Highest drop 25m
A relatively short canyon, with a more open upper section with pools, jumps and swims. Then the canyon closes in for several drops, including a very impressive pitch into a giant cavern.
This canyon is fully described in the Canyoning in NZ guidebook. Below are the updates to the 2015 edition. These are all incorporated into the downloadable topo above.
11 November 2023
After the ‘Roundy roundy’ pool, there is a new pitch where the ‘J2m’ has now become a 4m rappel from double bolts on the TL. (this new pitch was formed when a log jam at the end of the pool collapsed, and the pool level dropped by over 2m!)
There is a single bolt, TR, below R4 and prior to the J3m/DC TR. This is to help protect the downclimb.
There is a double bolt anchor TL at R5.
There is a double bolt anchor to rig an approach line to R6. The bolts are hidden slightly above head hiegh on the TL behind a crack. Approximately 8m prior to the waterfall pourover.
The final pitch has double bolt anchors TL and TR.
05 Nov 2017
The logjam at R8 has been partially demolished by a rockfall.
R7 and R8 are now downclimbs. There are some quite scary ‘holes’ between boulders where you would not want to slip. Take extra care when traversing this logjam / rockfall.
29 Mar 2017
Work has begun on upgrading the highway bridge over Robinson creek. There are likely to be construction vehicles working in/around the “Carpark” area. Make sure you park well clear of any potential operations, even considering parking at a different location.
Also, the earthworks will make the water reference picture irrelevant, with changes to the stream bed and bridge structure. Take care evaluating the water levels for yourself.