New Zealand Links

Feedback on these links and services is welcome.
Please contact Margaret if you have found a particular service that you feel other climbers would be interested in knowing about. For companies that offer a discount to NZAC members, please see our member benefits page.


NZ Backpackers

Transport, Travel and Access

Shuttle Services
Yellow Pages (type in shuttle services and the city you want transport from) (connecting bus to Mt Cook)

Car Hire
Omega Rentals

Backpackers Car Market
Christchurch and Auckland-based markets for travellers to buy and sell vans/cars

Getting directions and NZ map

Helicopter Flights
Glacier Helicopters (member discount conditions)
Helicopter Line (member discount conditions)
Fox and Franz Josef Heliservices ( specific charter flight info for climbers)

Climbing Permission/Access
If the area is not DOC land, then it may be you do require permission. Please see these links re access issues NZ Climbing Areas Access and DoC Plan and Prepare - Access

Clubs and Societies

Federated Mountain Clubs -
Forest and Bird -
Department of Conservation -
Canterbury Mountaineering Club -
NZ Mountain Safety Council -

Websites of Interest

Rockclimbing, Sportclimbing, Bouldering -
Bouldering in New Zealand -
National Bouldering Series -
New Zealand Tramper -
Hiking New Zealand -
Bushcraft in NZ -

Services to Climbers and Trampers

Maps (NZAC member discount available) - Mapworld
Mountain Radio Service - 
Mountain Information, forum and climbing conditions - Vertical Resources
Outdoors Safety Solutions and Courses Peak Safety and Management

Other Outdoor Activity Sites of Interest

Whitewater NZ
Mountain Bike NZ
Rockup Outdoor Adventures mobile fun equipment for events

Indoor Activity Sites

See directory of indoor climbing venues. The list contains those facilities offering discounts to New Zealand Alpine Club members.