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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$174.78
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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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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 (61)
1 - 5 of 61 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous experience and very well run. Chris, our guide and all the others extremely friendly and professional and gave us complete confidence in what we were about to do. We were a group of four 60+ year old grannies, did the Wild Thing, and had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elaine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wild Wire Wanaka is a FULL ON activity, a must do in Wanaka

This activity is literally epic from start to the beginning. The Via Veratta climbing method makes sure you are focused the whole time while climbing up the waterfall. We have done many activities in New Zealand, but this is on the top. Not very known,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank roadrebelz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

We fairly just arrived in Wanaka from Dubai, and we had wildwire Wanaka as our first activity to our trip, and I have to tell us that it has set the bar too high for our other activities at Wanaka. Patrick our guide was very...More

Thank Abdullamalawar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome adventure

We had a brilliant time doing the intermediate climb! Alice our guide was fantastic and never rushed us. Definitely great fun (not too difficult if you are okay with heights) and the views are worth it. We didn’t do it the lord of the rungs...More

Thank darshnis2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exceptional adventure

We did the intermediate experience with no previous via ferrata climbing experience. They give great instructions at the start and even let you practice before getting on the course. Just 4 people per guide which is perfect. There was rain the previous day so the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gay W
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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