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French Ridge Hut


Mt Aspiring National Park


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NOTE: You cannot pay for a past booking online here. 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.


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.



  • Members $15 per night
  • Non-members $25 per night
  • Youth rate (11-17 years) $15 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.


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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