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Beginner Waterfall Climb from Wanaka (3 hours return)

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  • Family friendly
  • Free snacks included
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Beginner Waterfall Climb from Wanaka (3 hours return)
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3hr round-trip beginner waterfall climbing tour.
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3hr round-trip beginner waterfall climbing tour.
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Overview

There are hidden pools beneath towering falls, picnic swimming spots along the way and the views to the surrounding mountains and lakes are breathtaking.

Our beginner climb involves approximately 1-hr of climbing and 4 bridge crossings. Our Via ferrata tour is perfect for those who love the outdoors, waterfalls and beautiful places. This tour is suitable for beginners, families and hesitant adventurers with basic fitness. No experience required.

Your beginner tour starts in Wanaka with a spectacular drive one out there we teach you how to use the equipment then climb alongside Twin Falls waterfall. You will be climbing on steel ladder rungs and crossing wire bridges to finish at a beautiful picnic spot for a snack. We then walk down a mountain trail and then drive back to Wanaka.  

If you are more adventurous and are looking to explore more in this incredible vertical world, we recommend our intermediate climb.

What to Expect

You can expect to have loads of fun, an amazing adventure and incredible scenery on this half-day small group tour. You will be briefed on safety and via ferrata systems before you start by your guide.

Be prepared for walking up and down trails that are steep in sections. On the via ferrata, you will be climbing ladder rungs that run next to the waterfall and crossing bridges over the waterfall. You are required to clip and unclip your Via ferrata lanyard along the way. You may get your feet wet at times.

There are opportunities to swim in hidden pools and picnic along the way. The activity is not difficult, however you will be required to climb up ladder rungs. On the trek your feet will be mainly on solid ground, however, you will be required to use via ferrata safety systems in some places.

Water and snacks are provided at a picnic stop on this half-day tour. Please note there is limited cellphone coverage at the waterfall.

Write a ReviewReviews (11)

1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile
Incredible

Loved it! Wanted to do next level but had time constraints. Pedro (our guide) was extremely helpful and encouraging. Even though I am slightly scared of heights, I had all the trust in the gear which increased my confidence substantially. Thannkyou for an awesome time....More

Thank Bethy2501
Reviewed 4 April 2018
unforgettable

We spent three weeks traveling NZ and this activity was amazing. The guides we had were great so friendly and helpful. This is a must to do and we will definitely do this again. well worth the money............

Thank Greg S
Wildwire W, Owner at Wildwire Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Woohoo! Thanks for your review and for climbing the waterfall with us. Looking forward to climbing with you again!!

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Fun climb

The tour company knew what it was doing, our guide was great, and the climb was fun. Very nice level for beginner climbers.

Thank DanielH1981
Wildwire W, Owner at Wildwire Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks for your review Daniel! Great to hear that you enjoyed the climb and thanks so much for coming along with us!

Reviewed 18 February 2018
I loved it, the kids loved it!

We've done a few via ferrata's before so we were hesitant to spend the money for myself and kids (ages 12 and 10) for this experience. This trip did not disappoint. We all loved it. It was so fun to climb beside the stunning water...More

Thank MicheleAndFamily
Wildwire W, Owner at Wildwire Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks so much for your brilliant review! It is great to hear that you found our tour worth every penny, when you had climbed via ferrata on your own before. Thanks for giving us a go and we are so honoured that you loved it...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Higher than I thought possible

Me and my family climbed to the first plateau with a beautiful pool to cool off in. My wife and daughter descended while me and my 13 year old son continued to the next stage. We were expertly guided and hosted by the staff who...More

Thank Chris P
WildwireWanaka, Owner at Wildwire Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks so much for your review Chris! It is amazing to hear about your experience. This is why we do what we do. Seeing the change in peoples faces at the bottom when they first look up at what they are going to climb to...More

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