Cany­on­ing: A Unique New Zealand Ad­ven­ture

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When plan­ning your jour­ney through the beau­ti­ful land­scapes of New Zealand’s South Is­land, one of the ob­vi­ous op­tions for your itin­er­ary is to hike up a moun­tain - or many of them. But one thing you might not have con­sid­ered is a to­tally unique way to get back down.

Cany­on­ing is a rel­a­tively new sport in the world of out­door ad­ven­ture, tak­ing you on a jour­ney through stun­ning water­falls and crystal blue pools in hid­den ravines that very few peo­ple get to see. With the help of an ex­pe­ri­enced guide, you could be jump­ing from rock walls, slid­ing down nat­u­rally smoothed stone, swim­ming in pris­tine wa­ter, and ab­seil­ing next to (and through) the rush­ing wa­ter of New Zealand’s hid­den water­falls. It’s an ex­hil­a­rat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence full of ac­tion, but with plenty of mo­ments to take in the at­mos­phere of the world around you.

Wanaka’s canyons are world-class at­tract­ing canyoneers from around the globe. There are canyons to suit your ex­pe­ri­ence and de­sired adren­a­line level, with some canyons o er­ing lots of op­por­tu­ni­ties to jump, and oth­ers with more em­pha­sis on big ab­seils, in­clud­ing multi-pitches down water­falls and into at­mo­spheric cav­erns.

It’s a full day of ad­ven­ture, where you’re learn­ing new skills and hav­ing a hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence un­der di­rec­tion of your quali ied guide. So as you pon­der what unique ad­ven­tures to pur­sue dur­ing your lim­ited time ex­plor­ing wild and scenic New Zealand, re­mem­ber to look be­yond the peaks. There’s a whole world wait­ing be­neath the water­falls!

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