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Mt Aspiring Rd - open

Listed: 17 July 2024, 6:09 PM

Mt Aspiring Rd

Caution - ice. Take extreme care.

Take extra care as temperatures are freezing.


Disclaimer: Road conditions are subject to change at any time. Always drive to the conditions.


About Mt Aspiring Road

This road from Wānaka to Raspberry Creek car park at the Mt Aspiring National Park. The road is 54km long and takes about an hour to drive. The last 30km is unsealed and the last 10km is a fine weather road only with a number of streams to cross.


4WD vehicles are recommended however if it has been dry then 2WD vehicles will comfortably make this journey. Transport services are available in Wānaka. See the Wānaka i-Site on the lake front for information.


There is some wonderful walks in this area like Rob Roy Glacier Walk and Aspiring Hut Track


The weather can change rapidly in this area so keep an eye on Weather conditions. You are also advised to let someone know where you are going and when you will return. It is a good idea to check in with the Department of Conservation visitor centre. You can also use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process (external site) on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.