Donate to the Waipari fund

Please donate to ACAT’s Waipari crag fund – every dollar will go directly to improving access and the crag environment. 

Any excess funds received will be held for future Waipari projects. Following our initial success when the property was sold, we are still working with Merry and Emma to create a permanent climbing access right at Waipari. This will require a substantial fundraising effort in the future, so funds received now will make this much more achievable.

Shirtless climber on steeply overhung pocketed rock in Waikato New Zealand

Ryan Yang on Black Widow at Waipari. Photo: Chris Hailey.

Volunteer for a working bee

We have run several working bees so far – to clear gorse, build toilets, plant the clifftops in beautiful native bush, weed around native planting, and clear up after cyclone tree & rock fall. Typically these involve a few hours work then time off for climbing.

If everyone who appreciates climbing at Waipari volunteered for just one working bee a year, there would be less pressure on the same small group of people. Join the Friends of Waipari FaceBook group for more information about future working bees, and please lend a hand.

Group of people in car park on farm road with cliffs in background

The gorse-removal working bee team in the Waipari carpark.

Indestructible composting toilets

Waipari’s new composting toilets are now operational. Massive thanks to Merry, Emma and all the amazing volunteers who put in a huge effort to get this done. These super loos are great for the environment and will last decades.

We worked hard to keep the cost to a minimum, reusing lots of materials and seeking discounts from suppliers plus many many volunteer hours.

Three builders in front of a plywood toilet block with cliffs in background.

Waipari composting toilet builders Levi, Jason and Shaun.

Brown Waipari toilet block with flowers in basin, in front of grass and cliffs

The finished Waipari toilet block.