Canyoning: A Unique New Zealand Adventure
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!