HALF DAY
CLIMBING
VIA FERRATA
Climbing Queenstown Info Grid

HALF DAY CLIMBING VIA FERRATA DETAILS

DURATION: Approx. 3 – 4 hours

DEPARTURE TIMES: 9:15am and 1:30pm Check in is 15-minutes prior to departure.

MINIMUM AGE: 12 years old. Children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian signed consent.

WHAT YOU NEED: Sturdy, grippy footwear, water and an extra layer.

TRIP INCLUDES: Transport to and from climbing. Helmet, harness and all the technical gear. Safety instruction and full briefing.

PRICE: $189.00 per person

GOPRO HIRE: $40.00

SD CARD: $25.00 (yours to keep)

Our health and safety policy does not permit us to carry persons who:

• Are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Are pregnant
• Do not fit the equipment provided
• Weigh more than 120 kg (you may be required to be weighed prior to a trip departure)
• Have a medical or health condition(s) that may be affected by this activity

HALF DAY QUEENSTOWN CLIMBING

QUEENSTOWN CLIMBING

Experience the pure adventure, exhilaration and sense of achievement as you climb using our via ferrata system, in one of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenic settings – only minutes from downtown Queenstown!

We climb cliffs carved out by enormous, 1000m deep glaciers that extended out from the Southern Alps – with climbers peaking out on the Queenstown Hill massif, overlooking the town and Lake Wakatipu.

Each route is engineered to provide a range of difficulty and challenge while ensuring maximum safety.

With 12 routes, covering over 300 vertical metres of varying degrees of difficulty, there is a perfect route to scale and conquer.

The trip begins at the Adventure Centre, 39 Camp Street, Queenstown. Here, our guides will kit you out with everything you need and instruct you on how to use the via ferrata system. We then take you on a quick 2-minute drive to the start of the climb for a safety talk before heading up the cliffs.

An unforgettable and exhilarating way to experience the breath-taking beauty of Queenstown!

We provide a very personalised guiding service in small groups. Spaces are limited, so please book ahead to avoid any disappointment.

While no previous climbing experience is required, you’ll need a good head for heights and have moderate fitness – and good footwear is a must.

“EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!! WE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE.”

SAMANTHA VIA FACEBOOK

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Andee

ADVENTURE GUIDE


NATIONALITY: American
LANGUAGE: English, Spanish & Sarcasm
GUIDING EXPERIENCE: Costa Rica & USA

Meet Andee a.k.a Diesel. Andee is passionate about women’s involvement in outdoor sports and is a fantastic role model – canyoning, kayaking, hiking and getting involved in all adrenaline sports!
 
She loves Queenstown for all of its outdoor adventures, as well as being a great spot to people watch and hang out with the cute ducks (Andee is obsessed about the ducks!).
 
Her relaxing days off include working in her garden or laying on the couch demolishing pizza and pineapple soft serve ice cream. Fun fact: Andee’s favourite Cards Against Humanity white card is “Bees”?!?

BOB

Frontline Staff


NATIONALITY: British  LANGUAGE: English

Bob worked with us over winter and we managed to convince him to stay for the summer!
 
Actually, he just realised that there were still many adventures to be had here in Queenstown, but we’re totally going to take credit for it. He’s passionate about skiing and when he’s not at work you’ll find Bob going up and down the mountain using a variety of apparatus, often eating his favourite food, ice cream at the same time.
 
Fun fact about Bob – he has a Masters Degree in Physics from the University of Oxford! We encourage everybody to ask Bob about all things physics – Why is the sky blue? What is centrifugal force? We haven’t been able to stump him yet!

Kaden

HEAD GUIDE


NATIONALITY: American
LANGUAGE: English
GUIDING EXPERIENCE: USA, New Zealand

Kaden is our Head Guide and is from Utah. He is super passionate about climbing, skiing, and most of all canyoning.
 
In his own words, he enjoys being super badass – if he is not enjoying the great outdoors then you will usually find him in the gym pumping some iron! Kaden has spent the last 5 years as a canyon guide in the deserts of southern Utah (specifically Zion National Park) in the summer and skiing in winter.
 
In 2015 he decided to chase the summer and came to the (in his own words) “most beautiful country in the Southern Hemisphere” and has kept coming back since. Kaden’s fun fact is that his mom thinks he’s super rad, we tend to agree!

Taylor

adventure guide


Nationality: American
Language: English & Spanish
Guiding Experience: New Zealand

We’re stoked to have Taylor a.k.a Dragon back for his second year with us! After guiding here last season, Taylor couldn’t wait to come back and get up to all things radical. On his days off, you’ll find Taylor with taco in hand, listening to the guy that sings with his dog. You know the one.
 
His spirit animal is a crow and he is passionate about ‘getting stoked out of his mind’ – his exact words. We dare you to bring Taylor some celery and when you do, you might get to hear his extremely loud scream which could possibly be his super power.

ALEX

ADVENTURE GUIDE


NATIONALITY: English – Kiwi 
LANGUAGE: English, French, German
GUIDING EXPERIENCE: Switzerland & New Zealand

Alex, better known as The Machine, is British but claims that she is also part Kiwi. We convinced her to come to Queenstown by promising her beautiful canyons, sick mountain biking and incredible people. So far, we’re living up to her expectations!
 
On her days off you’ll find Alex hanging out with Bruce, her beloved bike, eating all the food (her exact words) and smashing the boys at the gym. Her six pack is waay better than theirs! She plays a mean flute, is slightly obsessed about peanut butter and passionate about hummus.
 
Interesting fact – Alex can’t stand watching or hearing people brush their teeth! Anyone got a toothbrush?!?

RIKI

OPERATIONS MANAGER


NATIONALITY: Kiwi
LANGUAGE: English
GUIDING EXPERIENCE: New Zealand & Switzerland

Riki spent most of his childhood in a tiny town called Waikari in the Cantebury area, mixed with a short stint in Papua New Guinea.
 
Passionate about positive adventure experiences, Riki has guided in Auckland, Abel Tasman, Wanaka and Switzerland. Riki came to Queenstown to continue developing his professional career and to make the most of all the adventures in the adventure capital of the world!
 
When Riki isn’t working with our team on creating awesome experiences, you’ll find him obsessing over wind patterns, running off very high cliffs with a parachute or kite surfing. He literally drools over the salads at Big Fig but has no respect for lovers of pineapple on pizza!