Takahe Stream v5a3IV**

Highest drop 61m (2x50m ropes, hanging re-belays) Private access up the Wilberforce valley. Notes on access in the canyon topo. 5-8hrshrs Some big pitches, with hanging re-belays in a beautiful greywacke canyon. First Descent, Tom Johns and Keiran Chandler, 15 Feb 2017. Thanks to Tom Johns for the photos and topo information. Download the Draft…

Hut Stream v5a3IV**

Highest drop 88m  (Multipitch waterfall with 2x60m ropes) Private access, notes on permission in the topo 8-9hrs A very vertical outing in a remote and spectacular canyon! Thanks to Tom Johns for the information, sketch topo and photographs. Download the Draft CanyonTopo for Hut Stream  

Bridal Veil Creek v4a2II*

The upper canyon was descended in March 2019 by Jonathan Carr et Al. Photos and comments on Facebook;  The lower canyon is fully described in the Canyoning in NZ guidebook.

Sudden Valley / Barrier Falls

Unknown Absiel height. Potential to be quite large (50-60m or greater) Probably 5-6hrs round trip. Public access Significant volume. Download research sheet for Sudden Valley Stream

Woolshed Creek Canyon

As the weather forecast looked rubbish for the divide, we escaped east to Woolshed Creek for our Sunday’s canyoning. Though the sky was grey and rain showers gripped the mountains to the south, we climbed up and entered the Canyon. The water levels were alread pretty low and since I’d been before in very high…

Upper Otira River

Heard accounts that DOC staff used to run a few trips through the short gorge of the Upper Otira River. Walk up the Otira Valley track for half an hour or so, the drop into the river. Probably get out by Pegleg Flat. Appears that much of the gorge can be seen from the State…

Graham Stream

First partial descent by Lindsay Main et al during a SAR team search, approx 2010. First Canyoning descent, James Abbot, Nola Collie, Grant Prattley Steve Walker April 2019. Photos on Facebook. 

Matata Reserve

The stream has been descended from above the bushline. Only one nice section of canyon, with a large amount of walking. Not really worth repeating. Trip report from Chuckys adventures