Canyoning in New Zealand is a great resource for anyone planning to visit New Zealand’s amazing canyons.
Author Daniel Clearwater is an extremely active canyoner, a professional canyon guide, and founder of the New Zealand Canyoning Association.
His 464 page, A5, full colour, glossy book is not just extremely informative, it is beautifully presented with plenty of stunning canyon photography.
Included are detailed descriptions of more than 50 classic canyon descents. Each one includes an overview of the canyon, access maps, canyon topo (visual representation of all canyon obstacles), and water level recommendations.
More than 100 further canyons are given brief mentions at the end of the chapters, providing inspiration for further trips for those who have built up appropriate skills and experience. These form a historical record of canyoning in NZ and a starting point for the experienced and adventurous to venture into the wildest and most remote canyons.
The book also provides useful information about potential dangers, weather conditions, the best times of year to visit different regions, access issues, anchors, and local ethics.
An essential resource for anyone planning to go canyoning in NZ.
Regions covered by Canyoning in New Zealand:
- Upper North Island
- Central North Island
- Lower North Island
- Top of the South Island
Note: Canyon conditions can and do change. Updates and corrections are regularly published on the Kiwi Canyons website: www.kiwicanyons.org/guide-book/updates.