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AWOL Canyoning Adventures

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Address: 90 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Rainforest canyoning tours in two canyons 45 minutes drive from Auckland....

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.

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Amazing day conquering new fears

This was the highlight of my New Zealand adventures whilst cruising. A small group excursion with like minded people and fantastic instructors with the right amount of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kerrie K

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my New Zealand adventures whilst cruising. A small group excursion with like minded people and fantastic instructors with the right amount of professionalism, candor and encouragement. After being kitted up in super snug wetsuits, valuable instruction, we hiked up to the a point where we began our descent. Abseiling through water falls, jumping into rock... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an adventorous day! Probably the most exhilarating activitiy of them all. It was freezing temperature but we hiked up Piha mountain, abseiled down, cliff jumped, rock climbed, climbed through caves and just had a blast! Thank you to our wonderful guides, Cam and our amazing female guide (sorry forgot your name). Definately tests the nerves but well worth it!!... More 

Thank Deepawho
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

This was my favorite activity in Auckland and I hate jumping off things. The full day canyon gives you a variety of challenges, repelling (absailing), jumps (personally I hate the jumps, but nothing too aggressive, about 15 feet at worst) and chutes to go through. My understanding is the half day only gives you the one absail down the smaller... More 

Thank nspigiel
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

We had a great day with AWOL Canyoneering. The area was truly beautiful and our guide made us feel safe at all times. The “adventure” of it all, was highly enjoyable and one of the highlights on North Island. As noted on their website, they do have a collection of shoes available in various sizes when you’re getting ready. I... More 

Thank hobbes_and_me
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

Canyoning is really not my thing, but I agreed to do it with my husband so he would agree to do some bike riding. I was petrified but our guide was fantastic. He was so patient with me and safety always came first. I did all the abseiling and was really pleased with myself. My husband and all the other... More 

Thank Ann W
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed March 25, 2017

AWOL Canyoning was an awesome experience and a great way to spend a day in NZ's beautiful environment. The abseiling (rappelling) was really fun and would be manageable for almost everyone. The location in Piha is amazing and the team is really down to earth and friendly but professional and make it easy. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a... More 

Thank hamishsimmonds
New York
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

I absolutely loved the Piha Canyon Full Day trip I did with AWOL. The abseiling (rappelling) was really fun and pretty easy and the canyon was beautiful. It felt like a real adventure but I also felt safe the whole time. I have a silly phobia about jumping into water which is typically part of canyoning but Cam found a... More 

Thank hbeeNewYork
Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed February 23, 2017

The canyoning trip in Piha Canyon with Cam as our guide was a perfect adventure! I was traveling with two 18 year olds who described the canyoning trip as the "coolest thing" they had ever done. From the start, Cam's knowledge, skill, and professionalism made the trip a fantastic experience, both a physically challenging and absolutely fun adventure. The Piha... More 

Thank jem_vii
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

I'll be honest... I didn't know what canyoning involved. I was in for a pleasant surprise! The guides were so down to earth and friendly, and very precise with their instructions. They put safety first and didn't compromise the fun at all. They pay good attention and make sure everyone learns and practices the techniques needed. The walk to the... More 

Thank Ryan L
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Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

First Canyoning adventure and it was fantastic! We had Elise as our guide who is actually wonder woman - very jealous of her job and office. She was a magnificent instructor and hilarious all day! The waterfall abseils are amazing, gorgeous views and "refreshing" water! Tip for GoPro users, bring your clip attachment or head mounts, there are some mounts... More 

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