Minga River v2a3III**

4m
4hrs
Public access
Arthurs Pass

Float, swim, jump and hike in a nicely slotted river gorge. Only one compulsory ‘drop’.

Bealey Chasm v2a4I*

Public access

Blue pools, slides and jumps in among big rocks in this gorge. A PFD for the swims plus a short rope to aid downclimbing.

Lagoon canyon v4a2IV*

Public access
Steep, low volume, alpine canyon, Gorge walk finish
Waimakariri Valley

Graham Stream v3a2III*

30m (2x35m)
7-8hr
Public access

A steep, vertical alpine descent using mostly natural anchors makes this a classic Arthur’s Pass canyon.

Pudding Hill Stream v4a3IV**

Public access
Steep alpine headwaters, bedrock main gorge, tough walk out!
10hrs round trip
Mt Hutt, Canterbury

Freds Creek v4a2II*

30m
Unknown duration
Private land: Permission Required
Lake Brunner, Westland

Hester Pinney Waterfall v3a5IV**

26m
8-10h
Public access

Highlights are the enchained potholes with technical jumping. A slightly longer approach to a long, varied and low-flow canyon with scenic views towards Mt Aspiring.

Spray Creek v5a3IV*

100m (2x70m)
8h15m
Public access

The drawcard is two 100m+ waterfall sequences in a row. It has a good amount of water and gradient, and some great waterfalls.

The General v5a3VI****

One of the most committing, sustained and narrow canyons in NZ.  44 pitches, super solid dark schist, deep, narrow, sustained. Don’t forget the “Slot of Doom”, with a handline to access 3 pitches (one including a deviation) on a 45m drop. If it had jumps it might be a 5 star canyon…