At Guided Walks NZ our goal is to create an unforgettable walking experience within our magnificent local surroundings. If you can walk you can snow shoe – it’s that easy.

During Winter we bring our guiding expertise to the mountains, using quality light-weight snowshoes to access the most spectacular alpine environments for wilderness exploration.
Let us make going to the mountains convenient and fun. It’s even easier when we supply waterproof snowboots, overpants, jackets and gloves to ensure you’re suitably dressed for your experience. Join us for a unique guided walk that will become the most memorable part of your New Zealand experience.

Snowshoeing Adventure

Our Snowshoe Adventure trip takes you on a gentle ascent for the most awe-inspiring views. Hike through a snowy landscape, explore snow caves and enjoy a hot drink and delicious lunch. The walk is around 4 – 5 kilometres in length and includes a 200m climb so a moderate level of fitness is required. Allow 6 hours return to Queenstown with around 4 hours spent on the snow. Minimum child age is 8 years, minimum two people required for a departure and maximum group size is 10 people.
Includes:
• Return transport to and from Queenstown accommodation (excludes private residence) your approximate pick up time will be confirmed at the time of booking
• Waterproof snowboots, overpants, jacket and gloves to ensure you are suitably dressed for your experience
• Snowshoes – these go over your footwear so please wear sensible outdoor footwear, closed-toe trail shoes or hiking boots (preferably waterproof) and warm socks
• Adjustable walking poles
• Hot drinks and lunch
• Friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful guides
• Interpretative commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology and snow

Heli Snowshoeing

Only Heli-Snowshoeing can give you the perspective on nature you’ve only ever seen on film, and our highly-trained helicopter pilots take you to the incredible location Ben Cruachan. Surrounded by jagged mountain peaks, you can enjoy the high altitude experience of a guided snowshoeing hike combined with scenic helicopter flights, with not another soul around, all under
the backdrop of the most glorious views in the world. In inclement weather your pilot will choose walking areas where the elements are more inviting. The rest is up to you – along with your guide, you will create memories that will stay with you forever.
Includes:
• Return transport to and from Queenstown accommodation (excludes private residence)
• Thrilling scenic helicopter flight
• Waterproof snowboots, overpants, jacket and gloves to ensure you are suitably dressed for your experience
• Snowshoes – these go over your footwear so please wear sensible outdoor footwear, closed-toe trail shoes or hiking boots (preferably waterproof) and warm socks
• Adjustable walking poles
• Hot drinks and snack
• Friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful guides
• Interpretative commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology and snow

Snowshoeing Snowplay

A family-focused experience including a short snowshoe walk (1 – 2km kilometres), and lots of fun in the snow. Trip duration is around 2 hours on the snow, please allow 4 hours including the return transport to and from Queenstown. Snowplay requires a low level of fitness only and there are options for 8am or 1.30pm departures. Minimum child age is 3 years, minimum of two people to confirm a departure, maximum group size of 10 guests.
Includes:
• Return transport to and from Queenstown accommodation (excludes private residence) your approximate pick up time will be confirmed at the time of booking
• Waterproof snowboots, overpants, jacket and gloves to ensure you are suitably dressed for your experience
• Snowshoes – these go over your footwear so please wear sensible outdoor footwear, closed-toe trail shoes or hiking boots (preferably waterproof) and warm socks
• Adjustable walking poles
• Hot drinks and cookies
• Friendly, knowledgeable and cheerful local guides
• Interpretative commentary of flora, fauna, history, geology and snow
• Children’s snow skills certificate

Queenstown Snowmobiles

Queenstown Snowmobiles offers the only wilderness heli-snowmobiling experience in New Zealand.

Queenstown Snowmobiles is the ultimate adventure on snow: action-packed and adrenaline-pumping with the added bonus of stunning scenery and amazing views for the duration of the entire trip. Enjoy a return scenic helicopter flight across the Western face of the Remarkables mountains, over the Hector mountains and across the Nevis River Valley to a snowy plateau on the Garvie Mountain Range. This is exclusively available only to Queenstown Snowmobiles. Stunning scenery and views will astound throughout the whole experience! Tours are fully guided with stops along the way for amazing photo opportunities of the spectacular landscape. Queenstown Snowmobiles is a winter only activity running from June to October each year, subject to conditions.
Trip information:
• Tours depart daily at 9:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm.
• Total tour duration is approx 2 hours. Snowmobile trip is 1 hour and 30 minutes of snow time with three stops along the way to enjoy the views and take photos
• Access to our base on the Garvie Mountain Range via a scenic flight approximately 15 minutes in each direction. There is no self-drive or land transport option.
• 4 – 16 year olds must travel as pillion passengers on snowmobiles with accompanying adult.
• Our trips depart from Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, 35 Lucas Place, Frankton (near Queenstown Airport). Free parking is available at this location.
• A courtesy coach is available for pick up/drop off from Queenstown accommodation.
• Includes protective clothing (overalls, helmets, gloves & boots will be provided), equipment & return helicopter flight. Please bring warm clothing, sunglasses & a camera. We do not provide protective clothing for children however this can be arranged.

Bookings are essential during the Winter Season June- October

Contact The Team At Greymouth i-SITE

Email: info@westcoasttravel.co.nz

Phone: 0800 GREYMOUTH

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