Mueller Hut / Mt Ollivier Overnight Hike

Mueller Hut is one of the more accessible alpine huts in NZ. Above it stands Mount Ollivier (1,933 metres) - known as the first peak Sir Edmund Hillary climbed. 

Alpine Guides' overnight guided hike to Mount Ollivier and Mueller Hut makes for an unhurried trip, with the peak of Mount Ollivier just 40 minutes climb from the hut. This is an unforgettable location, flanked by the glacier draped peaks of the Main Divide.

Guiding Season

Mueller is busy during summer and the track is straightforward. We guide through Autumn to Spring (April-October), when the hut is quieter and the route requires technical equipment and mountain experience to make a safe ascent.

Seasonal track changes

The trek to Mueller Hut sees a lot of changes through the hiking season. Conditions underfoot change from a winter mountaineering ascent during June to Sept, as compared  to a late-summer rock-hop through April and May.

Maximum guide to participant ratio is 1:4

Experience Required

  • High level of hiking fitness
  • Trekking/hiking experience on uneven/rocky terrain
  • Mountaineering experience not required
  • Technical gear and instruction will be provided