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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.

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Lake Wakatipu
Via Ferrata Queenstown

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.

  • 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

  • Round-trip shared transfer from Queenstown

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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

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 22 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

Reviewed 2 February 2018
My First Ferrata!

Because I am italian, I should have done many vie ferrate by now, since it was invented in my country, but no! So when I saw it here in Queenstown I decided to sign up for it, because I always wanted to try one. It...More

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Stefan C, Front Office Manager at Via Ferrata Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Ciao Franci, Glad we got to take you on your first Via Ferrata - we feel special as we know how popular it is in Italy, really happy that you experienced it first with us here in Queenstown. And even better that you got to...More

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Amazing experience.

A small group of myself my two 10 year olds and 3 others headed off with two guides. Great experience over 4 hours. Really safe and loads of fun. You scale about 5 rock faces and then finish on a zip wire. Really recommend Via...More

Thank syrahcharles
Stefan C, Front Office Manager at Via Ferrata Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Good morning Syrah, Thanks for this awesome review! I have passed it on to the team and our legendary Amanda at the front desk :) Glad that yourself and your child had a great experience and enjoyed this active and fun adventure with us. Hope...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Loved it!

Riley was by far the best guide we had in Queenstown on the Via Ferrata adventure. She was professional and made excellent and thought out choices to keep the group safe as well as happy. Before making the decision to partake in this sport, we...More

Thank ColleenJ276
Stefan C, Front Office Manager at Via Ferrata Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Good morning Colleen, Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback on your experience with Rylie on Via Ferrata. She is stoked to read all the good things you have to say about her - she is so passionate about her job and...More

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