Sawyer Stream v4a3II**

42m | 3hrs | Public access
Mt Cook, Canterbury

Short, steep and sustained set of waterfalls through a solid sculpted greywacke.

Memorial Canyon v4a2II*

50m (2x60m)
Private land: permission required

Multiple rappels in an open lower flow canyon. The obvious must do canyon when viewed from Memorial Hut.

Hells Gates Canyon v4a4III**

40m (3x40m)
Private land: permission required

Spectacular in nature; many features encountered during descent are at the nominated overall grade and would be harder if the flow was even slightly higher than low summer flow.

Birdcage Canyon v4a3III**

45m (2x50m)
Private land: Permission required

An exciting aquatic canyon in an alpine environment with the comfort of a hut and all you have driven in by 4wd at arm’s reach. Great when combined with Memorial Canyon.

Canyon Creek v4a5V**

2x50m + 1x30m
Public access

Uncompleted descent of a committing alpine slot canyon, with continous high flow features.

Thar Creek

First descent in March 2019. Toine Houtenbos, Alain Rohr, Kaden Anderson, Pete Choate

Hodgekinson Creek v3a2II

Highest drop 15-35m depending on which tree anchor you access.  Rappels are mostly just required to descend boulders that are not safe to down climb, so the number of rappels and their length depends on your down-climbing ability. Don’t set yourself short on rope!! 4-7hrs round trip, depending on access (4WD or MTB) and downclimbing…

Lower Canyon Creek

Despite looking very impressive from the valley floor, there doesnt appear to be anything of interest. I’ve walked up from the bottom. It’s just a gravelly stream for the first bit. We lost interest about 200m into the gorge (it was winter and we were on a MTB trip!) there’s very little overall elevation drop…

Paradise Creek

UPDATE:  Paradise Creek was descended in March 2019. Details on the first descent will be up loaded as soon as we have them. Noted from the look on the Topo, rock type and surrounding canyons. Likely to be high volume and deep. Public Access, via  high clearance 4WD or Mountain Bike. 10km from 2WD road…

One North Of Mary Stream Waterfall

Descended  March 2014 by Alain Rohr, Holly Officer and Jethro Robinson. Steep alpine Canyon. One large Drop observed (100m), but more incised than the Mary Stream Waterfall. Access looks steep, best bet appears to be the TR. 1.5hr walk up Hopkins valley from end of 2WD access track. 4WD and MTB access to Monument Hut.

Mary Stream Waterfall

Steep alpine canyon. Hopkins Valley, about 1.5hrs walk in from the end of 2WD access. 4WD or bicycle access to Monument Hut. 4 drops observed, rather than a single 141m drop. Easy access on TL Download Research Sheet  Mary Stream Waterfall