Hydroslide canyon

2x30m ropes
Public access
Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel Range

Diamond Creek v4a2III*

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


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

Sleeping Dog v4a2I

Public access

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

Army Creek v3a1II

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*

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.

Kauaeranga Gorge v2a3III**

Highest drop 5m

Public access


Interesting tramp to a spectacular gorge, with a number of classic narrow canyon sections and numerous small jumps and swims.

Kaiate Falls Canyon v4a3I*

Highest drop 16m  (2x20m ropes) Public access 1-2hrs This is a short sharp canyon that would be great on a hot summers day as there are some deep pools. The area could get quite busy in summer due to the scenic nature of the falls and the adjacent walking tracks so discretion is advised. It…

Tunakohoia Canyon v4a2II**

32m Public access 6.5hrs Tunakohoia is a little gem of a canyon nestled in the hills behind Te Aroha Township. Generally low flow, this is an ideal winter trip as you are not required to spend long periods in the water. The canyon is a lot of fun after some rain when the flow increases…

Camp Stream v3a2II*

Highest drop 30m Public access 7-10hrs Waterfall tramping through spectacular cliffs, with great views to the east. Download reasearch sheet for Camp Creek, Kauaeranga Valley