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Aspiring Hut


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Matukituki Valley,
Mt Aspiring National Park


Map | History

Important Notes :  All NZAC huts are now closed to align with the latest Government Coronavirus requirements. You cannot self-isolate at an NZAC hut.

The New Zealand Government requires all people who arrived in the country after 1 am Monday 16 March or if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 like a cough, fever, shortness of breath, sneezing or a runny nose, to go into self-isolation for 14 days. You cannot stay or camp at any NZAC huts or lodges during your 14-day self-isolation period.

All bookings of NZAC huts have also now been halted. If you wish to make future group bookings or make manual payments for anything, including past hut stays, please email Margaret who can help you with this.


Please note: Any previously purchased NZAC Aspiring Hut tickets bought through this website can only be used for bookings made up until Nov 30, 2019. They will become invalid after that date as all bookings will then only be possible through the Department of Conservation at Aspiring Hut Bookings

To receive NZAC discounted rates, members will need to call the Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre +64 3 443 7660 and provide their membership number. They will then have to present their card to the warden when they stay to confirm membership. If the Centre is closed they will need to book online and then contact the visitor centre during opening hours to arrange for reimbursement.


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.


In the West Matukituki Valley on the banks of Cascade Stream, Mount Aspiring National Park.
Detailed map below.


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

Winter conditions apply at the hut from mid-April until Labour Weekend in October as follows:

This means:

  • Ranger will no longer be in residence.
  • Gas cookers have been removed.
  • The flush-toilet block will be locked.
  • Basic services comprising mattresses, tank water, wood-burner and a long-drop toilet will remain.

Please see the DOC website for further details


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


  • Members $20 per night
  • Non-members $40 per night
  • Youth (11-17 yrs) $10
  • All 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 dropbox outside the office for out of hours payments.)

DOC Wanaka sells special tickets for Aspiring Hut.


No reserved bookings are possible at Aspiring Hut. The hut is open all year round and beds are available on a first-in, first-served basis.

Please read and complete the following notification form if you wish to utilise Aspiring Hut for a large group stay. When completed, please return to the DoC contact supplied on the form: Large group notification form – NZAC and DOC huts 

Location Map:

View on TopoMaps


Point Location:

POINT (168.66013527 -44.47706396)
NZTopo50: CA11 548 659
NZMS260 (old): E39 649 277

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