This is a great activity for personal challenge - putting utter faith in both yourself, your instructor and the equipment. Rappelling yourself over edges and maybe free-hanging in mid-air as you descend.
A brilliant activity -works best for ages 10 and up.
Set in various locations - why not book an abseil session for the ultimate test of your nerves?
Pirongia Forest Park Lodge
The Pirongia Forest Park Lodge has its own abseiling wall - approximately 9 meters tall and made by the NZ Navy about 30 years ago when the Lodge was built. It was a feat of engineering of its time, tonnes of sprayed concrete onto a huge steel girder buried deep into the side of the mountain.
Suitable for all ages 10 and up, the wall can be used for able bodied and wheelchair users alike.
A great site for introduction to abseiling and a really good venue for those wishing to extend their abseil set up skills through training and assessment.
“Dare you enter ‘The Crack’ or would you prefer ‘The Other Abseil’ (I know,no points for using our imagination on the names!). These are our two abseils based out at Karamu.
Approximately 15 meters long, “The Crack’ follows an ancient fissure down and finishes up with you free abseiling into the stream at the bottom - if you get hot with nerves, the cool water at the bottom will sort you out!
“The Other Abseil” starts with a traverse across the top of the site - onto a short grassy ‘run-in’ before stepping off the edge and lowering yourself to the bottom of the crag.
Based in our very own “Karamu Crag” both of these abseils are a fantastic challenge and opportunity to try out the sport of Abseiling in a fabulous location.
Suitable for ages 10 and up, perfect for groups wanting to challenge themselves - great day out.
This activity is usually run with Karamu Climb and is the abseiling element of our best adventure day “Karamu Adventure” - climb/abseil/cave.
Castle Rock, an amazing ignimbrite rock area in Wharepapa South. The abseil starts with a gentle slope - to enable you to get a real ‘feel’ of lowering and then, it's ‘off over the edge’ with a free-hanging finish until you ‘land’ at the bottom.
We recommend that the abseiling here is booked in conjunction with the climbing.
Suits ages 10 plus - in particular teenage and adult groups.
A fantastic location for learning, challenges and fun.
Skills Sessions, Training and Workshops
For those groups who want more of an educational experience, we can offer a more challenging programme. More specific abseil training sessions that incorporate some, or all of the following: rope skills, knot workshops, anchor construction and personal safety workshops.