West Matukituki Track

West Matukituki Track

The West Matukituki Track starts at the end of Wanaka Mount Aspiring Road. It takes about two hours of hiking through the National Park to reach the Aspiring Hut, where you can stay overnight. It is popular, so book in advance. The track is one of several stunning tracks in the Matukituki Valley to the northwest of Wānaka.

The walk is quite easy and can also be cycled. It takes you past views of alpine meadows, a glacier, waterfalls and the Matukituki River. You can also extend the walk into a more challenging mountain tramp by venturing either up the side of Mount Aspiring itself or over the Cascade Saddle.

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