Aspiring Hut

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Introduction

This historic stone hut in the spectacular Matukituki Valley is a great overnight tramp for families with children or those new to tramping.

Hut overview

Category

  • Category
Serviced Alpine

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings required

Facilities

  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets - non-flush
  • Water from tap - not treated, boil before use
33 bunk beds

Seasonal restrictions

December-April: Bookings are required.
May-November: Bookings are not required but fees still apply.

About this hut

This is a New Zealand Alpine Club hut.

Facilities and services

Labour Weekend (late October) – April
  • 33 bunks
  • Resident hut warden
  • Cookers
  • Bookings required December to April
Huts have basic facilities. You'll need to take:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pots/pans and utensils
  • Toilet paper
  • Rubbish bag
  • Newspaper/firelighters and matches/lighter for the wood burner
  • Torch
May – up to Labour Weekend
  • 33 bunks
  • No hut warden
  • No cookers
  • Bookings not required May to November
Huts have basic facilities. You'll need to take:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cooking stove, pots/pans and utensils
  • Toilet paper
  • Rubbish bag
  • Newspaper/firelighters and matches/lighter for the wood burner/fire
  • Torch

Getting there

Time from nearest road end and huts

Location

NZTopo50 map sheet: CA11
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1254866, N5065962

Fees

Labour Weekend (late November) – April
  • New Zealand Alpine Club members: $20
  • Adult non-members (18+ years): $40
  • Youth non-members(11-17 years): $20
  • Child/Infant (0-10 years): free
May – up to Labour Weekend
  • New Zealand Alpine Club members: $20
  • Adult non-members (18+ years): $40
  • Youth non-members(11-17 years): $20
  • Child/Infant (0-10 years): free

This is a New Zealand Alpine Club hut, Backcountry Hut Passes and tickets cannot be used for payment.

During the booking period

Fees are paid at the time of booking. 

Outside the booking period

Pay fees at the Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre or online through the New Zealand Alpine Club website.

Bookings

December to April 

Bookings required. Book Aspiring Hut online or contact the Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre. 

For more information including what you can expect as a ‘booked’ and ‘non-booked’ hut user, see booking Aspiring and Liverpool huts.

May to November

Bookings not required - bunks available on a first come, first served basis. 

This is a popular hut, outside the booking season consider carrying a sleeping mat in case no bunks are available.

Know before you go

Large group notification required

From May to November, groups of more than ten people need to fill in a large group notification form. Contact the Tititea/Mt Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre at least two weeks before your departure date to receive this. This form is not a booking – the hut still works on a first come first served system.

No firewood available May-Labour weekend

There is no firewood supplied at this hut during the off-peak season. 

Contacts

Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 443 7660
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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