Welcome to the website of Glacier Kayaking, The Old Mountaineers Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, Tasman Glacier Heli Hiking, Tasman Glacier Skiing and Southern Alps Guiding.


Sky Piercer

Based in the Aoraki Mt Cook National Park next door to the DOC Visitor Information Centre.

The Southern Alps are a range of remarkable mountains which together form the backbone of the South Island of New Zealand.

The centrepiece, surrounded by spectacular glaciers, is Aoraki Mount Cook - New Zealand's highest peak. Glacier Kayaking, Southern Alps Guiding and Tasman Glacier Skiing are based at the famous Old Mountaineers Café Bar and Restaurant.

There are some fantastic adventures to have here. If you scroll through our pages we are sure that you will find an activity that will suit your fitness and expectations. The links are on the left side of each page.

Call in and see us at the Old Mountaineers next door to the Department of Conservation visitors centre.


Out Now - $49.95

The book on the real story of the Old Mountaineers' Cafe and Charlie and Mary's battle against bureacracy and red tape. "Matagouri and Other Pricks" is the story that recounts their rip-roaring David and Goliath battle to establish their business at Aoraki Mount Cook. This is a New Zealand story, from the heart. Find out what really happened and how they did it. Any enquiries just drop us an e-mail. Orders for the book

can be made through our Contact Page. E-mail: mountcook@xtra.co.nz or phone 03 4351 890









Charlie Hobbs - Chief Guide

  • Owner
  • Old Mountaineers Cafe, Bar & Restaurant
  • Glacier Kayaking
  • Southern Alps Guiding  and Tasman Glacier Skiing
  • Tasman Glacier Guided Walks and Heli Hiking
  • Marriage Celebrant
PO Box 32
Aoraki-Mt Cook National Park
New Zealand 7946
Phone: 03 4351 890
After Hours Phone: 0274 342 277
Fax: 03 4351 891
Contact us


Safety Certification


We hold the highest international certification for mountain & ski guiding, UIAGM/IFMGA.


Map of Mount Cook


Glacier Kayaking, Southern Alps Guiding,Tasman Glacier Skiing, Heli Hiking and Ben Ohau Heliskiing are based in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. We are located at the Old Mountaineers' Cafe Bar & Restaurant next door to the DOC Visitor Information Centre.

Department of Conservation Approved


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