Oteao Falls access crosses private land.
Unfortunately the access is temporarily closed, whilst the local canyoning community liaises with the land owner to come up with a solution.
Please respect this closure: if we refrain from visiting this canyon until things are sorted, we might be able to enjoy Oteao again. If we ruin a relationship, then the access might remain closed permanently.
Please inform your friends and canyoning buddies and watch this space for updates:
Dan Clearwater NZCA President & Brad Schimanski NZCA Local area rep
Dan Clearwater NZCA President & Brad Schiamanski local area liaison
Highest drop 30m (1x30m + 1x50m for pull cord recommended)
5h45m total (45m approach, 4h descent, 1h return)
Private access: available without specific permission – see notes in the topo.
Combining terraced waterfalls, jumps, slides, a sump dive, a giant floating log and a diving board
this is a true canyon playground.
IMPORTANT: the access track crosses private land – we currently have a good relationship with the land owners, lets keep it that way! Be respectful and stick to the track, do not drive up the private
road way, foot traffic only.
First descent: Brad Schimanski, Tim Bailey, Nick Lynch, Saki Ito Jan 2019
Thanks to Brad and Shanan Fraser for the Topo. Photos courtesy of Facebook, by Shanan, Pete Smith and Brad.
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