Dickson River v3a4IV***

1x60m rope | 11hrs | Public access
Mikonui Valley, West Coast

One of the top canyons on the coast.

Fish River v4a5IV***

15m | 4.5-6hrs| Public access
Makarora Valley, Aspiring

“Wilson Creek on Steroids” Narrow, high flow, deep, committing, dangerous and beautiful.

Tuke River

Monster west coast canyon, only descendable in dry summers by an expert team.

Eagle’s Nest v4a3V***

35m (2x60m) | 14hrs | Public
Over 40 raps, continuous canyon, huge day!
Dart Valley, Otago

Holdsworth Creek v4a2IV*

50m | Long day | Public access
Tararua Range.

Long mountain day, with a short 5-pitch canyon section

Sawyer Stream v4a3II**

42m | 3hrs | Public access
Mt Cook, Canterbury

Short, steep and sustained set of waterfalls through a solid sculpted greywacke.

Melita Stream v5a4III**

Best approached by kayak across Lake Gunn, walking around is not recommended due to thick forest and swampy ground. Access on the TR. Lots of absiels in powerful flows. Extremely hard rock: serpentine and diorite, so if you’re taking a drill, (which you should) take plenty of spare drill bits and extra batteries!!! First descent…

Red Hut Canyon v4a2III**

40m | 8hrs | Public access
Sustained waterfalls in with long enclosed sections
Hopkins Valley, Canterbury

Logjam Canyon v3a2III*

30m | Public access
Worth doing the lower section for a short/rest day
Hunter Valley, Otago