View from French Ridge Track
Image: Andrew Buglass | ©



After walking up the valley, a challenging track crosses the Matukituki River and climbs through bush to tussock slopes in the sub-alpine zone.

16.2 km one way return via same track

Walking and tramping

6 hr - 7 hr 30 min one way Advanced: Tramping track

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Tititea / Mount Aspiring National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   03 4437660
Address:   1 Ballantyne Road
Wanaka 9305
Postal Address:   PO Box 93
Wanaka 9343
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