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Adventure Consultants

Guided ascents of Mounts Cook and Aspiring, treks and mountain bike excursions. Ski, snowboard and mountaineering courses. Wide range of courses and expeditions offered.

Aspiring Guides

Mountain climbing and mountaineering courses. Technical equipment and hut or bivvy accomodation provided. Also offer guided ascents, ski tours and wilderness treks.

Backcountry Helicopters

Heliski and heliboard outings in Mount Aspiring National Park. Also the option of Private charters and personal guides. Intermediate ski or snowboard experience required. Luxury lodge accomodation and equipment hire available. Seasonal operation only.

Cardrona Adventure Park

Quad bike, buggy and monster truck rides. Cater for all levels of experience, safety equipment provided, minimum age 6.

Deep Canyon

Explore the canyons of the Matukituki Valley. No experience required, comprehensive instruction and all equipment provided, photo and video available. Seasonal operation only.

Freeride NZ

Freeride and downhill mountain biking. Day trips, multi-day adventures and heli-biking options. Meals, accomodation and guide included, coaching and bike hire available.

Frogz White Water Sledging

White water sledging along the Kawarau River. Lying on your front, you float down the river on a buoyant and manoeuvrable sledge built of plastic or foam. Full training given, complimentary transport to and from the river. Minimum age 12, swim suit and towel required, all other equipment supplied.

Harris Mountains Heli-ski

Heliski outings to Wanaka and Mount Cook. Ski or snowboard experience required. equipment not provided, hire information given.

Mountain Recreation

Guided climbs, treks and climbing courses with professional mountaineers. Accomodation, equipment and food inclusive. Additional equipment available for hire or purchase.

New Zealand Wild Walks

Guided hiking and climbing adventures in small groups. Wide range of available excursions. Accomodation, food and equipment included.

Skydive Lake Wanaka

Tandem skydiving from 15,000, 12,000 and 9,000 feet. Photo and DVD options available. Also has a shop selling branded skyware.

Wanaka Paragliding

Tandem paraglider flights and lessons. Minimum age 10. Instruction, equipment and transport provided. Paragliding is flight suspended by a harness to an inflatable wing (similar to a flattened parachute).

Wanaka Rock Climbing

Rock climbing and abseiling in the Matukituki Valley. Packages range from single day courses for beginners, to multi-day adventures for the more experienced climber. Prices include guide, transport, equipment and picnic lunches.