Canyoning in NZ Guidebook



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This is the first guide book to New Zealand’s Canyons. It gives keen kiwi adventurers and experienced visiting canyoners the information they need to discover New Zealands amazing canyons more safely.

Covering all of New Zealand’s classic descents,  51 canyons are featured with full descriptions;

  • Canyon overviews
  • Access maps
  • Canyon topo (cross sections)
  • Water level reccomendations for the more popular canyons

In addition, over 100 canyons are given a brief mention at the end of the chapters. These form a historical record of canyoning in NZ and a start point for the experienced and adventurous to venture into the wildest and most remote canyons.

This book is in A5 format, in full colour with 464 pages.

Updates and corrections are found on the trip page for each canyon on this website. A summary can be found on the guide book updates page

Don’t forget; canyons change! Please always check on this website for updates to descriptions.

You can also buy this book through our retail stockists;


USA (Online store)

Canyoneering USA

Netherlands (online store)

France (online store)


Adventure Base ( Katoomba, Blue Mountains/Online)


Bruce McLeod Booksellers @ 1148 Pukuatua St, Ph 07-348 5388


Page & Blackmoore Booksellers, @ 254 Trafalgar St, Ph (03) 548 9992

MD Outdoors, Millers Acre Center, Corner Trafalgar and Halifax St, Nelson. 022 403 0794


Aspiring Safety Products @ 1/6 Burdale Street, Riccarton, Christchurch,  Ph 03-366 1246


Adventure Consultants, @ 20 Brownston St, Ph 03-443 8711

MT Outdoors @ 17 Dunmore St, Ph 03-443 2888

Wanaka Paper Plus, @ 23 Helwick St, Ph 03-443 7532


Canyoning Queenstown @ 39 Camp St, Ph 03-441 3003

Small Planet Outdoors @ 15-17 Shotover Street, Ph 03-442 6393

Queenstown Airport Paper Plus @ Queenstown Airport, Ph  03 442 3818


University Book Shop, Otago, @ 378 Great King St, Ph 03-477 6976

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Additional information

Weight 0.85 kg