Mount Aspiring National Park

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Mount Aspiring National Park is located in the South Island of New Zealand.

It was established in 1964 as New Zealands 10th national park. The park covers 3,555 km² at the southern end of the Southern Alps, directly to the west of Lake Wanaka, and is popular for tramping, walking and mountaineering. Mount Aspiring (3033 m) is the mountain which gives the park its name. Other prominent peaks within the park include Mount Pollux (2542 m) and Mount Brewster (2519 m).

The Haast Pass, one of the three principal road routes across the Southern Alps, is found in the northeastern corner of the park.

The park forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site.

Popular tramping tracks in the park include:

  • Gillespie Pass circuit
  • Matukituki Valley
  • Routeburn Track
  • Rees-Dart circuit

In April 2005 the Nature Heritage Fund purchased private land in the Landsborough River valley as an addition to the park. [1] (http://www.beehive.govt.nz/ViewDocument.aspx?DocumentID=22799)[2] (http://doc.govt.nz/whats-new/presult.asp?prID=1853)

See also

Template:NZ-geo-stubja:マウント・アスパイアリング国立公園

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