Prices and Hours


The climbing wall will be closed at times during November and December due to events in the indoor stadium at Queenstown Events Centre. Apologies for any disappointment - it's a great excuse to try some real rock on the Wakatipu's awesome crags!

You can see a list of scheduled closures and times when instructors are due on site below:

Thursday 8th November – Open – belay holders only. No instructor on site
Friday 9th November – Open all day. Instructor on site 3pm – 9pm
Saturday 10th November – Open – belay holders only
Sunday 11th November – Open – belay holders only
12th–15th November – CLOSED FOR EVENT (until 3pm on 15th November)
5th-10th December – CLOSED FOR EVENT.

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 will be present for those with no Belay Licence
 Adult Child
Casual Visit $12.50   $10.00
Casual Visit + Hire Equipment $17.50  $15.00
10-Session Pass $100.00  $80.00
10-Session Pass + Hire Equipment


Kids' Climbing Programme

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


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.

Winter opening hours (April-October)

NB the hours below are for school term times. During school holidays we run extended instructor sessions (i.e. for non-belay licence holders) between 3.00pm-9.00pm, Monday to Friday.

 Open to belay licence holders*Bookable adult sessions - instructor on site#Kids' climbing (school terms) ^
Monday 6am-4pm & 7-9pm 7-9pm 4-7pm

(open late)

6am-4pm & 6-10pm

6-8pm & 8-10pm



6am-4pm & 7-9pm




6am-4pm & 7-9pm 7-9pm 4-7pm


6am-9pm 12-9pm No classes; kids welcome 3-6pm

Weekends & Public Holidays

8am-8pm Not available; belay licence holders only Not available; belay licence holders only


We have instructors on site Mon-Fri from 12.00-9.00pm; there are no instructors on site during weekends and public holidays (i.e. belay licence holders only at these times)

* Due to space limitations, we recommend belay licence holders book the wall (max. 2 hours) outside of kids' term-time climbing hours

^ Paid termly & booked via Tash Falk (separate classes for 6-8 years; then beginners, intermediate & advanced levels)

# Bookings available (max. 2 hours; 1 session/day per person).

late night climbing

Make a booking

Spaces on the wall are limited. To secure your space, please make a booking on the day by visiting, phoning or emailing Customer Services on 03 450 9005 or 

Your booking is only confirmed once you have received a response from a member of our team. Simply leaving a voice message does not guarantee your booking. Bookings can be made for a maximum of two people each.


Wall closures

Please note Rockatipu Climbing Wall may be closed due to events held in the stadium.
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