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Climbing "Acid Test" at Paynes Ford
Great climbing locations
9 days at top rock sites with expert tuition
Climbing at the Charleston sea cliffs
Equipment provided
Gear hire is included - try before you buy!
Climbing limestone near Punakaiki
Local knowledge
Climb areas off-the-beaten-track

South Island Rock Tour

Spend a week touring the best South Island rock climbing sites!

Our South Island Rock Tour takes you to the top climbing spots in southern New Zealand, with more than 1500 routes to choose from, ranging from grade 10 to 24. The tour's itinerary takes in a variety of rock from basalt and limestone to granite - all in stunning settings!

The Rock Tour can be a relaxed rock climbing holiday with a personal guide to show you the best spots or an intense instruction course focused on increasing skills and ability - it's up to you.

Scheduled dates


South Island Rouck Tour dates are scheduled on a case by case basis - please contact us with the dates you would like. We recommend that you settle guiding dates well in advance as guide availability during peak season is limited.



All of your equipment will be checked during the gear check at the start of your trip. Any equipment you need to borrow from us will be issued by your guide.

Alpine Recreation provides helmets, harnesses, rock shoes and other climbing equipment. Outdoor clothing, packs and boots can also be provided at no extra cost if necessary. Please see the equipment list for further details.

Rock Climbing Clothing & Equipment list.