With its 3033 m Mount Aspiring is about 700 m higher than the park's tallest glacier. In fact, the mountain sits at a junction between three large glaciers - Bonar, Volta and Therma.
New Zealand is home to nine Great Walks. These are man-made tracks that offer great scenery and a full wilderness experience but are also easily accessible from major towns. Mount Aspiring is home to the Routeburn Track.
While lowland and alpine plants flourish elsewhere, the western Red Hills are home to Mount aspiring's famous "Mineral Belt".
The South Island Brown Kiwi, also called Tokoeka (Maori), is a nocturnal and rarely seen Kiwi subspecies. This threatened, endemic bird grows up to 55cm tall, is flightless and related to ostriches and emus.