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Best Canyoneering in Wanaka and Haast Pass!

South Canyons and the owner/guide Alain provided the best outdoor experience in New Zealand! The... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Aaron L
Highlight of Wanaka

My wife and I did the Cross Creek trip with Alain. It was one of the best experiences we had in... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Half and full day guided canyoning, located between Wanaka and Haast, in Mount Aspiring National Park. Trek through native forest to access the canyon then descend these truly magnificent waterways by down climbing, abseiling, sliding, jumping and...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

South Canyons and the owner/guide Alain provided the best outdoor experience in New Zealand! The full day trip to Wilson Creek canyoneering was fun, challenging, rewarding, and the best value we could find. Alain provided all equipment (including full wetsuit, boots, helmet, climbing harness, rope,...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My wife and I did the Cross Creek trip with Alain. It was one of the best experiences we had in Wanaka and Mt. Aspiring! We felt very safe with Alain and he never pressured us to do anything that we didn't want to. Alain...More

Thank StuC227
Reviewed 1 April 2018

My partner and I did the Cross Creek canyon with Alain. Alain ensured we were kept safe during the whole canyoning experience, even though my partner could not swim. We had a great time on our descent through the creek and have lots of memories...More

Thank Matthew O
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Searching the family activities in Wanaka, our eyes caught Alain’s South Canyons brochure and the minute he picked up the phone we knew Alain is our chosen guide. With tender care, Alain walked us (with our teens ages 23 and 11) through the wilderness of...More

1  Thank Ravid S
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Easily the most amazing experience of our time in New Zealand. Canyoning with Alain was the highlight our trip and was the perfect way to immerse yourself in all that this wonderful country has to offer. Alain is such a wonderful guide who is passionate...More

Thank Rob4171
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Great evening out to the Robinson creek. An hour from wanaka, a wee hike up into the lush diverse woodland and down the beautiful blue water and amazing water waterfalls. Fun jumps and a good few big abseils.

Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Alain took us to Robinson's Creek to give us our first taste of canyoning. What a way it was to experience the raw beauty of the area! We had the best time jumping, diving, sliding and rappelling from waterfall to waterfall. Alain is a very...More

Thank j0nny25
Reviewed 12 November 2017

When you think of New-Zealand, what comes to mind is nature, wilderness and most beautiful landscapes in the world. But it is sometimes difficult to grasp all of it in a short time travelling in the country. I was far from realizing that my experience...More

1  Thank Marvin R
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Is there a better way to experience the NZ wilderness than throwing yourself down it?! I think not. I had the time of my life slipping, sliding and jumping around this adults playground. Wilson Creek was a great introduction to Canyoning and I can't believe...More

1  Thank Simon S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This was my first time canyoning and Alain was so patient and helpful. He is so experienced so I felt so safe with him taking us through Robinson Creek. It was an incredible experience and I would definitely go again with him. He explained each...More

1  Thank Pavni L
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