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.

Sleeping Dog v4a2I

60m
Public access

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

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.

Carew Creek v4a3I*

40m
2-3hrs
Public access

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

Sawyer Stream v4a3II**

42m
3hrs
Public access

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

Cupola Creek v4a5IV***

Amazing post-glacial aquatic slot canyon.

7hrs flat walking up the Travers valley to the start of the canyon mean this probably won’t get as much traffic as it deserves…

Fyffe Gorge v2a3III*

40m (optional, can walk around)
6-7hrs
Public access

Challenging scramble up a deep limestone gorge to a swim up and explore a short but spectacular marble slot canyon. Options for canyoning short canyon sections on the descent, but all can be walked around. 

Mathers Creek v4a4III***

28m
6-7hrs
Public access

Plenty of variety: high jumps, low technical jumps, perfect slides, back to back absiels and beautiful narrows.

Kaumira Canyon v3a3II**

20m
3hrs
Public access

One of the classic beginner canyons of the Canterbury region. Some nice short/medium pitches, big pools and jumps.

Purple Creek v3a3IV*

20m
9-10hrs
Public Access

Wilderness adventure canyon, medium gradient, lots of fun scrambling and down climbing. Normally done with a base camp in the Lower Landsborough Valley.