Holts Creek v4a4IV**

40m
11-12hrs

Holts Creek is a big day in a remote alpine canyon. It is bolted but come with natural anchor rigging materials. The upper canyon starts with pool drop waterfalls. The only escape is a scree mid-canyon before giving way to enclosed steep walls. On the way down make sure to look back up the canyon at the spectacular series of waterfalls.

Bonny Creek v4a2II*

53m
7.5hrs
Public access

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.

California Dreaming v4a2II**

40m
3hrs
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.

Surly Creek v4a3III**

30m
Adventure canyon
Public access

Pretty good trip but quite a bit of down climbing and boulder hopping.

Carew Creek v4a3I*

40m
2-3hrs
Public access

Short, steep granite canyon with interlinked waterfalls and plunge pools. Semi-open, medium volume.

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.

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.

Red Granite Creek v4a4III***

40m
7hrs
Public access.

A fantastic, open granite canyon with big waterfalls and big pools. Jumps galore into west coast coca-cola coloured pools. 

Griffin Creek v3a5IV***

29m (2x60m)
9hr30
Public access

Big, watery, beautiful, long, technical.. Jumps galore into pumping whitewater. Huge pools, powerfull waterfalls… This canyon is a pure gem in NZ!

Barrack Creek v4a4III***

65m
9hr30min
Public access

Barrack Creek is a steep, aquatic and vertical alpine descent. Polished rocks, deep green pools, the back to back nature of the waterfalls, and the fantastic end series of rappels makes this a classic three-star canyon. Make sure you have suitable experience and a strong team.

Big Wainihinhi via Wainotinoti v4a4IV***

75m
8-10hrs
Public access

his trip has it all. A staunch multi-sport approach. Back-to-back high waterfalls in Wainotinoti. And finally, the jewel in the crown – jumps and whitewater problem solving in the slotted Big Wainihinihi.