Not at all. Our staff are fully qualified and capable of safely taking you through any adventures that come your way. No experience needed but an experience definitely guaranteed!
We can cater for all ages, from six to 60 years old (or over!) Age should not limit participation in any of our activities. If you have an queries about an age of a member in your group, give us a call or send us an email!
There is limited cell phone reception on the centre grounds but a 2 minute drive will get you into a full reception area.
BMAC is a self-catering facility. Our lodges have well equipped kitchens with cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. You are welcome to bring your own food and enjoy cooking in our lodges. Or take the fuss out of planning your adventure, and choose our semi-catered food service. For more information on both options, see our Catering page.
During office hours (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday) it's possible to obtain a ski or weather report however, there is currently no access for personal internet use at any time.
We are 30 minutes from Whakapapa and 1 hour from Turoa.
We have two accomodation lodges which have a total of 60 beds, however we suggest a maximum of 50 people to ensure a comfortable stay. Both lodges have bathrooms, lounges, dining rooms and fully equipped kitchens. Please see our Facilities page for more information.
If you are bringing your own group to BMAC, a group would be between 9 -11 people per instructor. Please see our Design Your Own Adventure page for more information. However, we also run adventures you can join as an individual or small group. Please see our Join an Upcoming Adventure page for more information. Our recommended maximum group size is 50 people if staying onsite, however we can work with larger groups - please contact us for more information.
In a word, no! We have groups that come to BMAC for as short as a half day of activity and others that come for a 21 day adventure journey. However, we do have standard packages for week and weekend adventures.
You will be fully kitted up with life jackets and be supervised the entire duration of the activity. Being able to swim is always a bonus but not a necessity. Just inform your instructor prior to the activity.