First descent by West Coast Canyon SAR during a search operation, March 2021. Two absiels from bolt anchors, some sections of nice canyon and some sections of open riverbed scrambling SAR team leader Canyon ends at the confluence with the stream coming from Lake Florence. No futher information available at this time.
First descent by Canterbury CanyonSAR team during a search operation in March 2021 No further information available at this time.
1x60m rope | 11hrs | Public access
Mikonui Valley, West Coast
One of the top canyons on the coast.
Monster west coast canyon, only descendable in dry summers by an expert team.
15m (1x60m) | 9hrs | Public Access
Hokitika Valley, West Coast.
High flow jump, swim and scrambling canyon with 5 absiels
30m | 10hrs | Public access
Taramakau Valley, Westland
Scenic alpine approach, high quality slot sections, but with a fair bit of boulder bashing.
20m (1x60m + throwbag)
Long and physical. A big approach followed by an adventurous canyon with a mix of down climbing, abseils, and jumps.
Private land: Permission Required
Lake Brunner, Westland
5 drops in an open, sunny alpine stream.
The drawcard is two 100m+ waterfall sequences in a row. It has a good amount of water and gradient, and some great waterfalls.
Short, horizontal sandstone canyon
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.