Greyneys Creek v3a2II

Public Access

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

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

Kaumira Canyon v3a3II**

Public access

One of the classic beginner canyons of the Canterbury region. Some nice short/medium pitches, big pools and jumps.

Raven Canyon v5a2IV**

110m (3x60m)
Public access

An adventure canyon; multiple rappels, handlines and downclimbs often back to back. Relatively open, steep stream.

Tui Canyon v3a2I*

Public access

Short and sweet, with easy access and low flow: this is probably the most descended canyon within range of Christchurch!

Andrews Stream v2a2I*

Public access.

Moderate flows, short but sweet. Suitable for experienced canyoners to introduce beginners to the sport.

Twin Creek v5a2III***

35m/40m/70m (2x60m)
Public access

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

Temple Col Canyon v4a2III*

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*

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.

Black Miller Canyon v3a2II*

Public access

Black Miller Stream is a short fun canyoning trip which is not difficult in normal flows & so is an excellent trip for experienced canyoners to introduce beginners to the sport or to break up a road trip through Kaikoura with a short diversion.

Richardson Stream v3a2IV*

Public access

A long adventure to a stream with some canyon features which are small and well-spaced. Probably more of a half star canyon, maybe worth doing if you’ve done everything else in the area and you’re after a long-off track waterfall tramp. 

Bealey’s Black Canyon v3a2III*

Public access

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.