Independent Mountain Guides

Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

Mountaineering Trips | Snow Shoeing Guided TripsBack Country Ski & Snowboarding Touring

Welcome to the web site of Independent Mountain Guides Ltd. We are based in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Due to the effects of Covid 19, the high guiding and alpine instruction aspects of IMG have been mothballed until a later date

Please feel free to contact us for more information on specific trips, topics and adventures.

Luxury Back Country Adventure

Independent Mountain Guides would like to introduce you to a luxury back country adventure.


Take a guided multi-day walk from Queenstown to Wanaka on the Mototapu Hike, try the Routeburn trek or enjoy the splendor and tranquility of trekking the native bush and forest of Queenstown.

5 Day Basic Mountaineering Course

This course is designed for people as their first experience into the world of mountaineering. It is based at the Remarkables Scenic Reserve tent camp at 1800 metres. The initial access is by road to 1600 metres and then an hours walk to your camping spot. From here is very easy access to our technical climbing and instruction venues.

Alpine Rock Climbing Day Trips

IMG organise and teach multi pitch rock excursions in the Remarkables mountain range. A currrent *special price* is available for this climbing trip

Mountaincraft Courses

Safety in the Mountains in paramount. If you intend to go backcountry touring you need to learn an Avalanche Safety Course. Learn about decisive decision making, the systematic approach, the use of avalanche transceivers.

IMG Blog - Latest News

Free Queenstown Accommodation Special 26 November 2016

Independent Mountain Guides is here to assist with your Queenstown accommodation issues. Especially during the busy periods in Queenstown like mid winter and high summer.

Avalanche Courses are open 29 April 2015

Make sure you have a safe and memorable alpine experience this winter. Independent Mountain Guides is now offering a one day Avalanche Course for learning all the essentials on avalanche safety and survival.

Kids Snowshoe is Go! 15 June 2013

Kids snowshoe trips are go! Check out the latest, with a frozen and snow covered trip up to Lake Alta. Winter 2013 is cranking and there are good times to be had in our alpine environments. Contact IMG[[sitetree_link id=10]] for the next snowshoe adventure :) 

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