Spray Creek v5a3IV*

100m (2x70m)
8h15m
Public access

The drawcard is two 100m+ waterfall sequences in a row. It has a good amount of water and gradient, and some great waterfalls.

The General v5a3VI****

One of the most committing, sustained and narrow canyons in NZ.  44 pitches, super solid dark schist, deep, narrow, sustained. Don’t forget the “Slot of Doom”, with a handline to access 3 pitches (one including a deviation) on a 45m drop. If it had jumps it might be a 5 star canyon…

Mathews Stream v6a4V**

45m (2×50)
14hrs
Public Access

Very long, steep, committing mountain stream with some nice narrows. A significant undertaking.

Deep Creek v1a1I

0m
1hr
Public access

Short scramble and wade, worth a wee look if you are in the area with a little spare time.

Ore Stream v4a5IV***

31m (2x60m)
5-6hr
Public access

One of the highest flow canyons in the Haast pass area. Steep, rough, technical, dangerous and beautiful.

Tri Falls Canyon v4a2III*

Highest drop 40m
5-6hrs
Public Access

Descent of a more open tributary of Woolshed Creek, with some nice raps, jumps and slides

Sylvia Falls v3a3I*

Highest drop  17m
1hr round trip
Public access

Very short, mostly horizontal gorge with a very beautiful final waterfall.

Three Fellahs Canyon v4a2III*

Highest drop 40m
Public access
6hrs

Generally open series of mid height abseils high in the canyon. Scrambly tramping in the lower section, then exit out lower Woolshed Creek.

Sharplin Falls v3a3III*

25m
3.5-4.5hrs
Public access

Interesting route finding through a boulder choked gorge. One short beautiful narrows section. The lower part of the canyon has had the boardwalk removed after being destroyed by rocks. So now after the last waterfall you head down the stream to gain the track 2 minutes before the carpark. The canyon is extended a further pitch so it has 6 pitches and is well worth the visit.