Canyoning Top of the South

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Canyoning Top of the South

Epic things happen when the Abel Tasman Canyons team gets let loose for adventures on a day off. This time around we headed to Peak Creek in the Nelson Lakes National Park. Peak Creek is the test piece for canyoning in Te Tau Ihu, the Top of the South.

The video below is another masterpiece by Adrien Paris. He creates amazing footage and videos, on this one he went all out and turned it into an epic music video. TURN UP THE VOLUME!

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Reasons to come canyoning in the Abel Tasman National Park

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After reasons to come canyoning in the Abel Tasman National Park? We’ve got a few up our sleeves…

Top 5 reasons to come canyoning in the Abel Tasman National Park

Reason Number One: Epic Adventure…naturally!

Of course, this has to be one of the first reasons to come canyoning in the Abel Tasman National Park. This is what you come to us for, right?! A day with Abel Tasman Canyons will be the best possible concoction of adrenaline, unreal scenery, topnotch safety, and a whole lot of awesome memories made!

We will have you sliding, ziplining, jumping, abseiling, scrambling and floating your way to happiness!

Not quite sure what all this means? Check out our Torrent River video!

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Sustainable Tourism Nelson Tasman – Stuff.co.nz

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We’re proud to do our bit for a more sustainable tourism sector in the Nelson Tasman region. It has never been more important to look at the impact we have on the natural environment we hold so dear. It is so inspiring to see more businesses taking steps towards sustainable tourism, making the Nelson Tasman region an even more desirable destination.

A great story on Stuff.co.nz highlights the successes of our region, read it here.sustainable tourism Nelson

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Abel Tasman Canyons is a certified Zero Carbon Business

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Abel Tasman Zero Carbon - Canyoning NZWe, at Abel Tasman Canyons, are passionate about exploring wild places because it gives us so much in return. Our canyoning trips allow us to take our participants out into the most unspoiled natural environment. We are so grateful and appreciate just how lucky we are that New Zealand still has these places to explore, and how important it is for us to safeguard it for generations to come. During our trips we are able to spread the awareness of sustainability to our participants, and they are able to find out just what part they themselves can play. For that reason Abel Tasman Canyons decided to become a certified Zero Carbon business. Read More

Abel Tasman National Park Beach Clean

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We feel extremely lucky that our son (still a toddler) gets to grow up in this beautiful area and that the Abel Tasman National Park is his extended backyard. During Conservation Week (September 2019) it was time to clean up that backyard, by joining the Abel Tasman Beach Clean.

Abel Tasman Beach Clean Up

Stew Robertson from Tasman Bay Guardians went through a lot of effort to organise an Abel Tasman National Park Beach Clean-up. It was great to see everyone come together for such a good cause: Multiple operators kindly provided the transport of 65 volunteers to all the different beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park. 

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Road trip New Zealand – Outsideonline.com

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Going on a road trip in New Zealand?

It is hard to know where to start with so many great options available. Jessica Wynne Lockhart has a great suggestion for your road trip in New Zealand. Stay on the South Island she reckons.

“Farther northwest is Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay, where you’ll find New Zealand’s best climbing,rappelling, and canyoning.”

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Freestyle canyoning New Zealand

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CHECK OUT OUR VERY OWN ACTION HEROES – PLAY WITH GRAVITY – FREESTYLE CANYONING NEW ZEALAND

When you get to hang out in the canyon every day you get plenty of opportunity to practice some slick moves and stylish jumps. Over the season our guides end up mastering some impressive tricks and jumps. During lock-down Adrien has gone through some past footage and put together this epic action movie. The video does not only feature guides from this season, if you look closely you might also spot some guides from earlier seasons. This is freestyle canyoning in New Zealand. Warren Verboom eat your heart out.

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Our own Helen in Waterfall Creek

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Big H meets the Big Waterfall Creek – Epic canyoning in New Zealand

“You keen to jump on tomorrow’s Waterfall Creek trip?” I knew it was only a matter of time before I had the opportunity to take on one of the most epic canyoning trips in New Zealand.

Tomorrow was going to be the day. Super excited, a tad nervous.

Epic canyoning in New Zealand - Abel Tasman Canyons

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Reopening again 1 October 2020

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Following from our Prime Minister’s announcement over the weekend we have made the tough decision to close our business for the season, effective immediately, as of Monday 23rd of March 2020.

We feel like it is the responsible thing to do, to keep our staff and clients safe and overall, flatten the curve of infection. Our heart goes out to anyone who has been impacted by the corona virus and want to wish everyone the very best for whatever the future now holds. We also want to acknowledge the disappointment some may feel, who were still planning to come canyoning with us this season. As a gesture of gratitude we offer a 10% rebooking discount for anyone who has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus from the 23rd of March onwards. Please contact us if you have not heard from us yet.

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Work Experience Weekend

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Fancy a job where you get to hang out in a national park whilst combining technical rope skills, water skills and personal skills? If so, becoming a canyoning guide for Abel Tasman Canyons might be your perfect job.

This two day training workshop will introduce you to the world of a being a canyoning guide for Abel Tasman Canyons. All aspects of the job will be covered including rope skills, white water skills, guiding skills and more. The goal of this workshop is to inform and inspire participants to be our potential future guides.

Those that like what they experience can discuss further training opportunities with the NZ Canyoning School and possible future job opportunities. Here at Abel Tasman Canyons we use the NZOIA Qualification framework and train to the standard of the NZOIA canyon awards.

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