HydroPhobia v4a2III**

26m (1x60m)
7hrs
Public Access
Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel

Steep and slotty canyon with medium length abseils

Paton Stream v3a2IV

50m
7hrs
Private access
Tairua Valley, Coromandel Range

An old dam site and one decent 50m pitch with a great view

Diamond Creek v4a2III*

32m
6-8hrs
Public access

25 Pitches. The pick of the bunch in Waiorongomai Valley. Low Flow (much more fun after a bit of rain!) Big, continuous waterfalls with the odd gold mining relic.

Premier Creek v2a2III

25m
6hrs

Long, slippery waterfall tramping trip at the head of the Waiorogomai Valley. Only 4 pitches with lots of river walking in between.

2nd Branch – Tairua River v1a1III

A long bush bash up the second branch of the Tairua river to chase the scratchy information from local rockclimbers of “an impassable gorge with big waterfalls” led to a rather small “gorge” with low flows and only one waterfall. Not worth a repeat visit. However the local rock climbing is meant to be of high quality (including established climbers camp)

Sleeping Dog v4a2I

60m
Public access

Alternative entry to Sleeping God canyon. Has loose rock at the top and is not recommended.

Army Creek v3a1II

30m
Public access

2-3 significant pitches before it joins with Navy creek.

Haehaenga Stream v3a2III*

30m Public Access Steep, Low flow Stream accessed via the Bald Spur summit track from Te Aroha Domain. It is advised to park a shuttle car at the first bridge heading south out of town on Te Aroha-Gordon Road to avoid a long walk back to town at the end of the day!Natural anchors and…

Whataroa Falls Canyon v4a3I*

40m
5hrs
Public access

A short and sweet canyoning trip 40 minutes from Tauranga. Low commitment trip great for less experienced canyoneers with good off-track navigation skills.