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Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown
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Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown

By Canyon Explorers
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Queenstown is New Zealand’s outdoor adventure capital, so challenge yourself on a natural canyoning course near Lake Wakatipu. Scramble, slide, and soar through an ancient beech forest using a combination of zipline, rappelling, and swimming. High-quality gear and expert nature guides ensure a safe adventure that can be customized based on your skill level.

Ages 12-95, max of 24 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Abseil (rappel) down waterfalls and zipline through a forest on a combo adventure
  • Slide down river chutes and float through a canyon with the help of a guide
  • Includes a wetsuit and all equipment for a safe and comfortable experience
  • High-energy activity ideal for active and fit travelers

  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Wetsuits & helmets
  • All safety equipment
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Swimwear
  • Towel


Start:
  • 39 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Meet at the Adventure Centre at 39 Camp Street, Queenstown. Nearest intersection is Shotover St.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19534P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian signed consent.
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • All medical conditions will need to be declared before departure
    • We recommend that you wear a non cotton thermal underlayer (merino or polypro)
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Weight limit 120 kg
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown?
    Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown price starts from $247.78. Discover and book Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown on Tripadvisor
    What is the Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown cancellation policy?
    Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown?
    Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown is hosted by Canyon Explorers. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Canyon Explorers on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19534P1

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    • Canyon Explorers
      660
      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in November 2009
    • jeffski2017
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Adventure in the Routeburn Valley!
      This was a great trip in a beautiful setting. I cannot compare it to the half-day, but the Routeburn valley is stunning and worth the extra time. Safety was a priority, to be sure, but there were still some challenges and stepping out of comfort zones (which is a very good thing!). Simply put, Dawson and Oscar were professionals. I was worried we would be cold, but the gear and the hot drinks helped immensely. My wife absolutely loved this trip. This was our first time doing canyoning (although we have rappelled and done Via Ferrata), so if you are ultra experienced, this may be a bit more of an introduction to the sport. But overall, very well done. A minor criticism: the drive to the valley is excellent, but the van's obscured windows took away from it for about half the guests. It may be wise to get some unobscured windows so the drive (which is not insignificant) feels a bit more enjoyable.
      Written 6 April 2024
    • Compass11937419603
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent experience all-round
      Absolutely fantastic experience. The guides were amazing; made us feel comfortable, safe and were extremely lovely to chat to. It was made to feel easy without compromising on the fun. Thoroughly enjoyable experience and would recommend to anyone. Thank you guys!
      Written 29 February 2024
    • 654ashliem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      11/10 experience
      As it was our first time canyoning, we were a bit nervous going in, but our instructive and supportive guides made the experience well worth it. The full day canyoning adventure in Routeburn Valley was truly an experience of a lifetime. The scenery was breathtaking. Our guides, Lorna and Oscar, were spectacular. They had the perfect balance - warm, friendly, instructive, and encouraging. They prioritized safety and made everyone feel comfortable pushing their limits just enough. We appreciated the background about the land and plant life throughout our time together. Lunch and snacks were yummy too! They were thoughtful in accommodating food allergies. [Context: I am an avid hiker, have moderate indoor rock climbing experience, and have cliff jumped in the past … adjacent experiences like this definitely help!] Background: we were only able to go canyoning one day while in town and the date wasn’t available online so we emailed them to ask if it would be possible to open a trip on that day and they responded promptly and opened the trip for us! It’s worth the ask 😊
      Written 22 February 2024
    • Sherpa07279678435
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing day out in the Canyons
      An amazing trip and first time experience canyoning with the team at Canyon Explorers, my partner and me really enjoyed the day, safe a helpful team, lots of fun zip-lining, abseiling and jumping through the canyons! Would definitely recommend this activity with these guys!!
      Written 12 February 2024
    • S3746QOjennad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Canyoning in Queenstown!
      We had a great time with Canyoning Explorers! We did the half day canyoning option and felt like we got to do a lot within our time. We really enjoyed our guides, Lorna and Dawson. They were super nice, knowledgeable, and fun! We did everything from zip lining, swimming, hiking, jumping and bellyflopping, to abseiling and more. At the end we got nice warm drinks to warm up from the cold water. Would recommend this activity if you like an adventure!
      Written 9 February 2024
    • M5649UTemmaf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Canyoning Fun!
      The trip was so much fun! I had never done anything like this before. It was so fun exploring the canyon, wading through the water, jumping, sliding, zip lining and repelling down!
      Written 8 February 2024
    • gracenU9325GA
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Slides, jumps and surprise dunks! Such good fun.
      The half day experience was great! Felt like we got a bit of everything Queenstown can offer within one activity- zip lining, abseiling, water activities! The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable on the area and the process of the day. We were given extra layers as it was quite a cold day which kept us completely warm. The canyoning was super exciting with slides and jumps - and a few surprise dunks! Such a good day overall. My only point of feedback as that we got told photos were being taken throughout the day- it was never mentioned we’d have to then buy those photos afterwards if we wanted them. I feel like for the price, you should at least get 1 photo included for download. Thanks for the experience though, it was awesome!
      Written 30 January 2024
    • GoPlaces61453654627
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and easy introduction to canyoning
      We got to do a bit of everything, but nothing too difficult or extreme. Even the jumps can be skipped if that isn't your thing. I think it would be a great group activity for all fitness levels.
      Written 22 January 2024
    • 60presleyb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience!!!
      I went on a half-day canyoning trip with two of my friends and we had an incredible time! Our guides were helpful and kind and made us all feel very safe while fostering a great experience! This trip was definitely good for beginners and was a great introduction to canyoning. Highly recommend!
      Written 15 January 2024
    • michael_selberg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Had a great time canyoning!
      Had a great time canyoning! Jumping and Sliding down the waterfall were a lot of fun! Strong recommend for an outdoor adventure.
      Written 15 January 2024
    • I445DTmichaell
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Day
      Really amazing experience. Lots of fun. Guides were helpful and clearly very experienced. Only piece of constructive feedback would be around photos. The guides take photos for you but many of them came out blurry. Besides that, 10/10 would recommend for a really fun activity in Queenstown.
      Written 13 January 2024
    • emmabJ1756XO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Awesome experience with Dawson and Dan! Super professional, heaps of fun, would recommend to everyone!!
      Written 12 January 2024
    • johnsI2172RE
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent active experience
      Excellent active experience a short distance from Queenstown. Well organized, the guides are friendly and engaging. I am inspired to take the full day Routeburn trip next.
      Written 10 January 2024
    • Adventure67248484536
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unmissable Experience
      This is an activity that is an absolute must for Queenstown, I would’ve regretted it if I skipped this one. Canyoning was such a thrilling and unforgettable experience. We saw some absolutely amazing views and our guides (Lorna and Hedda) were so knowledgeable and professional, they made us feel safe despite us being complete beginners. They ensured we had an absolutely fantastic time all while sharing amazing knowledge with us AND took incredible photos of us that will be going straight in our travel scrapbook! Shoutout to Oscar for being incredibly helpful during the booking process and explaining everything we were going to be doing on the adventure in depth. Out of all the activities we tried out in Queenstown (and we tried a LOT) this was the one that stood out to me the most. The most bang for your buck: you get a scenic drive, lovely hike, zip lining, abseiling, swimming, sliding, and more. We will absolutely be returning to do the longer canyoning adventure next time, 10/10!!
      Written 7 January 2024
    • FrequentFlier612589
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must!
      Ine if the best adventures of my life!! So beautiful, fun, & exciting! Guides ensured our safety while still making sure we had a great time.
      Written 6 January 2024
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    Antonia S
    Perth, Australia16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    This was a great entry into canyoning for a couple with extremely different adrenaline requirements. I am afraid of heights but my partner loves them so we decided to book this experience as it mentioned that it was 'challenge by choice' and that alternative routes were available. Thanks to our wonderful guides I managed to attempt and do all of the activities except for the jumps whilst my partner jumped to his heart's content. We had 9 people in our group altogether and everyone managed to participate in the activities regardless of ability or confidence levels, all thanks to our knowledgable and helpful guides :)
    Written 23 January 2020
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    Hey there! We are so happy you were both able to challenge and enjoy yourselves with our activity! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. -The Canyon Explorers Team
    Written 26 January 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Travel16186827423
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Friends
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    Canyon Explorers delivered an unforgettable adventure! Our guides were so knowledgeable and passionate! The views were breathtaking, and the personalised service exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend for anyone seeking an unforgettable outdoor adventure!
    Written 3 March 2024
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    bmm28
    Haslemere, UK49 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time canyoning for both us and we enjoyed our day. The gear is good and keeps you warm. Andee and Alex were our guides and both very good and got us stuck in straight away. The reasons why we didn’t give this 5/5 were because there was only one jump (6m) towards the beginning which was for confident jumpers only and we didn’t know this was the only jump - we kind of expected more jumps so only one of us went for this one! We also felt a bit rushed at times going through the canyon as another group was following and then it ended quite abruptly! Nevertheless we had fun and enjoyed our first time canyoning. Warm outdoor showers and hot chocolate were a lovely bonus too.
    Written 8 January 2020
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    Hi there, We are so glad you were able to join us! I am sorry that you both weren't able to get your jumps in, in the future we will be sure to communicate that it is the biggest jump to our guests, as well as let them know when the trip is coming to an end. Regardless of our shortcomings I am glad that you were still able to enjoy your trip. I hope you are able to join us again soon! -The Canyon Explorers Team
    Written 11 January 2020
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    Lissa M
    Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021
    This has to be the best thing to do in Queenstown! It challenged me every step of the way. The scenery was spectacular from the drive out to the walk to the start and the actual canyoning adventure. Our guides Mike & Brody were amazing - made me feel confident and safe with their years of experience. We were a family group of 9 ranging in age from 13-52 and all levels of fitness and sense of adventure and everyone feels the same way as I do. I will be recommending your company and this trip to all!
    Written 12 January 2021
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    Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip with us. Mike and Brodie are the best! - The Canyon Explorers Team
    Written 27 January 2021
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    Marina H
    Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    A highlight of our trip to the South Island of New Zealand. Father and 20 year old son spend a great time pushing the physical boundry. It's only true for the father! This was a great tour and our two guides were top notch as we held onto ropes and slid down to pools. We felt very safe and all was explained fully. Would highly recommend it to other teens and adventurous folks. They also took great photos of everyone in the water.
    Written 10 January 2020
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    Hi Marina, I'm glad everyone had a blast in the canyon and that you have amazing memories of your experience. I'll let the guides know! Thanks, Amanda
    Written 12 January 2020
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    Lisa B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Macy & Lorna we’re the perfect guides for a perfect day.
    The canyoning was more fun than we could have imagined. We love adventures…mountain biking. White water rafting. Hiking. But the canyoning gets you actually in the River. They take amazing care to ensure everyone is safe and comfortable. You are pushed to challenge yourself in the best possible way. And we really enjoyed how the group learns to work together. You earn the hot shower and hot beverage at the end.

    The only problem is that we left yearning for more time in the canyon. We will have to do the full day next time!

    Highly recommend this adventure!
    Written 1 March 2024
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    ClareNZ2020
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Solo
    This Canyoning experiences was truly a peak experience in Queenstown! our guides were Mike and Renee, and they were super friendly, super challenging, and ensured that every single one of us had a great time. I was definitely nervous for some of the stuff that we were doing, but they made me feel really reassured and they made the experience really fun stuff. I highly recommend both those guys and the experience in general!!
    Written 17 January 2020
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    Hi Clare, Thank you for the great review! It really makes our day to hear how someone had such a good time on our trip even if you were feeling nervous to begin with. Mike and Renee are such awesome guides and I'm glad they made you feel safe. Thanks so much ~The Canyon Explorers Team
    Written 18 January 2020
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    jjo
    Chicago830 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    We did the half day tour and these two 68 year olds had a blast. You go to a canyon a short drive out of Queenstown and hike to a lovely hidden canyon. A few ziplines, a few slides down a waterfall, a few repels and several belly flops later, you've got a big smile on your face. Guides were great, equipment seemed very safe, and they have a hot shower and tea and coffee at the end to warm you up. All in all, a great morning.
    Written 20 March 2024
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    Kennedy B
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023 • Family
    We had a great group with us which made our canyoning experience AMAZING! Our guides were Cian and Dawson and they were so good. Cian was super funny and definitely made everyone comfortable with the jumps and slides. And Dawson was so good with all the technical parts of the experience. Would definitely recommend canyoning to everyone.
    Written 29 January 2023
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    Kristen H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Solo
    Lorna and Oliver were fantastic tour guides! We did zip lining, repelling, waterfall stunts, and had beautiful views the whole time! It was an absolutely amazing experience! New Zealand is the place to go canyoning!
    Written 21 April 2024
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