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About WildWire

Kick your holiday up a notch and get hooked on adventure. Tackle the highest waterfall cable climb in the world and feel the excitement build with every rung… every step.

Take a walk on the wild side, push your limits, and claim victory. Share bold tales of your triumph. Celebrate daring deeds and moments truly lived.

This is Wildwire. Feel it.

What is a Via Ferrata?

Via ferrate comes from the Italian, vie ferrate, or ‘iron road’.

A via ferrata is a secure, protected, climbing path, where climbers attach themselves to a cable that is fixed to the rock along the route.

Protected paths and climbing routes have been used for centuries. Villages in the Alps used them to connect to each other and to their high pastures. In WWI they were used to help transport troops across steep mountain ranges. They have continued to see use around the world ease travel in rocky mountainous regions and in the modern-day have been adopted by alpine clubs, mountaineers, and avid climbers to explore areas that would have been otherwise inaccessible.

Today, modern via ferrata typically involves a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically fixed to the rock. Climbers secure themselves to the cable and climb using iron rungs, pegs, bridges, and ladders. This enables those with no climbing experience to reach remote locations and enjoy places and sights that they might not otherwise be able to experience.

Our Story

Wildwire Wanaka had been a dream in the making for owners Mark and Laurel Morrison since 2004. In late 2015 that dream came true; the lower sections – Go Wild and Wild Thing – were opened for business.

Late 2016 saw the completion of the final ascent – Lord of the Rungs – a striking 1000m climb, with 450m of vertical, offering the most remarkable of views.

Today Wildwire Wanaka is the highest waterfall climb on the planet.

Set amongst the natural beauty of the Twin Falls waterfalls, located near Treble Cone Ski Field, Wildwire offers participants a truly unique experience. The falls are located on private land owned by the Ewing Family and is part of a large farm station called Cattle Flat Station. The Ewings have supported this project from the start and because of their support, the ability to admire the beautiful blue pools, grassy plateaus and dramatic canyoning sections are exclusive to Wildwire climbers only.

Hundreds of steel rungs, safety cable and epic wire-bridges have been secured to the canyon walls, enabling you to access this area and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and experience an unforgettable climb.

Wildwire was created by adventurous souls for adventure seekers.

Pictured is Laurel, Mark, Neve and Lilly Morrison.

Our Team Wildwire is more than an adventure. It’s a feeling.


A feeling that comes from a truly amazing experience...one that is created through the dedicated care of our skilled guides.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do and it shows. Discover for yourself why our guests rave about our amazing people!

Mark

CEO, Director, The Boss…

Laurel

The Real Boss

Sarah

Operations Manager

Dave

Lead Guide

Kate

Earth Mother / Guide

Adam

Guide

Max

Guide

Marika

Guide

Monika

Guide

Ben

Guide

Owen G

Guide

Alex

Guide

Connie

Guide

Owen L

Guide

Tussock

Guide Dog

WildWire and Conservation

WildWire Wanaka are dedicated to maintaining the natural integrity of the local environment and are actively involved in predator free activities.

The threat of predators was identified at the beginning of the 1900’s and through the efforts of the Department of Conservation (DOC), TBFree (OSPRI) and regional councils, it has become increasingly better understood and more widely integrated into national practices.

Along with millions of dollars invested by organisations in the battle against mammalian predators, many thousands of New Zealanders have invested millions of hours helping control populations of rats, stoats and possums all over the country.

There are many success stories, but predator populations are still increasing, which means that some native species are declining.

As part of our commitment to controlling predators in our area and together with the Longview Environmental Trust we have laid trap lines for stoats and possums. We monitor these regularly in an effort to promote natural growth of the fauna and flora. In 2018 we planted 350 indigenous trees, and because they are adapted to the local environment require less water and provide a vital habitat for birds and many other species.

Help us help our environment by reporting any sightings of stoats, possums or rats; please email us: Laurel@wildwire.co.nz