Sometime after August 2022 Aspiring Hut will be closed for a period of some months.
The exact time and date is not yet confirmed. An alert will be added to this webpage when the closure dates are known.
If the closure is during the booking period your booking will be cancelled and refunds provided. NZAC and DOC apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
1 November - 30 April
Bookings are required.
1 May - 31 October
Facilities are reduced.
This is a New Zealand Alpine Club hut.
Labour Weekend – 31 October: Pay at the Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre.
1 November – 30 April: Pay at the time of booking.
NZAC members can get a discount. How to apply the discount in the booking system.
You can also contact the Tititea/Mt Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre rangers to update your details.
Pay at the Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre.
Youth (11-17 years): $2.50
Child/infant (0-10 years): free
Camping here is on a “first come, first served” basis. Pay at the Tititea/Mount Aspiring Visitor Centre in Wānaka. Campers have access to toilets and an open-sided shelter but cannot use the hut facilities.
Backcountry Hut Passes and Backcountry Hut Tickets cannot be used at this hut.
Bookings are open for stays from 1 November 2022 to 30 April 2023.
Bookings required. Book Aspiring Hut online
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings. New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) members applying for their discount will not be charged this fee.
Bookings not required - bunks available on a first come, first served basis.
Your hut booking is for any bunk bed, not for a specific bunk bed – select your bunk bed on arrival.
NZTopo50 map sheet: CA11
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1254866, N5065962
Aspiring Hut sits in a known landslide debris path which poses a potential hazard to people at the hut and campsite. The risk may increase following earthquake events or very heavy rainfall. A temporary closure procedure for Aspiring Hut will be activated when heavy rainfall is forecast.
A hut ranger will usually be present from October to end of April.
This can be a popular hut, outside the booking season consider carrying a sleeping mat in case no bunks are available.
During the months May to October, 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. The form is not a booking – the hut is still first come, first served.