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Whatever skill level you're at, you're welcome to come along to the Rockatipu indoor wall located at Queenstown Events Centre. 

Ready to book?

You can do it all online. 


Just a heads up! If your current belay license has expired, you may still book in to complete an observation and assessment session of your ability to meet minimum safety requirements.

  • About the wall

    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.

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  • We're open from 6.00am-9.00pm Monday - Friday and 8.00am-8.00pm on weekends.

    Belay license 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 1.00pm
    2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm
    6.30pm 5.00pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 5.00pm
      7.00pm     7.00pm

     

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

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

    The next closure  will be from Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 December inclusive while we're hosting the annual Christmas Show. Apologies for any inconvenience and all the best to Santa's little helpers who are organising this awesome annual event.

    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.

    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

    Entry 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

    Kid's 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.

     

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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 4 bookings now open

    Term 4 children's climbing classes begin Monday 12 October. The full term programme 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 programmes: $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:

    03 443 4791

    alexa.peters@qldc.govt.nz

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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:

    03 443 4791

    alexa.peters@qldc.govt.nz

     

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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:

    03 443 4791

    alexa.peters@qldc.govt.nz

     

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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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  • 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.

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