Bouldering & Stargazing

Bouldering in New Zealand

Boost your climbing level on a five-day bouldering course at Castle Hil, New Zealand’s premier bouldering location. Enthusiasm, a pair of rock climbing shoes and a bag of chalk is key to the most effective form of training to improve your strength and overall technique.

Castle Hill is one of the most famous bouldering areas in the world. Thousands of limestone boulders are our training playground. The Castle Hill basin is located 100 km east of Christchurch.

Stargazing at Night

If the weather is suitable for stargazing, we offer twot guided night tours after sunset.

We use professional telescopes, binoculars to explore the southern hemisphere night sky.


Bouldering Course Itinerary:

Day one: Meet at 8am at Lake Tekapo, or Christchurch airport for introductions, trip briefing and gear check. From there we drive to Castle Hill and start with the basics.

Day two to day four: Warm up stretching, climbing technique, mat placement, spotting. After dinner: optional stargazing after sunset.

Day five: After climbing and briefing return to Lake Tekapo or Christchurch airport.

Fitness prerequisites: An average level of physical fitness, stamina is required. This Course is suitable for beginners.

Previous experience: Beginner climbing skills might be useful, but not pre-requisite.

Maximum number of participants: Minimum two, maximum  to four participants per guide

Bad weather itinerary: In the event of bad weather (or any other unforseen events) that requires a change of course location, additional costs   (eg. transport) may be incurred. Any alteration to the schedule and/or costs will be  discussed with participants before being finalised.

Program Details: Our Bouldering Course is run on demand from October to April, please refer to the course pages for pricing. Or contact us if you would like more information or to book a course.

Price for 4 Day Trekking in NZD

  • $1700 for 1pp
  • $1500 for 1pp for group booking 3-4 people

Included In Fee

  • All Guides fees & expenses
  • Return transport to course location from Lake Tekapo
  • Accomodation fees (bed)
  • Hire of technical gear (boulder mats, rock shoes, chalk bags)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks

Not Included In Fee:

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks

Not Included In Fee:

  • Accommodation/flights before & after course
  • Personal clothing