Skip to main content

Guts & Glory video

By Videos

Here it is: our ‘Guts and Glory’ promo video! Experience the white waters of the canyon, plunging into deep pools after leaping off of cliffs, before tumbling out of a plane from 16,500 ft. over the stunning Abel Tasman National Park. It’s a heap of action with TWO Abel Tasman tours in just ONE day. Could you handle it? Click here to read all about this whirlwind adventure.

You get the perfect blend of adrenaline, adventure and beauty by combining two of the best Abel Tasman tours. Proudly brought to you by Abel Tasman Canyons and Skydive Abel Tasman.

Read the first hand experience in Kirsty’s blog here.

Guts & Glory combo by Kirsty!

By Articles by you

The Abel Tasman National Park: home to magnificent beaches, native bush and enchanting coves, its beauty attracting thousands to the region year after year. But what do you do when you want to experience a more adventurous side of the park? Combine the best Nelson Tasman activities!nelson tasman activities Read More

Abel Tasman Canyons passed another safety audit

By Awards

We’re very pleased and proud to have passed our second full external safety audit. Our Operations Manager Lee den Haan did an amazing job working together with the auditing team to guide them through our Safety Management System. They were very impressed with our systems and the way we guide people down our canyons, providing all of our customers with a fun, challenging and safe experience. A big thank you to Lee, the Abel Tasman Canyons crew and the AdventureMark team!

external safety audit adventuremark-logo

Click here for more information on how we are keeping our staff and customers safe.

Our very first newsletter!

By News


We thought that our friends, followers, customers and agents might be keen to read what we are up to here at Abel Tasman Canyons. It’s not all about jumping off cliffs and having a good ol’ time in the canyon. A lot of our work happens behind the scenes. Read it here.


A day in the life of a canyoning guide

By Articles by us

A Day in the Life of a Canyoning Guide in New Zealand

What does a canyoning guide do? They guide people through canyons, obviously. But what does the job of a canyoning guide actually entail?

Working in the office of a canyoning company it doesn’t take long to realise how much work the guides have to do without even entering the canyon. All of the guides love their jobs, and without a doubt they all live and breathe the outdoors, however there are certain aspects of the career that as customers we may overlook. When the guides take our customers out on a canyoning trip, it involves a whole lot more than just keeping the customers safe.

I had a chat with the guides about what their typical day entails, and this is what they said…

Canyoning New Zealand Read More

The Time That I Went: Canyoning

By Articles by us

canyoning adventure NZ

If I had been asked about canyoning one month ago I wouldn’t have known what to say.

I knew it involved clambering over rocks and paddling through water, but beyond that I hadn’t a clue. So after gaining employment with Abel Tasman Canyons as the Office Manager I realised that not only would I have to do my homework, but that I would have to actually go on a NZ canyoning adventure myself.

Read More

Last minute opportunity for a canyoning guide position! Get in touch now!

By News


Due to unforeseen circumstances we’re looking for one more canyoning guide starting as soon as possible.

This is what we’re looking for:

  • Plenty of personal and professional canyoning experience
  • Preferably NZOIA Canyon 1 qualified (or overseas equivalent)
  • Current Outdoor First Aid certificate, or higher (PHEC preferred)
  • Clean NZ drivers license (P-endorsement is a BIG bonus)
  • Great communication skills
  • Good sense of humor
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Honest, trustworthy and reliable
  • Strong work ethics
  • Must be eligible to work in NZ
  • Must be available until at least the end of March

If you can tick all or most of these boxes then get in touch NOW as we’re looking at filling this position ASAP.

0800 86 34 72 / 03 528 9800 (ask for Lee or Toine)

Staff wanted for 2016-2017

By News

Abel Tasman Canyons is looking for staff for the 2016-2017 season.

We have the following positions starting in October and November:

Assistant Canyoning Guide
Level 1 Canyoning Guide
Level 2 Canyoning Guide
Full time office staff
Read More

FREE: 0800 86 34 72

+64 3 528 9800

Canyoning new zealand