Category Archives: 1 Star Canyons

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. Download the topo for Whataroa Falls Canyon  

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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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