DOC Parkmaps - Mount Aspiring National Park
Department of Conservation Maps
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Department of Conservation Maps - Mount Aspiring National Park
De Department of Conservation Map Mount Aspiring National Park is een tweezijdig geprinte kaart waarop aan één kant het Nationale Park Mount Aspiring is geprint met o.a. wandelpaden, toiletten, campings en information centres. Aan de andere kant staat uitgebreide informatie over het park, geïllustreerd met foto's.
Informatie van de uitgever
Parkmaps, published by the Department of Conservation, are maps for those visiting and using New Zealand's national parks and other conservation land. These detailed maps show all major natural features, as well as tracks and huts, and have interpretative information on the back of the map.
From ice-bound alps to intimate lowland forest, Mount Aspiring National park is a diverse world. Covering 355, 500 ha at the southern end of the Southern Alps, it is New Zealand's third largest national park after Fiordland and Kahurangi. Because of its size and location astride a glaciated alpine zone, Mount Aspiring is renowned for its large core of wilderness. At the same time, the park lies invitingly close to the busy Southern Lakes tourist centres of Queenstown and Wanaka and provides them with a superb example of New Zealand mountain lands in largely unspoilt condition. In December 1990, the park was accorded World Heritage status for its natural values, forming the central part of the South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area (Te Wahipounamu).
Few roads penetrate this wilderness park. The Haast Highway (SH 6) traverses the northern end for about 50km; in the south the Routeburn Road extends for 3 km into the park. Mount Aspiring, for which the park is named, is the pre-eminent peak of southern New Zealand. At 3033m, it rises like a four sided pyramid, the highest peak in the Alps outside the Mount Cook region, 125 km to the north.