Join us on the world’s highest waterfall via Ferrata adventure. Twin Falls, one of Wanaka’s most stunning waterfalls, is just a short drive from Wanaka’s town centre and the entrance to Mt. Aspiring National Park.
The opportunity to explore these waterfalls up close is an unforgettable experience; discover secret pools, picnic next to towering waterfalls, and take in stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. With ladder rungs and bridges allowing access to previously inaccessible regions, using Via Ferrata systems affords even the most inexperienced adventurers an incredible opportunity.
There are three tour options:
Go Wild – the beginner’s tour, which is gently graded and easier to travel.
Wild Thing is the intermediate route, which grows steeper and more adventurous.
While Lord of the Rungs is our newest advanced trip. This excursion ascends 400 vertical metres from the valley floor to the very top of the waterfall, traverses over 1000m of climbing behind the cascade and across overhangs, and concludes with a helicopter flight back to the ground.
On all trips, we stop regularly for breaks so you can take in the breathtaking scenery. Our highly-skilled crew guarantees your safety at every level.
Lord of the Rungs is the world’s highest waterfall cable climb. Reaching the top will take you through 450m of vertical terrain.
With three levels to choose from, there are options to suit the ability of every adventurer. No experience is needed on any of our climbs.
Via Ferrata is the technical name for our climb – which means ‘iron path’. It is a climbing route built with steel rungs and cables fixed to the rock. It allows safe travel through vertical terrain, which would otherwise be impossible.
If you are up for an adventure of a lifetime, check out our cable climbing options below and get ready for some Sheer vertical fun!
Go Wild will take you into the heart of the waterfall, exposing hidden pools and crossing three suspension bridges before crossing our final 35m bridge and traversing back to the base along a picturesque trail.
We pick you up in Wanaka and drive through stunning scenery to the base of the Twin Falls Waterfall. We’ll teach you everything you need to know before starting your climb. You will be instructed by one of our friendly guides for the whole trip.
Guide, Transport to and from Twin Falls Waterfall (ex Wanaka), snacks, and all climbing & safety equipment.
Wild Thing is our most popular climb, suitable for adventurous, active beginners. Having completed the Go Wild section, we climb higher, crossing two more suspension bridges, including a 3-wire bridge, before finishing at the base of a spectacular 60m waterfall. This section of the climb is steeper and more exposed, offering a perfect balance of challenge and achievability and opening up fantastic views.
We pick you up in Wanaka and drive through stunning scenery to the base of the Twin Falls Waterfall. We’ll teach you everything you need to know before starting your climb, and you’ll receive instructions from one of our excellent guides the whole trip.
Guide, Transport to and from Twin Falls Waterfall (ex Wanaka), snacks and lunch/afternoon tea, and all climbing & safety equipment.
Our most advanced climb and a fantastic experience! Lord of the Rungs is our most advanced climb, suitable for fit adventure seekers with an excellent head for heights! Along the way, you will cross a 3-wire bridge, go behind a 60m waterfall and climb through an airy overhang. You will climb the entire waterfall to the top and finish by helicopter.
We pick you up in Wanaka (self-drive option available) and drive through stunning scenery to the base of the Twin Falls Waterfall. We’ll teach you everything you need to know before starting your climb, and you’ll be given helpful instructions by one of our excellent guides for the whole trip.
Guide, Transport to and from Twin Falls Waterfall (ex Wanaka), snacks and lunch/ afternoon tea, and all climbing & safety equipment.
You will get wet! Get up close and personal with the waterfall by abseiling/rappelling the upper section of the Twin Falls canyon. Fly to the top of the waterfall in a helicopter.
learn abseil skills before abseiling ten waterfalls before exiting the canyon and finally join our trail down. No previous abseiling or climbing experience is required, but reasonable fitness is. Bring your sense of adventure, and get ready for some fun!
Helicopter to the top!
Get up close and personal with Twin Falls
Abseil/rappel 10 beautiful waterfalls
Immerse yourself in native bush
Exceptional mountain and lake views
Price: Adult $599 per person (Operates in November)
Departs Wanaka: 10:00 am
Tour Duration: 7 to 8 Hours (approx)
Level: Medium. Suitable for more adventurous beginners.
This adventure will get the adrenaline pumping. You will get wet and some serious vertical on this adventure. Start with a Helicopter ride to the top of the canyon.
Learn abseiling/rappelling in the upper sections and descend the entire waterfall, hitting the big time with four epic 50m +(164 ft +) abseils. Expect incredible views, huge waterfalls and an unforgettable day out.
Helicopter Ride to the top!
Heart pumping vertical
Abseil/rappel 550m (1800 ft)
Heart pumping, 65m free-hanging abseil/ rappel
Entire waterfall descent
Visit both waterfalls
Expect a great day exploring nature in the mountains. The Wild Walks Hike is a fantastic opportunity to get a taste of via Ferrata, go for a hike and enjoy incredible views. You will want good fitness and a sense of adventure for this day.
Starting at the waterfall’s base, you will be fitted with harnesses and helmets and start the trek up our cliff-side trail, which includes approximately 2 hours of hiking and some short climbing sections. You will reach the top of the waterfall, and from here, you will have options for a shorter or longer loop.
Either way, you will continue along the stream, crossing some wire bridge sections and making your way into the native beech forest. You will learn about our planting and trapping program and be allowed to contribute to our efforts. Hiking times are approximately 5 hours, and tailored options for shorter and longer hiking treks are available.
What To Bring:
First of all, bring your sense of adventure! Make sure to wear sturdy shoes with some grip and clothes suitable for the weather on the day. Here is a list of other items you may wish to bring along:
Helicopter up and down included!
Round trip from Wanaka around 5 hours.
Suitable for beginners, must be able to climb a ladder, walk on uneven terrain and be active for 3 hours (short course), or 6 hours (longer course)
No climbing experience required.
Guide, training, safety equipment and lunch provided
Lunch is provided on full price tours
A minimum of 3 hikers is required for the tour to go ahead
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