Cascade Saddle Route
Image: Tahu Taylor-Koolen | ©



The Cascade Saddle Route is an alpine crossing recommended for experienced trampers as a fine weather, summer route.

Walking and tramping

4-5 days one way Expert: Route

Seasonal restrictions

Avalanche danger from June to November. Check the New Zealand Avalanche Advisory website before starting your trip.


Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


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