64 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

1 Canyoning

1 Auckland



Get Vertical - Canyonz Adventure Company


Sleeping God Canyon = This is perhaps the biggest, most exciting and challenging adventure activity in New Zealand

Descend 10 breathtaking waterfalls through a majestic valley. Feel the rush as you abseil down drops up to 80m high and fly through the air on ziplines over sparkling water. LEAP OFF cliffs (or not... that's optional), and slide down natural waterslides into crystal pools. Eat good food, make some friends and walk away with memories that last a lifetime.


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North IslandAuckland RegionAuckland


  • Canyoning
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trysomethingnew2020's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

I was the one who booked the trip and was also the one most hesitant to participate because of my complete fear of heights. Our guide Anna was such an enthusiastic and patient teacher that she helped quell my anxiety and our family TOTALLY enjoyed every second. Anna is such a professional and so cheerful. The company is well-run, the trip was perfectly guided, the day was one our family will always remember with joy. Thanks, Anna!

Reviewed 16 days ago

Wendy's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Kia Ora,
If you are reading this review then you are either doing or deciding to do the Sleeping God Canyon with Canyonz.
These guys are awesome. Wayne, Bree & Bernard were our guides on the day and were fantastic, friendly, supportive and very professional.

Don't be fulled there is no helicopter to the top of the canyon. Its about 1 hour walk quite steep incline so medium fitness is required and well worth the walk.
The scenery is amazing and the thrill is real.

I loved the fact everything was included, knowledgeable staff, transport, lunch, photos, wet suits, shoes, helmets, waterproof packs and even a BBQ afterwards.
I give this 5 stars ++++++ and will be doing it again for sure.

Also bite the bullet and do the whole day so much better than the half day. I did it with my Sister who shouted me for my Birthday BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVEN
Keep up the great work Canyonz.

Reviewed 18 days ago

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Keely Hanē Larkin Meredith's avatar

Keely Hanē Larkin Meredith

Ranking: 10/10

Absolute epic canyon and epic team to take you through. If you’re after a sick day out and want a bit of an adrenaline rush this is it. It’s challenging but worth every bit.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Mary Bishop

Ranking: 10/10

Saw this adventure under "Things to do near Thames" & at the same second I decided I HAD to do it - I also decided I was too OLD to do it. Was planning to go sky diving, but my heart wanted the Full Day Canyon. Never been canyoning before, abseiling, rock climbing or the like, in all of my 60 years. Live in a perfectly flat countryside. What was I thinking!!!! But my heart was taken and I had an overpowering desire to give this a go. Contacted Canyonz almost a year before my trip and inquired further about fitness and any age restriction or concerns. I was mainly concerned about the 300m climb but set about walking up and down the local grandstand steps and started doing mat pilates, to try and build up to it, plus kept walking daily for an hour. The day after arriving in Auckland, I took the ferry across to Rangitoto Island and did the hike up an back-like a trial run. Russ and Anna picked me up from my accommodation in Thames. Friendly, casual and professional. Great attitude to help settle the nerves. As it turned out, the climb up was manageable and I was actually surprised when we arrived at the starting point.
Russ and Anna were AMAZING. Even though I was feeling confronted and like I wouldn't be able do it, their calm preparation, instruction and confidence made me feel like it would be alright, I just had to TRUST them. And I did do it, gingerly I admit, but did it. Even two of the three jumps. At no time were any of us rushed, asked to do more than we felt we could or pressured and Russ and Anna were continually checking that all was well, with each of us. The lunch was GREAT, thank you - you will appreciate it.
For a full year I longed to do this Canyonz trip, for the whole year I doubted I could, age, fitness or that something would happen to prevent it going ahead on the day. I worried for nothing - yes it was challenging, physically and mentally but more than any of that it was AMAZING and I am extremely glad I listened to my heart.

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Birgit's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

It was the first time canyoning for us and we couldn't have wished for better guides or more beautiful location! We chose the full day option and it definitely is not for the faint-hearted. I'm usually not afraid of heights but this got my feet shaking. But we felt really safe the whole time with our guides Russ and Anna - they really were the best encouraging and guiding us through the whole process. We had a lot fun jumping down from 10m heights (not mandatory!) and abseiling down drops up to 80m high. We're not even half way through our trip but I'm sure this will be the best experience in NZ. Highly recommended!

Reviewed 3 months ago

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Andrew Ng

Ranking: 10/10

Highly recommend for thrill seeker and the best way to overcome your fear with both wonderful and professional guides Anna n Sara. U can just rest assured and put ur confidence to n them. Keep it up ladies.
Andrew & Mulan (Malaysia)

Reviewed 4 months ago

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Bullet's avatar


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Ranking: 10/10

What can I say, the whole experience from start to finish was amazing!

We were lucky enough to be able to spend some unforgettable memories with Wayne and Russ on the FULL DAY Sleeping God Canyon trip.

As natural adventures we loved this trip. The scenery, banter and adventure made for a perfect day despite the weather trying to put a damper on the trip!

You start of the day with a walk up to the canyon which at times can be testing but Wayne and Russ ensured that we got regular breaks and that the pace was right for everyone :)

As someone who is terrified of jumping from a height into the water, I can confidently say these guys are AMAZING at what they do. At no point do you feel pressured to do anything out of your comfort zone BUT if you are willing to give something a go that is well out of your comfort zone they are there for you, not only mentally but emotionally.

I can proudly say that thanks to Russ and Wayne I challenged my comfort zone and I won! I successfully jumped off all cliff jumping options....EVEN THE 14m JUMP! :)

The team at Canyonz are not numbers focused, they are truly passionate about where they work and love sharing their passion for the outdoors and canyoning with others.

I could not recommend the Team at Canyonz highly enough. You guys are awesome!

I will be back!

Reviewed 9 months ago

Canyonz responds:

Wow! What an amazing review! Thank you for your kind words. It’s great to hear that it comes through that we’re about peoples experiences and not the numbers;) thanks again for coming

Luke's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Epic adventure with top class guides. Basically a day out doing rad stuff with your mates and some great people guiding you along the way to make sure you are going to right way and keeping safe. Thanks to Canyonz, particularly Gareth and Alex, for a memorable day in one of NZ's most beautiful environments!

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Jessy Green

Ranking: 10/10

My wife and I went on a Halfie (half day hike/zipline/repelling). It was an absolutely fantastic experience and probably the highlight of our hunny moon. Our guide, Russell was knowledgeable, friendly, and an expert at everything canyoning.

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Femke Verbree

Ranking: 10/10

I did the canyoning trip yesterday, I came solo, we went with a great team of 3 extra membres and 2 crew. All gear is provided, including good shoes. The scenary is beautifull, team spirit great and the canyoning beyond great! I did the full day and can totally recommand this trip. I loved the double safety checks and can 't believe i dit the 14m jump! Thanks Russ, Alex and T!

Reviewed 12 months ago

Kate V's avatar

Kate V

Ranking: 10/10

We had the most perfect all day trip with CanyonNZ with a wonderful group of 4 participants and two awesome guides: Alex and T. They kept us safe, but encouraged us to push our edges and do things we didn’t think we could do. 14m jump? No problem! I can’t imagine a more well run, thoughtfully appointed and fun tour anywhere in NZ. Worth every penny and we would absolutely recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed 12 months ago

Mackenzie's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Wow what a adventure, loved every moment of it. Made me get out of my comfort zone and push myself but was great! Russ and Sarah made me feel confident to do things I wouldn't normally do.I Definitely would go back and encourage anyone to give it a go you wont regret it :)

Reviewed 12 months ago

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Rax Anderson

Ranking: 10/10

Had and absolutely thrill seeking time doing the half day canyoning session with wayne and gareth. We done it as a family for a birthday present. We had zero experience and knowledge about canyoning and the boys were patient and awesome at teaching us the ropes (literally). Abseiling down waterfalls and jumping off rocks into pools below has never been so fun. Worth every cent. We have now booked in for the full day canyon session with more family this summer. A good variety of food for lunch that was provided by them and it even came with a priceless view. Definitely a 10/10 activity from me and my family.

Reviewed 12 months ago