Canyoning is a fun & thrilling way to get into the more inaccessible but beautiful places that form part of New Zealand’s stunning landscape. It is nature’s water park!
At the most basic level, canyoning is the practise of descending rivers and streams, using any combination of walking, climbing, abseiling (rappelling), ziplining, jumping and sliding.
Canyons are natural water parks, carved into stone and located in the wilderness. Anyone who loves sliding, jumping, playing in water, exploring, abseiling and technical problem solving, will love canyoning.
Descend the canyon, doing whatever is necessary to reach the bottom, whilst having a ball and marvelling at the rugged beauty of these inaccessible places.
SELECT YOUR EXPERIENCE…
This canyoning experience has a little bit of everything, packed into an action filled half day.
No previous canyoning experience is required but you should be confident in moving water and have a reasonable level of fitness.
All trips require confidence in moving water, as opposed to swimming ability. This may vary depending on the trip and the water levels in the canyon on the day. Our half-day Queenstown trip is more suitable for lower levels of water confidence.
Our Queenstown trip is ideal for those who are new to canyoning. Our Routeburn trip is more challenging and suited to those who have previous experience in canyoning or similar outdoor pursuits. Our Dart Advanced requires previous canyoning or similar experience as this is our most technical and challenging canyoning trip.
Yes, if you really don’t want to do any of the elements once you are in the canyon we can provide alternative options.
You can choose your level of challenge. Our guides can provide alternatives if you wish to make sure you are comfortable during the entire trip.
We don’t recommend you wear glasses in the canyon. Contact lenses are better but can still fall out. If you only have glasses, ensure you have a sports strap or tie and let your guide know before departure. Glasses are worn at clients risk.
All you need is your confidence in moving water. We also recommend that you bring a thermal layer (polypro or merino). We will provide all equipment including wetsuits, helmets, socks and booties. We recommend you do not bring any valuables with you. They can be stored at the Adventure Centre in Queenstown where your trip departs from.
Yes! However, you will be wearing a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and wetsuit booties. Canyoning is a perfect rainy day activity as you’re going to get wet anyway!
Traditional cameras and camera phones are not permitted in the canyon for safety reasons.
We do have a number of helmets with GoPro mounts. Go Pros must remain mounted to your helmet at all times.
Yes. We can organise trips to suit your needs. Canyoning is perfect for group activity, team building and corporate events.
24 hours notice of cancellation in order to receive a full refund. For any reason we should cancel a trip, we will provide a full refund.
Our canyoning season is early November to late April.
“GREAT VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES AND AWESOME STAFF!”
KENDRA VIA TRIPADVISOR