Discover Our Vertical World Of Rock Climbing

Wanaka Rock Climbing offers you the chance to learn this exciting sport under the expert supervision of qualified rock and mountain guides with a small client to guide ratio. When climbing with WRC, you are choosing to learn about an exciting and rapidly growing sport with a company that believes top quality instruction requires guides to be experienced, not only as rock climbers, but also as teachers, outdoor companions and safety experts. All Wanaka Rock Climbing guides and instructors are either NZOIA (New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association) certified or hold an overseas equivalent standard. Many of our guides also belong to the NZMGA (NZ Mountain Guides Association). You will be provided with a wealth of knowledge on all of our trips, not only technical climbing skills, but also local history, geology, flora and fauna.

The majority of our climbing is done in the spectacular Matukituki Valley on the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park. This glaciated valley is over 40km long and contains numerous random outcrops of ice scoured and weather worn rock, more commonly known as Otago Schist. However, we also offer guided trips to other top climbing areas around the Southern Lakes such as The Remarkables Range and Wye Creek near Queenstown, Chinaman's Bluff near Glenorchy and Sebastapol Bluffs near Mt Cook.

Wanaka Rock Climbing's trips and courses range from half and single day courses for beginners wanting to learn the basics of climbing and rope work to three-day courses and multi-day alpine adventures for those who've got the bug and want to learn and see more. If you're short of time you can still enjoy the thrill of rock climbing or abseiling with one of our half-day trips.

Wanaka Rock Climbing has provided high quality personalised instruction and guiding services all over the Otago and Southern Lakes region since 1998.We are Qualmark endorsed, guaranteeing you a high quality adventure tourism experience. Qualmark is New Zealand tourism's official quality mark. We have passed a detailed and independent quality assessment allowing us to carry tourism's official quality mark.

Rock climbing is fun; it keeps you fit and provides a huge sense of personal achievement. Challenge your mind and body with the South Islandís ultimate rock climbing experience.