Access up the true right, to a short but spectacular canyon on the edge of the Milford Track. A large catchment, very high rainfall an extremely deep canyon make this a very very serious proposition. Giants Gate Topo – quick notes Start @ 200m contour at mouth of canyon 5m DC on TR to shallow…
42m | 3hrs | Public access
Mt Cook, Canterbury
Short, steep and sustained set of waterfalls through a solid sculpted greywacke.
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…
40m | 8hrs | Public access
Sustained waterfalls in with long enclosed sections
Hopkins Valley, Canterbury
40m | 6hrs | Public access
Hunter Valley, Otago
1x 40m rope | 35mins | Public access
Tongarirro River, Kaimanawa Range
Rap in to explore the end of this infamous kayaking gorge.
75m | 12hrs+ | Public
Abel Tasman National Park
A canyoning marathon through the center of the Natioanl
Rough Creek is a steep, vertical alpine descent. Its quick access off the avalanche peak track makes this a classic Arthur’s Pass canyon. The canyon features a series of committing and long near back to back pitches with around 350m of descent in half a kilometre.
20m (1x60m + throwbag)
Long and physical. A big approach followed by an adventurous canyon with a mix of down climbing, abseils, and jumps.
Float, swim, jump and hike in a nicely slotted river gorge. Only one compulsory ‘drop’.
Steep alpine headwaters, bedrock main gorge, tough walk out!
10hrs round trip
Mt Hutt, Canterbury