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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-441 3003
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Canyoning is a great way to experience a wide range of adventure activities...

Canyoning is a great way to experience a wide range of adventure activities in a unique and exclusive setting. Our group sizes are small to ensure a higher quality experience and provide an opportunity to explore and enjoy the stunning natural environment.

Canyoning Queenstown offers exhilarating Canyoning experiences in three unique and gorgeous canyons. We believe we have something for everyone, whether you are a complete novice or have canyoneered all over the world.


- Queenstown Adventurer

The canyon for all ages and abilities. Just a 10 minute drive from Queenstown and you’re ready to enter the canyon. The Adventurer has a bit of everything canyoning has to offer in action filled half day experience.

- Routeburn Explorer

Unleash your adventurous side in this breathtaking canyon in a UNSECO World Heritage Site enjoying a full day sensory overload!Hike part of the world famous Routeburn Track, one of New Zealand's 7 great walks. No experience is necessary, but this trip is definitely for the more adventurous traveler!

During all of our trips, experienced guides will lead you safely down streams within a canyon by a variety of means:

- Leaping through waterfalls into crystal clear pools

- Flying across the canyons on ziplines

- Navigating through riverbeds

- Abseiling/rappelling down cliffs

- Sliding down natural slides

- Swimming through stunning chasms

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Adrenaline rush

The guides were brilliant, tailoring each section of the journey to match people's individual abilities and sense of danger. The river was cold but with hot showers at the end it... read more

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Darren F
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guides were brilliant, tailoring each section of the journey to match people's individual abilities and sense of danger. The river was cold but with hot showers at the end it was all part of the thrill. Stunning, picturesque landscape to be enjoying this amazing activity. Exhausting in the best possible way.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In 4 days of excellent adventure activities, we rated this NUMBER 1! A fantastic combination of ziplining, abseiling, sliding, climbing and swimming all in a pristine canyon. Staff are fun, friendly & helpful. Equipment is in good condition and fit for purpose - including quality wetsuits to combat the very cold water A must do!

Thank Kate O
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a brilliant trip, the guides were supportive knowledgeable and a lot of fun, the landscape was so beautiful and jumping into the crisp clear water was amazing. I'm certainly coming back to do this again!!

Thank Shaun B
Motueka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Knowledgeable but unenthusiastic guides made this experience a lot less enjoyable than it could have been. The guides were transactional. They made us always feel safe throughout the trip - but they both seemed a bit bored. Quite a shame, because the experience is thrilling. I've canyoned in other places, and now appreciate how important the guiding experience is to... More 

Thank Ropata T
CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this review

Hi Ropata Thank you for choosing us for your canyoning trip and we are very sorry to hear you were not fully satisfied with your guided experience. In regards to your guides; be assured they were not bored - out on the Routeburn, who could be bored its so beautiful. They may at times come across as a little shy... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A big shout out to my guides Elsa and Moana. Who knew Disney princesses were so hardcore! Zip lining, jumping off cliffs and some great climbs. If you want some photos bring your a Go Pro but if not, just enjoy a once in a life time experience. Thanks crew and for anyone else interested just do it!

Thank Callum W
CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this review

Hi Callum Thank you for coming out with us and we are really happy to hear you enjoyed your trip. We will make sure our 'stars' Elsa and Moana get you message, they will be smiling from ear to ear :-) Enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown. Kind Regards, Jane, On behalf of Canyoning Queenstown More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Done canyoning for my first time in Queenstown and what can I say.. it was by far the most fun and exciting activity I have done in New Zealand. The front staff was super helpful and the guides were experienced and made me feel very safe. Canyoning Queenstown is definitely worth the money, I had a blast! Thumbs up, you're... More 

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CanyoningQT, Guest Relations Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this review

Hello Marie, Thank you so much for your review! We're stocked that you had fun on your first canyoning experience. We hope to see you again for some more canyoning adventures! All the best with your travels, Charlotte on behalf of the Canyoning Team More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just do it! The chance of a lifetime to experience an amazing place with the most professional and fun guides you will find anywhere. A world class experience in a place where there a not thousands of people crowded to see it. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank Kelly W
CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this review

Hey Kelly, Thanks so much for the review! It's so awesome to hear that you rate us a world class experience and that you understand it's possible for guides to be both professional and fun at the same time. We sure think they are :-) If you ever get the chance, please do come back and see us again. Anna,... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the half-day-trip in the Shotover Valley and really enjoyed it. Very nice and helpful guides, an awesome experience for us beginners. We might get addicted to canyoning now :-) Thanks a lot to Corey and Kaden, our guides!

Thank Frauke H
CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this review

Hello Frauke, Thank you so much for your awesome review! We're so happy you enjoyed your first canyoning experience, with two very special and amazing guides as well! Canyoning is addictive, so much fun and adrenaline! If you happen to visit Queenstown again, come and check out our full-day canyoning trip on the Routeburn track! You'd love it! All the... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Had a great time with our guide Kaden. Went through the Routeburn Explorer which was a treat, really enjoyed the untouched world experienced in the slot canyons near the Routeburn track.

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CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this review

Hi scorryjones Thank you for coming out with us to the Routeburn Canyon. Our hidden gem located within Lord of the Rings country - It really is like stepping into another world! Enjoy the rest of you holiday and we hope to see you again in the future for another adventure. Kind Regards Jane, On behalf of the Canyoning Queenstown... More 

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Reviewed March 15, 2017

We did the Routeburn trip and enjoyed every second. The canyoning was challenging but great fun. A great sense of achievement when overcoming the tricky sections or plucking up the courage to leap from the high points. ML, Elsa and the other guides were all lovely and made you feel secure, even half way down a waterfall. It was a... More 

Thank Adam L
CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this review

Hey Adam! Massive thanks to you for joining us on the Routeburn and for letting us know how you liked it! We're stoked you had a great time and that you also felt challenged. We have sent your thanks to ML and Elsa :-) Hopefully we'll see you again some day! Anna, on behalf of Canyoning Queenstown More 

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