Who we are
The New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) is an internationally recognised non-profit Professional Industry Association servicing the standards and competency needs of mountain guides and the tourism operators they work for. The NZMGA regulates the quality of guiding through its training and certification process.
The Association was formed in November 1974 to establish a consistent training programme for professional Mountain Guides in New Zealand. Its founding members drew on the wisdom of former guides thus ensuring the skills, knowledge and tradition gained from 100 years of guiding was not lost.
The NZMGA gained international recognition in 1981, becoming a member of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA).