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The track is closed for lambing from 1 October - 10 November each year. Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Wanaka-Mount Apsiring Road | Mount Aspiring National Park, Wanaka, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 7660
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a hard walk. Not technical, just unrelenting incline. The guide of 3hrs up, 2hrs down is about right with photo stops. Highly recommend the right gear - conditions at the top are vastly different to the bottom. While nike trainers work to start...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed yesterday

This was the first hike I did while in NZ. Not an easy hike by no means. Made it all the way to the top and not just the Instagram point. Its 4.5 miles to the very top with over 4200 ft of elevation gain,...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 days ago

This hike was rated as a 'easy' walk on NZ wanaka page. I would highly disagree. Walk is steep and the gradient is not forgiving. Would not recommend Nike runners for this gruelling hike. Amazing views and enjoyed burger post hike.

Thank Georgia M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a nice hike, tough because the incline going up a mountain is never easy. But the terrain is very consistent and the peak is in view the entire time. There's a restroom at the beginning and another one at the viewpoint. About 45...More

Thank Kerri a
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first top list wanted do trail after discovering the beauty of its surrounding. Never regret for the plan changes from my origin itinerary due to time constraints. The track is all the way uphill with some path quite steep but the views throughout the...More

Thank Diong 丽
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The track is steep but totally worth the effort. At the top, amazing sceneries, a stunning view and a great walk in the snow. Amazing walk

1  Thank pokhok
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a real struggle both physically and mentally. Both my husband and I love to walk daily flat walking that is! But a 3 hour hike of pain gave us an hour of glorious views that we both will never forget!! Steep inclines in...More

1  Thank Allison C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's steep going up, and the track went from dirt to mud to slush to ice to snow. So you need good footwear, hiking boots really, at least in winter But it is absolutely worth it. The views are magnificent. Mountains and lakes for miles.

1  Thank PeterE5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have underestimated what it takes to get to the top and was in rush. Made it just before sunset and it is a super rewarding place to be. Beautiful vista and great for photography (and selfies). Chilly on top.

Thank Anton G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike was tough but doable for someone with moderate/normal fitness. You don't have to be an especially seasoned hiker but you need some endurance and a good attitude. The way up is very steep with very few plateaus and we had to take some...More

2  Thank Meghan O
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Chloe H
6 August 2018|
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Response from nomadgirl365 | Reviewed this property |
It's definitely easier to wear the baby. I wouldn't recommend taking the pram as the track is not so smooth and is going up all the time. Enjoy!
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Sammy F
2 July 2018|
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Response from MSE80 | Reviewed this property |
OK in winter - even by yourself. BUT stay warm - winter woollies. Enjoy
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Sammy F
2 July 2018|
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Response from Jessica L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sammy, I haven't walked the track in winter, but I think if the weather is clear and not too windy it might be ok. Be careful though as cold conditions might make the track slick which would make the descent scary. I... More
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