We undertake trips in a huge variety of places throughout the Southern Alps (we have a concession/permit for more than 50 locations). For those of you willing to do some real exploring, many of those locations have hardly been visited by anyone, even our guides.
When you book a guided journey with us, you’re signing up for a particular style and difficulty of trip over an agreed range of dates. We’ll always have a ‘Plan A’ regarding where we go, but we’ll always need a Plan B (and Plan C…). Depending on the weather forecast a few days before the start, we may decide to go somewhere quite different if it avoids terrible weather. We want to provide you with a challenging trip, but also an enjoyable and safe one, so we need to be flexible. Fortunately, we have so many locations up our sleeve that we’re likely to find somewhere suitable for almost any South Island-wide weather forecast.
To give you an idea of the types of places we like to go, here is a selection of places we’ve been over the last couple of years:
How much do journeys cost?
For the price per person for any of our advertised trips, check out our Upcoming Trips page.
If you’d like to book a private guided journey or instruction course with us, please refer to the table below.
For groups bigger than one person, the total price will be increased from that shown in the table by $300 per person per day. (For example, for a group of three people on a five day trip, the rate will be increased by [2 additional people] x [5 days] x [$300], making the total price $9,390, or $3,130 per person.)
*Prices include gst. Price per person reduces with more people – see above.
Occasionally, depending on the requirements of your trip, we may need accommodation between our base and the start or end of the trip – such expenses will be additional to the costs shown in the above table. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.
We will be pleased to discuss the possibility of more than one guide on your trip, or a porter to carry some weight, or any other special requests. We can provide a quote for these costs at the time if your enquiry. All dietary requirements can be catered for in our standard rates.