Blue Canyon

Free style jumps!The Blue Canyon is situated in a hilly, rugged area 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.

Make your trip as easy or as challenging as you wish, 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.

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 and hot drinks. 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.

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Blue Canyon full day trip

7.5hrs – $215

Includes – transport to the Blue Canyon return, lunch and refreshments, full wetsuits/harness/helmet, abseil training, experienced qualified guides, approximately 3.5 hours of canyoning

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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, natural hydro-slides, abseils that take you down 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 will either pick you up from the main entrance of the Sky Tower Hotel, Auckland central or if you prefer you can meet us out west, please give us a call to arrange.

We provide

We will provide you with full training and safety instructions by experienced and qualified guides as well as a full length wetsuit, harness, helmet, shoes and life jacket on request, a bakery lunch, refreshments and snacks.

Please bring

Bathing suit or similar to wear under your wetsuit (you will be walking in your swimsuit to get to the canyon so a pair of boardies or shorts are more suitable), spare sneakers to wear in the canyon (they will get wet!), a towel, sunscreen and warm clothes for after.

Other information – including terms and conditions

Please read our FAQ’s page for more information about our trips
The minimum age is 12 years and must be accompanied by an adult.
Trips run every day except Christmas day, but are subject to minimum numbers being reached.
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