Queenstown, South Island

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Climbing Queenstown rock adventures with kids

Climbing Queenstown adventures with the family

Climbing Queenstown

Climbing Queenstown - amazing view from The Remarkables

Climbing Queenstown - amazing view from Wye Creek

Climbing Queenstown

Climbing Queenstown

Climbing Queenstown

Climbing Queenstown offers your family the ultimate adventure - where you can experience an active connection to our unique environment.  No experience is necessary and we tailor our rock climbing outings to suit you – whether the whole family is new to it, or if just the kids want to climb, or even if you're all climbing at different levels – we promise you an outing that will be just the right mix of challenge and fun!  Our professional guides love to pass on the climbing bug and work regularly with local school groups.  

Choose from a half or full-day experience, departing either Queenstown or Wanaka and climbing in either Queenstown or Wanaka.  We offer year-round trips and our trusty guides know of secret spots that make great climbing even in wet weather! 

We offer a selection of great value family deals and combos for our products.

Queenstown or Wanaka Rock Climbing

A day out climbing with Climbing Queenstown combines an authentic adventure activity with breath-taking scenery.

Experience the raw exhilaration and breath-taking beauty of rock climbing through one of New Zealand’s most picturesque settings. The guided rock-climbing encounter is perfect for beginners and advanced climbers alike, and suitable for all ages.

Our certified guides have extensive knowledge of the Wakatipu area and will lead you to the best spots for learning and testing your skills in a relaxed and spectacular environment.

Rock Climbing and abseiling is the perfect family adventure, and we offer great deals for full and half day family experiences. As part of our family deals, kids under 6 can go free!

Remarkable Alpine Guided Short Walks

The Remarkable Alpine range is undoubtedly the finest in the country, renowned for its spectacular hiking/trekking terrain and awe-inspiring views.

Your guide will take you on a hike tailored to your fitness and experience level, exposing you to the most breath-taking sights of this alpine wonderland.

Alpine Guided Walks are accessible, off the beaten track (no signs, paths or people!) and tailored to your fitness level. Escape the crowds and discover this renowned beauty at your own pace. You will uncover dramatic scenic vistas and unforgettable views over Queenstown (some 2000 meters below) and the Southern Lakes area.

A truly exhilarating and authentic way to experience the remote treasures of this alpine paradise. They're suitable for all ages, ability levels and experience, but sturdy footwear should be worn (can be hired in town).

Family adventures with Climbing Queenstown

Active families – adventuring together!  And kids under 6 go free!  Find out more on your family adventure wtih Climbing Queenstown here >>

 

Other Queenstown Climbing adventures

 
Abseiling

Prepare to enjoy the adrenaline rush of a thrilling abseil/rappel, where you're in control as you descend some of Queenstown's best cliffs. On our abseil tours you will visit a variety of crags, to build up your skills and test your nerve. You control the speed so there's even time to take in the panoramic scenery on the way down!

Absolute beginners are welcome and complete instruction is provided by knowledgeable guides.
Read more on our abseiling excursions here >>


Snowshoeing

Take the time out to try your hand at Snow Shoeing, amongst the snow and ice, and seeing for yourself the impressive views around of Lake Alta, a glacial remnants lake and the surrounding Alta Cirque. Explore the frozen glacial lake, cliffs and surrounds.

This is an amazing half or full day, tailored to your wants or needs, our full day option can include a range of experiences, dependent entirely on your goals, fitness and experience.
Read more on snowshoeing here >>

 

Family Wild Camping Overnight Expedition

Get away from it all and bond together as you experience one of our AWESOME Iconic NZ Camping Trips. We tailor-make your family camping adventure to the ages and the desires of your family – it can be as challenging or relaxing as you want!  No experience required, tents, and all food included plus any outdoor gear you don't have can be hired for a small charge. Let us guide you on two days of exploring in remote, stunning locations in the great wild New Zealand outdoors including a night under the stars in a scenic natural camp site. Leisurely walks, lake or river swimming, games, relaxing and cooking on a open wood fire make for a unforgettable family adventure.

Price: 2 Adults 2 Children  $1499, 2 Adults 3 Children   $1599
Read more on wild camping here >>  

 

 

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Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.