Deep Canyon, Lake Wanaka, NZ

Deep Canyon canyoning adventures are a journey unlike any other. Get in touch with a special natural world and see beauty you’ve only dreamed of. From the raw power of strong waterfalls to the tranquility of deep, forested pools, from sculptural rockscapes to glowing green moss droplets, you will be immersed in a world you never knew existed.

And talk about fun! Challenge yourself in ways you’ve never imagined. Plunge down water polished chutes and abseil down waterfalls. Jump off cliffs! Climb, swim and float through an amazing world of water- sculpted rock, deep clear pools and spectacular waterfalls.

We specialise in hands-on trips with a high level of personal satisfaction and our focus is strongly on good humour!

Amazing places, interesting challenges, friendly people and Great Big Fun!
Check out our new trips IMP GROTTO & Mill CREEK

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Deep Canyon abseil

Canyoning for water confident people with reasonable fitness, looking for big fun! Great for groups and teenage families. READ MORE
STEP IT UP!

Deep Canyon - Robinson Creek Canyon

More adventurous canyoning trips for people with good fitness, swimming ability and a head for heights. Does this sound like you? READ MORE
GO BIG!

Deep Canyon - Big Nige 1st abseil

Real adventure for people with excellent fitness and water skills, outdoor experience and a big, positive attitude…READ MORE

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About Deep Canyon…

Deep Canyon, Wanaka is New Zealand’s premier canyon guiding company. We have been running canyon descents since 1994, the first in the country to do so. This season we look forward to our 23rd anniversary. Our guides are very experienced and easy to get on with, not to mention super-keen!

Our equipment and procedures are of the highest standard and our commitment to safety is absolute. This allows us to run maximum adventure/maximum fun trips in wild and fantastic situations. Our focus is strongly on personal satisfaction and good humour.

Our guides are certified under the NZOIA* Canyon qualification framework [some guides may have further overseas based qualifications].  This is a New Zealand specific programme and Deep Canyon is actively involved in setting the standards for, and assessing on, the programme.

Most of our guides are also qualified and experienced in other related outdoor activities. For this 2016/2017 season we have six great guides whose experience totals around 45 years of guiding and all of us get out there on our own adventures whenever we can!

Current Conditions January 2017

Happy New Year from all of us at Deep Canyon! We hope your 2017 is off to a rockin’ start. Here in Wanaka, we are leading trips to canyons in all directions, with water levels finally normalizing to summer levels. Hurray! Niger Stream, Big Nige, and Leaping Burn in the Matukituki Valley are seeing a lot of action, and trips to Mill Creek look promising in the near future. Towards Haast, we have trips in the beautiful Cross Creek, Imp Grotto, Robinson Creek, and the amazing Wilson Creek. Our Wai-rata Heli-canyon trip has already given us some epic days this season–beautiful heli rides, gorgeous days in the remote Wai-rata canyon, and super fun jet boat rides out. Get into it! The odd rainstorm means that double-guiding may be required in certain canyons when water rises significantly, but we hope summer is here to stay!

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*New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association

NZOIA Outdoor Intructors Association, NZ