FAQ - Insurance and ACC
Once you have made your booking we strongly advise buying travel insurance, to cover you for unexpected cancellation, or other misadventure on your travels.
Insurance specifically for mountaineering activities is optional.
Any travel agent, insurance broker (even credit card provider) can assist with standard insurance. This will cover you for loss of deposits, should you unexpectedly have to cancel your booking.
Accident Compensation Corporation in New Zealand
The Accident Compensation (ACC) system extends to all visitors to New Zealand. ACC covers most (if not all) costs in the event of an accident, including evacuation and/or medical treatment, and rehabilitation.
The ACC system is based on a “no fault” principle. There is a complete bar to legal action for damages as a result of any accident.
Insurance cover for mountaineering?
Most insurance policies have a total bar for mountain activities. Extra insurance cover for mountaineering/adventure activities is made at your discretion.
With New Zealand's unique ACC system most Alpine Guides guests do not take an extension for "adventure activities" on their insurance.
Insurance providers with adventure sports cover
Here are links to some companies we have discovered. Alpine Guides does not endorse, nor is affiliated with these companies.