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Wanaka: 1.5-hour Beginner Iron Road Waterfall Climb

1. Wanaka: 1.5-hour Beginner Iron Road Waterfall Climb

Enjoy a thrilling 1.5-hour introduction to ‘via ferrata’ or ‘iron road’ climbing. This unique experience uses cable, iron rungs, pegs, bridges, and ladders, allowing you to climb routes that may not have been accessible otherwise.  Start your journey in Wanaka town center where you will meet your friendly and experienced guides. Embark on a short 20-minute ride in a minibus through the stunning countryside around Wanaka, to the location of The Twin Falls Waterfalls. After a safety briefing, grab your helmets and harness and prepare for a practice climb over a small rock at the base of the waterfall. Once you have mastered the practice route, join an intimate group of no more than 4 people per guide - ensuring your safety throughout the experience. After a short walk up to the cliffs, the real fun begins. On this beginner route, spend approximately 1 hour scaling vertical and horizontal rock climbs, crossing suspension bridges over pools and discovering hidden waterfalls. At the end of this trail, take the opportunity to stop for a small snack and drink, admiring the stunning panoramic views over farmland, mountains, and Lake Wanaka. If you feel like you're climbing journey is over, begin a 20-minute descent back down the mountain to the base of the waterfall. Your wonderful guides will assist you with your equipment and drive you back to Wanaka Town Centre in the minibus.

Wanaka: 4-Hour Intermediate Waterfall Climbing Adventure

2. Wanaka: 4-Hour Intermediate Waterfall Climbing Adventure

Enjoy a thrilling 4-hour guided experience at the highest waterfall climb in the world. This unique activity uses cable, iron rungs, pegs, bridges, and ladders, allowing you to climb routes that may not have been accessible otherwise. Start your journey in Wanaka town center where you will meet your friendly and experienced guides. Embark on a short 20-minute ride in a minibus to the location of The Twin Falls Waterfalls. After a safety briefing, grab your helmets and harness and prepare for a practice climb over a small rock at the base of the waterfall. Once you have mastered the practice route, join an intimate group of no more than 4 people per guide - ensuring your safety throughout the experience This intermediate route will have you climbing up 350m of vertical cliffs, crossing over blue pools, and braving suspension bridges. Take the opportunity to stop on a bridge next to a huge cascading waterfall for an unforgettable photo. When you reach the summit of the climb, relax at the base of the 60m waterfall for lunch. Enjoy a quick swim or sit back and take in the stunning views over the mountains and farmland surrounding Wanaka. When you’re ready, begin the 45-minute descent down to the starting point. Your wonderful guides will assist you with your equipment and drive you back to Wanaka Town Centre in the minibus.

Wanaka: Canyoning Tour with Helicopter Transfers

3. Wanaka: Canyoning Tour with Helicopter Transfers

Connect with the beauty of nature in an exciting way on this canyoning tour. Transfer to the top of the Twin Falls Canyon in a helicopter before rappeling down 10 waterfalls with the assistance of your guide. Bring your sense of adventure and be prepared to get wet. Meet at the local partner's base and undergo a safety briefing before the trip starts. Tasks will be demonstrated to make sure you understand what is required of you. Then transfer to the top of the canyon by helicopter, taking in the scenic views from above. Feel the adrenaline as you abseil and rappel down the upper section of the canyon. Use your new abseiling skills and conquer a total of 10 waterfalls before exiting the canyon and joining the trail that leads back down.

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What people are saying about Wanaka

Our group had no climbing experience and was a bit nervous. Katie, our guide, was supportive and encouraging and made us feel brave and kept us safe. This activity was challenging but the huge sense of achievement was so worth it and the views were spectacular.

The guides were wonderful and really were helpful and friendly. They made it a great experience!