The Abel Tasman Tree Collective

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Recently Abel Tasman Canyons joined the Abel Tasman Tree Collective, a great local initiative. Through the Tree Collective we collaborate with other commercial operators and accommodation providers of the Abel Tasman region. We enable visitors to the region to contribute to the restoration of the area and minimize the impacts of their carbon emissions while visiting and enjoying this special place. Donations can be made through any of the members’ websites or premises, including through our website here.

Cyclone Gita caused widespread landslides in the area so one of the project was to replant some of the badly hit areas. Have a look at the video to see what amazing things your support combined with a great community can achieve.

Please contact us if you want to get involved, would like to donate native plants, or if you have skills or machinery that can be of use. The area needs all the help it can get. Also keep an eye on the Abel Tasman Tree Collective facebook page to see when projects take place and many other interesting posts.

Does a canyon need flowing water?

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Noémie Castaing is an independent ICOpro CA3 canyoneer from France. She joined some of the Abel Tasman Canyons guides on a trip down Blue Creek in the Kahurangi National Park. Typically, when we think canyoning we think waterfalls, pools, jumps, slides etc. However, Blue Creek is unique in the sense that there is no flowing water in normal conditions. Does that make it less of a canyon? We think NOT! Have a read of Noémie’s well written blog, watch another one of Adri Paris‘ masterpiece videos, and decide for yourself.

Taking The Path Less Traveled down Torrent River

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Ryan is an adventurer, creator and YouTuber. The Path Less Traveled is his YouTube channel and it is PACKED with awesome adventures. This awesome, friendly and energetic Canadian is currently based in Christchurch and made a trip up to the Top of the South to join his mate Kyle te Kiwi from Barekiwi on an epic adventure in Torrent River. (Bare Kiwi’s video in another blog). This video is so much more than an awesome edit of the trip down the canyon, it’s a full blown raving video review PLUS tips on how to vlog! After watching the video carry on exploring Ryan’s YouTube channel, it’s full of great adventures, how to film, vlog and how to live an awesome life! Thanks for the inspiration Ryan!

 

Staff wanted for 2018-2019

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Abel Tasman Canyons is looking for staff for the 2018-2019 canyoning season.

We have the following positions starting in October and November:

  • ICOpro Centre Manager
  • Full time Office Staff
  • Assistant Canyoning Guide
  • Level 1 Canyoning Guide
  • Level 2 Canyoning Guide

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Another Certificate of Excellence!

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We are so proud to have received another Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. Everything we do is out of the passion to share the unique environment we love so much and to provide unforgettable experienced for anyone who wants to join us. Each individual in the team is doing their part to make it work, from the moment they pick up the phone when people book or ask a question to the extra words of encouragement on the jumps until the follow up emails with free photos and videos. We are so thankful for our team and the fact that they go the extra mile for you. And THANK YOU to all our enthusiastic customers who felt the passion too!

Top 6 places for canyoning in the world

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Top 6 Places for Canyoning in the World

 

Also named as Canyoneering, Canyoning is a type of adrenaline-pumping sport activity, which includes exploring the canyons through hiking, rappelling, rafting, wading and waterfall jumping. Canyoning around the globe offers people a great experience. So, no matter which country you visit, there are one or more than one canyoning destinations waiting to be explored. All you need to do is to pack your gear and update your skills of canyoning and enjoy this adventure sport. To help you out, this article offers you a guide to different canyoning spots around the globe.

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Happy Easter Newsletter

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Happy Easter everyone! This newsletter is packed with videos, epic photos and all our latest news.

If you’d like to stay up to date with what’s happening at Abel Tasman Canyons then subscribe so the next one will pop straight into your email inbox. Read the newsletter Here!

Interview with Awatea Teaukura – Our work experience student

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Awatea is a student at Motueka High and joined our team in March to complete his work experience. We asked him some questions as to why he decided to chose Abel Tasman Canyons.

Can you tell us a bit about the Gateway programme?
In Gateway you choose a job which seems up your alley and you go out and have a go in that workplace.

Have you always been excited about the outdoors?
I got into the outdoors when i was 12 when my mates asked me to go tramping up Mt Arthur and I’ve loved being out there doing it since.

What inspired you to come and join us at Abel Tasman Canyons?
I was camping out at Anchorage with some mates and my friend Tess who was doing some work experience at Canyons told us all about it and I thought that sounded right up my alley.

What did you think of your first experience of the Torrent River Canyon?
I thought it was such a cool experience going to one of those places that so few eyes get to see and the guides that took me up Pete and Oscar are the bomb. Also learning to back flip was definitely a plus.

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