Diamond Creek v4a2III*

32m
6-8hrs
Public access

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.

Premier Creek v2a2III

25m
6hrs

Long, slippery waterfall tramping trip at the head of the Waiorogomai Valley. Only 4 pitches with lots of river walking in between.

2nd Branch – Tairua River v1a1III

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)

Sleeping Dog v4a2I

60m
Public access

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

Army Creek v3a1II

30m
Public access

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

Haehaenga Stream v3a2III*

30m Public Access Steep, Low flow Stream accessed via the Bald Spur summit track from Te Aroha Domain. It is advised to park a shuttle car at the first bridge heading south out of town on Te Aroha-Gordon Road to avoid a long walk back to town at the end of the day!Natural anchors and…

Whataroa Falls Canyon v4a3I*

40m
5hrs
Public access

A short and sweet canyoning trip 40 minutes from Tauranga. Low commitment trip great for less experienced canyoneers with good off-track navigation skills.

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.

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 scenic nature of the falls and the adjacent walking tracks so discretion is advised. It…

Wairere Falls v4a2I**

Highest drop 50m (three pitches on a 153m waterfall!) Public access 3hrs30mins Wairere falls is the highest waterfall in the north island officially measuring in at 153m. The descent is spectacular and exposed with great views out over native bush and the nearby Waikato countryside. Due to the exposed nature of the falls, strong wind…