Personalised mountaineering, backcountry skiing, climbing and trekking adventures throughout the Southern Alps of New Zealand
Wanaka Mountain Guides
For inspiration check out the trips and courses below. These are just a selection of the adventures possible in our backyard. We recommend getting in touch early so we can share advice and guide you in the right direction to help you achieve your mountain goals.
Wānaka Mountain Guides is proudly owned and operated by a small team of locally based and established mountain guides who have an extensive knowledge of playing and working in the New Zealand and worldwide mountains.
Trips and Courses
Ski and Splitboard Touring
We offer group or private Wānaka Treble Cone backcountry tours or with helicopter access to more remote regions of our local mountains. Multi-day options allow exploring further afield including the Southern Alps’ high glaciers. Introductory to advanced ski and splitboard courses develop the skills to achieve your own future backcountry touring adventures.
Avalanche Skills Courses
Our range of avalanche skills courses provide the skills you need to keep you safe on your own backcountry adventures. These Mountain Safety Council endorsed short or more comprehensive 4 day courses are run as day trips from Wānaka or staying overnight in the mountains.
We offer customised private mountain guiding that can include the classic peaks of New Zealand, Mount Aspiring, fast and light missions or off-the-beaten track adventures. Our instruction courses cover all aspects of mountaineering skills from short locally based to multi-day alpine courses to allow you to work towards your mountain goals.
Ice and Mixed Climbing
We offer a range of winter ice and mixed climbing guiding and instruction. Venues include Wye Creek in Remarkables mountain range through to the classic alpine ice ascents of the Tasman, Fox or Franz Josef glaciers.
We offer a range of guided rock climbing and instruction. Skill development can be provided for all experieince levels in sport, traditional and multi-pitch rock climbing techniques. Venues include accessible local Wānaka crags, the multi-pitch crags and alpine rock of the Southern Lakes region and the Darran mountains of Fiordland.
We offer a selection of our favourite mountain journeys through our backyard of Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. These remote trips take in beech valleys, alpine passes, off track routes and ridgeline traverses.
We offer personalised helicopter accessed alpine hiking and glacier trekking day or overnight trips. Helicopters provide access to remote locations deep in the Southern Alps allowing us to provide an uncrowded pristine alpine experience.