Mount Aspiring National Park

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Welcome!

Mount Aspiring National Park straddles the mighty Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.  It’s dominating feature is a four-sided pyramid carved by ancient glaciers named by Māori as Tititea (‘glistening peak’) and known as Mount Aspiring.  In this one area you’ll find glaciers, snowfields, mountains, river valleys, waterfalls, and beech forests with wonderful birdsong.

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Activities include…

Discover this fantastic national park through the activities in your KIWI RANGER booklet. These include becoming a forest detective, working out the impacts of pests, being safe in the outdoors, and a scavenger hunt where challenges include walking on one of the park’s swing bridges, seeing a glacier, standing on Haast Pass, and finding a stoat trap.

If you’re aged 6 and under do 4 activities, between 7 and 9 do 6 activities, and if you’re aged between 10 and 110 do 8! But don’t stop there – why not do all 14 activities.

Getting a booklet…

Pick up your free KIWI RANGER booklet from the Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre, Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305 and at the Makarora Visitor Centre, open over summer on the Haast Pass Highway, State Hwy 6, Makarora, 9346.

Getting your badge…

Return your completed booklet to the Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre in Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305. If you run out of time, complete your booklet at home and post to Mount Aspiring KIWI RANGER Programme, Department of Conservation, PO Box 93, Wanaka 9343. We will check your booklet then post your badge and booklet out to you.

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Tell us what you’ll do!

The last ‘Becoming a KIWI RANGER’ activity asks what you’ll do when you get home that’s good for nature, people and your environment. We’d love to get your ideas and feedback!

Handy information…

Get information from the Department of Conservation on Mount Aspiring National Park, and also on the walks in the Wanaka/Makarora area. The booklet on Wanaka Outdoor Pursuits, shows all the great experience that can be had here.

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Download a selection of activities

Download the full booklet (4.1MB)