Deep Canyon
Canyoning & Rappelling ToursAdrenaline & Extreme ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Deep Canyon canyoning adventures are a journey unlike any other! Open from 1 Oct until 30 April each New Zealand summer. Get in touch with our beautiful natural world and see beauty you’ve only dreamed of. Experience the raw power inside the waterfalls contrasted with the tranquility of deep, forested pools; from sculptural rock-scapes to glowing green moss droplets, you will be immersed in a world you never knew existed. And talk about fun! Challenge yourself in ways you’ve never imagined. Plunge down water polished chutes and abseil down waterfalls. Jump off cliffs! Climb, swim and float through an amazing world of water- sculpted rock, deep clear pools and spectacular waterfalls. We specialise in hands-on trips with a high level of personal satisfaction and our focus is strongly on good humour! Amazing places, interesting challenges, friendly people and Great Big Fun!
Wanaka, New Zealand

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2024

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Cristina Maria
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
One of the most amazing adventures in New Zealand (which is full of adventures) was this day doing amazing canyoning and abseiling with the Deep Canyon team.
It was fun, at times challenging (most difficult was to climb the hill with wet suit on) but an amazing experience and memory. overall, loved the experience and I am very grateful to Ros who could accommodate my request last minute!

Thanks Deep Canyon, hope to come back again to do the most challenging one :)
Written 30 March 2024
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BobbyB_LV
Las Vegas, NV1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Such an incredible experience! We were a group of 6 with minimal (some none) canyoneering experience and a wide range of ages (20s to late 60s). I was nervous that it would either not be challenging enough for some or too advanced. I think everyone in our group felt challenged and yet felt safe the whole time. Our guides (Bram and Andy) made it fun and safe. Such a beautiful canyon and so many fun abeils, slides, jumps, and zip lines. An experience that none of us will forget and all would do again! THANKS!!!
Written 24 March 2024
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kimratcliff13
Los Gatos, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Hands down the highlight of our trip to New Zealand! We lucked out and got to down Cross Creek near Makarora. It was challenging but we had a blast. The scenery was incredible - moss, lichen and emerald pools as far as the eye could see. I was scared at times but a good scared, especially because we were in great hands with knowledgable Ros (Deep Canyon owner 30 years) and Andy, our studly German guide. Both put a precedent on safety at all times. My husband and I are turning 60 this year and this adventure made us feel pretty bad a$$! This "beginner trip" was 3+ hours with jumps, natural water slides, and repelling down steep waterfalls. Andy gave me assists when needed and tailored certain scarier parts so I felt safe enough to go for it. Trust me, that water is glacier melt cold but you're bundled up in thick wetsuits. The cherry on top were the photos and videos Ros & Andy took. Now that we’re back home NZ, we can relive this amazing experience with the pics! Sign up today. You won't regret it!
Written 7 March 2024
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Kelly L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I did the Intermediate Big Nige Canyon. This tour is guided. Our guide Bram was knowledgeable and helpful which made all the abseils safe. He provided detailed instructions prior to each abseil, jump, swim or move down the Canyon. Thanks Bram, you nailed it!
This climb was tough with a steep beginning up of around 40 min. Be comfortable with heights, jumping and swimming.
Our suits and gear kept us very comfortable in the clear cool water temperatures. The day ends with some fun jumps and zip lining so be ready! Snacks along the way and food at the end. Thanks Bram for being a great guide and making this Adventure so memorable. I can’t wait for the photos!!
Cheers
Kelly Lightfoot
Copetown, Ontario, 🇨🇦
hannahsroomyoga@gmail.com
Written 22 February 2024
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Lucy Clements123
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had the most amazing experience with Deep Canyon. I did the beginner trip and I was nervous but the guide, Bram, was fun and calming and made the whole experience something special. The environment is stunning and the adrenaline rush is a unique way to immerse yourself in it and respect the area. You hike up a hill to start so a little bit of fitness required but they are very accommodating and you have the option to rappel, zipline, jump or slide in different areas so you feel comfortable. Fantastic lunch to end and just a big day of fun, great value!
Written 12 February 2024
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pt606248
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This was a phenomenal trip. I'm quite picky when paying for tours, but this was worth every cent.

We had a small group (5 persons total), led by a friendly, funny, experienced and trustworthy guide, Brahms. We did a variety of jumps/abseils/rappels/and zip lining, all in the scenic niger stream canyon. We finished with a picnic-style lunch in the sun, at the foot of mountains. 12/10 day. Satisfied my bucket list item, for sure!
Written 12 February 2024
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Ami M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Great experience! I was worried it would not be challenging enough for my adventurous teens but it was very challenging and they loved it (intermediate level).
Written 7 January 2024
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Rachel B
3958 Rancho Rd4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Took my two boys - ages 11 and 15. We had a blast. Bron was a great guide keeping us save and ensuring we had fun. As the middle age mom, I was a bit nervous but by the end, more confident thanks to him. And my boys, they loved every second. Highly recommend Deep Canyon for a great family adventure.
Written 5 January 2024
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thewayway668
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023
Our guide was fun and professional helping our confidence to grow as the trip became more extreme and technical. The rock was insanely beautiful. I saw inside the earth and was humbled. A memorable day indeed. Brendan
Written 31 December 2023
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jmoore580
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Excellent. Second time with Deep Canyon. First time was almost exactly 20 years ago. First time was so memorable that we booked again. Both days were very good. Well worth the cost.
Written 22 December 2023
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