Aspiring Hut - Matukituki Valley, Mt Aspiring National Park


This historic stone hut, located in the spectacular Matukituki Valley, is a very popular location for families, tramping groups, tourists and of course climbers of all abilities. It provides shelter for those heading further into the mountains, or is a weekend trip in itself.

POINT(168.66013527 -44.47706396)
CA11 548 659
NZMS260 (old): 
E39 649 277
Location description: 

In the West Matukituki Valley on the banks of Cascade Stream, Mount Aspiring National Park


38 bunks, wood stove, gas cookers, common room, water tank and flush toilets. Hut warden in residence during summer.

Winter conditions apply at hut from 28 April 2015 - ? October 2015 - see here


2 hours from Matukituki Valley road end over open river flats.

  • Members $15 per night
  • Youth (11-17 yrs) $15
  • Non-members $25 per night (May–Sept); $30 per night (Oct–April)
  • Children (10 yrs and under) free

Hut fees are payable to the Hut Warden when in residence during summer, or at the Department of Conservation office in Wanaka. (There is a drop box outside the office for out of hours payments.)

DoC Wanaka sells special tickets for Aspiring Hut.

You can also pay fees at the DoC office in Dunedin, if you are unable to pre-purchase tickets or use the drop box.


No bookings are possible. The hut is open all year round.