Froggatt Edge
New Sign-In Procedure
Up and Running 

All climbers wishing to climb
at Froggatt Edger are required
to Sign-In before entering the property. 



All groups wishing to
use CastleRock Crag are
required to book through
the CastleRock Office.


Are now required to fill in
a Terms and Conditions
Form and place with their
Access Fee of $10 in the
payment slot provided at
 the sign in area at the
crag car park. Annual
Passes are available
here for $50.

For more information
regarding Access Fees.

In 2001 the landowner took a
visionary step in upgrading all
areas of the crag, this included
re bolting the 182 existing routes,
installing a purpose built abseil
platform, a 280 metre flying fox
and a new toilet block.
More recently with new safety
obligations for commercial
adventure tourism operators
coming into force in October 2011
the majority of climbs on the Lower
Tier predominantly used for
instruction have a third anchor
installed. Green tags at the base
of the route identify these climbs.

The new anchors have been
specifically designed to meet
the highest practical achievable
strengths for rock climbing anchors,
taking into consideration the
variable nature of the ignimbrite
rock at CastleRock.

With a high quality monitoring
schedule in place, any anchors
that are suspect or have
deteriorated can be identified
and remedied ensuring a
continued high level of safety.

Both the Abseil and Flying Fox
sites undergo regular site checks
and are audited annually. 

Waikato Accommodation, Adventure Activities, School Camps and Team Building

Waikato based CastleRock Adventure specialises in adventure activity programmes and accommodation for schools, community groups, family groups, community groups and corporate team building. Using rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, a 280 metre flying fox, archery, orienteering and ABL initiatives, CastleRock Adventure provides programmes to suit age, timeframes and objectives - all on site amidst the stunning rock formations at Wharepapa South, south east of Te Awamutu.

Centrally located CastleRock Adventure is one hour fifteen from Tauranga and Taupo, and forty five minutes from Hamilton making it an attractive venue to base your group. 


The CastleRock Lodge: A renovated farmhouse, can sleep 18 or 24 and has a fully equipped kitchen opening onto the dining/lounge area. Large decks lead to a solar heated pool and spa, BBQ area and tennis court.

World renown as a rock climbing area, CastleRock Adventure was developed to provide adventure activities and accommodation for school camps, corporate events and family gatherings.
CastleRock Adventure's core activities include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • A 280 metre Flying Fox
  • Mountain biking
  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • Team Games

Off site activities include:

  • Bush experience - Maungatautarii Ecological Island
  • Caving
  • Kayaking
  • Raft Building- all less than an hour away

Get out of the Office! CastleRock Adventure develops programmes that give you and your staff the opportunity to develop skills that will enhance and strengthen communication and teamwork between colleages

Feel free to browse our site for more detailed information.

Phone 0800 225 462 to book your adventure now - we look forward to seeing you out here. 

© 2017 CastleRock Adventure, 1250 Owairaka Valley Road, Wharepapa South, RD 7 Te Awamutu
Specialists in Adventure Activities for School Camps, Family groups and Corporate Team Building