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With an abundence of rock Queenstown is one of the best climbing destinations in New Zealand

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.


Wye Creek & other Queenstown climbing areas.


8.30am. Your guide will meet with you at 8.30am. Alternatively, you are welcome to come to our office at Unit 403, 875 Frankton Rd in Queenstown.


Approximately 8 hours


If we cannot operate the trip because of bad weather we will operate the trip on the next good weather day.


Our guide will pick you up at 8:30am and after introductions will check your clothing and equipment.

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.

We are normally back in the carpark by 4:00pm and will have you back to your accomodation in Queenstown by 5:00pm.


1 to 8 people
8 hours
From $310
October to April



  • Guide fees
  • Climbing shoes, harness, helmet
  • Ground transport
  • Group equipment


  • Personal equipment & clothing
  • Lunch & snack food


Experience required

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

What to bring

In addition to the climbing equipment provided you will need to bring:

  • A day pack large enough to carry personal equipment, clothing, & food.
  • Hiking/walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Appropriate clothing for the day – fleece, wool, polypropylene, wet weather jacket & pants
  • Snacks & food for the day
  • 1 to 2 litres of water
Guide to participant ratios

Our Queenstown rock climbing trips are privately guided with a maximum guide to participant ratio of 1 guide to 6 clients.

Rock climbing on steep schist upper Harolds wall Wye Creek Queenstown
Rock climbing Wye Creek Queenstown with views of Lake Wakatipu
Climbing a multi-pitch route at Wye Creek
Climbing at Arawhata Terrace Queenstown

My girlfriend and I booked a day rock climbing with Mike. It was the best day of our trip! We had been climbing indoors for about a year and this was our first time climbing outdoors. Mike was an excellent guide, setting everything up, and teaching us the basics of climbing outside. It always felt like we were in safe hands. There were plenty of easy climbs to get us comfortable and in a beautiful location too. Couldn’t recommend this trip more highly.

T Platt, UK