AWOL is based in Auckland and running canyoning trips to the Waitakere Rainforest 40 minutes from central Auckland.

Cam spent 10 years travelling the world; Working as a dive master, rafting and canyoning guide in Queenstown, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Switzerland and Thailand before returning home and setting up AWOL Adventures 20 years ago. Cam has completed his NZOIA Canyon 2 qualification.



An experienced canyon guide with multiple seasons guiding in Auckland and Coromandel since 2009. Elise is passionate about the outdoors including many years of rock climbing, white water kayaking and surfing. Elise holds her NZOIA Canyon 1. An excellent guide that will look after and entertain you. Now also a proud mama of two!

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From the far north where there are no canyons. This guy is making up for it. Fairly new to canyoning but living and breathing it. Jordan is training up with us – watch this space, a guide in the making! His calm nature, easy smile and love of the outdoors makes him a natural choice for the team.



Wise beyond his years from a life on the road with his father engineering around the globe. Euan is originally from somewhere far north (Scotland i think they call it), but now lives in New Zealand. Euan has guided with us for five years now, learning his canyon guiding skills while he studied a Outdoor Adventure diploma and Unitech. Recently switching industries we will now see Euan for the occasional weekend canyon mission!


Steve guided in the canyon for one season, now back home in England he maintains our website for us!

We follow strict risk management guidelines – Instructors and management are fully qualified and experienced. After 20 years operating in the Piha Canyon we can offer an excellent local knowledge and understanding of the Waitakere Ranges. AWOL Adventures is an Auckland Council Licensed Operator – The resources we use are carefully chosen, managed and monitored. Our trips blend fun with adventure and education.