Paton Stream v3a2IV

50m
7hrs
Private access
Tairua Valley, Coromandel Range

An old dam site and one decent 50m pitch with a great view

Agility Creek v3a2III*

32m
7-8hrs
Public access
Arthurs Pass area

Steep, vertical alpine descent, well worth the walk.

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