New Zealand Snow Shoeing

Quick Facts

July-September, ex Lake Tekapo. Check dates.

2-5 days | 2-10 participants | NZ$580 - NZ$1520
5% returning client discount available.

Prerequisites: good trekking/hiking stamina, longer walks up to 4+ hours.

Current snow conditions.

↑ Snowshoeing Video. View on YouTube.

Snowshoers on Snake Ridge, overlooking Lake Tekapo.

Photo Galleries

» Snow Shoe Hikes
» Tekapo Trek (summer)

Want to discuss options?
Contact us. Ring free on 0800 006 096.

We recommend to settle guiding dates well in advance since peak season times are often booked up. Please allow extra time in case you are held up in the mountains due to weather.

Book now!

Snow shoeing above Mt. Gerald Stream, overlooking Lake Tekapo.

Lake Tekapo High Country Guided Snow Shoe Hikes

The foothills of the Southern Alps undergo a magic transformation in winter. A covering of snow turns these tawny tussock lands into an extensive playground, not just for skiers, but also trampers on snowshoes.

Hike 3 hours up to our cosy mountain hut at the snowline (1280m) and use this as a base to explore a winter wonderland of ice-covered streams, curving ridges and snowy valleys. Relax in the evenings in the warmth of a pot belly stove. Maybe try a Glühwein and fondue in true Swiss style. The more adventurous can choose to build a snowcave and sleep in it - or retreat to the hut!

Here in the foothills of the Southern Alps you are in the newly created Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park of the Two Thumb Range with grand views across the Mackenzie Basin and of the major peaks of the Main Divide, Mounts Cook and Tasman.

We recommend 3 days as an optimum time for sampling snowshoeing, but for those limited to weekends 2 days will certainly give a refreshing break; and there are plenty of trail options for those who are able to spend 5 days.


All gear included in our prices - even hiking boots if you need them. No need to pay extra to hire snowshoes or avalanche transceiver.


Read the article about Snowshoeing in the Two Thumb Range.


+ Group size, prices, discounts, what's included

+ Venue: Rex Simpson Hut

+ Snow Shoeing Fitness & Experience

+ Itinerary

+ Trail Options

+ Why go with a guide?

+ Additional Information


The Two Thumb Range above Lake Tekapo