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Wildwire Wanaka

Wanaka: 1.5-hour Beginner Iron Road Waterfall Climb

3.0 hours

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Take on a unique climbing experience into the heart of a waterfall, exposing hidden pools and thrilling suspension bridge crossings. Enjoy panoramic views over Wanaka and the surrounding landscapes before traversing back to base along a picturesque trail.


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.


  • Enjoy a unique climbing experience up the stunning waterfall of a working farm
  • Explore hidden waterfalls and beautiful pools as you ascend
  • Experience the thrills of crossing suspension bridges and scaling cliffs
  • Take in the beautiful scenery of the New Zealand mountain ranges


  • Expert guide
  • Small snacks and water
  • Climbing safety equipment & safety briefing
  • Introductory training climb


  • Water bottle

Health Advisory

  • All required protective equipment is provided

Health Requirement

  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

Additional Information

  • The experience requires a combination of hiking, rock climbing, and walking so it is recommended that you have a moderate level of fitness to participate
  • Please note, participants must have full body mobility
  • You do not need any climbing experience, your expert guides will assist you
  • The minimum age for this experience is 10 years
  • There is an area where you can leave items that you do not need at the base of the waterfall
  • Bring a camera at your own risk, if you have a GoPro it is recommended to attach it to your person
  • It is recommended you arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time


Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


$204.71 NZD

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