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Mt Aspiring National Park


This large alpine hut is located just below the snow line and offers amazing views across the Matukituki Valley, and provides a safe haven on route to ascents of Mount Aspiring.


1,465m on the Mt French ridge, West Matukituki Valley, Mount Aspiring National Park.
Detailed map below.


20 bunks, DoC radio, water tank, toilet.


2 hours from Aspiring Hut to Pearl Flat then 3 hours up French Ridge through steep bush and open tussock.


French Ridge Hut is a first in, first served hut, you cannot book specific dates

  • Members $20 per night
  • Non-members $40 per night
  • Youth rate members (11-17 years) $10 per night
  • Youth non-member rate (11-17 years) $20 per night
  • Children (10 yrs and under) free

Hut fees payable online by credit card or bank transfer (NZ accounts only) – see above, to the Aspiring Hut Warden if resident, or to the Department of Conservation Wanaka.

Miscellaneous Payments: If you are booking a stay with Youth as per above rates please pay using this link

Location Map

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Point Location:

POINT (168.69399548 -44.4286314)
NZTopo50:  CA11 572 715
NZMS260 (old):  E39 673 332


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