Mt Aspiring from viewpoint on Cascade Saddle Track - West Matukituki
Image: John Barkla | DOC

Introduction

The West and East Matukituki valleys offer enjoyable day walks, as well as access to a number of demanding tramping and climbing routes in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Highlights

This region’s special features were recognised nationally in 1964 when the park was created, and internationally in 1990 with the establishment of Te Wāhipounamu—South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

The valley walks cross farmland and beech forest flats, while the higher altitude routes negotiate alpine tussock grasslands and snowfields.

Find things to do and places to stay Matukituki Valley area

There are brown and rainbow trout in the Matukituki River. A current fishing licence is necessary.

Contacts

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Office
Phone:   0272696871
Fax:   03 4437660
Email:   wanakavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
Back to top