Aspiring Hut

Mount Aspiring National Park, Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area

This historic hut in the West Matukituki Valley was constructed of local schist, and opened at Easter 1949. Situated immediately beneath Cascade Saddle and en route to Mount Aspiring, the new hut opened up the valley for climbers and trampers. Here, James K Baxter wrote "Poem in the Matukituki Valley." A warden is present from late October to late April to collect hut fees during summer months. Cookers are available at this time. A camping area is located nearby.

Cascade Saddle Route from Aspiring Hut • By Matthew.
Key information
Owner
Owner: NZAC
Category
Serviced Alpine Hut
Sleeps
Sleeps 38
38
Facilities
Mountain radio, Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner, Gas/electric cooking
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Up river from Raspberry Creek car park, down river from the upper Matukituki Valley, or from Cascade Saddle to the southwest.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
450m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-CA11
Map
ID 949

About this hut

Added 25 September 2005 by MatthewMatthew. 2 revisions, most recently 19 December 2006 by MatthewMatthew.
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