The Mackenzie Region is synonymous with outdoor adventure. The Southern Alps in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park provide the perfect playground for any adventure-lover. And despite perception, you don’t need to be an experienced mountaineer to get into the Alps and visit this iconic part of New Zealand.
Guided experiences cater for a range of abilities. Knowledgeable mountain guides will ensure you’re in safe hands – they know and understand the environment better than anyone, they’ll match the right experience to your ability, and will equip you with the skills you need to navigate the terrain.
An overnight stay in an alpine hut is great for those with a love of astrophotography and adventure, and there’s plenty of single-day options as well.
From backcountry ski touring, ice-treks, mountaineering and climbing courses, heli-hikes, snowshoeing, heli-skiing, and guided mountain ascents… there really is so much on offer.
Talk to one of our amazing guiding companies to understand what adventure might suit your ability, and have an experience in the mountains you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
A guided alpine experience – just one reason why you should visit the Legendary Mackenzie!
Here are some companies providing guided alpine experiences: