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Ever wanted to scale cliff faces and rock formations with the speed and agility of Spiderman? These abseiling and rock climbing experiences will see you learning new skills and challenging your fear of heights! Once you have repelled vertically from dizzying heights you'll feel a huge sense of accomplishment and elation. Just make sure you don't forget to take in the scenery on the way down! Whether you're a complete beginner or experienced, we have an adventure to suit.
Rock climbing and abseiling NZ represent some of the most rewarding of all adventure sports. Inclusive and accessible for all ages and abilities, they challenge you to harness your skill, athleticism and nerve amidst beautiful natural surroundings.
And with spectacular adventures on offer at RedBalloon, there are opportunities for everyone, whether you’re experienced on the ropes, a newbie looking to push yourself to new heights of achievement, or a family after a great day out.
Rock climbing and abseiling essentially go hand-in-hand – it’s basically a case of either going up or going down!
Rock climbers use their own strength to clamber up rocks to reach a summit or end point of a formation, free climbing with safety ensured by their secure attachment to ropes. These same ropes can also be used to allow abseiling – also known as rappelling – in controlled descent back to the ground.
With its epic landscapes and rugged terrain defined by deep canyons and towering cliff-faces, there are naturally many fantastic opportunities for abseiling and rock climbing in NZ.
For an unforgettable and enjoyable day, choose abseiling and rock climbing in Queenstown.
There is a range of incredible locations throughout The Remarkables, for example, with activities tailored to all all-comers. Offering spectacular views along with climbs to suit all abilities and ages, it’s a superbly inclusive activity in the midst of one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world. Meanwhile, professional guides and instructors, along with guided alpine walks and transfers from Queenstown, ensure that it’s a great way to spend a day out with the family.
Take in the spectacular views stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Alps as you tackle the most exciting and rewarding climbing areas Christchurch offers.
Challenging your tenacity and courage as you scale the terrain of Christchurch’s largest volcano, you’ll enjoy the professionalism, expertise and high-quality equipment of the guides and tours offered by RedBalloon. Whether you are looking to test yourself to another bold, vertigo-inducing climb or daring yourself to start off for the very first time, there is something for everyone.
Waikato is home to many incredible abseiling and rock climbing adventures. You could choose, for example, to climb the ancient fossil limestone cliffs of Stone Valley, taking in sweeping views of boulder valleys and distant mountains.
Or, for a thrilling challenge, descend into an ancient stream flowing off Mount Karioi at sundown for an unforgettable canyoning adventure. As you climb and abseil the cascading waterfalls, you’ll find your way illuminated by thousands of luminous glow worms who decorate this treasured part of the Waikato region.
You don’t need to bring anything special – just dress in casual wear designed for the great outdoors. The climbing operators will provide all the equipment – ensuring you are safe, comfortable and ready to tackle these challenges! Note that NZ abseiling and rock climbing operate in most conditions, but heavy rain or high winds are going to inevitably hamper climbing – in which case rescheduling will occur.
It can vary – there are definitely harder, more challenging options as well as easier ones for newbies and younger participants. The knowledgeable and experienced operators offered at RedBalloon can make sure you’re matched with the right climbs to deliver the best experiences.
Abseiling is a controlled activity, and no previous experience is required. Full instructions, limited numbers and thorough checks by the qualified guides are incorporated to make sure of your safety at all times.