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New Zealand is renowned for having some of the most stunning and awe-inspiring natural scenery in the world, with its extremely diverse landscape and terrain proving popular for millions of tourists each year. Mountain climbing is a fun and adventurous way to see all of this and more!

Experiencing the epic and awesome scenery of New Zealand is a truly unforgettable experience, as the idyllic and tranquil fields, waterways and rolling green hills give way to vast and humongous canyons and valleys, with majestic snow-capped peaks looming above.  There’s a reason they filmed ‘Lord of the Rings’ here. The South Island contains some of the best mountain climbing in the Southern Hemisphere, with a wide array of large and towering mountains dotting the landscape. When not mountain climbing there are a myriad of villages, towns and cities to discover, with many areas particularly proud of their long, distinguished and amazing Maori culture. Take a pick from our selection of mountain climbing trips and prepare to be wowed by the magnificence of New Zealand!

Mountain Climbing in New Zealand

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in New Zealand

What should I know about Mountain Climbing New Zealand?

New Zealand contains an overwhelming amount of raw natural beauty, and nestled within these beautiful spots are some of the best mountain climbing spots one can imagine, with the epic views and wide open spaces providing a near-perfect setting.

The cities of Christchurch and Invercargill, and the town of Greymouth are perfect for going to and starting your trip from there, and you can easily drive from them to the mountain climbing locations.

Some of the mountain climbing can be quite challenging, so being fit and in decent shape before arriving will maximise enjoyment of the activity.

The villages, towns and cities in New Zealand are full of intriguing histories and culture which they are very proud of, providing endless hours of exploration and discovery, thus ensuring there is always something to see and do.

Why should I choose New Zealand for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

The scenery

Scenery is probably what New Zealand is best known for around the world, with sensational views seemingly around every corner. The South Island is especially known for its beauty, and is where the most spectacular mountain climbing is located. The numerous lakes provide a marvelous backdrop to the mountains, and the sheer size of some of the valleys and canyons will have you constantly reaching for your camera.

The culture

New Zealand has a rich and diverse culture which is endlessly fascinating, a blend of the fiercely proud native Maori culture and the European culture imported over 200 years ago. The Waitangi Treaty was signed by both Maori and British leaders, and ensures Maori land, possessions and culture are kept alive. The big cities close to mountain climbing regions are Christchurch and Dunedin, with both providing plenty of entertainment when not climbing the mountains.

The conditions

Mountain climbing in New Zealand is a greatly pleasurable experience, as the weather is often brilliant, providing ideal conditions for mountain climbing. The area around Queenstown in particular is a veritable outdoor activity paradise, as there are a large number of pursuits to indulge in, all due to the ideal location and fantastic climate.

What can I expect from the weather in New Zealand?

Can get very cold in Winter, with temperatures dropping to 0 degrees Celsius, and mild summers.

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What currency is accepted in New Zealand?

New Zealand Dollar

How can I get to New Zealand?

Flights to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin from most Australian and Asian hubs.

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What’s the high season for Mountain Climbing in New Zealand?

October-May, when the weather is milder.

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