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“Exciting Time!”
Review of Deep Canyon

Deep Canyon
Ranked #13 of 73 things to do in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Cologne, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Exciting Time!”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

if you get a chance to try this, it is a MUST! Having never done anything like this before we booked the Niger Stream as it calls for no experience necessary. Unfortunately our tour had to end early due to an injury in the group, but what we did get to enjoy was really fun! Anna was really patient with the whole group. Can't wait to get back there and try another canyon. It's so easy when everything is provided for you. Show up with a full stomach, wearing a swim suit and they take care of the rest. Don't miss out!

Visited January 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Exhilarating Experience”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

After being strongly recommended to try out Niger Stream by Rough Guides and reading all the wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor, I booked a day trip with Deep Canyon. I had never done anything of the sort before, was afraid of heights and did not have the best swimming abilities. Even so, it turned out to one of my most memorable highlights while in New Zealand. Anna, our guide, gave us insightful commentary along the way and made sure we understood clearly what we needed to do. In no part of the trip did I feel unsafe. Not only was canyoning fun, the scenery was stunning as well - whether it was the view along the drive to Niger Stream, from the top of the mountain or the emerald pools of the canyon. Lastly, the other Anna (Robins) helped me out tremendously. She resent to me all the photos of the trip that I had purchased but had accidentally deleted from my computer!!! Thank you Deep Canyon for this wonderful and unforgettable experience!

Visited January 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Excellent Experience”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We did the 'Leaping Burn' canyon with Anna on boxing day 2013. It was a fantastic experience! I was extremely nervous when we started but our excellent guide Anna made me feel very safe and was very patient with me as I got my confidence. Everything is provided (wet suits, booties, gloves, helmets, shoes) and each abseil or jump was explained very clearly. It was also good that there were different options for each stage - you could abseil or jump from different levels depending on how daring you were! I loved this canyon and can't recommend it enough - looking forward to doing another one next time I am in Wanaka.

Visited December 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“The highlight of our trip!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Thank you Craig for an awesome adventure on the Big Niger! We loved every moment and felt safe with your guidance. We will never forget it!

Visited December 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Unforgettable experience!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ran Niger Stream for our honeymoon. We're semi-adventurous and weren't going to New Zealand to sit around watching sunsets. But we're in our 30's and weren't about to jump off the Skytower either.

You still need to be in moderate shape for canyoning. You'll hike up a hill with your gear. You'll absail and belay and pull yourself up a rockface with a rope. But you'll be rewarded with what's essentially a 4-hour natural waterslide like nothing else.

Our guide Mike made all the difference. He took time explaining and demonstrating, and you get a chance to test your skills before you start, so no experience necessary. He had a great personality and you could tell he just loved his job. He even took pictures and video with a waterproof camera - one of our few sets of actions shots during our whole trip.

If you're looking for something different and exciting but not completely insane, this may just be it.

Thank HikinAndy
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