Wharepapa Outdoor Centre



Bryce's Wharepapa Outdoor Centre is located in arguably the best rock climbing area of New Zealand. A Wharepapa climbing adventure is world class and  The Wharepapa Outdoor Centre offers excellent facilities for rock climbers, adventure tourists  and travelers alike. Facilities include:


ACCOMMODATION - New purpose built complex, all units have their own bathroom and offer access to a fully equipped kitchen. Prices start from $15 pp. 



All day cooked breakfasts Sat/Sun, public holidays.




Quality home cooking


Cold drinks


Ice creams etc


GUIDE BOOKS / MAGAZINES  -  Best selection in NZ 


PRO SHOP  -  Huge range of gear, one of the best in the country.


SHUTTLE SERVICE  -  To / From Te Awamutu, Whanganui Bay etc.  


GUIDING  -  Classic climbs to new routes.


HIRE GEAR  -  Full range of new sports and traditional rock gear, camping equipment.


BOULDERING CAVE  -  Free for guests, $5 for casual use.


INSTRUCTION  -  Arranged to suit your needs.


INFORMATION  -  Helpful, friendly, no obligation advice. Our knowledge of NZ rock is 2nd to none. 

bullet EXTRAS  -  Babysitting, shopping etc. arranged as required


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Your hosts Bryce and Wendy Martin will make you feel at home and their knowledge of this premium climbing area is second to none. For information on access, local weather conditions or to make a booking phone Bryce or Wendy on (07) 872 2533  or mailto:Wharerock@xtra.co.nz.

Climbing Equipment

Bryce has one of the best selections of climbing equipment and literature in New Zealand and at very competitive prices. So don't shop in the city, avoid the city hassles, parking troubles and high prices. If your traveling from overseas check the foreign exchange rates, you may want to buy everything here.

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Look at some of the equipment used in the (not so distant) past. There's even a set of homemade Cams that were many years ahead of some current brands.   

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The Cafe

Fresh Espresso, great food and a rural atmosphere and only a few minutes from great climbing, what more could you want. Drop by in the morning and try one of Wendy's breakfasts, they're great !  We highly recommend the "Kiwi" as  good way to start a new climbing adventure.


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There’s nothing quite like a hot shower, a cooked meal and a comfortable bed after a hard day climbing. The modern self contained unites with en-suite have one double plus three single beds and are very well priced. For those seeking an even better deal or wanting group accommodation there's a bunkroom that sleeps 10 and it also has a en-suite. 

All units share a fully equipped modern kitchen and dinning facility that adjoins the cafe and the Bouldering area.


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Bouldering Cave

The bouldering cave is a great place to spend your time at night or to hone your skills on the occasional rainy day.

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If you can't find Bryce, he 's probably out climbing or down at his favorite spot. 

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