Sharplin Falls v3a3III*

Highest drop 25m

Public access


Interesting route finding through a boulder choked gorge. One short beautiful narrows section. The lower part of the canyon has had the boardwalk removed after being destroyed by rocks. So now after the last waterfall you head down the stream to gain the track 2 minutes before the carpark. The canyon is extended a further pitch so it has 6 pitches and is well worth the visit.

This canyon features in the Canyoning in NZ guidebook.

Since the publication of the book, all of the main pitches have been bolted. 

You can download a copy of the updated topo for Sharplin Falls

If you find this site useful, please share the page, tell your friends, or

One trip report Log your trip

  1. William Talbot says:

    Felt rather different to the topo map, it seemed rather easy, we suspect it’s changed a bit after the flood last year (2021). All the jumps were filled in with gravel, but there was anchors at every point we wanted them.

    • Date: 7/5/22
    • Water level: lower than normal
    • Anchor conditions: All in good condition
    • Group size: 5
    • Time: approach/descent/return (eg: 1hr/4hrs/3mins): Approach 1 hour/Descent 2 hours

Submit a trip report

Please log your trip, so others know current conditions prior to their descent.

Your email address will not be published.