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


Deep Canyon abseil

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

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

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 24th 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 2017/2018 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!

Season Conditions February 2018

January flew past and now it’s February already! We’re having heaps of fun in the canyons as water levels are in the Get Into It canyons like Niger Stream, Cross Creek, and Imp Grotto are low, meaning that a lot more adventurous canyoners can step it up in Big Nige, Robinson Creek and Mill Creek.   Now that the brief bout of wild weather from Tropical Cyclone Fehi has passed, the Leaping Burn, Leaping Burn Max, and Wilson Creek are calling! We’ve had some amazing days exploring those canyons. And don’t forget the Wai-Rata Heli trip. This epic day of helicoptering in, canyoning all day through one of our longest and wildest canyons, and jet boating out at the end is THE way to top of your summer adventure. Time to jump in! As always, you can check in with us closer to your canyoning date for the latest conditions and to determine whether any high flow rates apply. Let’s go!


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