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Why big rock canyons?

Not only are we good looking, but we’re also safe, fun and internationally trained and qualified guides! We ‘play in the canyon’ and focus on you and the groups ability.  We take our time so you can learn to rappel and challenge yourself with optional jumps that get bigger as you go, fun slides, combos, zips and flips!

Summer sun, warm days and jumping off waterfalls with your friends… sound like fun?

Get your friends, club or work mates together and spend a day adventuring.  Meals, refreshments and the only tour operator in New Zealand that includes an edited movie souvenir!  Be sure to check our group deals here!

Canyoning GIFT VOUCHERS make the perfect Christmas gift!

Simply choose your tour then contact us directly to order one today!


It’s many different sports and fun activities all rolled into one. Hiking, swimming, rappelling, cliff jumps, water slides and zip lines. We dress you to swim and add some technical gear for rappelling and sliding. We then lead you on an outdoor mission from top to bottom, through, over, under and between, a natural water park!
Our main canyoning tours, ‘Tui Canyon – Water Fun Park’ ex Christchurch has 3 hours in the canyon and ‘Kaumira Canyon – The Big One’ ex Geraldine has 4-5 hours in the canyon. Both tours are set up and run to suit beginner level canyoners. There is a perfect balance of action and tranquility with quieter passages to reflect and admire the beauty that can only be found in remote places like canyons.

COURSES – Already experienced or an outdoors guru?

What better way is there to learn this amazing sport! We offer two day courses so you can progress in manageable steps. We  also offer swift water rescue courses tailored specifically for canyoners.  Recreational or Commercial… be the guide! Canyoning courses and advanced tours!

Where to find us?

Our canyons are located in Canterbury on the main traveling routes between Christchurch, West Coast, Kaikoura and Queenstown in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. We have daily tours from Christchurch and Geraldine.

Camper Vans, Camping or Self Driving?

Use the Campermate App to help you navigate to our canyoning locations . We can meet you there on the day of your trip. Just call or email us to set things up!

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