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Small-Group Iron Road Rock Climb in Queenstown

  • Climb safely under the instruction of a professional guide

  • Enjoy an active half-day of fun, suitable for varying abilities

  • Marvel at the views of the surrounding mountains, valley, and lake

Small-Group Iron Road Rock Climb in Queenstown
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Via Ferrata - Specialized Iron Road Rock Climb Queenstown
From USD 133.01
Specialized Iron Road Rock Climb Queenstown
From USD 133.01

Adventurous travelers with any level of rock-climbing experience (total beginner to advanced) will enjoy climbing this series of steps fixed into a cliff face. Guides will ensure your safety and instruct you on how to approach the climb, as well as ensure that you climb a section suited to your abilities. Your efforts will be rewarded with incredible views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu.

What to Expect

Make your way to the centrally located shop at your chosen departure time of either 9:15am or 1:30pm and receive a safety briefing from your guide. Afterwards, take a short drive to the Via Ferrata, which means "iron road" in Italian. Via Ferrata is located just on the outskirts of Queenstown. Upon arrival, there will be a short walk to the start of the Via Ferrata. It is here that your guide will kit you with your gear and instruct you on how to use the system. Within minutes you will be moving up the rock face and taking in the beautiful views of Lake Wakatipu and beyond. After finishing your climb, you will be returned back to the shop.

Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sliding, walking, abseiling, swimming, and jumping! Had the most fun today on the Routeburn canyon, would recommend to anyone seeking adventure 🤩

Thank caitiecross
CanyoningQT, Front line Sales at Via Ferrata Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review. We are very happy to hear that you had a great time on your Canyoning trip. Kind Regards Bob (on behalf of Canyoning Queenstown)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing tour, such a great experience!

At first I didn't really know what Via Ferrata was but it's such an incredible unique version of rock climbing I would definitely recommend taking a look at it whilst in Queenstown. It is essentially metal bars and rods fixed into the side of cliffs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AbbieW173
ViaFerrataQT, Front line sales at Via Ferrata Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Abbie, Its great to hear that you enjoyed your climb on our Via Ferrata and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I will pass on your kind words to Connie, I'm sure she will be stoked. Thanks again Bob...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Great fun and really unique adventure in Queenstown.

This was such a fun and different activity to do in Queenstown. It was so nice that it was so close to town, although you felt miles away! The Via Ferrata itself was great, lots of options to make it easier or harder. Our guide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rosiecrowder
ViaFerrataQT, Front Office Manager at Via Ferrata Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rosie Thanks for your review! It was awesome having you girls out with us and its great to hear you had a wicked day! I will pass on your review to Connie. Thanks a lot Brydee (On behalf of Via Ferrata Queenstown)

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Great little adventure (if you don't mind heights...)

The dizzying array of 'adrenaline' activities available in Queenstown makes via ferrata look a bit tame by comparison. Actually the element of personal responsibility involved makes it potentially a lot more risky than just being thrown off a bridge strapped to a harness. Luckily our...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TomJ76
ViaFerrataQT, Front Office Manager at Via Ferrata Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Tom, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your Via Ferrata tour! And yes, when being an active participant you share the responsibility of safety with your guide, it is a really cool way to be able to explore while also being in control...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile
What the feck is Via Ferrata?! Don’t ask, just do it.

Think climbing up a cliff with overhangs but with steel steps, pegs and a line that you’re clipped to and you have all the fun climbing without any of the need for technical ability. Our guide, Rylie, was great. We were a small group of...More

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Stefan C, Front Office Manager at Via Ferrata Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Morning Mike, Thanks for that awesome feedback and for recognizing Rylie's great job! We love her and we're glad she made your experience unique! :) Hope to see you again for more adventures. Have a nice day and safe travels, Charlotte - on behalf of...More

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