An easy family experience with a short walk into a snowy gully on your Snowshoes. Once there we have a range of fun activities based around play, shaping and using snow in all its forms. This requires a low level of fitness and is a shorter 4 hour return trip to Queenstown with your choice of morning or afternoon departures. The minimum Child age is 3 years.
If you have never experienced snow before this would be perfect. As well as snowshoeing we offer the chance to build a snowman, try some sledging, throw some snowballs as well as being able to help us build and refine snow caves, igloos, carved tables and animals all of which make an appearance throughout the season.
Snowshoe Snow Play 2017
Regular Price from 1st June
Child (5-14 years)
Child 3-4 years Free of Charge when accompanied by a paying Adult
Head out to the back country with one of our experienced guides.
Our most popular product takes you on an ascent up into the Lake Alta cirque surrounded by inspiring peaks. There you can walk on a frozen lake, explore snow caves and have a great picnic lunch. The views from here are stunning.
This takes about 6 hours return to Queenstown and can be tailored to the fitness of your group. If you want to head for the peaks we suggest you opt for a private departure. There is a gradual climb to get into the lake so a good level of fitness is a requirement. Minimum child age 8 years.
Have fun expanding snow caves and carving your own 'snow chair' to relax in while you enjoy a refreshing hot drink and delicious lunch.
The trip itself is normally about 4km walk and we climb about 200m so a moderate level of fitness is required. However with most of the day to enjoy the mountains in we take our time with frequent stops to rest on our way up. Once by the lake we have several activities, including lunch, to occupy us. Fitter groups can go higher towards the surrounding peaks and accessing a different perspective on the many mountain ranges surrounding us.
Snowshoeing in Queenstown offers a peaceful and harmonious exploration of the wilderness. It is the perfect way for non-skiers to explore the winter mountains of Queenstown, New Zealand, and enjoy the snow away from the crowds.
There’s no better way to enjoy the South Island winter wonderland than with a scenic helicopter flight.
Away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown, high above the crowded ski slopes, there’s a magical snow covered world to explore. Heli-Snowshoeing makes that dream come true, by delivering unparalleled access to this mountain-top paradise.
During this once-in-a-lifetime trip, you’ll enjoy a new perspective on your environment and a range of incredible and dynamic locations - all brought to you by your experienced pilot and expert local guide.
If you can walk, you can snowshoe...and now you can heli hike.
Private guided walks in Queenstown offer the perfect, tailored snowshoeing experiences to individuals, families and small parties.
Our private guides are hand selected for their intimate local knowledge, experience and expertise. For every private tour, our team will create a unique guided snowshoeing experience just for you.
Ever tried snowtubing? Now’s your chance. Why not throw in a chair lift ride, and skip the first leg of the hike? We can do that too. Take the easy path, or head to the high country by helicopter, it’s up to you.
Young families with kids love taking the hassle out of their snow hike with a private tour. If a regular tour is too slow for you and you want to see and do more, you should try a private tour.
Anything is possible on a Private Guided Snowshoe Tour.
Is Privately Guided for you...
Whatever your ability or particular interests in the Southern Alps, our guides have an inexhaustible fund of skills and knowledge to help provide you with a half or full day that we know you'll never forget.
For families with small children, PRIVATELY GUIDED is the best option so as to avoid the hassles of walking with a larger group.
If you have above average fitness and wish to go further and see more than our regular groups, then PRIVATELY GUIDED is for you.
Individual attention is our specialty - let us put ourselves in your shoes!
Call us today to arrange a visit into un-tracked, untouched Natural New Zealand:
All of our Snowshoeing Trips are offered on a PRIVATELY GUIDED basis for a total wilderness experience
Special Kiwi style picnic lunch is provided including a hearty sandwich, tea / coffee / soup, cookies / muffins, cheese and fruit
Special Interests such as - photography, snow caves, snow analysis etc. can be catered for
Adventurous or passive expeditions tailored to suit clients interests
All fitness and age levels catered for
We like to find out what your preferences are when you make contact so that, with consideration of weather and snow conditions, we can design the perfect itinerary for you
*Please note the minimum persons for PRIVATELY GUIDED Trips is two (2) or equivalent price
These snowshoeing trips are offered on a PRIVATELY GUIDED basis for a total wilderness experience to suit your interests or abilities.
Winter departures only (1st June - 31st October snow and weather permitting. Minimum of two (adults) or equivalent price, applies for PRIVATELY GUIDED options. Single travelers, please contact us to check availability. Child price is for 14 years and under. Prices are valid 1st June 2016 until 31st October 2017. Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change.