It was established in 1964 as New Zealand’s tenth National Park. The park covers 3,555 square kilometres (1,373 sq mi) at the southern end of the Southern Alps, directly to the west of Lake Wanaka, and is popular for tramping, walking and mountaineering. Mount Aspiring / Tititea, elevation 3,033 metres (9,951 ft) above sea level, is the mountain that gives the park its name. Other prominent peaks within the park include Mount Pollux, elevation 2,542 metres (8,340 ft), and Mount Brewster, elevation 2,519 metres (8,264 ft).
The Haast Pass, one of the three principal road routes across the Southern Alps, is found in the north-eastern corner of the park.
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What to do in Mount Aspiring National Park:
Wild Life: Red Deer, Chamois, Trout, Morepork (Native Owl), Native Bat, Tui, Bellbird, Rifleman, South Island Robin and Yellow-crowned Parakeet
Adventure: Jet Boating, Heli-skiing, Alpine Climbing, Mountaineering, Bird Watching, Tramping, Walking
Where is Mount Aspiring National Park:
Region: Located in the southern end of the Southern Alps.
Location: Queenstown-Lakes district, Otago region, New Zealand
When & how to get to Mount Aspiring National Park:
Best Time to Visit: 01-Dec to 31-Mar
Getting There: The nearest towns to Mt Aspiring National Park are Queenstown, Wanaka and Te Anau. Bus services from these main centres run regularly, and State Highway 6 also crosses the northern end of the park.
Nearest Town: Wanaka
Nearest Airport: Wanaka
Nearest Railway Station: Dunedin
Where to stay (Lodges / Guest Houses / Camps / Resorts / Hotels):
Accommodation: Within the park there are numerous backcountry huts and three New Zealand Alpine Club huts. The Routeburn Track is a Great Walk and requires bookings during the summer season. There are established camping areas on many tracks. In the towns around the park a full range of accommodation options are available, from serviced campgrounds to luxury lodges.
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Climate & Weather conditions in Mount Aspiring National Park:
Temp: 10 c to 24 c
Rainfall: 3500 cm
Altitude: 2500 m
Other details about Mount Aspiring National Park:
Area: 3,555 sq km
Language: English and Maori