our programmes


Come along every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday after school for some rock climbing at the Harvest Rock Centre in Otorohanga. Challenge yourself on the rope ladder or the braided rope. Climb the chimney or discover the cave. There's a climb for all ages and abilities.

If your at primary school or college, you are all welcome to climb. Just rock up and have fun!

Holiday Climbing

The Thrive Holiday Program (formerly the Harvest Holiday Program) has been running since 2008 out of the Harvest Centre in Otorohanga. In 2022 the programme has changed to rock climbing for all ages (5 - 95) and for all climbing abilities.

Happening during the school holidays at the Harvest Rock Centre in Otorohanga.

Watch this space for dates and times and we'll see you in the holidays for some awesome rock climbing!

The Lions reach award

The Lions Reach Award is a rock climbing incentive award that has been developed for schools within the wider Otorohanga District, 16 schools in all. This award can be used either as an additional incentive or alongside existing school awards, making it part of the schools culture and programme.

An award designed to motivate and encourage students wanting to be the best they can be.

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Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm, during the school terms.


Harvest Rock Centre, 5 Tuhoro Street, Otorohanga.

How much?

$5 for each afternoon of climbing.

Belayers only (14 yrs old & over) - FREE

Concession Cards 

$40 for 10 afternoons.

$70 for 20 afternoons.

What do I bring?

- water bottle

- mask

- shoes to climb in

- $5 for each afternoon


Year 1 - 13. Primary School and Colleges ages all welcome.

Under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult for belaying.

Students / belayers (14 yrs old & over) if not accompanied by a parent/caregiver

must have permission form signed by their parent/caregiver for each term.


Contact Julian on : 021 182 1203 or

Website : or 




Real Rock climbing with 30+ climbs. 3 auto belay & 10 top ropes to help you climb the chimney, the rope ladder and more. Foosball, table tennis, a cave and a tunnel to explore. 


For climbers of all ages.

5 - 95 years old. 


Harvest Rock Centre

5 Tuhoro Street



2 weeks of the school holidays.

Choose your climbing session each day.

Monday - Friday

9am - 10:30am

11am - 12:30pm

1pm - 2:30pm

Book in for a session or just rock up :)

Each session limited to 15 climbers only


All Climbers — $5 for each climbing session.

Belayers only (14 and over) - FREE

*Under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult for belaying.

*Bring your own water bottle and shoes to climb in*

The lions reach award



Receiving the Award

The award will be given out twice a term; one in the middle of the term and one at the end of the term.

Redeeming the Award

This also is twice a term, is during school hours and is determined by the school and the Harvest Rock Centre.


Receiving the Award

The awards can be received during class time or at school assemblies.


Redeeming the Award

The award will be redeemed at The Harvest Rock Centre, 5 Tuhoro St, Otorohanga.



An allocated number of students will receive the award midterm and end of term.


The Lions Reach Award is funded and supported by the Otorohanga Lions Club, the Thrive Otorohanga Youth Trust and the Harvest Rock Centre. Therefore all schools can participate for free.


For the school to instil and develop the schools values and core beliefs.

For the students to give students an incentive to learn and achieve.

For the community to show the students they are part of a community that wants to see them thrive in and out of school.


By talking and co-operating with the schools, Lions, Thrive & Harvest Rock.