Explore Wanaka video

Wanaka/Makarora is an exciting place to live and visit! Watch this video to find out what the area has to offer.

Find out about the Mt Aspiring National Park Kiwi Ranger programme for children and families, mountain biking opportunities, eco tours to Mou Waho Island and its resident population of buff weka, and what it's like to be a volunteer hut warden at Aspiring Hut.

Watch how DOC is working to restore a population of South Island robins in the Matukituki Valley, and learn how you too can contribute by being part of the growing number of people planting kowhai as part of Project Gold.


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Otago places


Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 443 7660
Address:   Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9305
Email:   mtaspiringvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Makarora Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 443 8365
Address:   Haast Pass Highway
State Hwy 6
Email:   makaroravc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details