Mathers Creek v4a4III***

28m
6-7hrs
Public access

Plenty of variety: high jumps, low technical jumps, perfect slides, back to back absiels and beautiful narrows.

Rockburn v4a7III*

10m (30m rope)
8hrs
Public access

Main river gorge, with extremely high water levels and numerous huge syphons. Only in condition at the end of a long dry summer.

Greyneys Creek v3a2II

20m
Public Access
3hrs

A sizeable walk, a lot of boulder bashing, and 1 waterfall. There are better alternatives in the area.

Edwards River v3a4IV***

42m (rebelay allows 30m pitch)
Public access
8hr30min

6 pitches down a main river gorge with high flows, big jumps and challenging swims.

Kaumira Canyon v3a3II**

20m
3hrs
Public access

One of the classic beginner canyons of the Canterbury region. Some nice short/medium pitches, big pools and jumps.

Purple Creek v3a3IV*

20m
9-10hrs
Public Access

Wilderness adventure canyon, medium gradient, lots of fun scrambling and down climbing. Normally done with a base camp in the Lower Landsborough Valley.

Wesley Creek v5a3IV***

124 m (2 x 70 m ropes)
10 hours (5 hours up 5 hours down)
Public Access

Steep alpine canyon, with large multip-pitch rappels.

Army Creek v3a1II

30m
Public access

2-3 significant pitches before it joins with Navy creek.

Birch Creek v4a4IV**

17m
11-12hrs
Public access

Wilderness adventure canyon, medium gradient, with a little bit of everything. Normally done with a base camp in the Lower Landsborough Valley.

Mangaturuturu Canyon v3a2I*

30m
3hrs
Public access

Shallow, low angled canyon with plenty of escapes. Short, sweet and great for beginners.

Brumms Creek v4a3III*

35m
4hrs20min
Private land on the access route: permission required.

‘U’ Shaped fault line canyon with plenty of short to moderate rappels.