Mount Aspiring National Park is considered the most pristine and untouched national park in New Zealand. Located between Wanaka and the west coast in the south island which is also known as Te Waipounamu (meaning "the greenstone waters" for its abundance of greenstone (pounamu). Mt Aspiring national park is part of the Te Wahipounamu/Southwest New Zealand World Heritage area. The early Maori named Mt Aspiring Tititea meaning steep glistening white peak and were the first to set foot on this spectacular landscape, they came searching for food and pounamu (greenstone) and formed the "Greenstone trails" that still exist today across the mountain passes. Mt Aspiring National park is a hikers and nature lovers paradise, here are some of the most popular things to do in Mt Aspiring National Park to enjoy this breathtaking alpine wonderland.