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Queenstown Rock Climbing - Full Day

Enjoy a full day rock climbing at one of our local climbing areas, climbing some of the best single pitch routes the area has to offer.

The Queenstown rock climbing area is known for its good quality rock and incredible scenery with lake and mountain views from the climbing areas.

Queenstown Mountain Guides only use professionally qualified mountain guides that specialise in rock climbing so you can be assured of the highest level of expertise & safety. Our experienced guides will set up the climbs and provide instruction as you climb.

The Queenstown climbing area offers a large variety of climbing styles and difficulties and there are climbing options for everyone from beginner through to advanced.

You will need to bring:

  • Hiking/walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Appropriate clothing for the day - fleece, wool, polypropylene, wet weather jacket & pants
  • Day pack
  • Snacks & food for the day
  • Water

Other related trips

Single Cone Climb

Queenstown Alpine Rock Climbing

3 Day Queenstown Mountaineering Course 


Sample Itinerary

Departure: Your trip will depart at 8.30am from the bus stop on Camp St outside the Station Building in the centre of Queenstown. Please be ready for departure by 8.20am. 

Trip Duration: Approximately 8 hours

Its a 20 minute drive to the climbing area. Once we arrive at the carpark we will organise our climbing equipment and then start the 20 minute walk up to the climbing area. This is a spectacular walk through beach forest and on the route we pass streams and waterfalls. Above the tree line we have spectacular views of the turquoise blue lake Wakatipu and the mountains of the southern lakes area.

Once the climbing area we will get the ropes set up and teach you how to correctly put on harnesses and helmets. After a lesson on how to belay a climber we will start the climbing. You can expect a full day with plenty of climbing with challenges and fun for everyone no matter what your level of experience or fitness.

Throughout the day there will be time to have lunch and rest as needed. Bring a camera because you will want to capture the mountain and lake scenery as viewed from the climbing area.


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Summer Season

We run our rock climbing day trips in the summer season from October through until the end of April.

Experience Required

No previous rock climbing experience necessary. Our guided rock climbing trips have options for everyone from beginner through to advanced. 

  • good level of physical fitness required
  • motivation to push yourself and learn new skills

Whats Included

The price of the program includes

  • Guide fees
  • Climbing shoes, harness, helmet
  • Ground transport
  • Group equipment
  • Department of Conservation concession fees 

The price of the program excludes

  • Personal equipment & clothing
  • Lunch & snack food