Tag Archives: Westland

Waterfall Creek

The canyon was called Waterfall Creek, and terminated directly opposite Maruia hot springs. This was the appeal of the canyon, because if it was a good one you could do a winter mission and then jump into the hot pools … Continue reading

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Holts Creek v4a4IV**

Highest drop 40m 11-12hrs Public Access 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 … Continue reading

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North Falls Canyon v5a2IV**

Highest drop 80m Public access 6hrs A great vertical, reasonably low flow canyon. The three impressive 80m waterfalls are clearly visible from the road. The canyon is well worth the drive to get there. Download the North Falls Topo First descent: … Continue reading

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Red Granite Creek v4a4III***

Highest drop 40m Public access 7hrs A fantastic, open granite canyon with big waterfalls and big pools. Jumps galore. Download the CanyonTopo for Red Granite Creek

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Backstair Creek v3a3III*

Highest drop 28m Public access Tricky access to a moderate flow, v-shaped canyon with sustained waterfalls. Average to Poor quality rock (schist) and a few big (dangerous) logjams. Download first descent notes Backstair Creek canyon topo feb2016 – By Richard Bramley

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