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Intermediate Waterfall Climb from Wanaka (5 hours return)

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

  • Lunch and snacks are included

  • All safety equipment and briefings are provided

Intermediate Waterfall Climb from Wanaka (5 hours return)
From US$ 175.51
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5hr Intermediate waterfall via ferrata climbing tour
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5hr Intermediate waterfall via ferrata climbing tour
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5hr Intermediate waterfall via ferrata climbing tour
From US$ 175.51

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.

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 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.

Reviews (78)
1 - 5 of 78 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best experience in Wanaka

As expected from New Zealand, very good guides, safe gear and installation. But the really memorable is the view of the waterfall as you climb on its walls or cross its bridges

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank xergiu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Beyond fabulous!

Don’t miss! World class! Top 3 best things to do when visiting New Zealand! So welcoming to singles and a push but in a natural positive way. Everyone can’t enjoy!!!

Thank 1carlyec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best adventure ever

This has to be one of the top excursions I’ve ever done on any trip. Alice, our instructor, was amazing, competent, and funny! The scenery was awesome and the climb itself was invigorating, a little bit of a challenge, but I never felt in danger....More

Thank 16RobS
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Highlight of my time in Wanaka

I undertook the Wild Thing trip with Wildwire yesterday with our guide Max and loved every minute of it. The views were incredible and the trip up the waterfall was an adrenaline rush. Max was a great guide and really helped the couple we were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kathyj27
Reviewed 31 January 2019
Amazing, would recommend it

The climb was amazing with great views from the twin falls. I would recommend it to my best friends. A great experience for everyone. You need no experience in climbing to do it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mona-is-travelling
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9 September 2018|
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Response from Fi_B111 | Reviewed this property |
You do the beginner section which leads on to the intermediate section. But it is challenging and fun, and at least prepares you as you climb higher. I don't know of any discounts, but stretch to take both of you. Really... More
Sarah O
2 July 2018|
Response from fallparis | Reviewed this property |
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