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Climbing Walls in YMCA Christchurch, South Island, Canterbury New Zealand

Grade:
14-20
Christchurch is situated in Canterbury region in the South Island, and is the second largest city of New Zealand. It represents the getaway to Antarctica, while lying next to Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32°F frequently).

For those who prefer indoor to outdoor sports, or wish to take advantage of a rainy day and not spend it inside the hotel, indoor wall climbing is the perfect activity. The YMCA hosts one of the biggest climbing walls in the South Island.

It offers more than 75 routes suitable for top rope or lead climbing on a 12 m/39 ft high wall, as well as a bouldering area with several technical problems and difficulties. The majority of routes are grade 14-20, perfect for the more experienced climber.

Note: Qualified instructors available on spot. Suitable for climbers of all levels.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Lake Tekapo
225 km / 139.8 mi, 2 hrs 46 mins
Follow State Highway 79 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Mt Cook National Park
328 km / 203.8 mi, 3 hrs 52 mins
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Queenstown
480 km / 298.3 mi, 5 hrs 37 mins
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 79.
BY AIR
Christchurch International Airport,
12 km/7.5 mi (15 mins drive) from the center of the town

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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