The Remarkables mountain range is easily accessed from Queenstown in 40 minutes using the ski field access road.

"...tailored to my needs and wishes"


I was in Wanaka and had a free day, weather was perfect so a day of rock climbing sounded like a good idea.  Individual lesson, so it was tailored to my needs and wishes.  I wish I had more time and spent a few more days climbing...I enjoyed all of it.

More Information

The Grand Traverse of the Remarkables is one of the best alpine outings in New Zealand and especially unique in that it can be accessed in a day trip from the comforts of Queenstown through the Remarkables ski field.   It require scrambling allow an exposed rocky ridge up and over the twin summits of Double Cone and Single Cone, looking down almost 2km vertically to Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu below.  Suitable for anyone with some hiking experience and a good head for heights.

In winter the Grand Traverse is a more advanced alpine challenge and some previous mountaineering experieince is require. During the cold months, the area also priovides a range of excellent snow, mixed and ice climbs from begineer to steep and technical and is a great opportunity to develop technical climbing skills for more challenging summer high alpine objectives. 

In summer there are also opportunties for alpine rock climbing direct to the summit of Double Cone or Single Come and a range of difficulties. 

Available Dates

Dates subject to guide availability Jan through to Dec      
Summer climbing : Dec to March    
Winter climbing : June, July, August - cold temperatures, short daylight hours    


Routes available from beginners to advanced.

Price Details

Guide Ratio Price (per person)
one day NZ$1,050
two days NZ$2,100
three days NZ$3,300
one day NZ$650
two days NZ$1,300
three days NZ$1,900
What's Included
  • NZMGA/ IFMGA qualified guide/instructor
  • permit fees
  • climbing equipment (except for rock shoe rental)
  • accommodation costs (hut, tent, backpacker, or other if in town) only included for multi day trips
  • day trips - lunch and snacks
  • multi day trips -  all food


Frequently Asked Questions About This Trip

Itinerary / Trip Options (multi)

Day 1

You can meet your guide at our office in Wanaka or at your accommodation in Queenstown. If you are staying around Wanaka or Queenstown then after a quick gear check you'll head off for up to the Remarkables for the day's objective. Returning back to the comforts of ground level late in the afternoon after a full and satisfying day.


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