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You'll begin your trip at our Adventure Centre, right in the heart of Queenstown 15 minutes before departure, where you'll sign in and meet your guide for the day in our departure lounge. Your guide for the day will then give you a short trip briefing all necessary paperwork will be completed and we are ready to set off.

We will then drive for 15 minutes to our purpose built operations base where you will be kitted out in a wetsuit, booties, a helmet and all necessary safety equipment including harnesses. We have heated change rooms, showers and toilet facilities. We also have a locker facility where you can leave your towels and a change of clothes for the day. We will then drive a further 5 minutes to the canyon at 12 Mile Delta along the spectacular Lake Wakatipu. 

Following a safety briefing, our guides will take you on a short walk to the Queenstown canyon through a beautiful, ancient beech forest that hides the high-walled canyon. You will then embark on a 1 hour 30 minute to 2 hour decent of the canyon. You will be given alternative routes at all times if you are feeling uncomfortable with certain aspects or if you want to challenge yourself a little more, we have options to suit everyone. You will have the opportunity to try leaping through waterfalls into crystal clear pools, flying across the canyon on ziplines, navigating your way through riverbeds, abseiling down cliffs, sliding down nature slides, and swimming through stunning chasms. Once we exit the canyon we then head back to the Operations Base, where everyone will change and hot and cold refreshments will be provided. 

This tour requires a moderate level of fitness and a medium level of water confidence.
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Lake Wakatipu
Canyoning Queenstown
This half-day Queenstown canyoneering adventure is action-packed! You’ll walk through an ancient beech forest to a steep-walled canyon, where you’ll spend 1.5 to 2 hours descending by zipline, abseiling (rappelling) down waterfalls, plunging into natural pools, floating down narrow passageways and cascading down chutes. Expert guides ensure your safety and provide alternate routes depending on skill level. No experience is necessary, but this activity does require a moderate level of fitness. Wetsuits, safety equipment and waterproof footwear are provided.
  • Half-day canyon adventure from Queenstown with an expert guide
  • Zipline, rappel and plunge down canyon walls and cascades
  • Slide down chutes into natural pools of crystal-clear water
  • Wetsuits, safety equipment and waterproof footwear provided
  • Includes round-trip transport from Queenstown
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile
The most fun you'll have with nature

Originally we booked the Routeburn track (the full day experience) however it was very high tides on the day and as such the Routeburn track was cancelled. However we were refunded the difference and were able to do the Queenstown route! Going into this, we...More

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CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Tam! Thank you so much for your feedback and for taking the time to write us this review. I'm glad that you that you decided to try this activity out with us, and embraced the experience! Canyoning really is so much fun! It can...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Really great experience!

Our guides Josh and Taylor were both so friendly and knew how to keep up the energy! All of the staff at the reception desk were friendly too. I would highly recommend this to people visiting Queenstown who want to do something different than your...More

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CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Abbey, It's great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with Josh and Taylor! Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write us this review. Have a good day! Fanny - On behalf of the Canyoning Queenstown team

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile
So much fun!

A brilliant time canyoning with Riley, Josh and Kayden on Monday 16th April. These guys are fantastic at making the activity fun and challenging but while also keeping everyone 100% safe. There are various levels of difficulty that you encounter but the team are there...More

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CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this review! I'm stoked to hear that you had such a good time canyoning! It's a really fun group activity where you can, as you say, support each other and build a team...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Great experience!

We did a half day and would have done a full day if we could have. It was so much fun! The staff was great- they thoroughly explained how to do activities and I felt safe the entire time. I had never been canyoning before...More

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CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We love to share this passion of ours so it is great to hear your feedback and we are stoked to hear that you are now a canyoning fan! I hope we get...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile
We'll be back

We joined the amazing crew at Canyoning Queenstown for a canyoning experience and LOVED it. Every staff member from booking to jumping off cliffs was well experienced, organised, enthusiastic and friendly! Our guides Yuba, Pirate and especially Seb really went above and beyond to ensure we...More

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CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi Kylie, Thank you for your review and kind words! I'll be sure to pass this on to the team and your guides. It was great to have you guys on our trip. And I hope we get to see you again in the future!...More

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