Fish River v4a5III**

15m | 4.5-6hrs| Public access
Makarora Valley, Aspiring

“Wilson Creek on Steroids” Narrow, high flow, deep, committing, dangerous and beautiful.

Powder Flask Canyon v5a3IV***

45m | 6.5-10.5hrs | Public access
Helicopter approach
Makarora Valley, Aspiring

Low water, beautiful rock & pools with lots of jumps. Exit via high flow Fish River.

Cameron Creek v4, a5 or a6

Big water with a couple of huge drops. More of a gorge than a canyon, yet to receive a canyoning descent.

Makarora Valley, Aspiring

Hester Pinney Waterfall v3a5IV**

26m
8-10h
Public access

Highlights are the enchained potholes with technical jumping. A slightly longer approach to a long, varied and low-flow canyon with scenic views towards Mt Aspiring.

Boundary Creek

Some canyon features and lots of swimming. Worth more visits to figure out where the goods are.

Lake Wanaka, Aspiring

Bay Burn

Apparently its been checked out by locals, who say they found nothing of interest. No idea how high they started though. No photos available. 

Estuary Burn

Apparently its been checked out by locals, who say they found nothing of interest. No idea how high they started though. No photos available. 

Bells Creek

Apparently its been checked out by locals, who say they found nothing of interest. No idea how high they started though. No photos available. 

Raspberry Creek

Apparently this has been done a fair few times, and regarded as ‘not bad, although a bit dirty’. The canyon is on Mt Aspiring station, so permission is required for access. Plenty of other better canyons in the area; this record is mostly for historical recording purposes.

Lodge Creek

Not an official name, just close to the ‘Lodge’ on the Topo map. Apparently its been checked out by locals, and it was apparently an ok canyon, but it got hit by a slip in the 90’s which ruined it. Who knows, it might have cleared out by now… Surrounded by private farmland, see WAMS website for…

Macpherson Creek

Apparently its been checked out by locals, who say they found nothing of interest. No idea how high they started though. No photos available.  Surrounded by private farmland, see WAMS website for details.