New Zealand Mountain Guides Association

New Zealand
Technical Director: 

Corona Info

Information updated on 18.07.2021

At present in New Zealand our borders are shut to all but New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. We have a small travel bubble with Australia but most of that is shut at present due to their recent COVID outbreak.

At present all our facilities are operating, guiding is happening like normal as we have no COVID in the community.

This situation is unlikely to change in the near future except, that the border with Australia will open state by state, once they have their recent outbreak down to no community cases.

We will be open at about 70% vaccination. About Christmas, if we are doing well.


Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? 

  • Until further notice

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date? 

  • Not possible as border is only open with Australia, although currently on hold

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date? 

  • Only with Australia when the border re-opens following the latest outbreak over there

cable car open, yes/no, date? 

  • No cable cars in NZ

open hut, yes/no, date? 

  • Huts are open

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they? 

  • All activities are allowed

maximum group size? 

  • Unlimited at present

Protective measures 

  • Masks required on public transport

Specific documents 

Links to further information