DURATION: Approx. 8 hours with 3 hours canyoning
DEPARTURE TIMES: 9:00am Check in is 15-minutes prior to departure.
DAYS OF OPERATION: We’ll see you back in the canyons November 2022!
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.
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)
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
YOUR EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE ROUTEBURN VALLEY!
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.
Specialty full-length canyoning wetsuits and jackets to provide all-over warmth and protection.
To help keep you afloat when sliding, splashing, jumping and swimming through our canyons.
Sturdy and comfortable boots and socks for scrambling up and abseiling down with confidence.
A low-profile half dome helmet for the rare occasional bump.
We suggest a one-piece for the ladies and Derek says the less bulky boxers for the lads is best.
On those colder days, bring a baselayer. Merino wool will keep you warm when it's wet.
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.
Our breath-taking canyons feature more waterfalls, natural water slides and deep, crystal clear pools than any other canyoning operator in Queenstown.
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.
Our guides will provide a range of challenges and activities to suit your level of comfort throughout the trip.
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.
“FULL DAY CANYONING ADVENTURE = EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED!”
SEIJA VIA TRIPADVISOR