Piha Canyon

The Piha Canyon is set in the picturesque hills behind Piha beach. In this steep sided volcanic rock valley, there are a series of thundering waterfalls that cascade their way down the valley towards the ocean – providing a spectacular setting for your adventure.

Experience the exhilaration of abseiling over the majestic Kitekite falls, as well as descending down a narrow slot canyon. It doesn’t stop there though, with a cave, jumps, and idyllic natural rock pools to swim in. Allowing you access to hidden pools and water sculptured gorges that are otherwise inaccessible.

We are privileged to operate in this awesome landscape and pride ourselves in providing you with a personalised tour of this canyon. A no-rush, explore at your own pace adventure! And don’t worry the jumps and cave are optional…

This mighty waterfall was historically used by the pioneers, who worked the canyon 100 years ago, harvesting the mighty Kauri logs and flushing them down from the hills via dam releases – Some of the old logs still remain embedded in the canyon today.

Due to the Piha canyon having great accessibility (a 35 minutes walk in and a five minute downhill walk out from the end of the canyon), we have time at the end of the trip for a short visit to Piha’s famous Lion Rock and its beautiful black sand surf beach.

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Piha Full Day

7.5hrs – $215

Trip includes
Return transport*, 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 hours of canyoning.
A visit to Piha’s black sand beach.

Challenge your senses with this back to nature adrenalin rush, this trip has is all! We begin with a 35 minute walk through lush rainforest, you begin your descent into the canyon with a series of abseils, the biggest and most exhilarating of which is 50m, before entering a narrow volcanic gorge, with its cave, hidden pools and awesome jumps. Finish off with a short visit to Piha’s iconic black sands surf beach and Lion Rock.
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Piha Half Day

5.5hrs – $185

Trip includes
Return transport*, a snack and refreshments.
Full wetsuit/harness/helmet and shoes/life jacket if required.
Full instruction and abseil training with experienced, qualified guides.
Approximately 1.5 hours of canyoning.
A visit to Piha’s black sand beach.

An ideal introduction to the excitement and beauty of canyoning, perfect for those on a tight schedule with flexible departure times. Ideal for big groups with varying skill and fitness levels, such as hen and stag parties, corporate functions and team building, Christmas parties or just a brilliant family* day out. (*Minimum age 10 years) For more information on planning your canyoning function please give us a call.
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Piha by Night

5hrs – $215

Trip includes
Return transport*, a snack and refreshments.
Full wetsuit/harness/helmet and shoes/life jacket if required.
Full instruction and abseil training with experienced, qualified guides.
Approximately 1.5 hours of canyoning.
A visit to Piha’s black sand beach.

Experience natures playground like never before with our night canyoning adventure. Arrive in Piha at dusk in time to see the sun setting. You enter into the canyon by abseiling under a cascading waterfall, then explore your way down through a cave, pools and ledges, illuminated by only your headlamp and the glow-worm lined rock walls. Departure times vary seasonally.
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What you need to know

Transport*
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 drive, you can meet us in Piha at the Piha General Store. See here for location map.
Alternatively you can be picked up from Te Atatu, please give us a call to arrange or specify at the time of booking.

Please bring
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 the half day trip is 10 years and 12 years on the full day trip. Children 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.
We can combine any of our trips with a BBQ or catered for; locally, by Piha’s Bowling Club, The Piha Cafe or Piha Surf Club and/or with accommodation. Give us a call, if you’d like help planning your personalised function. Ask about our pricing for group bookings.

Stay in Piha
Piha Beach Stay – an awesome, relaxed and affordable option in idyllic surroundings.
Black Sands Lodge – a boutique option near the beach, nestled under Pohutukawa trees.
Piha Camping – family orientated, quiet and in a great central location.
Auckland’s Waitakere Estate – great for larger groups or those in need of conference facilities.