Dorothy Falls v4a3II**

According to Justin Venables, this canyon was completely destroyed by the huge rain event in Westland, March 2019.  Worth a check with the community via Facebook if you are thinking about doing this canyon in the seasons that follow.

Highest Drop 50m

Public Access


Generally a moderately angled enclosed stream in the upper section with a few jumps. Longer rappels and becoming more open on the lower section.

This canyon is fully described in the Canyoning in NZ guidebook.

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  1. Ant says:

    Anyone done this since the Big Rain? I hear the road round the lake is trashed.

    • Jen Powell says:

      We did Dorothy 16/03/2013. Water was low. The trip was easy and uneventful and the canyon was nice. It took our big group of 6 about 6 hours car to car. Two went ahead to set anchors and run through while four took up the rear with our own ropes. Watch out for wasps nests on the approach.

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