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



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.

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.

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


Wānaka Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 443 7660
Address 1 Ballantyne Road
Wānaka 9305
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