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Test your mettle and learn new skills with a Queenstown mountaineering, climbing or abseiling adventure

Whether you're learning to rock climb or you’re embarking on a guided mountain ascent, Queenstown is a climbers' paradise, with some of the most accessible alpine climbing experiences in New Zealand.

Go abseiling and canyoning or enjoy a Via Ferrata course in summer or challenge yourself on the snowy Southern Alps in winter. The stunning vistas from our natural climbing playground will reward you for your efforts.

Climb safely with our experienced local guides who offer guided mountaineering trips for many skill levels. Try your hand at ice climbing or book a day trip or a multi-day expedition to the mighty peaks of the Remarkables and the Wakatipu Basin.

You can also take a mountaineering course in Queenstown and learn climbing techniques, including rope skills, abseiling, ice-axe use, and cramponing. The Remarkables are a great place to learn mountaineering skills, as they offer a range of conditions from gentle slopes, to rock and ice climbing.