Firstly, ‘Waterfall Tramping’ trips, which often involve steep remote streams, with lots of waterfalls, but not continuous slot canyons. These usually considerable effort to access and may appeal more to a keen ‘Off track tramper’ than a Canyoner used to roadside classics. However, they feeling of remoteness is wonderful and is usually accompanied by a feeling of having had a pretty good amount of exercise.
Secondly, the Tararua Ranges have the largest concentration of classic ‘Gorging’ trips in NZ. These involve tramping into a rivers’ headwaters, then tramping, scrambling and floating out on tyre tubes.View Lower North Canyons on Interactive Map
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|Tararuas||Hutt River Gorge||v1a4III||1||08hrs||00m|
|Tararuas||Number One Canyon||v3a3IV||1||09hrs||26m|
|Tararuas||Otaki Middle Gorge||v1a4VI||1||48hrs (2 d)||00m|
|Tararuas||Ruamahanga Lower Gorge||v1a4III||1||05hrs||00m|
|Tararuas||Tauherenikau Lower Gorge||v1a4III||1||07hrs||00m|
|Tararuas||Waiohine Middle Gorge||v1a4VI||2||72hrs (3 d)||00m|
|Tararuas||Waipehi Canyon||v3a2VI||1||21hrs (2 d)||26m|