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.

Seasonal track changes

The trek to Mueller Hut sees a lot of changes through the hiking season. Conditions underfoot change from an ice axe and crampons ascent in November to a summer rock hop through January and later.

Maximum guide to participant ratio is 1:4

Mueller Hut / Mount Olivier is also available as a (long) single day trip.


Experience Required

  • High level of hiking fitness
  • Trekking/hiking experience on uneven/rocky terrain
  • Mountaineering experience not required