Mount Aspiring Natl Pk



Approximately 40 mi/65 km from Wanaka, this national park is part of a UNESCO World Heritage area. It encompasses a variety of landscapes, from mountains and glaciers to rivers, lakes and valleys. At its heart lies Mount Aspiring, or Tititea, which means "glistening peak" in Maori. Scenic flights depart from Wanaka, some combining a jetboat experience with the package.

The park is home to a number of popular hiking trails, including the renowned Routeburn Track (one of the nine great walks in New Zealand). Other notable tracks include the Dart/Rees River circuit and the Greenstone/Caples walk.

A jetboat ride along the Dart River is an iconic experience, while the Matukituki River lends itself to trout fishing.

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