Author Archives: Chucky

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. Download the topo for Whataroa Falls Canyon  

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Barrack Creek v4a3III

This is a placeholder post. 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 … Continue reading

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Major Mayhem Canyon v5a3IV***

Highest drop 95m (60+35 pitches) Public access 5-14hrs (Depending if you start at the middle or the top) Big, exposed waterfalls in the upper section, with a relentless narrow slot canyon below. Lots of delicate logjams! Download the topo for Major … Continue reading

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The General v5a3VI****

Highest drop 45m Public access 8-16hrs (depending on how high you start) One of the most committing, sustained and narrow canyons in NZ.  44 pitches, super solid dark schist, deep, narrow, sustained. Don’t forget the “Slot of Doom”, with a … Continue reading

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