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South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman

Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools and abseil through showering waterfalls. That's what canyoning is about! Join one of our 5 exciting, action packed canyoning trips with fun guides and mind blowing scenery.

The canyoning adventures of Abel Tasman Canyons take place in three stunning parks in New Zealand: the famous Abel Tasman National Park, the wild and remote Kahurangi National Park and the more accessible Mount Richmond Forest Park. Abel Tasman Canyons offers guided trips through 5 different canyons. Each canyon has its own unique features. Some have more jumps, some have more abseils and some require more fitness.

On our canyoning trips you’ll access places that normally stay hidden from view. Our professional guides will take you to these amazing places and help you to take a step (or two) out of your comfort zone. Just bring a swimsuit, a towel, a pair of closed toed shoes and a bit of attitude. We'll take care of the rest.

Leave the "Top of the South" with an everlasting smile!

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Email: info@abeltasmancanyons.co.nz

Website: Abel Tasman Canyons offical website

Phone: 0800 TO DISCOVER (0800 86 34 72)

Phone (intl): +64 3 528 9800

Abel Tasman Address:
275 Sandy Bay - Marahau Road, Marahau 7120

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Matthew Hallowell

Ranking: 10/10

The reviews are right! This was a highlight of my year in New Zealand.

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Great to hear Matthew!! Thanks for joining the tour!

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Shannon Higgs

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Having heard about canyoning before and doing something some what similar when I was younger I was definitely keen to do it when the opportunity for me to do so came up over summer. I had spent a fair amount of time in the Abel Tasman before this experience but wow, I definitely saw the park from a different perspective on this day.

Straight from the get go these guys were so organised in booking my trip and giving clear instructions on what to bring, what is included and what the trip entails. We met our awesome guides in the morning who were with us for the duration of the tour until returning back to base in the afternoon.

The trip I went on was into Torrent River. Let me just say if you love water, adventure, a bit of a challenge and jumping off stuff then you've hit the jack pot! The trip was AMAZING from start to finish, always a chance to challenge your self a bit and the coolest part too is if there was something that you didn't really feel comfortable doing your guides will talk you through it thoroughly and there is always the option to go around or get lowered through a obstacle if you're really not feeling up to it.

One thing I really found about this trip also is that it is really good value for money. You're out there for the whole day, you get 2 water taxi rides, 1 or 2 awesome, professional and safety concious guides (depending on group size), a delicious lunch and snacks throughout the day.. epic, I couldn't rate it enough!

Thanks Abel Tasman Canyons!

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Tom Judd

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Before going on this trip I hadn't even heard of canyoning before but being a fairly outdoorsy person the idea of abseiling, zip lining and jumping off a couple of waterfalls sounded great. The trip into Torrent river was incredible and a great way to see part of the Abel Tasman that not many people get a chance to explore. The small group really bonded as we cheered each other on over each obstacle and feature of the canyon and our knowledgable and safety conscious guides were full of energy and support throughout the day.

A few months after Torrent river I was lucky enough to join a trip into the other canyon the company operates, Waterfall creek. The day is quite a bit longer as you venture into an even less travel area of the Abel Tasman but it is well worth the drive and hike in as you are faced with some big abseils and features on this trip. One of the last features of the canyon is an 18m high, near vertical rock slide which our guides had pre warned everyone about and we were all excited and a little nervous. One of the best things about these trips is that you have an option to go around certain features if you're not feeling confident about certain parts of the canyon but our group all managed to get down the epic slide and celebrated at the end with our guides before heading home.

All in all these canyoning trips are a great experience that will be something completely new and exciting for most people. The guides are some of the most fun yet safety conscious I've ever met and really make the day special. If you want to see Abel Tasman in a new way, do something different and have a an awesome day then these guys are really gonna sort you out!

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Gruet Titaina

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very good moments, the teachers are very nice. It is awesome for the adults and the kids! Jump/slide/swim.

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Fantastic, thank you very much for the review!

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Zachary Gray

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Mitch and Owen were absolutely GREAT! They're consummate professionals who made safety a priority while busting their balls to kee the group entertained and constantly moving through the next terrain feature. A MUST for anyone visiting Abel Tasman.

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Thank you so much for the amazing feedback Zachary. We'll make sure to pass it on to the guides!

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Gloria Huang

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

I had never even heard of canyoning before this excursion. What a great experience to be able to access areas which you would never be able to otherwise. Going down the Torrent River through the canyon was exhilarating and the scenery spectacular. Thanks to our guides Lana, Lee and Drew who were always attentive to our comfort levels and safety - SUCH a great day!

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Awesome that you had such a great time Gloria! Thanks for the review too!

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Sven and Annie

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome experience, we did the Torrent River trip. You get to do a lot of different things, full day experience and the guides were fun and patient.

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Thanks Sven and Annie! Great to hear you enjoyed it.

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Jeff van Oostrom

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Our trip in NZ was great, but this canyoning trip with Abel Tasman Canyons was really the cherry on the cake. The whole trip; water taxi, walk to canyon, canyoning etc is absolutely amazing and something you'll remember the rest of your life.
The guides are pro's and great fun as well. The scenery is breathtaking. The best thing we've done in NZ

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Awesome Jeff. We're stoked to be the cherry on your cake! Thanks for the review!

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Estelle Leyshon

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Kayaking is our first passion, so when I told our kayak club members we were incorporating some Canyoning in to our 10 day kayaking trip around Nelson, it took some convincing. For most it was their first experience of Canyoning and the thought of sliding, abseiling, jumping and zip lining down a freezing cold river was a challenge 10 of us were keen to experience.
Firstly, we must say how impressed we were with the professionalism, safety and humour on the day, of all their team on and off the water.
Secondly, we were all treated as equals no matter whether male or female, young or maturer. We all achieved what we wanted out of the day.
Thirdly, the free photos were just awesome and meant one less thing for us to worry about.
Fourthly, we all agreed it was excellent value for money.
All in all, we would all highly recommend Abel Tasman Canyons and hope to return in a year or so with another group to give them the same opportunity to experience this epic adventure!
Thanks from all of us (Bay of Plenty Yakity Yak Kayak Club Members)

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Thank you very much BOP Yakity Yak Kayakers! What a great way to combine your Abel Tasman adventures!
Great to see everyone laughing and smiling their way down the canyon! We hope to see more smiles again next year.

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Kristen Davies

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome experience! We did the Waterfall Creek trip and it was hard work but incredible, would definitely do it again given the chance! Our guides Lee and Tim were tops as well - couldn't recommend them or Abel Tasman Canyons highly enough. A must do when you're in the region! Thanks guys 👍

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Good on ya for taking on the big challenge Kristen!! Thank for a great review. We'll pass it on to Lee and Tim.

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Matthew Hallowell

Ranking: 10/10

The reviews are right! This was a highlight of my year in New Zealand.

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Great to hear Matthew!! Thanks for joining the tour!

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Xue Rong Kok

Ranking: 10/10

Canyoning with Abel Tasman Canyoning was the best of our experiences in NZ (we tried skydiving at wanaka and dolphin watching at Kaikoura as well, among others). Right from the start, the guides (Lana and Tim) were really friendly, in particularly Lana, who was unbelievably spirited and chirpy. They said they would try to make this one of the top 3 experiences in NZ, and I would say it was the best. I had a really wonderful time in the canyon, it was a full day programme which was worth every bit of the money spent (skydiving for instance was over too quickly for me). We abseiled, zip-lined, jumped and slid in the canyon, whenever I thought it was over, there would be more. The guides brought juice, lunch and snacks to quell any hungry tummies, and the group size was just nice (about 10 of us?).

And the best part? They take many photos of you, all for FREE. I was pleasantly surprised that the canyoning team is really out to deliver a memorable experience that isn't too commercialised. It was a warm, cosy, and fun experience that I highly recommend.

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

What an awesome review Xue! It sounds like you really enjoyed all the different elements of the day. We love hearing that!
Thank you very much!

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Eric Ross

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome full day experience with exceptionally knowledgeable and caring guide. All the equipment supplied was of great quality, so even in early November we were toasty warm. If you're up for a challenge and like going into the unknown I would highly recommend this experience. Worth every $$$!

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

What an awesome review Eric! Thank you.

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Julie Edwards

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome! I've been there, seen it, done it when it comes to NZ adventure activities and this is right up there as one of the most crazy and fun. My daughter Snow and I really enjoyed our Torrent River experience. We could not fault our guides Lee and Harley for their enthusiasm, knowledge and making us feel safe during our day. Highly recommend this activity if you are in the Nelson region.

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Great to hear such good feedback from seasoned adventurerers! Thanks Julie and Snow!

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Torrent River

Hands down our most popular adventure for all levels.

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Waterfall Creek

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