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AWOL Canyoning Adventures

90 Federal Street, Auckland Central 1010, New Zealand
0064 9 834 0501
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Owner description: Rainforest canyoning tours in two canyons 45 minutes drive from Auckland. The Piha Canyon - Full day, half day and night canyon options.The Blue... more » Owner description: Rainforest canyoning tours in two canyons 45 minutes drive from Auckland. The Piha Canyon - Full day, half day and night canyon options.The Blue Canyon - Full day adventure. « less
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I went abseiling down a waterfall with AWOL as part of a Royal Caribbean shore excursion. I will always remember New Zealand as the place I did the unordinary and donned a wet suit, went down a waterfall, and jumped off a cliff into a natural pool. Our guide, Cam is definitely a professional in the outdoor world.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

AWOL Canyoning was a great company, very organized and the staff was awesome. Our guide Connor made everyone feel really comfortable. We did the full day Piha experience and it was well worth it. You really get to experience the National Park with hiking, swimming (water is pretty cold, so be prepared) and propelling down down cliffs and waterfalls. We... More

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Cam10bowen, Owner at AWOL Canyoning Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and nice to have you along! Just to clarify, the first person down is top belayed by the guide (a second backup rope controlled by the guide), if you weren't the first person down you might have not seen this process take place. After that we have options to either use bottom belay, carry... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This was really fun. A little hiking, a little swimming, cliff jumping, and rappelling. I was in a group of 5 including Javier our guide, all strangers. We had a blast. Did the Piha whole day. Was a great time. They had all the supplies, even shoes we could borrow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Went on this tour while staying in Auckland so we drove 3 hours to get to it and it was so worth it!! Had a great time, the guides were fantastic!! Definitely a must go!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The whole things was perfect- from the booking experience to the adventure itself- even the weather was fantastic! As a group of 5 (strangers) and Javier our very humorous and capable guide, we managed to have a blast from start to finish. As someone who likes to try different things to release my adrenaline- this was definitely up there. I... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I took the piha full day trip today. Its a short drive outside the city and AWOL picks you up right in the middle of Auckland....a huge help if you don't have a car or want to save on gas. Javier was our guide and did an amazing job keeping us safe but still joking around and keeping things entertaining.... More

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stunning views and an all-round great day. highly recommend doing the full day tour otherwise you will miss out on some awesome abseils.

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Aucklan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

On the spur of the moment my partner and I booked the Piha full Day and arrived an hour early for breakfast and coffee at the Piha Cafe. Conner and Javier kitted us all up in gear that was in good condition and made sure everyone was well instructed before we set off to the top of the canyon through... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I opted to do the full day Piha trip. We had a great time and were left wanting more. This was our first time canyoning and we had no trouble picking it up as thorough instruction was provided. For those trying to decide between the Piha and Blue canyon trips, Piha seems to be mostly about abseiling... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We recently spent about two weeks touring thru the North Island of NZ and spent the last few days in Auckland. We decided almost on a whim to book into AWOL for a full day adventure. We all agreed that this was the best paid activity we had all done together. Our guide, Javier was exceptional. Being a rope rescue... More

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