Guiding Services

Guiding and instruction associations

New Zealand Mountain Guides Association
www.nzmga.org.nz
The New Zealand Mountain Guides Association is the main umbrella organisation for mountain guiding in New Zealand. Their website has a full directory of current NZMGA members and their qualifications.

New Zealand Outdoor Instructors’ Association
www.nzoia.org.nz
The New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association is the professional body for outdoor instructors in New Zealand and operates a nationally-recognised assessment scheme.

Guiding services

Disclaimer: The New Zealand Alpine Club provides the links on this page for information purposes only and does not endorse or recommend any particular company over any other. The NZMGA link above provides a directory of guides and their qualifications within New Zealand. These qualifications would be especially important for your guide to have if you are considering higher risk activities such as mountaineering. For your own peace of mind, depending on the activity you are wishing to participate in, you should check regarding levels of training with whichever company you decide to approach.

Alpine Guides
www.alpineguides.co.nz
Based in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, Alpine Guides is New Zealand’s longest established mountain guiding company. Since 1966 they have focused on safety, commitment to service and realistic goals.

Alpine Recreation Canterbury
http://www.alpinerecreation.com/
Climb or ski tour in the Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo areas, or join a Patagonian Icecap Expedition. Special rates may be available to club members for accommodation at huts owned by Alpine Recreation.

Adventure Consultants
http://www.adventureconsultants.com/
World-renowned international expedition organisers based in Wanaka, New Zealand, where we also run courses and guided ascents in our backyard, the Southern Alps.

Aspiring Guides
www.aspiringguides.com
We are about action. We believe you don’t gain mountain skills, sound judgement, and safe practices by being in a lecture room. Our courses take place in the ultimate classroom, the mountains. Special Courses & classic ascents & Black Peak Ice.
Email climb [at] aspiringguides [dot] com

Fox Glacier Guides
www.foxguides.co.nz
This company is based in Fox Gacier township and supports the Alpine Club by looking after the key code register for the club’s local Porter Lodge.

Summits Etc Mountain Guiding
www.summits.co.nz
This company has provided instruction courses for NZAC in past yeas. We are specialists in ice climbing and guided ascents around the Queenstown area. Contact us with any mountain guiding questions.

Active Earth New Zealand
www.activeearthnewzealand.com

Alpinism and Ski Wanaka
www.alpinismski.co.nz

Bill Atkinson Mountain Guides
www.sunrockice.co.nz

Bryce's Rock Climbing (central North Island)
rockclimb.co.nz/guide-services

Franz Josef Glacier Guides
www.franzjosefglacier.com

Hiking New Zealand
www.HikingNewZealand.com

High Country Expeditions
www.highcountrynz.com

Independent Mountain Guides
www.independentmountainguides.co.nz

Wild Walks
www.wildwalks.co.nz