Abel Tasman Canyons


55 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

2 Canyoning

2 Abel Tasman

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Canyoning in Abel Tasman, New Zealand
Heart of the Canyon in New Zealand
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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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Abel Tasman Canyons

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South IslandNelson RegionAbel Tasman


  • Canyoning

Operating Season And Hours

October to April: 7 Days 7:30am to 9:00pm


Showing 8 reviews of 55.

Kelly's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Oh em gee this experience was absolutely epic. Toine and Oscar were so incredibly knowledgeable (and easy on the eyes if ya know what I’m saying). I literally cannot recommend enough. For someone who has never done this before it not only pushes you to do things you never thought you never could but also have an amazingly fun time while doing it! 10/10 and will be doing this again thanks to this amazing team!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

We had an amazing canyoning experience doing the torrent river trip. Our guides Adrien and Juri made sure we got through the day in one piece and gave us a day full of banter. I got the opportunity to push my boundaries and I’ll recommend it any day!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Thanks so much Sarah for this awesome review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your canyoning experience. We hope you weren't subject to too many of Adrien and Juriji's bad jokes! ;-)

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LP's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This was the highlight of our trip! Our guide Oscar was professional and fun! We had a great time sliding down rocks, jumping into pristine pools and zipping down lines. Great fun and a must do for anyone visiting the area.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Kia ora LP. Chuur for the awesome review of your day in Torrent River. Oscar had a great time in there with you. We wish you more and more adventurers in the future!

David Taus's avatar

David Taus

United States

Ranking: 9/10

I was lucky enough to get on a waterfall creek trip it was a long day but very well worth it. I do canyoning at home in the us and was excited to learn some new skills and techniques. Oscar and Adrian were great. And this has nothing to do with canyoning but the food situation was unbelievable.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Kia ora David, we were so pleased to get you in on the Waterfall Creek Trip. Oscar and Adrien had and excellent time and loved every minute of it. Glad you liked the food! hope to see you again one day.

Carolyn Payne's avatar

Carolyn Payne

Ranking: 10/10

My sister and I did the Torrent River trip with the lovely guides Oscar and Mark.

Enjoyed a nice cruise on the Aqua taxi to the beautiful beach of Anchorage, (last proper toilet stop here I advise you go lol) then did a hike up to the top of the canyon and had some lunch before we started- they took my sister and I's fussy dietary requirements seriously and made sure we were catered for which was appreciated.

We then put on our equipment and had a wonderful time jumping off rocks, sliding down rockslides and cannonballing off waterfalls! I loved the ziplines, so much fun! Managed to do a lot of things I didn't think I'd be able to, so enjoyed pushing my comfort zones, the guides were great and made us feel safe at all times!

Was a privilege to see such a beautiful untouched part of paradise where others can't go unless on this trip!

Awesome adrenaline buzz with a fun group and amazing guides with some good banter! Love how you could get free photo memories of your adventure as well, they were up on dropbox just a couple of hours later!

Thanks so much Abel Tasman Canyoning, I faced the fear and loved it and now my daughter is amping to do it so i'm sure we will be back next year, and will highly recommend to others to do this!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Great to hear from you and such an amazing review, I hope you can make it with you daughter soon. Thank you so much for coming along and the great review

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Marjan D's avatar

Marjan D

Ranking: 10/10

I loved every minute of it! I felt save, adventurous and happy with every step, jump or slide!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Fantastic! Thank you for this super review. We are really happy you had a great day and loved it. Hope you get onto more adventures in New Zealand!

Engelbert Rose 's avatar

Engelbert Rose

Ranking: 8/10

Hi This was my first time Canyoning and Abel Tasman Canyons was awesome. I had a great time. And will definitely do it again n again.n again

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Thank you so much Engelbert Rose for this review. We are super honoured to have taken you out on your first canyoning adventure! We wish you more and more adventurers in the future!

Ines's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Diese Canyon- tour ist absolut zu empfehlen. Ich(48) und meine Tochter (13) trafen unseren Guide in Motueka. Dort probierten wir die Ausruestung an. Ihr bekommt Neopren- anzuege und Socken. Wir hatten uns in Motueka noch billige Turnschuhe gekauft, die wir im Wasser ueber den Socken tragen konnten. Ausser uns war nur noch ein junger Mann dabei. Mit dem Auto fuhren wir nach Takaka und mit dem Wassertaxi bis Anchorage. Von dort trugen wir unsere Ausruestung zum Canyon, ca. eine Stunde. Wir wurden sehr professionell betreut. Obwohl wir vorher noch nie klettern waren, keine Erfahrung also mit Abseilen und ich Høhenangst habe, war die Tour ein voller Erfolg. Wir sind ins Wasser gesprungen, aus bis zu 7m Høhe,(ich nicht ganz so hoch), haben uns abgeseilt, waren hinter Wasserfællen, sind durch Wasserrinnen gerutscht und Taubahn "gefahren". Wir wurden wæhrend der ganzen Tour mit Trinken und Essen versorgt und gefroren haben wir auch nicht. Daumen hoch. Ein tolles Erlebnis!!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Vielen dank für ihre nachricht Ines. Wir freuen uns dass sie sich amüsieren haben in Torrent River. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand!