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Rope, ice axe, harness... check. Challenge your mind and body to reach new heights!


Challenge your mind and body by exploring Wanaka's alpine environment with a rock climbing adventure. Rock climbing in Wanaka is world-class, it keeps you fit and provides a huge sense of personal achievement. Learn and develop your skills under the expert supervision of qualified rock and mountain guides. We offer private trips and courses tailored for all abilities. For beginners wanting to learn the basics of climbing and rope work, to more advanced three-day courses and multi-day alpine adventures for those who've got the bug and want to further develop their skills.


Take a helicopter directly to the undisputed best ice climbing areas in New Zealand and witness the beautiful ice flows that drape over bluffs and cliffs, providing a smorgasbord of climbs of varying difficulty. Develop and expand your ice climbing skills, including lead climbing. Ice climbing courses are structured to suit your level of ability and experience, starting with low-angled routes while you develop confidence and technique. Guided by internationally certified instructors, your technique will quickly progress, as will the steepness of the terrain you climb.


Ever dreamt of summiting a serious mountain? Wanaka is a superb place to hone your mountaineering skills. Begin with an introduction to mountain climbing and develop your skills under the supervision of a professional guide. Learn climbing techniques from the protection of an established alpine camp based close to Wanaka in the beautiful Southern Lakes region. From here you will build confidence and prepare yourself for big mountain adventures.


The summit of Mount Aspiring reaches 3033 metres. This beautiful mountain was named Tititea or ‘glittering peak’ by local Maori. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the world's most qualified and experienced instructors, enjoy 1:1 private instruction and develop best-practice mountaineering techniques before turning your attention to summiting Mount Aspiring. Great views abound when you look into the deep and glaciated valleys to the West and beyond to the Tasman Sea. Summiting Mount Aspiring is an achievable climb on one of the most beautiful peaks in the southern hemisphere.

Release offers unique and memorable experiences. Talk to us about creating an experience that combines your personal choice of the many world-class attractions and adventure opportunities within easy reach of your luxury Wanaka accommodation.

What our customers say

  • "Everything was just perfect in the villa, we enjoyed the whole stay. Only one thing we would upgrade in the villa: after hiking day sauna would be a good option.........We will recommend the villa to our friends for sure!"

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