alpine conditions must be worn.

Wilkin Valley

Wilkin Valley

Wilkin Valley Tramps of 1 to 4 days to the Upper Wilkin River, alpine lakes and side valleys.

Mount Awful from the Gillespie Track

Mount Awful from the Gillespie Track

Gillespie Pass A round trip of 3 – 4 days from Makarora, linking the Young, Siberia and Wilkin Valleys via Gillespie Pass (1,490 metres). Click here to read a recent account of this walk written by Thomas Jones, USA.

Rob Roy Glacier

Rob Roy Glacier

Rob Roy Valley A half-day return tramp from Raspberry Creek car park in the West Matukituki Valley to the sub alpine herb fields of the Rob Roy Valley.

Mt Aspiring

Mt Aspiring

Aspiring Hut A walk of 2 – 3 hours to the historic stone Aspiring Hut over open valley floor in the West Matukituki Valley.

Arawata Saddle

Arawata Saddle

The West Matukituki The West Matukituki is popular for trampers and climbers en route to Mt Aspiring. It offers a georgous sequence of open flats and beech forest, as well as inspiring vistas of the surrounding peaks, and optional routes off the valley floor for the more experienced eg. French Ridge Hut, Liverpool Bivy and the Dart Hut via Cascade Saddle.

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