Benefits of Membership
NZAC members - Please note that some online discounts below require a unique code. Current members may access a list of these codes by first logging onto this website and going to the members' only area: Discount codes for NZAC members only
Included with Full Membership are:
- The Climber quarterly magazine
Note: members have access (when logged in) to premium content on http://climber.co.nz/
- Annual edition of the New Zealand Alpine Journal
- Discounts on Club guidebooks and other publications
Following are short-term member book discount offers:
- 20% disount from Melbourne University Publishing on preorders and online sales of Summit 8000 by Andrew Lock
- 20% discount from Potton and Burton (new book special will be available in August 2015)
- Access to high risk travel insurance for NZ members going overseas, or Australian members coming to New Zealand
- Access to Instruction Courses / Guided Trips - Loss of Deposits Insurance.
- Up to 50% discount at all Club owned huts
- Up to 50% discount at Department of Conservation owned alpine huts (see https://alpineclub.org.nz/hut/doc 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% minimum discount at Dwights Great Outdoors - Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Wellington & Porirua
- 10% discount on gear repairs at TwinNeedle Repairs, Christchurch
- Splitn2.com will give members a 10% discount online and donate 1% of the purchase price of any product to the Club Hut Fund. Members require a code (found here) to apply the discount online. We thank them for this ongoing extra support.
- 10% discount (excluding discounted and promotional items) at Cactus - instore (using your NZAC membership card) at 90 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch. Members can apply online to become pro-team members for online discounts. Cactus also donate a percentage of sales profit to NZAC for the club's Expedition Fund. We thank them for this ongoing extra support.
- Top Gear operates a specialized Auckland store which is located at 215 Rosedale Road, Albany, Auckland 0632. Telephone 4158145, info [at] top-gear [dot] co [dot] nz (Email). They offer members 10% discount off their prices. Show your card in-store, or order online using the discount code on the members' only page.
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. http://www.tongariro-hostel.co.nz/
Things to do
- Discounts at indoor rock climbing walls
Things to do with the Family
- The Roxx YMCA 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.
- Bogong (Melbourne VIC) - 10% off retail
- Cliffhanger Climbing Gym (Altona VIC) - concession rate entry for adults
- Climbing Anchors (Coffs Harbour, NSW) - 12.5% discount at store and online with code (found here)
- 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
- 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 (found here). Available on the following sites, but may exclude these brands: Arc'teryx, Marmot, North Face , Oakley, Mountain Hardware and others.
Campsaver are offering a 20% discount of regular priced items to members entering a special code at the checkout (found here). Free shipping to many countries, e.g. Australia (min purchase $400) and NZ (min purchase $500). See their website for international shipping brand exclusions.
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
- Bream Head Coast Walks - Walk/Mountain Bike
- Department of Conservation - Annual Hut Pass 30% and Great Walks 10% discount
- Dundle Hill Walk
- The Heaphy Bus - Transport
- Heaphy Track Help - vehicle relocation service
- Helisika Ltd - helicopter discounted access to East Taupo sites
- Hertz - Rental Cars
- Interislander - Wellington-Picton fares
- Real Journeys - Tours
- Stewart Island Experience - Tours
- Top 10 Holiday Parks - Membership
- Trekking Adventures - Trips
- Tussock Track - Walk
- Youth Hostel Association - Membership
- Walking Legends - Guided Walks
- World Expeditions - Tours
Gear and Equipment Suppliers
- Aviation Safety
- Bivouac - Gear & Outdoor Equipment
- Dwights Outdoors - Gear & Outdoor Equipment
- Hikoi - Footwear and Apparell
- Kapinua - FABmap fabric maps
- Living Simply - Auckland
- Membership Database Pro - software
- Mountain Designs - Gear & Outdoor Equipment
- MacPac - Gear & Outdoor Equipment
- NZ Natural Clothing - Norsewood and Otaki
- Outdoorsman Headquarters - Rotorua
- Sportsworld - Cambridge
- Great Outdoors - Whakatane