Rock Climbing Wall

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Rockwall.  Wall layout and routes

The climbing wall is an all-weather adventure climbing wall for new to advanced climbers. Standing 12 metres high the wall is a fun and challenging activity for all ages. 

The climbs are graded from 12 to 25 and are constantly changed so the challenge never ends. Top rope and lead climbing are available. We also have a bouldering section along the bottom of our wall for low level climbing for those who don’t want to go too high but still want to give climbing a go. Come for an hour or stay all day!

Opening ho​urs

​Our opening hours vary daily. Keep an eye on our Facebook page​ for any daily updates or changes to our hou​rs. There's no time  limit on a visit to the Rockwall, so come early to make the most of your time! Please note: You must bring a belayer to climb.

Button link to opening hours timetable.

Additional information

  • ​You must bring somebody to belay (somebody to hold the safety rope) who is over 13 years of age. 
  • All climbers under 18 years old need to be signed in by an adult. A safety induction with our instructors must be completed before climbing/belaying.​
  • While climbing, all long hair must be tied up and all jewellery must be removed. 
  • Make sure to bring covered shoes (or hire our climbing shoes) and wear comfortable trousers or shorts to climb in. 

​​​Casual entry fees and membership options

Casual en​tryFee
Child (under 16) $9.00
Student (any student with valid ID) $10.00
Adult (16+) $12.00
Bouldering (non roped and low level) $6.00
Membership op​tionsFee
Child (under 16) - 6 months
$130.00
Child (under 16) - 12 Months$220.00
Student (any student with valid ID) - 6 months$150.00
Student (any student with valid ID) - 12 months$265.00
Adult (16+) - 6 months$210.00
Adult (16+) - 12 Months$369.00

To join please bring your completed pre-payment membership form to the customer services team at AC Baths/Taupo Events Centre.​

​Clubs and classes

​Chalky Midgets - Junior climbing club (5-12 years old)Fee: ​$80.​00 per term

Kid climbing.

This club encourages school age children to learn and participate in group sessions, building their climbing skills. Classes are Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3.30pm to 5pm. The termly fee includes tuition and equipment hire (shoes and harness) during classes. Membership also includes access to the Rockwall outside of class times, though equipment will need to be hired during additional visits.

Junior Climbing Club - Chalky Midgets registration form

​Stalactites - Youth climbing club (13-17 years old)​Fee: $95.00 per term

Teenager climbing.  This club caters to our youth aged from 13 to 17 years. We work on technique and fitness, while keeping our club social. Classes are Monday and Thursday from 5pm to 7pm. The termly fee includes tuition and equipment hire (shoes and harness) during classes. Membership also includes access to the Rockwall outside of class times, though equipment will need to be hired during additional visits.

Youth Climbing Club – Stalactites Download registration form

Group bookings and wall hire

​Industry wall hireFee: $60 per hour​

Group event.

Industry wall hire is the perfect option for a wet weather alternative for your group or as part of a climbing trip to the Central North Island. Bring your own qualified instructors and hire the wall on an hourly basis. Take advantage of our built-in top rope system, our lead climbing walls and our platforms suitable for abseiling practice. Copies of instructors’ qualifications (NZOIA Rock 1 or equivalent) must be received with your booking.

​Group bookingsFee: enquire​

Group event.  The climbing wall is a popular option for group bookings for schools, youth groups and corporates​​. We offer a ran​ge of packages to suit most budgets from casual visits to regular bookings for your group. Team building activities are a great way to bring your team together. Qualified instructors are on hand to offer valuable advice and assist with technique. Discounted rates are available for groups with ten or more climbers, with harness hire included. We can also incorporate pool activities at the AC Baths. 

​Birthday party combo package for 12 childrenFee: $190​

Birthday party.  If you're looking for the perfect all-weather option for your child's next birthday party, try the Rockwall - and our birthday party combo package! ​What's included?​

  • Entry for 12 children to the Rockwall, including harness hire.
  • Two hours of climbing fun.
  • A dedicated instructor teaching parents how to belay.
  • Two hours hireage of our clubroom with sound system and kitchenette for all your party needs.
  • Party invitations for 12 children.

Rockwall birthday party combo package.pdf

Birthday combo packages are also available for smaller groups. For more information or to make a booking contact us on 07 376 0350 or rockwall@taupo.govt.nz​.

Page reviewed: 14 Sep 2017 1:46pm