Climbing Queenstown - New Zealand Climbing Experiences Where Your Climbing Adventures Begin....

New Zealand Rock Climbing, Via Ferrata, Abseiling, Mountaineering and Trekking. From beginner through to advanced climbing. No experience required. We specialise in safe, fun family adventures.

“We operate in some of the most beautiful scenery around Queenstown. Choose an adventure in rock climbing, Via Ferrata (our fixed-rung climbing experience,) abseiling, mountaineering or alpine trekking. No experience is required.

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Rock Climbing

Feel the raw adventure and excitement of our guided rock climbing experience for novice through to advanced climbers. Under our professional instruction feel your body and mind work together as you reach new heights.

Via Ferrata Climbing New Zealand Book now

The perfect introduction to climbing if you have not been climbing before. Our Via Ferrata gives you the exposure of a rock climbing experience. Whilst less physically challenging, you still get the buzz of being up high.

Zip Climb Combo Please ring or email us direct to book this product (ring 0800 CLIMBING (New Zealand domestic phones only please) or 64 27 477 9393 (International) or email us at

Zip Climb Combo

“Zip and Climb” combines a Ziptrek Moa or Kea tour with either a Rock Climb, a Via Ferrata Climb or an Alpine Trek allowing you to customize your combo experience whilst also saving money.  Whether a novice or experienced climber, you can feel the buzz and raw adventure that a guided climbing experience allows whilst stepping outside your comfort zone in total security that you’re being taken care of.

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An experience not physically demanding but definitely a mentally challenging one. Our abseil trips let you control your decent speed safely to the ground, as you experience the adrenaline rush of descending onto Queenstown’s doorstep.

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We can take you on a privately guided mountaineering trip- all year round. For those wanting a more extreme climbing experience with breathtaking views, our mountaineering trips are most rewarding.

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Alpine Trekking

We specialise in alpine trekking ( above the bush line ) so your views are enhanced as you are generally at higher elevations. This will also give you mountain awareness and closeness to this wonderful alpine environment. Expect in-depth interpretation of the alpine environment, and identification of native flora and fauna, however your guides primary focus is your safety and enjoyment.

New Zealand’s Climbing experts offering adventures in Rock Climbing, Via Ferrata, Abseiling, Mountaineering and Hiking, from complete beginner to advanced climbing.

Our Summer 14/15 hours are from 1st Oct 14 until 30th April 15

Please note that our trips will only run for two or more clients.

Our Winter 2015 hours are FROM 1st May 2014 – 30th Sept 2014  

Latest news from Climbing Queenstown

Climbing Queenstown is now an Official New Zealand Adventure Activities Operator

As part of the current New Zealand Governments drive to make our New Zealand Outdoor Adventure Activities sector as safe and as well run as possible, all commercial activity operators are now required to be audited to become official Adventure Activity Operators (as at 1st December 14).

Climbing Queenstown is pleased to announce that it has passed the audit process and, as it 4th December 14, is an Official New Zealand Adventure Activity Operator. 

Please see the attached certificate Successful-Registration-Climbing-Queenstown for our formal qualification.

Many thanks to Neal McAloon, the companies Operations Manager, who has been responsible for getting the audit process completed.

Kind Regards (and happy climbing!)

John Knight

Company Director 

Ben Lomond Climbing Crags - finished and ready to go!

Check out  the views below from our latest crags. If you come out on a Zip Climb Combo with us these are the Crags (and the views that you will have!) that you will climb.

The Queens Drive, alpine trekking in the Remarkables

This stunning day walk begins with a drive up the exciting Remarkable ski road taking us to a height of 1600m. Starting off on the easy maintenance road for the ski field it's not long until you have climbed over the ridge to the western aspect of the Remarks where this trek soon hits some exposed terrain, giving even the most experienced tramper a sense of being out there. Once here we traverse along the narrow ‘highway’ under the ridge with an exciting 1700m drop off to Lake Wakatipu to our right. At this stage the man-made ski lifts seem a very long way away and you realize that we are in some very harsh alpine terrain. Not to worry our experienced guides are in their element here and will guide you safely to the German helmet. This is a good spot for a welcome rest and some lunch with spectacular views of the Wakatipu basin, like something out of a geography text book on glacial formation. If you look directly over the Shotover Bridge, you can see Mount Earnslaw to the North, West you can see the majestic peaks of Fiordland and just over Queenstown you can see the dwarfed peaks of Ben Lomond and Coronet.

Chris standing 1700m above Queenstown and lake Wakatipu

Although a rest spot you had better not let your guard down as you could easily lose your lunch to the brazen local residents, the Kea the only alpine parrot in the world.

Neal on the German helmet

From here we scramble our way up to the Helipad, a flat spot on the Remarkable ridge that is amazingly used as a helicopter landing pad. This tops out at 2200m our highest point of the day where we can see the alpine Lake Alta directly below us. From here we make our way back to the Shadow basin and down the service road to the van feeling tired but exhilarated after a challenging day out one of the best alpine treks in the area. Neal McAloon, climbing guide.

Alpine trek, views and terrain to enjoy

The easy access to the Remarkables Alpine Area means great adventures daily.......

David says check this out, 2km vertical back to the lake and Queenstown

Alpine treks are suited to safe travel and our guests aspirations and fitness on the day, there is a lot to see and do!

David and Andrew check out the east face rock slabs ground smooth by past glaciation

Andrew embracing the stone, bound by ribbons of quartz

Busy time on the Remarkables

Rupert has been busy over the last week with three trips up Remarkables. Firstly he climbed the North ridge of Single with Yann. It was beautiful bluebird day. To finish off the day they both had a swim in Lake Alta, that is frozen for five months a year!

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On Sunday he took 65 year old Englishman John over the Grand Traverse which takes in all the highest points on the Remarkables Range. Though the weather was not fantastic, it was windy and little cloudy they still had a awesome day out. John has since been lapping the down hill trails on Skyline!

Finaly Rupert finished off a three day course with Yorkshireman Lee. They got an early start today and climbed the ultra classic 150m Grade 16 on the Alta slabs called ‘ It ain’t over til the fat lady sings’ This rang true for the day as the three abseil descent was done in howling wind and rain. It was a great chance fro Lee to show off his new rope management skills.

Jess was also caught out by the fast moving front up at Waterfall Wall on Gorge Road while doing one of the many half day trips that have been happening.

Hope everyone else has been able to out and about between the fronts!

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Double Cone