Hester Pinney Waterfall v3a4IV**

Public access

Highlights are the enchained potholes with technical jumping. A slightly longer approach to a long, varied and low-flow canyon with scenic views towards Mt Aspiring.

Chamberlain Creek v3a3VI**

15m max drop
2-3 days
Public access
Tararua Ranges..

The classic canyon of the Tararua Range! Awesome weekend adventure.

Sleeping God Canyon v4a3III**

Big pitches, some of the highest water levels in the region, big jumps, full-day out… This is one of the region’s best canyons. 5hrs 45m max pitch (3x50m ) Public access (courtesy call to CANYONZ requested before your trip 0800 422 696 ) SG has been an established canyoning route for a long time. Its…

HydroPhobia v4a2III**

26m (1x60m)
Public Access
Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel

Steep and slotty canyon with medium length abseils

Mathews Stream v6a4V**

45m (2×50)
Public Access

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

Woolshed Creek v3a3III**

Public access

A relatively benign sustained aquatic slot with a few nice short rappels and a couple of fun slides and jumps.

Holts Creek v4a4IV**


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.

California Dreaming v4a2II**

Private land: access permission required.

A very pretty, low flow granite canyon with some stunning big rappels. A great beginners/intermediate half day out. Can be combined with neighbouring Fred’s canyon.

Surly Creek v4a3III**

Adventure canyon
Public access

Pretty good trip but quite a bit of down climbing and boulder hopping.

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.

Birch Creek v4a4IV**

Public access

Wilderness adventure canyon, medium gradient, with a little bit of everything. Normally done with a base camp in the Lower Landsborough Valley.