Blue Creek v3a1II*

18m 2x30m | 4hrs Public access
Mt Owen, Kahurangi National Park

Mostly dry marble slot canyon. Very scenic!

Holdsworth Creek v4a2IV*

50m | Long day | Public access
Tararua Range.

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

Logjam Canyon v3a2III*

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

Hack Canyon v4a2III*

35m | 5hrs | Public Access

Some great pitches in the flow, of a neat canyon.

Lewis Pass Area

Goat Hill Canyon v4a4IV*

30m | 10hrs | Public access

Taramakau Valley, Westland

Scenic alpine approach, high quality slot sections, but with a fair bit of boulder bashing.

Tim’s Stream v3a2I*

A neat little beginners trip, with limestone scenery, couple of short absiels and easy access!

Cragieburn range, Canterbury

Gamblers Canyon v4a1IV*

60m (2x60m)
3.5hrs
Public access
Golden Bay, Top of the South.

Steep, low flow v-profile canyon.

Captain Chaos v4a2III*

60m
Lowflow river with some cool (but not continous) canyon sections.
Dart Valley, Otago

Agility Creek v3a2III*

32m
7-8hrs
Public access
Arthurs Pass area

Steep, vertical alpine descent, well worth the walk.

Bealey Chasm v2a4I*

Public access

Blue pools, slides and jumps in among big rocks in this gorge. A PFD for the swims plus a short rope to aid downclimbing.

Lagoon canyon v4a2IV*

Public access
Steep, low volume, alpine canyon, Gorge walk finish
Waimakariri Valley