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Most Popular Queenstown Tours

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Lake Alta, Remarkables

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Milford Sound, Glacier and Waterfalls Heli Tour

Stafford-Bay-New-Zealand

Stafford Route Trek (2 Day)

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Mueller Hut, Mt Cook

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Lake Marian, Fiordland National Park

Ben Lomond peak

Ben Lomond Hike with Paraglide Option

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Queen’s Drive, Remarkables

South Island helicopter tour

Ultimate South Island Helicopter Tour

Tasman Glacier Mt Cook

Custom Mt Cook Tour from Queenstown

What people are saying...

You are the perfect guide.

"Thanks for the amazing trip! I'll definitely be back again.  Wish I could find someone like you in every place I visit."

- Rebecca Basch (Detroit, USA), Feb 2016, 2nd trip
Thanks for a once in a lifetime trip

"It's the most beautiful hike I've ever been on. Memorable... we need a new word to describe the beauty and the calm feeling."

- Barb Polus (Illinois, USA)
Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike, Dec 2015
We definitely recommend.

"Mark was able to provide much more than we expected. He was a low-key guy but extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. He can give you extensive information on Queenstown and you will feel like a local."

- Kyle S. from Virginia, USA
Jan 2015
We would definitely recommend Alpine Adventures.

Mark brought our family of 2 adults and 2 children for a one-day hike to Lake Sylvan and Bobs Cove. We enjoyed it very much. Mark was extremely knowledgeable about everything, from plants, survival skills, weather, history, etc. He was also flexible in changing the itinerary.

- CK Tan & family from Singapore
Lake Sylvan hike, July 2015
Our trip to New Zealand could not have been better

We want, especially, to compliment Mark Dewsbery, our guide. He really went out of his way to make our Heli experience happen and, at the last moment, he also got us on the Shotover Jet Boat. He’s a great guy and we thank you for introducing him to us.

- Tony Duke from USA, private guiding day booked through agent, March 2015
A guide with excellent knowledge of the area and a nice personality.

"I booked a guided skiing weekend with Mark including some heli skiing. The organisation was excellent. I can recommend Alpine Adventures as the only point of contact if you consider a guide for visiting the South Island of NZ."

- Klaus Wachsmuth from Sydney, Australia, Aug 2014
He was a pleasure to be around.

"Mark arranged some incredible adventures for us. I had been to NZ twice before. I can honestly say that many of the activities, perhaps the most memorable ones, I would NEVER have found on my own."

- William Larry Shores from Florida, USA, July 2014
I'd follow the guy anywhere...

"Mark is one part Bear Grylls, one part walking encyclopedia of NZ flora and fauna, and 100% genuine Kiwi bloke. I'd follow the guy anywhere and can't wait to see how he's going to top that last adventure!"

- Linus Thorstenson from Sweden, Feb 2014
One of the best walks that I have done

"Walking through the old rainforests, creeks and rivers crossings, the night in a remote hut and a walk back on beautiful yet wild beaches – and all that without seeing anybody else. Great adventure."

-Katerina M. from New Zealand, Stafford Hut 2-Day Adventure, Jan 2014
I will remember this day for a long time!

"I wanted nature, scenery and a bit of excitement and I got all of it! Mark is a great, incredibly experienced guide who lives and breathes the outdoors. And above all, he is such a nice guy – ideal company for a day in the mountains!"

- Julia B. from Croatia
Queens Drive, February 2013
Beyond your expectations

"If you want your trip to be well organized, full of special places and even regular touristic places but shown from an unexpected angle – you want Mark Dewsbery as your guide."

- Daria G. from Russia, Feb 2013
Best during 7 weeks of traveling!

"I am generally not a big fan of guided tramps, but this one was special! This was the best tramp in New Zealand for me... it clearly outperforms the Abel Tasman!"

- Josephine W. from Germany
Queens Drive, Jan 2013

Sample Custom Itineraries

Shotover Jet

6-Day Queenstown Family Adventure

I designed this itinerary with plenty of wow moments (helicopters, jetboats, Milford Sound) as well as the simple pleasure of hanging out together as a family away from distractions. Would suit families who walk together regularly or want an excuse to start.

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Group/Incentive Heli Picnic

The Mazda NZ Group wanted to treat their staff to an unforgettable day in Queenstown. We arranged for helicopters to pick them up at Blanket Bay, where they were staying, and take them for a jaw-dropping scenic flight to Milford Sound followed by an unforgettable picnic lunch under a hanging glacier and the chance to… Read More

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12-Day New Zealand Backcountry Hiking Itinerary

Last year Ahipara Luxury Travel asked me to take one of their clients hiking on the South Island for 10 days.  Daria, a solo traveler from Moscow, is an avid hiker and wanted a private guide to accompany her on some day hikes on the East coast of the South Island, around Queenstown and near… Read More

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