Highest drop 17m
1hr round trip
Very short, mostly horizontal gorge with a very beautiful final waterfall.
Public access, but courtesy call required to Manager of;
Boyle River Outdoor Education Center Ph/Fax: (03) 315 7082 www.boyle.org.nz
A full description of the canyon is in the Canyoning in NZ guidebook.
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January 16th 2023.
We tightened all anchors as this was required.
Main pool still shallow.
Lower pool excellent for jumping.
Boyle River easy to cross. Very warm day.
Visited 01/2020. Handline before R1 is torn off and is hanging of its bottom attachment point at R1 anchor. No problem in low flow, though – Body belay also possible from a big stone above waterfall.
Steel handline above R2 is ok. All rope handlines covered by moss – check them before use.
Visited Feb 2017.
All good. Was even a hand line around bottom pool.
R1 ‘s hand line to anchor had trapped a pile of drift wood debries (from a flood i guess), but appears not to have damaged bolt. Moved Debries.