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“The highlight of our trip!”
Review of Deep Canyon

Deep Canyon
Ranked #14 of 76 things to do in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Thank you Craig for an awesome adventure on the Big Niger! We loved every moment and felt safe with your guidance. We will never forget it!

Thank KatieGallagher
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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ran Niger Stream for our honeymoon. We're semi-adventurous and weren't going to New Zealand to sit around watching sunsets. But we're in our 30's and weren't about to jump off the Skytower either.

You still need to be in moderate shape for canyoning. You'll hike up a hill with your gear. You'll absail and belay and pull yourself up a rockface with a rope. But you'll be rewarded with what's essentially a 4-hour natural waterslide like nothing else.

Our guide Mike made all the difference. He took time explaining and demonstrating, and you get a chance to test your skills before you start, so no experience necessary. He had a great personality and you could tell he just loved his job. He even took pictures and video with a waterproof camera - one of our few sets of actions shots during our whole trip.

If you're looking for something different and exciting but not completely insane, this may just be it.

Thank HikinAndy
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Our young teenage boys picked this event out for us and we had no idea what to really expect. Unlike other activities this one was really personal, our guide Holly was fantastic. She went out of her way to help the boys through all the abseils and challenges of the day. The first waterside was truly terrifying and something I will never forget. If you have time for only one activity in Wanaka then this is the one to do. The scenery is amazing the abseils, slides and jumps heart-stopping but great fun - we are still laughing about it today

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We did the Niger stream experience. A great combination of abseiling and canyoning, with a couple of jumps and zip lines included.
It's a half hour drive to the canyon location in a mini van. Wetsuits, trainers and safety equipment is all provided.
It is serious enough for those who like thrill activities, but with appropriate focus on safety and a few opt out options along the way for those who chicken out of the bigger challenges!
Lunch is also included, however is nothing too special (cheese sandwiches) and is the only area I think they could improve on.

Thank Nathsut
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

My adult son and I had a spectacular day canyoning Big Nige with our guide, Dave, who is also the owner. Having never done this activity or even abseiled before our trip to NZ, I was wondering how I'd be able to handle it. Any concerns were unwarranted as the abseils (particularly those through the waterfalls), jumps, slides and zips were incredible fun. While Dave is very safety conscious, he also encouraged us to go for it and fully take advantage of the opportunities. The day was maybe the top highlight of a series of adventure activities in NZ. Also, the photo package compiled by Dave was the best of all our adventure sports and included numerous videos.

1  Thank Robert S
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