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Mount Aspiring College

Secondary (Years 9-13, approx age 13-17)

Mount Aspiring College in Wanaka combines an excellent education in a magnificent Alpine setting. We encourage you to combine your passion for learning with your love of the outdoors and adventure. The small size of the College is its major strength, with a supportive family atmosphere in which all individuals are recognised. Class sizes are small. The College has achieved excellent academic results over the years and utilises the local environment in its comprehensive Outdoor Education Programme which includes snowboarding, skiing, hiking, rock climbing and kayaking. International students can benefit from studying in a safe, beautiful environment with an emphasis on assimilation into New Zealand's way of life, country and culture.

Contact Mount Aspiring College
Physical address

Plantation Road
9305 Wanaka
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Phone numbers

+64 03 443 0466

  • Number of students: 850
  • Number of international students: 35
  • Male and Female

Wanaka is a small town set on a beautiful lake in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. The town has excellent services and facilities, as well being the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park, and a World Heritage area. 

45 kilometres long and covering 193 square kilometres, the crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka are perfect for jetboaters, sailors and kayakers to explore.

Nestled below towering mountains, Wanaka is the most tranquilly set of the South Island lakes.

In winter, skiers flock here from all over the world for superb skiing and snowboarding at Cardrona and Treble Cone, cross-country skiing at Snow Farm and heli-skiing high in the Harris Mountains. But Wanaka is much more than a winter destination. Year round activities include fishing, hiking, canyoning, climbing and skydiving. Visit the nearby towns of Queenstown, Cromwell and Alexandra, go shopping, or simply sit in a café and watch the world pass by.

One of the attractions of a stay in Lake Wanaka is that it combines the warmth of small town living with the quality and attention to detail you’d expect of an international holiday destination. Accommodation ranges from luxury lodges and boutique B&Bs to backpacker lodges and family holiday parks. It’s an easy walk to shops and restaurants from most accommodation and taxis cars and bikes are readily available.
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