The fine art of canyoning uses every part of your body and requires all kinds of skills - scrambling, climbing, jumping, sliding, abseiling, swimming and shouting "yeehaa" as often as you dare.
It’s a wet business, but you’re equipped with a tough wetsuit that provides warmth and a useful amount of padding (rocks can be sharp!). Under the watchful eye of your guide, you’ll make the journey down natural rock canyons, water-polished chutes, waterfalls, pools and streams.
In most cases, canyoning adventures are staged in remote mountain locations. In Auckland the Waitakere Ranges have everything required for a great canyoning experience; operators in Nelson, Canterbury and Wanaka make good use of the South Island’s magnificent mountain terrain; and Coromandel’s canyoning tours use the fabulous Kaueranga Valley.