Wharepapa

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Introduction

Wharepapa is one of the best rock climbing areas in New Zealand and it's certainly popular among adventure tourists. If youíre a visitor to New Zealand and looking for an adventure and some great rock climbing, then Wharepapa is one place you should have on your itinerary. Check out the crags listed on the menu to the left of this page.

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Over 800 Brilliant Routes

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Comfortable climate all year

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Quiet rural setting

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Short easy walk to the climbs

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Climbing equipment store

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Great accommodation

Access

Wharepapa South is located between Te Awamutu and Managkino.

From Te Awamutu travel south to Kihikihi, turn into Arapuni Road opposite the service station and travel towards Rotorua/Mangakino/etc. After about 9 km turn right into the road opposite the Parawera (Stone) Store. From there travel about 14.5 km and you’ll come to the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre & Cafe just before the "T" intersection.

Accommodation & Facilities

Wharepapa Outdoor Centre

This is a great place to stay, its facilities which include:

bulletClimbing Equipment Shop
bulletAccommodation
bulletCafe
bulletBouldering Cave

 

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Wharepapa School (Tent Sites)

Just past the Cafe turn right at the "T" intersection and travel about 100m before turning right into the school gate. Camping is permitted at the school at a cost of  $2.oo/person/night with the fee is payable at the principal’s house or at the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre. If you want real accommodation including a hot shower and a real bed, you should try the Wharepapa Outdoor Centre.

 

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