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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 will be required to clip and unclip your via ferrata lanyard along the way. You will not get wet, however, 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.

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Wildwire Wanaka

Adventurous travelers will love this waterfall climb, with hidden pools, towering waterfalls, swimming spots, and mountain views. Climb steel ladders and cross high, narrow bridges. Enjoy a picnic lunch beside beautiful falls. While no experience is required and full safety briefings are given, this trip is best suited to active travelers who are sure-footed and unafraid of heights.

  • Enjoy an active and adventure-filled half-day tour

  • Lunch and snacks are included

  • All safety equipment and briefings are provided

  • Small-group tour ensures individual attention

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Lord of the Rungs Via Ferrata

I have previously done a Via Ferrata in Courchevel France this one is far more challenging and a real treat for those seeking adventure super friendly staff a really Awesome Experience

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile
What a fun day!!

Just got back from our wonderful adventure, and still buzzing!! We were well supported it was so much fun!! I took 18, 14, 14 and 11 year olds on this adventure. We all loved it ... we were blessed with a wonderful day the sun...More

Thank Rayanne72
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile
Most unique NZ experience!

I can not speak more highly of Wild Wire Wanaka and their team... who else can say they've climbed up a waterfall?! It caters for all abilities with their beginners, intermediate and experienced climbs. I did the intermediate climb, it is fully safe, however it...More

Thank Hollie C
Wildwire W, Owner at Wildwire Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thanks so much for your brilliant review Hollie! You totally sum up what we were trying to achieve with this. Safe, a bit of heart racing, beautiful and achievable. Thanks so much for your support and for climbing with us! Much appreciated :)

Reviewed 20 April 2018
What an experience!

What an experience! Totally awesome crew. So beautiful every step of the way. So exciting for everyone in the group. Staff was completely and totally professional. Would recommend, would do it again. 10/10

Thank Tim M
Wildwire W, Owner at Wildwire Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks so much for your amazing review and recommendation! Great to hear you enjoyed it so much! We absolutely agree. It is beautiful up there!

Reviewed 6 April 2018
What a thrill!

I did this Via Ferrata with Wildwire with my two adult children. We all enjoyed it so much. Excellent guides, excellent information before the climb, with a little practice route before you start on the real thing. Crossing narrow wire bridges over the waterfall, with...More

Thank Fi_B111
Wildwire W, Owner at Wildwire Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for climbing with us and your review! Great to hear you enjoyed it up on the waterfall.

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2 July 2018|
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Yes, there are ample spots for breathers. Although I don't know your comparative levels of fitness, if you have some ability and confidence there will be no problems. You'll probably want to stop for several photos, too... More
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