The canyon was called Waterfall Creek, and terminated directly opposite Maruia hot springs. This was the appeal of the canyon, because if it was a good one you could do a winter mission and then jump into the hot pools at the end! Anyway, it was a three hour slog up the true left side…
One waterfall only, lots of stream walking. not worth the effort! 3hrs access, private land. First explored by James Abbott, Nola Collie and Grant Prattley, December 2018
Explored by Toine Houtenbos and Richard Bramely on a scouting trip to the Thomas Valley. Lots of boulders, no bedrock. Not worth the visit.
This canyon was fully described in the Canyoning in NZ guidebook. However, a massive landslide sometime during the 2015 winter has completely obliterated the middle section of this canyon. The result is a huge, unstable looking rock pile, which can be seen from the road bridge. It is strongly reccomended NOT to attempt this canyon. …
Email detailing some streams that are only tramping trips, rather than canyoning Download info sheet for Pureora Forest Park Non Canyons
Information from Jim Morrow, who has extensive tramping experience in the area. Notes from streams that are just tramping, not canyon. Download info sheet Coromandel-Kauaeranga Rivers that are NOT canyons
Descended by Jethro Robinson and Alain Rohr Jan 2014. No canyon found, just lots of downclimbing (with no need for wetsuits) Download research sheet for Mossy Creek
Descended a few years ago not a canyon, not worth a visit unfortunately.. The rock appears to just be too loose..