Mt Aspiring National Park
One of the most well-loved climber’s huts in the country, this cosy little red alpine refuge from the weather is perched right at the base of the classic north west ridge of Mount Aspiring.
1,800m on Shipowner Ridge 300m below junction with NW ridge of Mt Aspiring, Mount Aspiring National Park.
Detailed map below.
12 bunks, DoC radio, water tank, and toilet.
From Pearl Flat up west bank to head of valley. Then up waterfall and slabs to Bevan Col. Across Bonar Glacier. From French Ridge Hut over the Quarterdeck and down Bonar Glacier.
Rough Creek bridge replacement
The Rough Creek bridge, 2 km upstream of Aspiring Hut in the West Matukituki Valley, will be replaced from 17 January to 31 March 2023.
Around these dates the bridge will remain open but there may be some delays. There is no other access to the Liverpool and French Ridge Tracks.
For more information contact the Tititea/Mt Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre +64272696871.
- Members $20 per night
- Non-members $40 per night
- Youth rate (11-17 years) $10 per night
- Children (10 yrs and under) free
Hut fees payable online by credit card or bank transfer (NZ accounts only) – see above, to Aspiring Hut Warden (when resident) or the Department of Conservation Wanaka.
No bookings are possible. The hut is open all year round and beds are allocated on a first-in first-served basis.
POINT (168.69352341 -44.3716005)
NZTopo50: CA11 569 778
NZMS260 (old): E39 669 395
1. When booking in advance you must take your receipt with you to show proof of payment to the DoC Warden. If you cannot show proof of payment, you will likely be required to pay again by them.
2. You need to log in first, when booking, to obtain member rates.