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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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This review was selected by Toine Houtenbos of Abel Tasman Canyons on Wed 13 Jul, 2016.

Matthew Hallowell's avatar

Matthew Hallowell

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

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

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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 6 days 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

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 8 days 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!

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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 9 months 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!

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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 9 months 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!

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Alan Koutsaris

Ranking: 10/10

My wife and I did the 'Torrent River' Canyoning trip and had an amazing time. I'm always concerned these types of adventures will be too tame, however, the Torrent River did not disappoint. The abseils, jumps, ziplines and slides were all awesome.

The team (Ricky, Pete and Toine) were fantastic and made the experience a ton of fun while remaining professional - safety was clearly a top priority and we felt comfortable in their hands.

Communication leading up to the day was also clear and prompt which was very much appreciated. A storm was heading for Abel Tasman and the team made sure we were updated as to the status of our trip.

We would highly recommend Abel Tasman Canyons!

Reviewed 10 months ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Thanks so much Alan for this outstanding review! We are super stoked you felt your trip was balanced with both fun and safety. We are happy your trip could go ahead with the storm brewing in the distance.

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Ben Carless

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome day out - boat tour, guided walk, abseiling, sliding, zip lining, swimming, exploring, laughing - all in an incredible natural environment with great guides

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

What an awesome review Ben, thanks so much! We love that you listed 'laughing' as one of the activities. We are so happy you enjoyed your day out with us.

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Nicole Kasischke


Ranking: 10/10

First canyoning experience and it was a great mixture of beautiful nature and adventurous jumps and slides. Felt very safe and no other people around as just this company is using the spot. Must do!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Thanks for the Lovely review Nicole. We are so stoked you had an awesome time on your first ever canyoning adventure!

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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!

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Thank you so much for your kind words Shannon. We are stoked you had such a good time when you came out with us. You are right, what we offer is challenge by choice. The guides will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone, but they are also more than happy to show an alternative option when it gets a bit too much. Thanks again. We hope to see you back in the canyon in the future.

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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!

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

Thank you Tom. That is a great review. We consider it a true privilege to enable both local and international visitors to explore the sheer beauty of the canyons and to create unforgettable experiences. Thank you for not only coming to Torrent River, but also to Waterfall Creek. You are on your way to becoming a canyoning pro!

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Gruet Titaina


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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


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!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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


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.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Abel Tasman Canyons responds:

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

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Torrent River

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