Bookings are essential at Rocket Ropes
Rocket Ropes operates via booked session times. Session times run every hour on the hour starting from 10am. Arrival time must be at least 15 minutes before the session time to secure your time slot.
Open hours and minimum numbers:
We are generally open all school holidays Monday to Sunday to the public with no minimum numbers required. However if there is a public holiday during the holidays we may not open that day. Check our current holiday page at that time.
Monday to Friday: Group bookings only with min 10+, pre-book by emailing or calling at least 2 days in advance. Contact us if you have less than 10 people as we may be able to add you to another booking.
Weekends: Open to the public from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm with last climb at 2.00 pm (bookings essential) No minimum requirement.
Online bookings close 3 hours before session time.
If coming from the Southern motorway, take the signs to the airport (exit 449B), follow all the way to the airport and we are on the right hand side before McDonalds.
If coming from South western motorway, take the signs to the airport (exit 20A), follow all the way to the airport and turn left into Tom Pearce drive (opposite Z service station). We are on the left hand side past McDonalds.
We are committed to providing you with the highest level of safety at Rocket Ropes and as a result Rocket Ropes has a blemish-free safety record. Check out the FAQ’s if you have a question check out our frequently asked questions.
Our safety standards include:
- A comprehensive safety system including safety techniques and safety gear
- We hold the Outdoors Mark certification
- We use independent auditors to monitor our courses and safety systems
Safety Equipment – We use the Bornack SSB smart-belay system.
The Bornack SSB smart-belay system, as it does not allow participants to ever remove both safety attachments at the same time; so you are always safely connected. The Bornack system is designed and engineered in Germany and is the winner of the 2013 & 2012 new product award at the international adventure park association (IAPA) awards. We are the only facility in New Zealand offering this fantastic, easy to use system.
Safety Briefing – A full induction including completion and grading
A full safety briefing and induction including completion and grading on a practice course is done before you head up onto the ropes. In the induction we explain how the Bornack works, what all the equipment, how it is fitted and complete a full check once fitting is complete.
Safety guidelines – You are responsible for your own safety on the course,
While up on the course you are given the responsibility to manage your own safety with instructors just a shout away, monitoring your progress from the ground. All of our instructors are fully trained with rescue personnel always present equipped with specialized gear if you ever require their assistance.
The Rocketeer kids climbing course was such a thrill for my two kids. They easily spent over an hour climbing in, out and over all the activities. They loved that they had to be geared up like the big kids and the staff really made them feel special while doing it. Thank you Rocket Ropes!!