Get put of your comfort zone & step into some amazing New Zealand scenery with one of the most exciting adventure activities around. Canyoning New Zealand was started in October 2015 so we could share our passion with our adventurous customers. We are a small company, so we can keep it personalised and we have canyoning options for everyone, whether its your first time canyoning and your keen to try it out, or if your looking for an awesome action packed adventure to test your thrill seeking limits.
The Gibbston Valley canyon is an awesome half-day adventure with plenty of water to play with!
We meet you downtown Queenstown for your check-in and drive about 40 minutes through beautiful wine country out to the Gibbston Valley.
We then kit you out in all the best canyoning specific equipment and provide a full safety briefing and demonstration from your professional and qualified guide.
Just a short 10-minute walk will see you to the canyon start. You are in the canyon for approximately 2 hours where you will enjoy abseils of up to 10 metres beside beautiful waterfalls, natural water slides and down climbs.
You can take your own waterproof camera or leave it to us, we take pictures of your whole experience and you can purchase them afterwards if you wish.
If you take our 9am departure, this includes a lunch inclusion at a selection of Queenstown restaurants.
Kick off the action for the day by entering the Gibbston Valley Canyon on a natural waterside, then sit back as your guide descends you down and into the unknown! Feel the excitement of climbing through massive stone walls as you navigate the canyon. Test your thrill-seeking limits by stepping over the edge on your first abseil of the day.
Become one with nature as you experience the impressive power of the water as you abseil down waterfalls.
We have 10 minutes walking time to the canyon. This canyon is an awesome introduction to the sport of canyoning suitable for non-swimmers and those with a lower level of fitness. No experience required and all equipment provided, you are lead by a qualified and experienced canyoning guide!
Enjoy your freedom being out in Gibbston Valley and choose to explore the local tavern or vinyards and cheeserys, as well as breathtaking walks alongside the beautiful Kawarau River
What to bring
Price: $450 pp
Family: $900 (2 adults +2 Children)
Duration: 8 Hours return ( Suitable for 16 years + )
Departs: daily: 9 am Queenstown – 10 am Wanaka
Hidden in the stunning Mt Aspiring National Park, a UNECSO World Heritage area. This day trip is a step up in adrenaline and natural beauty! If you have been canyoning before, or you’re super confident and looking for a good challenge this is the option for you! Strong swimming skills are necessary.
We meet you downtown Queenstown where you’re kitted out with all the best canyoning specific equipment before you self drive or take our courtesy shuttle to the canyon location. It’s a scenic 2 hour drive from Queenstown or 1 hour drive from Wanaka, with coffee and toilet stops along the way. We arrive at the canyon where we get dressed into all of our equipment and then take a 25 minute bush bash to the start of the canyon. Before we start your provided with a full safety briefing and demonstration from your professional and qualified guide.
You will be in the canyon for 3-4 hours where you will enjoy abseils of up to 30 metres beside beautiful pumping waterfalls, natural water slides, down climbs and jumps, some up to 10 metres! (don’t worry the jumps are always optional).You can take your own water proof camera or leave it to us, we take pictures of your whole experience and you can purchase them afterwards if you wish.
We finish the day with a picnic style lunch before we head back through Wanaka to Queenstown.
What to bring