Highest Drop 22m
Public Access. One of the most fun canyons in NZ. Beautiful slides, jumps and rappels in very cold water.
Since Cross creek is one of the most popular canyons in NZ, the Department of Conservation are closely monitoring damage to the forest and mosses around this canyon. If the area is damaged by canyoners, we may risk having the canyon closed.
Therefore, it is ESSENTIAL that you find and keep to the access track, actively try to avoid damaging any moss and remain in the canyon once there. Do not exit the canyon to do ‘laps’ of any jumps, as this will destroy the environment.
Cross Creek has Didymo. You MUST CHECK CLEAN DRY your gear before going into any other canyon. Even better, schedule Cross Creek as your last canyon, so that you gear gets to fully dry so that your conscience is clear and you do not spread this horrible pest to our other BEAUTIFUL CANYONS. Some nearby do not yet have Didymo.
A full description can be found in the Canyoning in NZ guidebook.