Dickson River v3a4IV***

1x60m rope | 11hrs | Public access
Mikonui Valley, West Coast

One of the top canyons on the coast.

Tuke River

Monster west coast canyon, only descendable in dry summers by an expert team.

Diedrichs Creek v4a4IV***

15m (1x60m) | 9hrs | Public Access
Hokitika Valley, West Coast.

High flow jump, swim and scrambling canyon with 5 absiels

Goat Hill Canyon v4a4IV*

30m | 10hrs | Public access

Taramakau Valley, Westland

Scenic alpine approach, high quality slot sections, but with a fair bit of boulder bashing.

Muriel Creek v4a4IV**

20m (1x60m + throwbag)
10hr
Public access
Hokitika gorge

Long and physical. A big approach followed by an adventurous canyon with a mix of down climbing, abseils, and jumps.

Freds Creek v4a2II*

30m
Unknown duration
Private land: Permission Required
Lake Brunner, Westland

Spray Creek v5a3IV*

100m (2x70m)
8h15m
Public access

The drawcard is two 100m+ waterfall sequences in a row. It has a good amount of water and gradient, and some great waterfalls.

Holts Creek v4a4IV**

40m
11-12hrs

Holts Creek is a big day in a remote alpine canyon. It is bolted but come with natural anchor rigging materials. The upper canyon starts with pool drop waterfalls. The only escape is a scree mid-canyon before giving way to enclosed steep walls. On the way down make sure to look back up the canyon at the spectacular series of waterfalls.

Bonny Creek v4a2II*

53m
7.5hrs
Public access

Steep, low volume stream with about 10 rappels, a few jumps and a very scenic finish into the Burke Gorge. Unfortunately a bit slippery, which detracts a little from the descent.

California Dreaming v4a2II**

40m
3hrs
Private land: access permission required.

A very pretty, low flow granite canyon with some stunning big rappels. A great beginners/intermediate half day out. Can be combined with neighbouring Fred’s canyon.