The Blue Canyon is situated in a rugged and hilly part of the rain forest, of volcanic origin. For the most part it is densely clad in native forest, to the west; the ranges are bordered by the Tasman Sea, in a series of high sea cliffs and wild beaches. The Blue Canyon trip takes you to the heart of the Waitakere Ranges. You will get to experience New Zealand’s beautiful native forest, and have the opportunity to see our native wildlife.
From the word go we will have you jumping into deep dark pools – The first half of the canyon is a great warm up with a variety of jumps and water slides. After the spectacular Jurassic Park abseil it’s time for lunch. The second half of the trip has bigger jumps, slides and abseils. The Blue canyon is something not to be missed; it’s a great day out that will definitely impress you.
A good level of fitness is required for this trip due to its remote location, it is a 45 minute uphill walk in and out of the canyon. Make your trip as easy or as challenging as you wish, the big jumps and slides are optional and you can control your own descent while abseiling or be lowered by a guide if you’d prefer.
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Blue Canyon full day
7.5hrs – $215
Return transport*, a light bakery lunch and refreshments.
Full wetsuit/harness/helmet and shoes/life jacket if required.
Full instruction and abseil training with experienced, qualified guides.
Approximately 3.5 hours of canyoning.
This remote canyon is no stroll in the park with an invigorating 45 minute walk to the top. You won’t be disappointed though, with 18 waterfalls, ranging from 2 to 30 meters, a natural hydro-slide, abseils that take you down through showering waterfalls and some seriously awesome jumps. This non-stop action and adrenalin pumping trip makes it an experience not to be missed.
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What you need to know
We pick up from the main entrance to the Sky City Hotel, which is situated at the base of the Sky Tower, in Auckland central. If you would prefer to meet us out west call us to discuss an alternative pick up location. See here for location map. Please note that we cannot do pick ups from Piha for this trip.
Bathing suit or similar to wear under your wetsuit, spare sneakers to wear in the canyon (they will get wet!), a towel, sunscreen and warm clothes for after.
Please also remember to bring medication you may require e.g. asthma inhalers, epi pens etc.
Other information – including terms and conditions
Please see our frequently asked questions page for more details about our trips.
The minimum age for this trip 12 years and they must be accompanied by a adult.
Trips run every day, but are subject to minimum numbers being reached.
See our full terms and conditions and our cancellation policy.
Personalised group bookings
Canyoning is ideal for Christmas parties, work groups, birthdays and stag and hen parties. Give us a call, if you’d like help planning your personalised function. Ask about our pricing for group bookings.
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