Wildwire Wanaka, nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s stunning Southern Alps, offers an adventure that combines the thrill of climbing with the breathtaking beauty of pure nature. This unique via ferrata (iron path) experience allows visitors of all skill levels to scale the heights and enjoy panoramic views that are usually reserved for experienced climbers. Wildwire’s guided tours provide a safe and exhilarating way to explore Wanaka’s majestic landscapes, making it a must-visit destination for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike.

Why choose Wildwire?

Choosing Wildwire for your next adventure means embarking on a journey unlike any other. With routes designed to cater to various fitness levels, from beginners to adrenaline junkies, there’s something for everyone. The professional guides ensure safety is paramount, offering personalized attention and sharing their vast knowledge of the local flora and fauna. The experience not only challenges participants physically but also provides an immersive connection with nature.

What makes Lord of the Rungs unique compared to other via ferrata climbs?

Lord of the Rungs stands out as it is recognized as the highest waterfall cable climb in the world, offering climbers an unparalleled challenge paired with a spectacular helicopter descent.

What to expect

Participants can expect an unforgettable adventure scaling waterfalls, crossing suspension bridges, and taking in awe-inspiring views over Lake Wanaka and the surrounding mountains. Wildwire offers different levels of climbs – from the introductory ‘Go Wild’ level that allows you to dip your toes into the world of via ferrata, to ‘Wild Thing’, which is sure to get your heart racing with its higher climbs and more challenging routes. For those seeking the ultimate challenge, ‘Lord of the Rungs’ is the highest waterfall cable climb in the world and includes a helicopter descent.

Preparing for your climb

To ensure you have the best possible experience on your Wildwire adventure, it’s important to come prepared. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for climbing and weather conditions on the day. Sturdy footwear is essential – think closed-toe shoes with good grip. Water and snacks are provided but bring extra if you feel you’ll need them. Lastly, don’t forget your camera! The vistas you’ll encounter are truly once-in-a-lifetime shots.

Making memories

Beyond the physical climb itself, Wildwire offers an opportunity to make lasting memories with friends or family members. It’s not just about reaching new heights physically but also about strengthening bonds as you encourage each other along the way. The sense of achievement when you complete your climb is unparalleled – not to mention having epic stories and photos to share back home.

Sustainability at heart

Wildwire is deeply committed to preserving New Zealand’s natural beauty for future generations. Their sustainability practices include minimizing environmental impact through careful route planning and fostering awareness among participants about local conservation efforts. By choosing Wildwire, you’re not just embarking on an adventure; you’re also contributing positively towards environmental preservation.


  • Via ferrata climbing accessible for all skill levels
  • Panoramic views over Lake Wanaka and Southern Alps
  • Different levels of climbs catering from beginners to adrenaline seekers
  • Safety ensured by professional guides
  • Includes world’s highest waterfall cable climb – Lord of the Rungs
  • Sustainability practices aimed at preserving natural beauty

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