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Book - Twin Falls Via Ferrata Climbing


Climb alongside Twin Falls, one of Wanaka’s most iconic waterfalls on Via Ferrata - a series of ladder rungs and wire bridges that have been attached to the cliffs next to the waterfall. Experience hidden pools beneath towering falls and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lakes.

If you can climb a ladder, then you can take on this Wanaka must do activity!

With two tours to choose from there is something for everyone:

  • GO WILD - Suitable for beginners and families with no experience needed.

  • WILD THING WATERFALL CLIMB - An intermediate tour suitable for those with a good head for heights.

Where is the tour located?  

You will be climbing Twin Falls waterfall, on the Wanaka to Mt Aspiring Road.

What is Via Ferrata?

Via Ferrata means "Iron Pathway" it is popular in Europe and is essentially metal ladder rungs, pegs and wire bridges, drilled into the rock to allow those with no previous climbing experience to access vertical areas otherwise too difficult to access. 

What do I bring?

Bring a sense of adventure, sturdy shoes with a bit of grip on the bottom and comfortable trekking clothes suitable for weather on the day. Optional - water, camera, swim gear, small pack. (On hot days, you may wish to dunk under the waterfall) 

What will be provided on the trip?

They provide transport to/from Wanaka town centre. Also your guide and training, helmets, harness, via ferrata lanyard and safety equipment. Water and snacks are provided on all tours.

What can I expect on the day?

Expect loads of fun, an amazing adventure and incredible scenery on all tours. 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. Please note: There is limited cell phone coverage at the waterfall.

Are there any age restrictions?

Minimum age on our group departures is 12 years. If you are under 16, you must climb our via ferrata with an adult guardian. For children under 12 a private tour may be an option. All minors (16 years and under) require and adult guardian’s signature on their waiver. There are no upper age limits to this activity.

What is the main difference between "Go Wild" and "Wild Thing"?

Go Wild is shorter (3 hours return vs. 5 hours), less steep and less exposed. It is suitable for active beginners, those with a short timeframe and hesitant adventurers. Wild Thing is longer, steeper, more exposed and perfect with beginners looking for excitement and adventure.

Twin Falls Via Ferrata Climbing Location

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