Category Archives: 2 Star Canyons

Raven Canyon v5a2IV**

Highest drop 110m (in two pitches; take 3x 60m ropes) Public access 8.5hrs An adventure canyon; multiple rappels, handlines and downclimbs often back to back. Relatively open, steep stream. Download the topo for Raven Canyon. Thank you to Jonathan Carr for the … Continue reading

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Rough Creek v4a2III**

Highest drop 65m Public access 7h45′ Rough Creek is a steep, vertical alpine descent. Its quick access off the avalanche peak track makes this a classic Arthur’s Pass canyon. The canyon features a series of committing and long near back … Continue reading

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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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Wairere Falls v4a2I**

Highest drop 50m (three pitches on a 153m waterfall!) Public access 3hrs30mins Wairere falls is the highest waterfall in the north island officially measuring in at 153m. The descent is spectacular and exposed with great views out over native bush … Continue reading

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Tunakohoia Canyon v4a2II**

Highest drop 32m Public access 6.5hrs Tunakohoia is a little gem of a canyon nestled in the hills behind Te Aroha Township. Generally low flow, this is an ideal winter trip as you are not required to spend long periods … Continue reading

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