5-day ascent to Mt Madeline in the Darran Mountains


Join one of the IFMGA certified guides of New Zealand Adventure Conslt for this 5-day ascent to Mount Madeline, in New Zealand’s Darran Mountains.

Darran Mountains

5 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr




The Darran Mountains are one of New Zealand’s most stunning spots. This 5-day mountaineering trip is your chance to reach the summit of its second highest peak: Mount Madeline (2,536m), under expert guidance. 

We will start the tour from our base in Wanaka and drive you to Milford Sound, a popular fjord. Then, after an acclimatization day, we will access the Turner’s Bivouac by Helicopter. This saves 1-2 days of arduous heavy load carrying and allows us to concentrate on our climbing objectives. Furthermore, it will give us the chance to see fabulous landscapes from the sky.

After some practice ascents to other surrounding minor peaks, we will be prepared to attempt the Madeline summit. It will be a stunning climb with amazing views of Mount Tutoko’s South Face, Lake Turner and the lush rainforest below.

This program requires a good fitness level and prior mountaineering skills. However, rest assured that I will be there to regulate the pace accordingly. At night we will stay in mountain huts or tents surrounded by magnificent alpine lakes, steep mountain walls, and imposing glaciers.

So, if you are up for this awesome 5-day ascent to Mount Madeline, in New Zealand, please fill the form. Get ready for an amazing experience in the Darran Mountains!

I can also take you to the top of Mount Tutoko, the highest peak in this range: check it out!


Day 1: Milford Sound: acclimatization

First, you we will meet  in Wanaka or Queenstown and check gear. Then, we will drive to Milford Sound (4-5 hours). Later, we will have an afternoon acclimatization walk or climb. Finally, we will stay overnight at Homer Hut.

Day 2: Turner’s Biv: acclimatization and training

We will take a morning flight into Turner’s Biv. Then, we will spend our acclimatization day consolidating skills or practicing ascents.

Day 3: Summit day

We will start with an early climb over the South Ridge or West Face route. Then we will descend back to camp.

Day 4: Extra day

We can rest or climb another peak such as Syme or Milne.

Day 5: End of the trip

Finally, we will fly out from Turners Bivi and head back to Wanaka/Queenstown via Te Anau.




Mountain huts.

Meeting point

9.00 am at our office: 20 Brownston Street, Wanaka.


About the guide

We are a group of 46 certified mountain guides, guiding during the winter and summer, in New Zealand but also all around the world. Our organisation is affiliated to the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA), New
Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) and a corporate member of the American Alpine Club (AAC).

We perform to IFMGA/UIAGM standards and are world leaders in high altitude guiding.

We organise large expeditions, trekking and skiing trips. We also have a climbing school.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to have more information and details about our mountain guides organisation and the guiding trip we do.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

NZD 6135 Each

Group of 2

NZD 3660 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


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