Otago Youth Adventure Trust
Milton Rotary Tramping Club

Mt Aspiring Lodge

2025 Dates now confirmed. 

Booking date to be advised in due course.

Price TBC

Trip 1. 17th - 21st January 2025

Trip 2. 18th - 22nd April 2025

If you have any queries about any of our trips, please contact the trip co-ordinator 

Jenny Scott 027 449 0050 aspiring@ortt.org.nz


We stay at the Aspinall Family's old Mt Aspiring Station Homestead, donated to Dunstan High School and converted into a comfortable Lodge (sleeps 40), with all necessary facilities, (about one hour past Wanaka).

While there we are completely self-sufficient, and you can participate in whatever activity you wish, our leaders attempt to organise activities that will suit all levels of fitness. You can also just relax and have an easy time.

It is truly a beautiful area, with quite an aura of history, and we feel privileged that we can use this place for our groups.


Day 1; Leave Dunedin at 8am, with pick ups in Wanaka (1pm), arriving at the Matukituki River at 2pm. Access to the Centre is across the Matukituki River, usually by tractor and trailer. If river levels are normal our gear is carted in for us, but if the river is high, you will have to carry it over the foot bridge for about three kilometres. We ask you to put all your gear in a full size tramping pack, in case you do have to carry it. (NO suitcases!) Bring a small day pack to carry your lunch, clothes etc on our day excursions. *Please be aware that you must be able to carry a full tramping pack for at least 1.5 hours on this trip. If the river is low there is an opportunity to experience a river crossing for the brave. 

Day 2-4The Centre is situated beside the famous Matukituki River, among a superb mountain area, close to the Mt Aspiring National Park. We do day tramps up the East and West Branches of the Matukituki, climb up to the Rob Roy Glacier, Aspiring Hut, Glacier Burn, Rock of Ages Bivvy and return to the comfortable Lodge each night. 

Day 5; Pack up and clean up. Walk down to the river if river is low and a tractor ride across the river to meet the bus. Bus departs at 10.30am and should arrive in Dunedin about 4.30/5pm. (Please take out flight insurance if you plan on flying out that night. We can get caught by the weather). 


Our bus leaves from the Leviathan Hotel in Dunedin at 8am. We can pick you up enroute. If you choose to meet us in Wanaka there is no discount to the cost of the trip. Prices are all based on travel from Dunedin. 

As on our other trips, we all help with the cooking etc, and the meals are just wonderful, because on this trip we can take in lots of fresh food. (We don’t have to carry it in, in our packs). If you do have any special dietary requirements, please let the trip coordinator know well before the trip. 

*We also ask that you bring a flask with you, for ease of hot water access for your cuppa and/or soup while out tramping. 


Jenny Scott

Phone; 027 449 0050

Email; aspiring@ortt.org.nz