FAQ - Accommodation

Alpine Guides provides all accommodation during your mountain trip. For any nights you do not spend in the mountains we use a variety of lodges.

In the Mount Cook area we normally use Unwin Lodge. Unwin is operated by the NZ Alpine Club, and is a focal point for alpinists coming into the Mt Cook area. Bedrooms are shared, bunk style. The lodge has a spacious lounge with a log fire, and excellent kitchen facilities.

Please bring your  own sleeping bag, towel and toiletries (we can rent sleeping bags).
Outside your trip dates you need to find your own accommodation. Below is a list of options.

Mt Cook Accommodation Options

Over the summer months bed availability may be limited. It is a good idea to book in advance.

During winter it is quieter and you can usually get a good deal.

Camping Option

There is a camping ground 2 kms from Mount Cook village. $6 per person/night. Contact Mt Cook Visitor Information Centre for details:

Accommodation in Christchurch

If you are travelling via Christchurch The best source for accommodation info is The Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism site →

Accommodation in Wanaka

For Mount Aspiring Expeditions and other trips in the Mt Aspiring region we recommend these establishments:

Try the Visit Lake Wanaka website for other accommodation options.

Accommodation in Methven

Methven Township is a busy place during winter. We advise booking in advance. Accommodation can range from $30.00 to $150.00+ per night.

See Methven/Mt Hutt Village website for more accommodation options.