ABOUT
CANYON EXPLORERS

LET’S TELL YOU A LITTLE MORE ABOUT US…

The roots of our love for adventure started for one of the owners back in the 1960’s, when his father was climbing with Sir Edmund Hillary and alpine guiding in the Mount Cook National Park. As a young boy, listening to tales of high adventure being shared by Sir Ed and Tenzing Norgay with our family, inspired a passion for adventure that has never waned.

We are proud to have been sharing our adventures with visitors to the Queenstown region for over 30 years and our goal has never changed – to deliver outstanding adventure experiences.

Our guides include New Zealanders and a United Nations of adventure professionals from around the world. They hold a variety of outdoor qualifications and have a vast amount of guiding experience – as well as being great people who enjoy sharing our special places.

We are the longest operators of canyoning (1998) and via ferrata climbing (2003) in the region.

We are proud to contribute to local and community activities that promote education, conservation and environmental sustainability in the areas that we operate.

Canyon Explorers are part of the Adventure Group of Tourism companies.

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

We are the only commercial operators allowed access to our canyons.

BEST CANYONS & ACTIVITIES

Our canyoning experiences feature more waterfalls, natural water slides and deep, crystal clear pools than any other canyoning operator in Queenstown. Our half day climbing trip is New Zealand’s first and Queenstown’s only via ferrata climbing system. Located only minutes from downtown Queenstown, it rewards climbers with spectacular views across the Lake Wakatipu, the town and mountains beyond.

EXPERIENCE & SAFETY

We have been certified by Adventure Mark for compliance with the New Zealand Safety Audit Standard for Adventure Activities. We support the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association and our guides hold NZOIA qualifications for our activities. We provide both in-house and outsourced training for all our staff and we strive to exceed the standards of best practice for adventure guiding.

CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE

We understand that challenge means different things to everyone and you should be able to choose your challenge. Where our trips have features that some may find a little too challenging - our guides can provide alternatives to ensure that you are comfortable. It is about helping you find your personal comfort zone. Good times and new experiences.

CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT & INVESTMENT

We live in fast changing times and we recognise the need to maximise new technologies, products, materials and ways of doing things that go towards making our activities even better, as well as being a great place to work.

CENTRAL QUEENSTOWN BASE

Conveniently located right in the center of town, we are open 7 days a week from 7.30am. Our friendly team are here to answer all of your questions so pop in, call or email us at any time. We also conduct all of our pre-trip briefings here in our comfortable departure lounge so you’ll know exactly what to expect before you head out on your trip.

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“AMAZING CANYON, INCREDIBLE GUIDES, BEST DAY!”

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Canyoning.co.nz and ViaFerrata.co.nz have relaunched as Canyon Explorers. Same epic team, same amazing adventures