New Zealand offers endless opportunities for rock climbing and mountaineering, with 30 peaks taller than 3000 metres, and Mount Cook at 3753 metres, there’s no shortage of challenging summits to conquer here. If you’ve always wanted to join an expedition and knock off a summit or two, or complete a mountain trek like the Ball Pass, experienced climbing instructors and guides are ready to help. Whether a beginner or advanced climber there is an option for you.
Below are just some of the climbing highlights you may be able to include in your next Luxury Adventure.
Matukituki Valley on the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park. This glaciated valley is over 40km long and contains numerous random outcrops of ice scoured and weather worn rock, more commonly known as Otago Schist.
Wharepapa South, 25 kilometres south east of Te Awamutu. It’s centrally located, just one hour from Rotorua and 1 hour 15 minutes from Tauranga, Hamilton and Taupo.
Whangarei Heads at the Gorilla. This two pitch easy to medium grade climb is situated on an exposed volcanic plug. The stunning view overlooks Whangarei Harbour, Ocean beach, Little Barrier and Great Barrier.
Climb at the Mt Eden Quarry here anyone at any level can enjoy a climb.
The best climbing near Queenstown is found at Wye Creek, about 18 kms out of town. There are nearly a 100 routes, with a few short multi pitches. The views from the climbs are nothing short of spectacular. It\’s a fair hike from the highway so make sure to plan on spending most of the day there.