Lord of the Rungs Via Ferratta Experience - Level 3 - with Heli Flight

Fitness level moderate
Intensity level moderate
Intensity level high
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Highlights & inclusions

Helicopter ride off the top
High-quality rock climbing
Highest waterfall cable climb in the world
Advanced climb designed for experienced climbers
Climb behind a waterfall

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Wed, Jun 19, 2024

What you can expect

Calling all adventurers looking for the wow factor, this is the perfect experience for you! On this adventure you will conquer the world's highest waterfall cable climb and return from your climb in style by Helicopter.

During the 5-7 hour advanced climb you will be using steel ladder rungs, foot pegs, wire bridges and cables to make your way up the 450m cascading waterfalls of Twin Falls. Along the way, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the mountains, lakes and waterfalls, getting up close and even going in behind one to gain access to the very top.

All necessary safety equipment and training are provided on the day by your attentive and experienced guide and you do not need any prior climbing experience, however, all adventurers should be fit, ready for adventure and able to manage heights as this journey rises high into the sky.

If you're chasing an epic journey in the Wanaka region and have a love for all things adventure then this is the experience for you!

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • 5-7 Hour Adventure to the top
  • Helicopter ride back down
  • Guide and training
  • Equipment (Harness, helmets, via ferrata lanyard and safety equipment)
  • Lunch
Highlights
  • Via Ferrata Climbing for more experienced adventurers
  • Climb 450m vertical alongside cascading waterfalls
  • Go to the top of Twin Falls double waterfall
  • Mt Aspiring National Park
  • High-quality rock climbing
  • Includes some overhangs
  • Helicopter ride off the top of the waterfall
Time
  • Daily at 10am, return at approximately 5pm
Location
  • Pick up is available from Wanaka i-Site in town, 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka and this must be arranged prior to the tour. Please meet at least 30 minutes before departure
  • Pick up from your accommodation may be possible - please get in touch to arrange
Departure Location
  • Wildwire - Twin Falls Waterfall, Wanaka - Mt Aspiring Road
Transfers
  • Pease meet us at the farm gate at Twinfalls waterfall. To get there, head West on the Wanaka - Mt Aspiring Road for approximately 20-minutes. You will see 2 large waterfalls on the left side of the road. Go over a cattle stop and turn immediately to the left. Meet us outside the locked farm gate. If you hit gravel, or the Treble Cone ski-field road, turn around, you have gone a little bit too far. If you are unable to self-drive, please contact us to arrange a pick up from town.
What To Bring
  • Water
  • Small backpack
  • Sturdy shoes with some grip
  • Suitable clothes for the weather on the day
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Fingerless gloves (optional)
  • Swimmers and small towel (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • On windy days, a rain jacket is advisable as the waterfall can change direction and guests may get wet
Additional Information
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 2 guests
  • Suitable for fit, adventurous, thrill seekers. Must be able to climb a ladder, be active for 5 – 7 hours and move through steep exposed heights
  • Minimum age for the Via Ferrata Tours is 13 years. Anybody under the age of 16 years must climb with an adult guardian
  • Standard harnesses have a weight limit of 100kgs. If guest is over 100kgs, they must be in strong and good fitness. Limited harnesses are available with a higher limit
  • Be prepared for walking up and down trails that are steep in sections
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
  • We reserve the right to cancel trips if the minimum number is not reached, or if weather or any other situation should demand this
  • Cancellations within 10 days may incur a NZ$50.00 cancellation fee
  • No refund will apply to cancellations within 48 hours of the departure date
  • Tours depart at designated trip time and no refund will be given for late arrivals
  • No refund will be given if you choose to, or do not have the ability to complete your booked climb. You are able to downgrade, but no refund will be given
  • Some promotional bookings may be totally non-refundable, this will be clearly identified in that booking section
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction. (Only if they accept mobile vouchers)
From
$597.08AUD
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience