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Mt. Aspiring National Park Tours

In the rugged wilderness outside of Wanaka, Glenorchy, Makarora, and Haast, Mt. Aspiring National Park sits waiting to be explored. Here in New Zealand’s third largest park, glaciers hang suspended on mountainsides that are crossed by backcountry trails. Views of this pristine, South Island landscape are reserved for the hardiest of trekkers—or helicopter passengers who share the skies with kea, or alpine parrots. The hiking here in Mt. Aspiring National Park is some of New Zealand’s best, with the Routeburn Track being the most famous of the multi-day hikes through the park. Experienced trekkers seek out solace on the winding, Reed-Dart and Caples Tracks, and a large network of shorter day hikes make a playground of outdoor adventure. In the middle of it all towers Mt. Aspiring, which at nearly 10,000 feet is New Zealand’s tallest peak outside of Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park. Outside of Wanaka, the Rob Roy Track is a classic day hike with panoramic views of the lake, whereas Matukukituki is laden with trails that explore the isolated valley. Wherever you hike, scan the skies for the 59 bird species found flitting across the skies, and take the time to drink in the scenery of this stunning South Island park.

Practical Info

The best months for hiking in Mt. Aspiring National Park are from late November-March. Weather can change quickly here in the mountains, and snow and ice are possibilities during any month of the year. Before venturing into the backcountry, be sure to check in with the local DOC office for any alerts or closures.

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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown, Queenstown, null
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Discover the untamed beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park on this full-day Dart River 'funyak' (inflatable canoe) and jet ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $237.00
Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Jet from Queenstown, Queenstown, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Jet from Queenstown

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Journey deep into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mt Aspiring National Park on this wilderness adventure from Queenstown. On this 6-hour tour, combine the ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.09
Half-Day Mount Aspiring National Park Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk from Wanaka, Wanaka, Jet Boats & ... 
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Half-Day Mount Aspiring National Park Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk from Wanaka

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Come deep into the Matukituki Valley on the most exciting 4-hour jet boating adventure in New Zealand, beneath the spectacular scenery of Glaciers and Lord of ...  Read more

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.30
Full-Day Small-Group Routeburn Valley Walk, Queenstown, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Full-Day Small-Group Routeburn Valley Walk

After being picked up from your hotel in Queenstown, you will take one of the most beautiful road journeys in New Zealand to the Western end of Lake Wakatipu, ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $203.73
14-Day South Island Adventure Tour from Christchurch, Christchurch, Day Trips
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14-Day South Island Adventure Tour from Christchurch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This 14-day tour of the South Island of New Zealand will take you on a remarkable adventure, taking you further off the beaten track, with a small group of ...  Read more

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 14 days (approx.)

From USD $2,115.37
Wanaka Canyoning Adventure Including Lunch, Wanaka, Multi-day Tours
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Wanaka Canyoning Adventure Including Lunch

This tour offers you the chance to experience the exciting multi-sport adventure of Canyoning! An awesome activity where you jump, swim, slide, climb and ...  Read more

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $305.59
Paradise Day Walks, Queenstown, Climbing
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Paradise Day Walks

From Queenstown our first stop is the Bob’s Cove Nature Walk, a short distance from Queenstown with diverse native vegetation on the lakeshore zone, bustling ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $220.70
Milford Sound Landing and Glaciers Fly Over, Queenstown, Full-day Tours
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Milford Sound Landing and Glaciers Fly Over

Crossing the mountains from the Mount Aspiring National Park into the Fiordland National Park you will see some stunning views over the local glaciers. The ...  Read more

Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $275.03
25-Minute Helicopter Tour Including Snow Landing from Wanaka, Wanaka, Air Tours
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25-Minute Helicopter Tour Including Snow Landing from Wanaka

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a Snow Landing with this stunning scenic flight from the Matukituki Valley across tussock-covered slopes and into the alps with exceptional views across ...  Read more

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand
Duration: 25 minutes (approx.)

From USD $210.52
1-Hour Mount Aspiring and Glaciers Helicopter Tour from Wanaka, Wanaka, Helicopter Tours
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1-Hour Mount Aspiring and Glaciers Helicopter Tour from Wanaka

One of the most popular scenic flights out of Wanaka, the Aspiring and Glaciers flight affords stunning views across the Southern Alps and the icon of the Mt ...  Read more

Location: Wanaka, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $373.50

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