Indoor Climbing

There are indoor rock walls in most major towns (and many other locations) around the country. The Climber magazine provides a comprehensive listing (last updated June 2011).

Climbing Wall Directory 2011 (PDF 59kb)


Sutherland security Climbing Wall*

ASB Stadium, Western Hills Drive, Whangarei. Ph (09)437-6395.
Public sessions are: Tuesdays 4.00-8pm and THURSDAY 4-8pm, private booking available.
Admission: $10 Child,$15Adult. Concession Card available, group bookings available for other days of the week. 20% discount for NZAC members.


Rockup Mobile Rockclimbing Wall*
Hire from $6.50 per person (Minimum group of 120) or *$525 + gst for 3 Hours *$650 + gst for 4 Hours. *Plus travel if applicable.
To add the wow factor to your next Event Free phone 0800 ROCKUP (762 587) or visit our website School Packages Available on request or contact us for our latest promotion.10% discount to NZAC members.

North Shore Leisure Birkenhead*
Mahara Ave, Birkenhead. Ph (09) 418-4109.
Open 7 days, 10am to 10pm.
Admission:$13 adult, $10 children. Day Pass $21. $11 entry for NZAC members. Instruction and gear hire available. Harness $5, shoes $7, chalk bag $5.

Extreme Edge*
40 Morrin Road, Panmure, Auckland. Ph (09) 574-5677, Fax (09) 574-5678.
Hours: 10am-10pm seven days.
Admission: $15 adult, $10 child with own gear. NZAC members 10% discount.1, 3, 6 and 12 month memberships available. Courses available. Climbing gear for hire or purchase.

The University of Auckland Recreation Centre
17 Symonds St, Auckland. Ph (09) 3737599, ext 84788.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 6am-9.30pm, Fri 6am-8.30pm, Sat and Sun 7am-6.30pm.
Admission: Bouldering Only - Students who are members - free; gear cost (harness, crab, grigri) $1; shoes $3; chalk $1. Entry for student/staff non-member $15. Entry for general public $20.

The Crater Indoor Rockwall
4 Winston Place Henderson. Ph (09)837-6033. Operated by Adventure Specialties Trust.
A group use only facility. Instructors provided. Exclusive use with equipment. Monday-Saturday. 4 sessions a day.
Cost $3.00 (child), $5.00 (High School+)plus instructor. Minimum costs apply.


Extreme Edge*
90 Greenwood St. SH1, Frankton. Ph (07) 8475858
Monday-Friday 12pm-9.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-7pm.
Adults: $17.50 Kids: $13. Shoe/Harness/Chalk hire available. Memberships available: 1/3/6/12 months. Students: 10% discount with I.D. NZAC Member discount of 10% any day and Kids prices on Mondays.

Te Awamutu

Bryce's Rock Climbing
1424 Owairaka Valley Rd, RD7, Te Awamutu. Ph (07) 872-2533. Hours: 7 days a week. Admission: $5 or free if staying at the Centre.


Harvest Rock*
5 Tuhoro Street, (07) 8738893. E-mail:harvestrock [at] xtra [dot] co [dot] nz Hours:

Monday 1pm–6pm
Tuesday 10am–6pm
Wednesday 10am–3pm
Thursday 1pm–9pm
Friday 10am–7pm

Admission: Adult $12.50, Child $9.50. Real Roc crack climbs, chimney climb. Birthday deals, group concessions, NZAC discounts, Facility hire for functions.

Mt Maunganui

The Rock House*
9 Triton Ave (off Totara St), Mt Maunganui. Ph (07)572 4920.
Hours: Tues to Fri 12noon till late. Sat & Sun 10am to 6pm. Public holidays: 10am to 6pm.
Admission: Children under 13 $9, Students (with ID) $12, Adults $14. $2 discount to NZAC/NZSF members. Info and guide on local climbing available for $2.


The Wall*
1140 Hinemoa St. Ph (07)350 1400. E-mail: info [at] basementcinema [dot] co [dot] nz (info [at] basementcinema [dot] co [dot] nz),
Hours: Mon-Fri 12 noon-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm.
Admission: (12 and under): $8 with own climbing gear, $12 including harness hire. Students (with ID) $10 with own climbing gear,  $14 including harness hire. Adults: $12 with own climbing gear, $16 including harness hire. Climbing Shoe Hire: $5, Chalk Bag Hire: $3, Bouldering: $6 and $8 with climbing shoe hire. Lead Rope Hire (must be experienced). $6Membership: 10 climb pass, 1/2yr and 1yr available.
Retail: Shop and 10% discount for members
General: Instruction and courses available also guided trips by qualified instructors, Group booking discounts, and discounts for affiliated clubs on presentation of membership cards, NZAC, FMC, NZSF, etc.


The Edge - Taupo Events Centre
Taupo Events Centre and AC Baths complex, Taupo. Ph (07) 376-0350.
Hours vary, holidays open from 10am and from 1pm during term. Late nights Mondays and Wednesdays until 9pm. On site shop stocking climbing equipment. Check their websites for for monthly opening hours, events, information and shop details.
Admission: $10 adults, $6 children and students with ID. Harness hire $3, shoe hire $3, chalk $2. Memberships and concession cards available. Instruction from $25.50/hr. Private wall hire $51/hr.


Vertical Assault*
26 Ngawaka Pl.,Turangi. Ph (07)386-6558, Fax (07)386 8946. Verticalassault [at] xtra [dot] co [dot] nz
Hours: Sun-Tue 10am to 6pm, Wed-Thur 10am to 9pm, Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 9pm.
Admission: $15.00 for adult with harness. $12.00 for adult. $11.00 for child with harness. $9.00 for child. $4.00 for shoes. Club night Wed 7.00pm to 9.00pm. 20% discount for Alpine Club Members on Entry. 10% discount for Alpine Club Members on Retail. Internet Cafe open 10-6pm Tue till Sun.

National Park

National Park Backpackers
Finlay St, National Park Village, PO Box 89. Ph (07)892-2870,
Hours: 9am-8pm, seven days a week.
Admission: $10 adult, $8 under 14. Group discounts. Instruction and gear hire available.


Kiwi Adventure Co.*
58 West Quay, Ahuriri. Ph (06)834-3500. info [at] kiwi-adventure [dot] co [dot] nz
Hours:Tues-Fri 3pm-9pm. Sat & Sun 10am-6pm, School and public hol. 10am-6pm. Group bookings available.
Admission: Under 6 $6, under 12 $12, Adults $15, all prices include harness hire and intro. Climbing combos, concessions and memberships available. 10% disc. for NZAC Members on entry.

Palmerston North

148 Park Road Palmerston North (YMCA building) Ph/Fax (06) 3574552 Email vertx [at] ymcacentral [dot] org [dot] nz
Prices: under 12 $8:12 & over at school $10: Students $10: Adults $12.

Massey University Sport and Recreation Centre
Massey University, Orchard Road, Palmerston North. Ph (06) 350-5080.
During the Academic Year:
Weekdays 6am - 10pm
Weekends 9am - 8pm
Public Holidays: 10am - 4pm
Admission: Casual Entry $10.00, Recreation Pass $212.00 per annum

New Plymouth

83 Liardet Street. Ph (06)758-3666.
Hours; Thursday 5.30pm to 8.00pm. Sun 1.00pm to 3.30pm.
Admission; $8.00 Adult, $5.00 Student and under 16. Harness hire $2.00 per person. Instruction available, also exclusive group private session available on demand.


Ferg's Kayaks*
Shed 6, Queen's Wharf. Ph (04) 499-8898
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-10pm. Sat-Sun 9am-10pm.
Admission: $15 adult; $10 child. Lunch-time specials; concessions/membership available. Every Monday is NZAC discount night, entry is $8. $10 for members other days.

Hang Dog*
453 Hutt Rd, Lower Hutt. Ph (04)589-9181
Hours: Mon-Tues: 12pm-9pm. Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10am-9pm.
Admission: Adult $11; student $9; child $7. NZAC Member $9 + 20% discount off gear from the shop. Lunch-time specials; concessions available. Gear hire/instruction available.

Freyberg Wall
Outdoor wall at the harbour end of Freyberg Pool in Oriental Bay. Bolted routes, grades 14-24. Free.


Vertical Limits
34 Vanguard St, Ph 0508 VERTICAL.
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm Sat-Sun 10am-6pm.
Admission: $10, + gear $15; Student $8/$13, Under 16 $6/$10. Memberships and concession cards are also available.


YMCA City Stadium*
12 Hereford St. Ph (03) 9632828
Hours: Bouldering Room - Everyday 9am-9.30pm. Main Wall - Top Rope and Lead Climb times: Mon-Fri 4pm-9.30pm. Sat & Sun 1pm-7pm.
Admission: Adult $10 (NZAC Members $8), Student $9, Child (13yrs & under) $8. Concessions: 10 visit & 3 month available. Gear Hire: Harness - Adult/Student $3, Child $2, Shoes - Adult/Student  $3, Child $2, Chalk Bag $2, $5 for 2. Specials: Student Night Mondays $7 incl. harness, Flat Rate Fridays $7 own gear or $10 with gear Instruction and Courses Available.

Canterbury University
Ilam Rd. Ph (03)364-2433.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-10.30pm, Sat 9.30am-6pm, Sun 10am-10pm.
Admission: $5 public, $2.50 student. Gear hire: $5 for two.

The Roxx*
Corner Waltham Rd and Byron St. Ph (03)377-3000 climb [at] theroxx [dot] co [dot] nz,
Hours: 4pm-10pm Mon, Weds, Fri. 12 noon-10pm Tues, Thurs. 10am-10pm Sat, Sun. Other times by arrangment.
Admission: $12 adult, $10 student, $8 youth (6-12), (plus $3 one-off registration fee). NZAC discount.

Warehouse (ex 9a Wall)
Rock Climbing, Biking and Dance Parties. Private facility. Bouldering wall upstairs and bike ramps, jumps downstairs. Colored routes and tape to mark climbs. Hours: Whenever we are home or key holder arrangement. Contact us for more information: Steve (027) 277 1968, Jos (021) 441152 calls only, Dave (021)0732280, Pete (021) 902255. e-mail: Warehouse [dot] climb [dot] bike [dot] dance [at] hotmail [dot] com


Twizel Events Centre*
Ph: 03 4353124, email: info [at] twizel [dot] com Top Rope and Lead Climbing Walls
Hours: Thursdays 7-9 pm, school and group bookings welcome at other times.
Admissin: Adults $10, Tertiary and NZAC $8 (with I.D), School Children $6.


West Coast Climbing Wall*
The Civic Centre, Puketahi St, Greymouth Ph: 03 769- 9607.
Hours : Thursday 6:30-9pm and Sunday 2-5pm (Valid 2008)
Admission: $6 Adults, $5 Students & People under 16 (Inc free gear hire), $5 NZAC & WCAC members Harnesses, Climbing Shoes and Lead Rope available for hire. Season Passes also available.

Franz Josef

Franz Josef Community Centre
The Guiding Company. Ph (03)752-0047 or 0800 800102.
Hours: Thurs and Sun 7-10pm. Tues 7-10pm (summer only).
Admission: $5 members, $10 non members. Membership $50 for 6 months and $80 for 1 year. Half day courses and gear hire available.


Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre
50 Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka. Tel: (03) 443 1110 E-mail: info [dot] bcw [at] xtra [dot] co [dot] nz, Website:
Hours: Vary on season. During summer: 12pm-9pm weekdays and 10am-6pm weekends.
Admission: Main Wall: $15/adult, $12/youth (7-17yrs), $5 6 yrs and under. Gear Hire: $5/harness, $5/shoes. Clip ‘N Climb: Harness included. $18/adult, $12/youth, $5 6yrs and under.
10 visit pass and group rates available. Indoor & Outdoor Climbing Walls. Alpinista Cafe & Bar attached for all your food & beverage needs. Memberships, Instruction Courses, Party Bookings and Function Rooms available. NZAC Members Discount for Entry.


Queenstown Event Centre
Joe O'Connell Drive, Frankton. Ph (03)442-3664.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, Sunday (winter only) 11am -7pm.
Admission: Adult $10, U16 $4. Gear Hire: Boots $5, Harness $5 - Both for $7. Unlimited climbing options also available. Open Nights for adults Tuesday and Thursday 7-9pm NB: Always call before coming out as special events sometimes disrupt climbing availability.

Remarkables Park, Frankton.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm. Friday 9:00am-7:00pm. Saturday/Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm.
Admission: The wall is free of charge to climbers with their own equipment upon completion of a belay license. Without their own gear we charge $10.00 for hire of shoes and harness.


Aoraki Polytechnic Climbing Wall & Bouldering Room
 The Aoraki Polytechnic Climbing Wall is at G-Block, on the Aoraki Polytechnic Timaru campus. G-Block can be accessed from Theodosia Street.  Free car parking is outside G-Block on Theodosia Street, and at our car park on Arthur Street.

Ph: 0800 426 725

2013: In terms 2 (Wed 15th May to Wed 3rd July) and term 3 (Wed 31st July to Wed 18th Sept), the climbing wall will be open for public sessions on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm.  Admission $10 adults, $8 students, $6 child (under 14).

Waitaki Recreation Centre*

Orwell St. Ph (03)434-6932.
Hours: Tues 8.00pm-10pm, Thurs 5.00pm-6.30pm. Other times by arrangement for experienced climbers (check with Recreation Staff)
Admission: Annual Pass: Senior $88 (NZAC $66). Junior $60 (NZAC $45). Family $120 (NZAC $90). Casual per day: Senior $8 (NZAC $6). Junior $5 (NZAC $4). NZAC members must show membership cards. 10% discount to school kids as a group if paid in full. Other groups - to pay gym hire + instructor + gear @$30 per group


Room 14 Bouldering
Ground Floor, King Edward Building, Upper Stuart Street. Offers a range of membership or casual night options. For more information check out the website


77 Tay St, Invercargill. Ph (03)218- 2989.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 6am-9pm, Fri 6am-8pm, Sat 8am-12pm.
Admission: $4; NZAC members discount; Students $3.50 YMCA rockclimbing instructors available to take groups. Gear available for hire to groups with instructor.

Stadium Southland Climbing Centre
Surrey Park, Isabella St, Invercargill. Ph (03)217-1200
Hours: Open 7 days, 7am-10pm, bookings recommended.
Admission: Adults $6 (off peak $4). Students $5 (off peak $3). School Children $4 (off peak $2.50). Peak period is 5-8.30pm. Discounts apply for group bookings. Gear hire also available: harness $5, shoes $3, chalkbag $2.