Carew Creek v4a3I*

40m
2-3hrs
Public access

Short, steep granite canyon with interlinked waterfalls and plunge pools. Semi-open, medium volume.

Cupola Creek v4a5IV***

Amazing post-glacial aquatic slot canyon.

7hrs flat walking up the Travers valley to the start of the canyon mean this probably won’t get as much traffic as it deserves…

Sawyer Stream v4a3II**

42m
3hrs
Public access

Short, steep and sustained set of waterfalls through a solid sculpted greywacke.

Fyffe Gorge v2a3III*

40m (optional, can walk around)
6-7hrs
Public access

Challenging scramble up a deep limestone gorge to a swim up and explore a short but spectacular marble slot canyon. Options for canyoning short canyon sections on the descent, but all can be walked around. 

Mathers Creek v4a4III***

28m
6-7hrs
Public access

Plenty of variety: high jumps, low technical jumps, perfect slides, back to back absiels and beautiful narrows.

Rockburn v4a7III*

10m (30m rope)
8hrs
Public access

Main river gorge, with extremely high water levels and numerous huge syphons. Only in condition at the end of a long dry summer.

Greyneys Creek v3a2II

20m
Public Access
3hrs

A sizeable walk, a lot of boulder bashing, and 1 waterfall. There are better alternatives in the area.

Edwards River v3a4IV***

42m (rebelay allows 30m pitch)
Public access
8hr30min

6 pitches down a main river gorge with high flows, big jumps and challenging swims.

Kaumira Canyon v3a3II**

20m
3hrs
Public access

One of the classic beginner canyons of the Canterbury region. Some nice short/medium pitches, big pools and jumps.

Purple Creek v3a3IV*

20m
9-10hrs
Public Access

Wilderness adventure canyon, medium gradient, lots of fun scrambling and down climbing. Normally done with a base camp in the Lower Landsborough Valley.

Wesley Creek v5a3IV***

124 m (2 x 70 m ropes)
10 hours (5 hours up 5 hours down)
Public Access

Steep alpine canyon, with large multip-pitch rappels.

Army Creek v3a1II

30m
Public access

2-3 significant pitches before it joins with Navy creek.