Sleeping Dog v4a2I

60m
Public access

Alternative entry to Sleeping God canyon. Has loose rock at the top and is not recommended.

Kauaeranga Gorge, v2a3III**

Highest drop 5m

Public access

6-7hrs

Interesting tramp to a spectacular gorge, with a number of classic narrow canyon sections and numerous small jumps and swims.

Camp Stream v3a2II*

Highest drop 30m Public access 7-10hrs Waterfall tramping through spectacular cliffs, with great views to the east. Download reasearch sheet for Camp Creek, Kauaeranga Valley

Mt Rowe Canyon v3a1III*

Highest drop 25m Public access 7hrs Steep, semi open stream in bush. Worthwhile as an option when there is too much water for other Kauaeranga Valley Canyons Download CanyonTopo for  Mt Rowe Canyon

Sleeping God Canyon v4a3III**

Sleeping God is an excellent canyon in the Kauaeranga Valley. It has been an established canyoning route for a long time. Its quality, proximity to Auckland, ease of access and bolted anchors means that it is getting a large amount of attention from people who may not have the right skills. Sleeping God is a…

HydroPhobia v4a2III**

Max drop approx 26m Public access 7hrs Steep stream with numerous medium length abseils, quite slotty. A full description can be found in the Canyoning in NZ guidebook. First descent (6/10/2013) – Pete Smith , Antoine Chabanis & Alain Rohr Survey & Mapping (2/11/2013) – Pete Smith & Peter Harrison.  

Sleeping Beauty Canyon v4a2III*

Longest drop 55m Public access 6hrs A committing descent with a series of waterfalls in relatively low volume water. Beta sheet for Sleeping Beauty Canyon

Rangihau Stream

2 days More of a Gorging trip, though the final gorge hasn’t been descended according to the beta provider, Jim Morrow. Download info sheet for Rangihau Stream