Disclaimer: canyons change!

Canyoning is a dangerous sport. The risks include serious injury or death. Anyone undertaking this sport does so at thier own risk and carries all the associated responsibilities.

The information provided here is a record of the sport of Canyoning in NZ. The Canyon information provided may not be accurate and cannot be relied upon.

Floods destroy anchors, fill in pools, move rocks: it is your duty to find the most up-to-date information and ensure you are prepared to cope with any changes.

The skills required to descend safely are unique to the sport of Canyoning. They can be on a par with Technical mountaineering for rope work and with Whitewater Kayaking for appreciation of hydrological dangers. The Canyoning Technique information is simply a summary of some techniques and is not intended to replace formal Canyoning Training. We highly reccomend that you seek an approved course of training, or go with a guide or experienced canyoner whilst you are learning.

Access is often a sensitive issue. Whilst this site aims to provide accurate information about access to a particular canyon, it remains the ultimate responsibility of the user to ensure the appropriate permissions are sought and rules and/or regulations are obeyed. If any access information is incorrect, please contact us to see that it is made right.