The Slide Hustle v1a3II***

No mandatory absiels – a slide-fest! 6hrs round trip (2hr/2.5hr/1.5hr) Public land This canyon is all about the slides. FOURTEEN of them in total, up to 16m long, plus the option to climb back up and lap a sweet section of five slides. Three start sliding bliss on Mt Ruapehu. First descent, James Judd, Sacha…

Powder Flask Canyon v5a3IV***

45m | 6.5-10.5hrs | Public access
Makarora Valley, Aspiring

Low water, beautiful rock & pools with lots of jumps. Exit via high flow Fish River.

Dickson River v3a4IV***

1x60m rope | 11hrs | Public access
Mikonui Valley, West Coast

One of the top canyons on the coast.

Fish River v4a5IV***

15m | 4.5-6hrs| Public access
Makarora Valley, Aspiring

“Wilson Creek on Steroids” Narrow, high flow, deep, committing, dangerous and beautiful.

Eagle’s Nest v4a3V***

35m (2x60m) | 14hrs | Public
Over 40 raps, continuous canyon, huge day!
Dart Valley, Otago

Diedrichs Creek v4a4IV***

15m (1x60m) | 9hrs | Public Access
Hokitika Valley, West Coast.

High flow jump, swim and scrambling canyon with 5 absiels

Imp Grotto v4a3II***

40m (2x45m)
2.5 hrs
Public access

Imp Grotto is a very short, but spectacular canyon, with a little bit of everything. The access is quick and easy, providing excellent rewards for minimal effort.

Wilson Creek v4a5IV***

17m   (2x40m) | 4-8 hrs | Public access

Haast Pass, Aspiring NP

Very deep schist slot canyon with many beautiful turquoise pools and significant flow. A serious undertaking in anything but very low water conditions.

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.

Cross Creek v3a2II***

22m (2x25m) | 1-4 hrs | Public Access. 

One of the most fun canyons in NZ.  Beautiful slides, jumps and rappels in very cold water.