Step out of your comfort zone, safely.

Fox Glacier heli hike

Get access to the South Island's most remote spots.

Big Bay, West Coast

Come discover a few new shades of green.    

Rees-Dart hike

There's more than one way up, and down.

Ledge Queenstown

Stop and look at the world with fresh eyes.

Mirror Lake

Find your new 'happy place'.

Martins Bay, Fiordland National Park

Feel on top of the world, one step at a time.

Remarkables, Queenstown

Short on time or prefer downhill to up... no worries.

Heli hiking Lake Erskine

Snow connoisseur? Good, so are we.

heli skiing queenstown

Go ahead and gorge yourself on simple pleasures.

Crayfish diving Fiordland

New Zealand Adventures with a Private Guide

Looking for an unforgettable New Zealand luxury adventure? I’ll show you the stunningly beautiful and remote places you simply wouldn’t — and probably couldn’t — go to on your own and I'll return you safely to tell the tale.

Alpine Adventures specialises in customised, privately guided outdoor adventure tours in New Zealand’s South Island for people who dream big and demand the best. I understand that luxury travel is as much about sharing extraordinary places and experiences as it is about flexibility and personal attention, so I personally create and guide each adventure. (Lots more reasons to choose Alpine Adventures here.)

Whether you’ve just got a free day in Queenstown or you’re an avid hiker who is looking for a guide to accompany you throughout the South Island, you've come to the right place. I’ve been exploring the backcountry for more than 25 years now and would love to share my passion for the outdoors and my expertise with you, no matter what type of adventure you're craving. My one-of-a-kind itineraries often include (but are certainly not limited to) helicopter and limousine transfers, gourmet picnics or a private chef on location, access to private high country stations and expert safety management.

Contact me for help choosing your next adventure or to begin customising your luxury New Zealand hiking tour today.
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“You did a brilliant job.”

The Mazda NZ Group wanted to treat their staff to an unforgettable day in Queenstown so 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 a picnic lunch at Earnslaw Burn. Here’s what they said: “You […]

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Mark Dewsbery

Queenstown Day Hike: Queens Drive, Remarkables

Moderate 4-6 hour hike (5km) available Dec to April with some off-piste. The Queens Drive at the top of Remarkables is — hands down — my favourite day hike near Queenstown. It’s a fun and very rewarding challenge for less experienced hikers, yet there’s plenty here for more experienced trekkers to sink their teeth into. […]