Some small waterfalls, unknown hieght.
25 Pitches. The pick of the bunch in Waiorongomai Valley. Low Flow (much more fun after a bit of rain!) Big, continuous waterfalls with the odd gold mining relic.
Long, slippery waterfall tramping trip at the head of the Waiorogomai Valley. Only 4 pitches with lots of river walking in between.
700m of descent makes this one of the biggest trips in the North Island. A solid 3hr approach up a steep but well marked track and a “mini canyon ” (2 pitches) entry to the main river. Big waterfalls, Hanging re belays and wide expansive views.
A long bush bash up the second branch of the Tairua river to chase the scratchy information from local rockclimbers of “an impassable gorge with big waterfalls” led to a rather small “gorge” with low flows and only one waterfall. Not worth a repeat visit. However the local rock climbing is meant to be of high quality (including established climbers camp)
Alternative entry to Sleeping God canyon. Has loose rock at the top and is not recommended.
Steep, low volume stream with about 10 rappels, a few jumps and a very scenic finish into the Burke Gorge. Unfortunately a bit slippery, which detracts a little from the descent.
Private land: access permission required.
A very pretty, low flow granite canyon with some stunning big rappels. A great beginners/intermediate half day out. Can be combined with neighbouring Fred’s canyon.
Pretty good trip but quite a bit of down climbing and boulder hopping.
Short, steep granite canyon with interlinked waterfalls and plunge pools. Semi-open, medium volume.
Amazing post-glacial aquatic slot canyon.
7hrs flat walking up the Travers valley to the start of the canyon mean this probably won’t get as much traffic as it deserves…
Short, steep and sustained set of waterfalls through a solid sculpted greywacke.