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Lord of the Rungs Via Ferrata Experience - Level 2

Embark on an epic Via Ferrata climbing experience with this 5-hour intermediate level guided waterfall tour. Book your spot on the daily tour here.
Lord of the Rungs Via Ferrata Experience - Level 2


  • Via Ferrata Climbing

  • Mt Aspiring National Park

  • Travers vertically beside the Twin Falls double waterfall

  • High-quality rock climbing

  • Amazing scenery and views

  • Intermediate/moderate experience

Experience the thrill of climbing alongside cascading waterfalls on our purpose built cable climbing system and take it up a notch on our longer, most popular climb. On this tour, suitable for more adventurous travelers, you will climb 320m (1050ft) vertical alongside beautiful waterfalls, enjoy exceptional lake and mountain views, cross 6 wire-suspension bridges and get up close and personal with huge waterfalls.

If you're looking for an unforgettable adventure, then this 4-5-hour Waterfall Cable Climb experience is perfect for you!

The route is made up of steel cables, metal rungs and foot pegs fixed into the rock. You will be issued with safety gear and taught how to safely climb through using our purpose built system. Your guide will support you the entire time in a small group. On this trip of a lifetime, you will reach incredible heights and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lakes.

This is Ideal for active beginners looking for adventure. All necessary equipment is supplied including harnesses, helmets, lanyards and more, as is all necessary training and safety briefings from your experienced guide.

Members of the group are advised to wear suitable clothing, sturdy shoes, bring sunglasses, sunscreen and swimmers if you're looking to go for a dip in the relaxing hidden pools.

One of the coolest and most adventurous experiences in the Wanaka region, this 5-hour intermediate grade climbing experience will be the highlight of you trip.

More info


  • 4 Hour tour
  • Guide and training
  • Equipment (Harness, helmets, via ferrata lanyard and safety equipment)
  • Lunch


  • Via Ferrata Climbing
  • Climb 320m vertical alongside cascading waterfalls
  • Steep, vertical climbing with spectacular mountain and lake views
  • Travers vertically beside the Twin Falls double waterfall
  • Mt Aspiring National Park
  • High-quality rock climbing
  • Amazing scenery and views
  • Easily obtainable opportunity even for inexperienced enthusiasts


  • Daily at 10am, return at approximately 3pm


  • Pick up is available from Wanaka i-Site in town, 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka and this must be arranged prior to the tour. Please meet at least 30 minutes before departure
  • Pick up from your accommodation may be possible - please get in touch to arrange

Departure Location

Meet at WILDWIRE - Twin Falls Waterfall, Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Rd.

What To Bring

  • Sturdy shoes with some grip
  • Suitable clothes for the weather on the day
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Swimmers and small towel (optional)
  • Camera

Additional Information

  • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 guests
  • Suitable for adventurous, active beginners. Must be able to climb a ladder, walk on uneven terrain, move through steep exposed cliffs and be active for up to 5 hours
  • Minimum age for the Via Ferrata Tours is 12 years. Anybody under the age of 16 years must climb with an adult guardian
  • Minimum height is 120cm
  • Standard harnesses have a minimum weight of 40kg and maximum weight limit of 100kgs
  • Be prepared for walking up and down trails that are steep in sections
  • You will be climbing ladder rungs that run next to the waterfall and crossing bridges over the waterfall. You will be required to clip and unclip your via ferrata lanyard along the way
  • You will not get wet, however, you may get your feet wet at times. There are opportunities to swim in hidden pools and picnic along the way.
  • The activity is not difficult, however you will be required to climb up ladder rungs. On the trek your feet will be mainly on solid ground, however, you will be required to use via ferrata safety systems in some places

Cancellation Policy

  • We reserve the right to cancel trips if the minimum number is not reached, or if weather or any other situation should demand this
  • Cancellations within 10 days may incur a NZ$50.00 cancellation fee
  • No refund will apply to cancellations within 48 hours of the departure date
  • Tours depart at designated trip time and no refund will be given for late arrivals
  • No refund will be given if you choose to, or do not have the ability to complete your booked climb. You are able to downgrade, but no refund will be given
  • Some promotional bookings may be totally non-refundable, this will be clearly identified in that booking section

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction. (Only if they accept mobile vouchers)

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