Tiny T Canyon v4a2II

47m (2×60)
3h45m
Public access
Arthurs Pass

Low flow side canyon from Temple Basin

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.

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.

Greyneys Creek v3a2II

20m
Public Access
3hrs

A sizeable walk, a lot of boulder bashing, and 1 waterfall. There are better alternatives in the area.

Edwards River v3a4IV***

42m (rebelay allows 30m pitch)
Public access
8hr30min

6 pitches down a main river gorge with high flows, big jumps and challenging swims.

Twin Creek v5a2III***

35m/40m/70m (2x60m)
3-6hrs
Public access

A long alpine canyon (3 sections), with good access and great views accross to Mt Rolleston.

Temple Col Canyon v4a2III*

50m
4h45min
Public access

Steep and inescapable after the first drop. Some very beautiful waterfalls, very sheer and steep rock walls and views to Mt Rolleston.

Halpin Creek v4a2III*

75m
8hr30min
Public access

Halpin Creek is a steep alpine descent. Its scenic approach and descent has impressive views of the peaks and valleys of Arthur’s Pass. The finale is a long, exposed pitch with some sharp rock near the top requiring care — another adventure right off the highway.

Bealey’s Black Canyon v3a2III*

35m
Public access
5hrs

Bealey River is a steep alpine descent. Its scenic approach has great views of the peaks and valleys of Arthur’s Pass.Anchors are mostly bolted. The rock is fractured and loose in parts as the area is subject to multiple large avalanches in winter off the side of Mt Rolleston. Leave any descent to later in the season to let the avalanche debris melt.