Qualmark Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award Winners!

We are extremely proud to announce that Canyon Explorers has received a Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award from Qualmark, New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation. Only those businesses that are delivering a quality sustainable experience, have undergone an independent safety check and showcase true kiwi hospitality are recognised through this award.

The future stars of Adventure Tourism

Last week, 22 Term 2 Adventure Tourism Management students from Queenstown Resort College took the plunge and took part in our Half Day Queenstown Canyoning. The program at QRC “focuses on the operational and risk elements of running a successful and safe activity” and is the only provider of Adventure Tourism Management in the Southern […]

A Southern Lakes sojourn

Tourism New Zealand published some not-to-be-missed experiences when you travel to Queenstown, including canyoning with us! Click here to read the article.

Traveller’s Choice Award Winners

We’re chuffed to have been recognised with a TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for 2020! A huge thank you to everyone who has gone canyoning and climbing with us and taken the time to contribute a review!

What is the Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust?

We get to operate in the most stunning places of the world and it’s top-of-mind for us to help protect these areas. We are big supporters of the Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust and donate a percentage of your trip to help support scientific research to help New Zealand’s endangered native birds.

Wakatipu High School Students Come Canyoning

We kicked Queenstown Adventure Week off with getting the youth involved in adventuring in their own big, beautiful backyard. Here at Canyon Explorers, we think it’s so important to get the younger generations out in nature! We have been working with the Wakatipu High School Year 11 Geography students since 2015.

Full Day Canyoning in the Routeburn Valley

full day routeburn canyoning

The rain has cleared, the sun is shining and our Full Day Routeburn Canyoning adventure is open! After a wet weather storm hit Fiordland earlier this month – over 1 metre of rain fell in a 60 hour period in Milford Sound! – our Full Day trips into our Routeburn Canyon are running and the scenery is magical!

NZ Canyoning Association Festival

Earlier this month, a few of our amazing canyoning guides attended the New Zealand Canyoning Association Festival in Oxford, a small town about an hour’s drive from Christchurch. On the Friday, they had a workshop day that focused on critical aspects of improving canyoner safety. After the workshop, attendees were able to sign up for the different canyoning trips going on Saturday and Sunday.

Queenstown’s Most Unique Adventure Tour

We had the pleasure of taking Dan and Bailey from Destinationless Travel climbing with us on their first ever via ferrata. Stoked to hear it described as “quite possibly Queenstown’s most unique adventure tour.