New Zealand Guided Trekking & Hiking

New Zealand is a hiker's paradise with so many great walks and diverse tramping tracks to choose from. For trekkers who have hiked many of the well-known hiking trails like the Milford, Routeburn or Kepler Tracks, Alpine Recreation offers guided mountain hikes, which take you off-track and above the bush-line to places you would not venture on your own. The New Zealand wilderness can be unforgiving for those not familiar with our quick-changing weather, our rugged, unstable terrain and challenging snow conditions. Our mountain guides give you the opportunity to experience the spectacular alpine areas of Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and Lake Tekapo and to interact with an adventure expert, practised in helping you to have fun in the outdoors. Enjoy our clean, warm and non-crowded private huts on the Tekapo Trek and Aoraki Mount Cook or Ball Pass Treks!


If you want to come hiking in winter (July-September) then please refer to our snowshoe hikes.

Spectacular views of the Caroline Face of Mount Cook from Ball Pass

Alpine Treks and Hikes

Explore the wilderness of New Zealand's Southern Alps...


» Tekapo Trek - 3 days with 2 nights at Rex Simpson Hut.
Remote highland trekking above Lake Tekapo. Great star-gazing opportunites.

» Aoraki Mount Cook Trek - 2 days with 1 night at Caroline Hut.
Hike up the Ball Ridge to Caroline Hut to take in the stunning views of Aoraki.

» Ball Pass Summit Trek - 3 days with 2 nights at Caroline Hut.
Trekking in the Ball Pass area and ascent of Kaitiaki Peak. Our most popular mountain trek.

» Ball Pass Alpine Crossing - 3 days with 2 nights at Caroline Hut.
Challenging alpine crossing of the Mount Cook Range.

» Tasman-Murchison Glacier Trek - 4 days.
Glacier trekking and stunning mountain views on New Zealand's largest glacier.

» Westland Glaciers Trek - 4-7 days.
Glacier trekking and some easy ascents above the bushline on Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers.

» FitzGerald/Copland Pass - 3 days.
A classic, but very demanding alpine crossing of the Southern Alps.

» Brodrick Pass - Mt McKenzie - 4 days.
A classic "Kiwi" wilderness adventure. Hike to the Main Divide and climb Mount McKenzie.

The rugged coastline near Ship Creek, West Coast

Hiking Tours

Discover New Zealand's unique landscapes, plants & animals...


» Custom made Hiking Tours
North & South Island Wilderness Walking

» Recommended Tours
Hiking New Zealand

» DAV Summit Club Neuseeland Wanderreise (Bilderserie)
Trekking und Wandern auf den Nord- und Südinseln Neuseelands
DAV Summit Club Website