Introduction to Rock Climbing

It’s no surprise that our ‘Introduction To Rock Climbing’ is our most popular trip.  You will experience outdoor rock climbing in a safe and fun way, focusing on maximum time actually climbing, whilst learning safe practices and good technique along the way. It is ideal for those who have never climbed before, or only on an indoor wall.

The climbing can range from easy to challenging and we keep the group sizes small to ensure everyone has a great time and is challenged at their own level. Our qualified instructors and guides will take you to the most suitable venue in the beautiful Matukituki Valley, on the doorstep of Mt Aspiring National Park, near Wanaka.

We provide all equipment but if you have your own you are welcome to bring it along and learn how to use it.

The trips include:

  • Rock climbing instruction
  • Equipment fitting and use
  • Movement on rock
  • Belaying (keeping each other safe)
  • Abseiling – if the group is keen and time allows, there is the option to include an abseiling session in your trip

Half day:
Adults: $189
Children: $109 (with accompanying adult)
Family (2 adults, 2 children): $499

Full day:
Adults: $299
Children: $189 (with accompanying adult)
Family (2 adults, 2 children): $899


“Awesome way to learn outdoor climbing. This was a great activity, and I’d highly recommend it. I’ve never outdoor climbed before (and only once indoors), and yet, through good instruction and the encouragement of others on the tour, was able to have a great time and learn new things! I plan to try climbing a few more times thanks to this day. Also – the views. Wow. You don’t get those kind of views everywhere! While you’re on the rock, make sure to lean back every so often and take in the view”

– Hillary

Other Outdoor Climbing options

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    Push yourself mentally and physically by learning to lead climb in New Zealand’s premiere (and most scenic) sport climbing venue.

    This is the trip YOU want, because its custom designed especially for you. Weather you want to experience the best of Wanaka rock, would rather a personal guide or if you are an experienced climber but didn’t bring a climbing partner or your gear with you. Our team will be happy to show you the best routes suited to your ability and objectives.


    A true climbing journey, for some of us its not enough to climb just one rope length up, we want to go further.


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