Travel Budget for Mount Aspiring National Park

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How much does it cost to travel to Mount Aspiring National Park ?

How much money will you need for your trip to Mount Aspiring National Park ? You should plan to spend around NZ$146 ($99) per day on your vacation in Mount Aspiring National Park , which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, NZ$25 ($17) on meals for one day and NZ$66 ($45) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Mount Aspiring National Park for a couple is NZ$158 ($106). So, a trip to Mount Aspiring National Park for two people for one week costs on average NZ$2,050 ($1,382). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
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  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Mount Aspiring National Park for one week usually costs around NZ$1,025 for one person. So, a trip to Mount Aspiring National Park for two people costs around NZ$2,050 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs NZ$4,100 in Mount Aspiring National Park . If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Mount Aspiring National Park can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Mount Aspiring National Park ?

How much does a trip to Mount Aspiring National Park cost? Is Mount Aspiring National Park expensive? The average Mount Aspiring National Park trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Mount Aspiring National Park prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Mount Aspiring National Park can vary, the average cost of food in Mount Aspiring National Park is NZ$25 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Mount Aspiring National Park should cost around NZ$10 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Mount Aspiring National Park is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Mount Aspiring National Park is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent NZ$66 per person, per day, on local transportation in Mount Aspiring National Park .

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
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Typical tour prices for Mount Aspiring National Park

How much do tours to Mount Aspiring National Park cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    14 days
    $ 2050
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    12 days
    $ 3675
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    16 days
    $ 1625
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    9 days
    $ 2915
Flights to Mount Aspiring National Park

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Mount Aspiring National Park Lake Wanaka, New Zealand
Mount Aspiring National Park is located within the Southern Alps on the South Island of New Zealand in the Otago region. The park is named after one of New Zealand's highest peaks, Mt Aspiring, and is one of the best places to hike in the country. It is part of the Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area and one of the many locations of filming for the Lord of the Rings movies. The closest towns to this park are Haast, Makarora, Wanaka, and Glenorchy. One of New Zealand's great walks is located in this park, the Routeburn track, and is very popular among travelers heading to New Zealand for long hikes through the beautiful scenery.
Mt. Aspiring National Park has many incredible natural sights almost everywhere you go. You will see glaciers, pristine snowfields, jagged mountains and the valleys that lie below, cascading waterfalls, and many different types of wildlife.

The Gates of Haast Falls are beautiful to see. They are found on the Haast highway, just after the Gates of Haast Bridge.
Haast, Makarora, Wanaka, and Glenorchy are a few towns that surround the park. If you are coming from the north, you will most likely be traveling on the Haast highway to get into the park. The most untouched coast of the country is just south of the town of Haast. However, it is only reachable by foot, helicopter, or boat. It is well worth exploring; you may even run into Robert 'Bean Sprout' Long, who is the father of New Zealand's most remote family and resides in a small hut in the forests along the coast.

Makarora is a town that is at the northern tip of Wanaka Lake. In this town, you can find accommodations, restaurants, gas stations, campsites, and a couple of hikes to do as well. On the opposite end of Lake Wanaka is the town of Wanaka. This is a larger town and attracts many travelers in both the summer and winter seasons. Treble Cone is a ski resort that is nearby, one of New Zealand's biggest resorts. Glenorchy is another town that borders the national park and is located on the Northern end of lake Wakatipu.

The main activities in this area are hiking, jetboating, mountaineering, and heli-skiing. There are many different hikes in the park ranging from many different levels of difficulty. The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand's great walks and is located in this park. The track takes about 3 days to complete, and it is best to do this during the summer, as the winter can bring pretty severe conditions to the trail. The track runs between Lake Wakatipu and the Te Anau-Milford Road. For a shorter walk, you could look into doing the Aspiring Hut walk or the Rob Roy track; they both take about one and a half hours.

Jetboating is an exhilarating activity to do while visiting Mount Aspiring National Park. It's pretty self-explanatory what jet boating is; you cruise around on a speedboat at very high speeds making fast turns and 360-degree spins. Usually, the boats will also stop somewhere so you can explore the valleys by foot.

There are many companies that provide guides or instruction for mountaineering on the larger peaks in the park like Mt Aspiring and Mt Awful. Heli-skiing is possible on the Northern Buchanans and Albertburn. Keep in mind that a lot of these tracks and activities are weather permitting, so always be sure to plan in advance for that and check with the Department of Conservation before embarking on long treks.
Food and Dining
There are tons of restaurants and cafes in the towns surrounding the national park. There aren't so many within the park so be sure you stock up on food before going in to explore. In the town of Haast, there is a restaurant called The Craypot and they serve incredible fish and chips, and seafood in general. It is located in Jackson Bay, just on the shore. After lunch, you can take a walk out onto the pier that is near the restaurant. Hopefully, it isn't too crowded when you visit this restaurant, as there are only one or two tables available to sit at. You can always order take away though! In Wanaka, Finchey's Bar and Restaurant is a delicious place to eat and it was built on an old jail site from the 1800's.

To get to Mount Aspiring National Park, it is easiest with a rental car. There is a company called Alpine Connexions that provides transport to hikers around the Mt Aspiring area and costs around $40 NZD depending on how far into the park you want to go.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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