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Pikika

*** Bookings open for kids' Term 3 climbing classes   ***
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The Rockatipu indoor climbing wall at Queenstown Events Centre is open during our normal operating hours, 6.00am-9.00pm weekdays and 8.00am-8.00pm weekends.

Belay licence holders are able to climb at any time around kids' after-school sessions but must still book ahead during peak times.

Bookable sessions are live on our website with two-hour slots available at the following days and times:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12.00pm   12.00pm 12.00pm 12.00pm
2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm
7.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 5.30pm
  8.00pm     7.30pm

Our instructors will be onsite as usual from 12.00-9.00pm weekdays and are ready to welcome climbers of all levels back to the wall. If you don't currently have a belay licence for the wall then come along during these instructor hours for an assessment, or just for a casual drop-in session. 

Book climbing online

BOOK A CLIMBING SESSION 

STEP 1: Log in by clicking HERE

STEP 2: Book your lesson(s) by clicking HERE

If your current belay licence has expired, you may still book in to complete an observation and assessment session of your ability to meet minimum safety requirements.

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Reaching a dramatic 12 metres in height, our indoor wall features a wide range of climbs involving different styles and catering for complete beginners through to expert lead climbers.  

  • - More than 40 climbs available for leading and top roping

  • - New Zealand climbing grades from 14 to 27 (FR 4c-7c ; US 5.7-5.12d)

  • - Vertical and overhanging rock features

  • - Friendly, qualified instructors

  • - Kids' climbing courses

  • - Equipment hire (climbing shoes and harness)

  • - Kids' birthday parties.

Supervision Policy

Adults must obtain a Rockatipu Climbing Wall belay licence before they can climb without instructor supervision or with children. Belay licences can be obtained during the instructor session times below and are valid for 12 months.

Climbing wall closures

Occasionally we need to close the wall for events in the main indoor stadium. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

For all the latest check out our Facebook page and Rockatipu Climbing Wall public Facebook group.

  • Climbing wall closures

    Occasionally we need to close the wall for events in the main indoor stadium. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

    For all the latest check out our Facebook page and Rockatipu Climbing Wall public Facebook group.

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    Prices

      Adult  Child
    Casual entry
    (Queenstown Climbing Club member*)
    $6.00 $5.00
    Casual entry + equipment hire
    (Queenstown Climbing Club member*)
    $11.00 $10.00
    Casual entry $12.50   $10.00
    Casual entry + equipment hire $17.50  $15.00
    10-Session Pass $100.00  $80.00
    10-Session Pass + equipment hire $150.00 $120.00
    Kids' Climbing Programme

    $60-80/child for a 10-week term, includes equipment hire

    *  Club memberships available from Small Planet Sports,  15-17 Shotover Street, Queenstown; $40.00/year 

    Adult climbers must obtain a Rockatipu Climbing Wall belay licence before they can climb without an instructor or with children. These can be obtained during the Instructor Session times below, and are valid for 12 months.

    • Child - from 5 years to high school with appropriate ID.
    • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult who holds a Rockatipu Climbing Wall Belay Licence.
    • Equipment hire includes specialised rock climbing shoes and a rock climbing harness.
    • Prices are subject to change.

    Opening times

    We have two types of sessions available:

    1. Licence holder - for those with a Rockatipu Climbing Wall belay licence
    2. Non-licence holder - an instructor must be present for those with no belay licence to climb

    Climbing wall hours

    Make a booking

    Spaces on the wall are limited. To secure your space once the wall reopens, please make a booking online.

    Your booking is only confirmed once you have received a response from a member of our team. Bookings can be made for up to two hours and for a maximum of two people each.

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  • Our qualified climbing instructors can help you discover the excitement and thrill of climbing, teaching you the basics in a safe environment.

    They'll teach you how to belay (i.e. how to keep your climbing partner safe while they ascend the wall) and help you develop your climbing skills and style as you progress through our graded climbing wall.

    Once you gain a Rockatipu Climbing Wall belay licence you'll be free to climb without instructor supervision.

    You can learn to climb whenever our instructors are here. These lessons are included in your entrance fee.

    Make a climbing lesson enquiry here.

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  • Introduce your child to rock climbing in a safe and fun environment with our kids' climbing lessons. We offer lessons across four levels, teaching a variety of skills and techniques to build confidence, strength and fitness, including mental skills.

    Our courses are structured around the skill levels of children aged 8-12 years, although we can assess the capabilities of children outside these ages and recommend the best way for them to progress.

    TERM 3 BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

    Our Term 3 programme begins Monday 20 July and will run for 10 weeks.

    Here's the weekly class schedule:

    Monday
    • 4.00-5.00pm Mt Cook (Beginner)
    • 5.00-6.30pm Mt Kilimanjaro (Intermediate)
    Tuesday
    • 4.00-5.00pm Mt Aspiring (6-8yrs)
    • 5.00-6.00pm Mt Aspiring (6-8yrs)
    Wednesday
    • 4.00-5.00pm Mt Cook (Beginner)
    • 5.00-6.30pm Mt Kilimanjaro (Intermediate)
    Thursday
    • 4.00-6.00pm Mt Everest (Advanced)
    Friday 
    • No classes.

    Prices:
    - 6-8yrs and Beginner programme: $60.00/term
    - Intermediate and Advanced programme: $80.00/term

    Spaces are limited and will be allocated in the order that payment is received.

    For all bookings, general enquiries and advice on which class would best suit your child, please contact Alexa Peters:

    alexa.peters@qldc.govt.nz

    T: 03 443 4791.

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  • Are you looking for a fun, team building activity for a school group or corporate team? How about a birthday party with a difference?

    Why not make a group booking at Rockatipu Climbing Wall!

    As long as all participants are eight years or older there’s nothing to stop your team scaling new heights and experiencing the thrill of indoor climbing. It's perfect for groups of 6-12 people. 

    Prices

    • $6 per child
    • $10 per adult
    • $50 per hour for belaying and instruction with our qualified instructor
    • If it's a birthday party, the birthday boy or girl climbs for FREE
    • Prices include equipment hire.

    Room Hire

    If you need breakout space, our function rooms are available for meetings, activities or celebrations in conjunction with your group booking. Prices start from $37.50 per hour.

    To make a group booking for the climbing wall, please contact Alexa Peters:

    alexa.peters@qldc.govt.nz

    T: 03 443 4791.

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  • Take your child's birthday party to new heights!

    Rockatipu Climbing Wall is perfect for groups of 6-12 people, and the birthday boy or girl climbs for free. Everyone must be 8 years or older.

    Climbing Party Prices

    • $6 per child
    • $10 per adult
    • $50 per hour for belaying and instruction with our qualified instructor
    • Birthday boy or girl climbs for FREE
    • Prices include equipment hire.

    To book your party please contact Alexa Peters:

    alexa.peters@qldc.govt.nz

    T: 03 443 4791.

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  • Your safety is paramount and all our instructors hold a minimum qualification of New Zealand Outdoor Instructor Association Rock Level 1, or similar foreign equivalent.

    Come in and say hi sometime!

    Steven & Tomo

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