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Temple Col Canyon v4a2III*

Highest drop 50m

Public access

4h45min

Steep and inescapable after the first drop. Some very beautiful waterfalls, very sheer and steep rock walls and views to Mt Rolleston. Escapable by following the creek to the end..

Note: This canyon is labelled “Upper Twin Ck” on the Topo50 map, but is known as Temple Col Canyon. This is intended to remove any confusion with the Top section of nearby “Twin Ck” canyon (1km south of this canyon). 

First descent: Unknown. Explored and documented by Grant Prattley, Nola Collie and James Abbott 2017.

Download the CanyonTopo for Temple Col Canyon

Photos by Nola Collie, Grant Prattley, Dan Clearwater and Ira Lewis

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Lagoon Saddle Canyon v4a2III*

Highest drop 47m

Public access

6hrs

This canyon is a rewarding day out with some great abseils in a straightforward multi-pitch canyon. The canyon anchors are bolts with a few naturally rigged. The upper canyon starts with two abseils back to back. There are plenty of escapes all the way down. The highlight is the lower canyon with a spectacular 47m start.

First descent by Grant Prattley, Nola Collie and James Abbott 2018.

Download the CanyonTopo for Lagoon Saddle Canyon.

 

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Whataroa Falls Canyon v4a3I*

Highest drop 40m

Public access

5hrs

A short and sweet canyoning trip 40 minutes from Tauranga. Low commitment trip great for less experienced canyoneers with good off-track navigation skills.

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Barrack Creek v4a3III

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There’s more information available on page 288 of the Canyoning in NZ guidebook 

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Holts Creek v4a4IV**

Highest drop 40m

11-12hrs

Public Access

Holts Creek is a big day in a remote alpine canyon. It is bolted but come with natural anchor rigging materials. The upper canyon starts with pool drop waterfalls. The only escape is a scree mid-canyon before giving way to enclosed steep walls. On the way down make sure to look back up the canyon at the spectacular series of waterfalls.

Recommended for experienced canyoners and strong teams.

First descent: Grant Prattley, James Abbott, Nola Collie March 2017. Photos by Nola and James, Topo by Grant.

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