Mill Creek v4a4II**

Highest drop 27m


Public access, but there is private land surrounding the legal public land. It is essential to consult the WAMS website prior to visiting this canyon

A very high volume canyon, with huge pools, big jumps and dangerous water features.

This canyon is fully described in the Canyoning in NZ guidebook. Images courtesy of Cody Rients and Dan Clearwater

3 Trip reports Log your trip

  1. Patrick says:

    A large land slip on the TR by R1 has added a few more logs to the canyon with most ending up near the end and making the downclimbing more difficult in higher than average flows. There is also a heap of fallen trees on the walk in as well. The slip is on the slope you traverse on the way in but there’s now a handline rope for safer access.

    The middle anchor at R1 could still use a tidy up, I forgot about it once again and only had my hand bolting kit and not my drill so will try and remember next time. Still usable, just need to be aware one of the bolts is not 100%.

    Great day out as usual, slightly above average flows, not as many changes in the canyon as anticipated from the slip.

    • Date -27-12-22
    • Water level -high
    • Anchor conditions -All in good condition
    • Group size -2
    • Time: approach/descent/return (eg: 1hr/4hrs/3mins) -4 hrs with sightseeing
  2. Patrick says:

    Another great trip through Mill! Perfect sunny day.

    First R1 anchor (which is made up of 3 sets of anchors traversing the ledges) has a damaged bolt on the second anchor set. Was meaning to repair it next time through from last season but have once again forgotten about it. It’s usable and is backed up by another bolt. Other than everything else looks good.

  3. PATRICK TIMM says:

    Flow normal, anchors good.

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