FULL DAY CANYONING ROUTEBURN
FULL DAY CANYONING
ROUTEBURN
Routeburn Canyoning FAQ Grid

FULL DAY CANYONING DETAILS 

DURATION: Approx. 8 hours with 3 hours canyoning

DEPARTURE TIMES: 9:00am Check in is 15-minutes prior to departure.

MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old and must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian signed consent.

WHAT YOU NEED: Swimwear and a towel. We also recommend you wear a thermal layer (polypro or merino). Our helmets have GoPro mounts if you would like to bring your own GoPro otherwise we have them available for hire.

TRIP INCLUDES: Transport to and from the canyon. Wetsuits, booties, helmet and all the technical gear. Safety instruction and full briefing. Lunch including tea and coffee is provided (please advise of any dietary requirements)

PRICE: $319.00 per person

GOPRO HIRE: $40.00
SD CARD: $25.00 (yours to keep)

Our health and safety policy does not permit us to carry persons who:

• Are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Are pregnant
• Do not fit the equipment provided
• Weigh more than 120 kg (you may be required to be weighed prior to a trip departure)
• Have a medical or health condition(s) that may be affected by this activity

FULL DAY CANYONING EXPERIENCE

ROUTEBURN CANYON

The Routeburn canyon is a full sensory experience. As the only canyoning company permitted to operate in the famous Routeburn Valley, we will take you to places that are normally inaccessible, giving you a true sense of isolation where you can take in all the natural beauty that surrounds. This UNESCO World Heritage area is right near several locations used for the Lord of The Rings movies, including The Hobbit.

The Routeburn canyon is more challenging than the half day Queenstown canyon with more of everything including higher jumps and abseils!

You’ll begin your trip at the Adventure Centre in Queenstown where you’ll sign in and meet your guide for the day in our departure lounge. Here, we share pre-trip safety information and check your suitability for the trip. We ask that you advise us of any medical, health or other safety related information before the trip departs.

From here, it is 10 minutes to the canyoning base to be fitted with all of your canyoning gear.

We then head off on a stunning scenic drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, passing through Glenorchy and into Mount Aspiring National Park’s Routeburn Valley.

At the Routeburn Valley, we will get changed into the equipment provided and get you ready for your canyoning adventure. After a safety information talk, you’ll set off on foot, and after a 30 minute ascending walk through spectacular native rain forest along the world-renowned Routeburn Track, it is time for the serious adventure and excitement to begin.

Once in the canyon, you will abseil, jump into crystal clear pools, zipline over native bush, navigate through narrow passageways and slide down chutes. Our guides will instruct you through all of the features and if you are feeling confident, it may be possible to abseil yourself or take on one of the bigger jumps.

Before heading back to Queenstown, you’ll get to relax in the beautiful surrounds of the Routeburn Valley with a picnic lunch, tea and coffee.

This canyon is suited for people with a high level of fitness and water confidence. The minimum age is 15, and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

FULL DAY CANYONING EXPERIENCE

THE ROUTEBURN CANYON ROUTE

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

We are the only canyoning operator in both of our Queenstown & Routeburn canyons. Our adventure guides will take you to places that are normally inaccessible.

BEST CANYONS & ACTIVITIES

Our breath-taking canyons feature more waterfalls, natural water slides and deep, crystal clear pools than any other canyoning operator in Queenstown.

EXPERIENCE & SAFETY

We are the most experienced canyoning operator in the Queenstown region, and the only one that provides two guides on every trip, plus personal floatation devices.

CHOOSE YOUR CHALLENGE

Our guides will provide a range of challenges and activities to suit your level of comfort throughout the trip.

ECOLOGY RESEARCH

We are big supporters of the Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust and donate a percentage of your trip to help support scientific research to help our endangered native birds.

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Andee

ADVENTURE GUIDE


NATIONALITY: American
LANGUAGE: English, Spanish & Sarcasm
GUIDING EXPERIENCE: Costa Rica & USA

Meet Andee a.k.a Diesel. Andee is passionate about women’s involvement in outdoor sports and is a fantastic role model – canyoning, kayaking, hiking and getting involved in all adrenaline sports!
 
She loves Queenstown for all of its outdoor adventures, as well as being a great spot to people watch and hang out with the cute ducks (Andee is obsessed about the ducks!).
 
Her relaxing days off include working in her garden or laying on the couch demolishing pizza and pineapple soft serve ice cream. Fun fact: Andee’s favourite Cards Against Humanity white card is “Bees”?!?

BOB

Frontline Staff


NATIONALITY: British  LANGUAGE: English

Bob worked with us over winter and we managed to convince him to stay for the summer!
 
Actually, he just realised that there were still many adventures to be had here in Queenstown, but we’re totally going to take credit for it. He’s passionate about skiing and when he’s not at work you’ll find Bob going up and down the mountain using a variety of apparatus, often eating his favourite food, ice cream at the same time.
 
Fun fact about Bob – he has a Masters Degree in Physics from the University of Oxford! We encourage everybody to ask Bob about all things physics – Why is the sky blue? What is centrifugal force? We haven’t been able to stump him yet!

Kaden

HEAD GUIDE


NATIONALITY: American
LANGUAGE: English
GUIDING EXPERIENCE: USA, New Zealand

Kaden is our Head Guide and is from Utah. He is super passionate about climbing, skiing, and most of all canyoning.
 
In his own words, he enjoys being super badass – if he is not enjoying the great outdoors then you will usually find him in the gym pumping some iron! Kaden has spent the last 4 years as a canyon guide in the deserts of southern Utah (specifically Zion National Park) in the summer and skiing in winter.
 
In 2015 he decided to chase the summer and came to the (in his own words) “most beautiful country in the Southern Hemisphere” and has kept coming back since. Kaden’s fun fact is that his mom thinks he’s super rad, we tend to agree!

Taylor

adventure guide


Nationality: American
Language: English & Spanish
Guiding Experience: New Zealand

We’re stoked to have Taylor a.k.a Dragon back for his second year with us! After guiding here last season, Taylor couldn’t wait to come back and get up to all things radical. On his days off, you’ll find Taylor with taco in hand, listening to the guy that sings with his dog. You know the one.
 
His spirit animal is a crow and he is passionate about ‘getting stoked out of his mind’ – his exact words. We dare you to bring Taylor some celery and when you do, you might get to hear his extremely loud scream which could possibly be his super power.

ALEX

ADVENTURE GUIDE


NATIONALITY: English – Kiwi 
LANGUAGE: English, French, German
GUIDING EXPERIENCE: Switzerland & New Zealand

Alex, better known as The Machine, is British but claims that she is also part Kiwi. We convinced her to come to Queenstown by promising her beautiful canyons, sick mountain biking and incredible people. So far, we’re living up to her expectations!
 
On her days off you’ll find Alex hanging out with Bruce, her beloved bike, eating all the food (her exact words) and smashing the boys at the gym. Her six pack is waay better than theirs! She plays a mean flute, is slightly obsessed about peanut butter and passionate about hummus.
 
Interesting fact – Alex can’t stand watching or hearing people brush their teeth! Anyone got a toothbrush?!?

RIKI

OPERATIONS MANAGER


NATIONALITY: Kiwi
LANGUAGE: English
GUIDING EXPERIENCE: New Zealand & Switzerland

We are stoked to have Riki join our crew as Operations Manager. Riki spent most of his childhood in a tiny town called Waikari in the Cantebury area, mixed with a short stint in Papua New Guinea.
 
Passionate about positive adventure experiences, Riki has guided in Auckland, Abel Tasman, Wanaka and Switzerland. Riki came to Queenstown to continue developing his professional career and to make the most of all the adventures in the adventure capital of the world!
 
When Riki isn’t working with our team on creating awesome experiences, you’ll find him obsessing over wind patterns, running off very high cliffs with a parachute or kite surfing. He literally drools over the salads at Big Fig but has no respect for lovers of pineapple on pizza!