Category Archives: 1 Star Canyons

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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Waterfall Creek

The canyon was called Waterfall Creek, and terminated directly opposite Maruia hot springs. This was the appeal of the canyon, because if it was a good one you could do a winter mission and then jump into the hot pools … Continue reading

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The Lion King v4a3IV*

Highest drop 40m Public access 6.5-8.5hrs A classic case of a great wee canyon with a sub-optimal walk in. An all round adventure that begins with a river crossing then a boulder hop/bash, followed by dense young Beech saplings. Man, … Continue reading

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Kaiate Falls Canyon v4a3I*

Highest drop 16m  (2x20m ropes) Public access 1-2hrs This is a short sharp canyon that would be great on a hot summers day as there are some deep pools. The area could get quite busy in summer due to the … Continue reading

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