Benefits of Membership

Included with Full Membership are:




  • Up to 50% discount at all Club owned huts
  • Up to 50% discount at Department of Conservation owned alpine huts (see for details)
  • 30 % discount on Department of Conservation Annual Hut Pass
  • Reciprocal hut fee rights to the following UIAA affiliated overseas climbing clubs: American Alpine Club, Climbers Club UK, Fell and Rock Climbing Club UK, Scottish Mountaineering Club
  • Access to purchase a $75 European hut sticker that gives you member rates at literally thousands of huts managed by the Swiss, Austrian , French, Italian and German Alpine Clubs and the Spanish Mountaineering Federation.

NZAC Membership also gives you access to many discounts with the following retailers. You may be asked to present your active NZAC membership.

Discounts on Gear, Clothing and Online

New Zealand based

  • 65% disount on 10 and 12mm stainless steel tru-bolts from Ramset stores nationwide
  • MACPAC are supporting members with 20% discount off RRP, who can also elect to have 10% of the sale price allocated to the NZAC Macpac Adventure Partnership Fund (MAP). The fund builds a credit with MACPAC for use by the NZAC. The deal applies to counter sales at their nationwide stores (upon showing your active NZAC membership card), or you can set up an online purchase, then call customer service on 0800 622 722 to ensure the 10% rebate can be captured for the fund.
  • 15% discount off recommended retail (does not apply to electronics like GPS, or publications) at Bivouac Outdoor - Stores are: Queen St-Auckland, Newmarket, Sylvia Park, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch & Dunedin
  • 15% discount at Outdoor Action - Unit M, 121 Rosedale Road, Albany, Auckland
  • 15% discount on all items (excluding those already discounted and promotional items) at Protector Safety (1st aid/medical, safety/protection gear, outdoor wear, etc.)
  • 10% discount (excluding discounted and promotional items) at Cactus - instore (using your NZAC membership card) at 90 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch, or online/phone order using the members' disount code (contact Margaret, Narina below for this). Cactus will also donate 1% of the sale value (after the applied discount) to the NZAC Expedition Fund.
  • 10% minimum discount at Dwights Great Outdoors - Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wellington & Porirua
  • 10% discount on gear repairs at TwinNeedle Repairs, Christchurch
  • will give members a 10% discount online and donate 1% of the purchase price of
    any product to the Expedition Capital Fund. Members require a code to apply the discount online. To obtain the code contact Narina, or Margaret (see website footer).

Travel and Accommodation

  • 10% Discount off any scenic helicopter flight featured in the brochures of The Helicopter Line and Glacier Helicopters. Some conditions apply: Conditions
  • Maps -10% discount on topo and park maps from Mapworld
  • *New - A Plus Lodge & Iwiheke Backpacker  (Turangi) Offering discounted accommodation to FMC, NZ Alpine Club, and Alpine Sports Club members. Discounted to $16 per night per person, or family of four $50 per room. They have double rooms, single , share or dormitory style beds.

Things to do

Things to do with the Family

  • The Roxx Climbing Gym in Christchurch is now offering a $2pp discount to NZAC members who want to bring along their children (or a group of children), to their Clip n' Climb facility. The NZAC member needs to show their active NZAC membership card and a photo ID at the counter when arranging payment for the group.

Australia based

  • Bogong (Melbourne VIC) - 10% off retail
  • Cliffhanger Climbing Gym (Altona VIC) - concession rate entry for adults
  • Climbing Anchors (Toormina NSW) - 12.5% discount at store and online with code (contact Margaret as below)
  • Jindabyne Climbing Centre (Jindabyne NSW) - concession rate entry for adults
  • K2 Basecamp (Brisbane QLD) - 10-15% discount and access to special offers, sale and promotions as a VIP Client. You need to take in your active NZAC member card to obtain K2's VIP card. Alternatively, they can post your card out to you if you are not local, (upon confirmation of active NZAC membership). Email Margaret (below) and give her permission to pass your contact details on.
  • MACPAC offers 20% off RRP for all NZAC members. Sign-up to the MWC loyalty club must occur (free) - discount applies instore only as you need to show your active NZAC card
  • 10% discount on Australian rock climbing, walking, travel and cycling guidebooks from Open Spaces Publishing
  • Outdoor Gear Store online 15% off retail (requires a coupon code - contact Margaret below)
  • Wilderness Shop (Box Hill VIC) - 10% off retail and invitations to Mega Buying Nights

United States based

Online shopping discount giving 20-30% off retail price. Southern Hemisphere customers can take advantage of their end of season sales. to obtain discount add items to cart and proceed to checkout, click on 'redemption code' and enter the NZAC's special code (contact Margaret below for this). Available on the following sites:

Other Benefits Of NZAC Membership

  • Cash grants and endorsements for overseas climbing expeditions
  • Climbing trips and social contacts
  • Alpine and rockclimbing instruction courses
  • Bouldering and sportclimbing events
  • A voice in environmental issues
  • Club library and archives

As NZAC is affiliated to the Federated Mountain Club our members are entitled to these additional benefits. FMC discount cards may be asked for. These are issued annually and are sent to members in "The Climber" magazine once they have arrived in our office for distribution. Full details of the amount of discount offered and what products, or services, it applies to are on the cards.

Travel and Touring

Gear and Equipment Suppliers