Day trip

Coromandel Peninsula: Full Day Canyoning Adventure

Coromandel Peninsula: Full Day Canyoning Adventure

From US$ 279.38 per person

Put your adrenaline to the test and experience the most challenging canyon activity in New Zealand. Spend the day abseiling, jumping, and sliding along the canyon’s three hundred meters of vertical descent as well as splashing about in scenic waterfalls.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Abseil down beautiful rock faced gorges in the heart of the Coromandel Peninsula
  • Slide down 10 waterfalls with a professional canyoning guide
  • Marvel at the beautiful sights of the dramatic Kauaeranga valley
  • Swim through pools and rivers formed by nature's forces
  • Explore and scramble your way through to the bottom of the valley
Full description
Your canyoning adventure departs from the Thames Visitor Information CENTR in the morning. Upon arrival at the Coromandel Peninsula valley floor, meet your guides for the day and listen to a brief talk about the history of the area as well as fascinating insight about the region’s pre-european logging industry. After your introduction session, begin your ascent to the top of the river and into the canyon. At the summit, take a moment to catch your breath and admire the sprawling views across the surrounding landscape. Next, get kitted out with all the necessary equipment and watch your guide share some important safety information as well as a short abseiling session and tradition Karakia prayer. Then it’s time for the real fun to begin as you drop over the first 30-meter waterfall and glide across the canyon wall. Feel the thrill of adrenaline as you slide down 10 waterfalls, swim through natural pools, climb down the valley wall, and marvel at stunning views throughout the day. The tour also comes with lunch and snacks included, as well as photos of the day to remind you of this truly unique experience.
  • Transfer to the valley and back from Thames
  • Canyoning equipment
  • Wetsuits
  • Safety Instructions
  • Professional canyoning guides
  • Guided commentary about the region and formations
  • Shoes
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Photos of your experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Thames i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 200 Mary St, Thames 3500, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  Participants must be moderately fit, e.g. be able to go bush walking or skiing for a day
  •  Operator may cancel any trip at their discretion based on weather forecasts and water levels deeming the trip unsafe to operate
  •  You will be abseiling, sliding and rappelling your way down to the bottom of the valley
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Product ID: 270577