Mathews Stream v6a4V**

45m (2×50)
Public Access

Very long, steep, committing mountain stream with some nice narrows. A significant undertaking.

Limestone Creek v1a1I*

Canyon Hiking. No ropes, wetsuits or specialist gear Public access 1hr Non-technical Limestone slot canyon hike. A short and beautiful introduction to canyon environments, for anyone with basic fitness and some agility. Download CanyonTopo for Limestone Creek, Ruahines

Armstrong Canyon

5 drops observed from nearby tramping track, 10-30m approximately Public access Probably 10hr+ waterfall tramping trip, with several huts in the vicinity. Download Research Sheet for Armstrong Canyon

Waterfall Creek

Highest drop 60+m Public access 16hrs (2 days) Remote waterfall tramping trip. Yet to be fully completed! Download info sheet for Waterfall Creek, Eastern Ruahines

Mathews Stream first full descent

Mathews Stream v6a2V**  29 rappels to 45m. 14hrs30mins round trip. Just over year ago, Pip and I had bailed part way down the first descent of Mathews Stream in the Ruahine ranges. It was a cold day in early October, with a light dusting of snow, overcast skies. We’d done 18 rappels up to 40m…

Mathews Stream Canyon Trip Report

First Canyon for the Season! Located in the North Eastern Ruahine Range, the south branch of Mathews Stream was our objective for the day. During the steep but straightforward 2 hr access, we could see fresh snow sprinkled on the tops of trees on the ridgelines. Access was very simple, but the snow flakes bumped…