Canyon Explorers Queenstown

Canyon Explorers Queenstown

Canyon Explorers Queenstown


25 Rankers Reviews

22 Face-to-Face

6 Canyoning

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Canyoning Queenstown and Routeburn
Canyoning Queenstown and Routeburn
Canyoning Queenstown and Routeburn




We’ll see you back in the canyons November 2021!

Canyon Explorers are the most experienced canyoning operator in the Queenstown region, guiding customers through our canyons since 1998 and climbing since 2003. Let us take you on an adventure through stunning New Zealand landscapes and through wilderness areas which are otherwise inaccessible.

The roots of our love for adventure started for one of the owners back in the 1960’s, when his father was climbing with Sir Edmund Hillary and alpine guiding in the Mount Cook National Park. As a young boy, listening to tales of high adventure being shared by Sir Ed and Tenzing Norgay with our family, inspired a passion for adventure that has never waned.

We are proud to have been sharing our adventures with visitors to the Queenstown region for over 30 years and our goal has never changed – to deliver outstanding adventure experiences.

Our guides include New Zealanders and a United Nations of adventure professionals from around the world. They hold a variety of outdoor qualifications and have a vast amount of guiding experience – as well as being great people who enjoy sharing our special places.

We are the longest operators of canyoning (1998) and via ferrata climbing (2003) in the region.

We are proud to contribute to local and community activities that promote education, conservation and environmental sustainability in the areas that we operate.

Canyon Explorers are part of the Adventure Group of Tourism companies.


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South IslandQueenstown RegionQueenstown Township


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Fine Kochling


Ranking: 5/10

Defo too expensive!! Even if you are spending the whole day in the canyon it is too much. One time is enough, even if it was heaps of fun!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Niclas Ullno


Ranking: 9/10

Abseiling and climbing in a canyon. Much fun and a great experience,

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Max Seikowsky


Ranking: 8/10

Nice guide, awesome experience.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Dylan Scott's avatar

Dylan Scott


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome adventure, run by great guides who made you feel safe!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Antoine Vernay's avatar

Antoine Vernay


Ranking: 5/10

We did the Routeburn Canyon - canyon in awesome scenery and very wild. But canyon very short for the price.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Matt Hyland


Ranking: 9/10

We canyoned at Routeburn Canyon. Good fun sliding, jumping, abseiling down the canyon. Staff good, helpful and made sure everyone was okay. Really good day - only thing stopping it being 10/10 is cost of photos/videos afterwards. It is an expensive day anyway.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Lena Wacker


Ranking: 8/10

It took about 3.5 hours. In the canyon we were for about circa 1.5 to 2 hours. Had the maximum group size of 12 - was really a lot - long waiting between actions in water, guides were great, canyoning was fun.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Hindrek Lind


Ranking: 8/10

Canyoning was really awesome, less scary than hang gliding.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014