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The canyoning trip into Torrent River was a great success and we would like to thank the amazing people who joined us on the day. So far over $3500 has been raised. You can still get involved through our other initiatives or by making one-off donations. Please find the details below. We are humbled by the generosity so far.

Canyoning for Ukraine

Over the last two months we have been following the war in Ukraine feeling heartbroken and helpless. Recently we met a wonderful woman named Nataliya from Ukraine right here in Motueka and we said, what can we do to help? Sitting around the table together we have decided to start fundraising for the people in need in Ukraine.

We are organising a fundraising trip into Torrent River on Saturday the 30th of April.

Thanks to the generous support of our partners Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi and Patisserie Royale (who won’t charge us for their services that day) we will be able to donate 100% of the proceeds (the full $289) to the Ohmatdyt Children’s Hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine.


This hospital is the biggest Children’s hospital in Ukraine. And since the war started they have been treating wounded children and adults. During the active airstrikes in Kyiv the hospital remained open and functioning. They set up an underground bomb shelter and a secure surgery ward.

If you want to read more about the important work this hospital has been doing ever since the war started, please have a look at their website (google translate turns the website in English), or their Facebook page which has lots of information in English.


Have you always wanted to come canyoning with us? Now you can do so whilst supporting the people in Ukraine at the same time.

To make your booking please click here.

Alternatively, you can give us call on 03 528 9800 and we can get you booked in over the phone.


This canyoning trip is one of several fundraising events we are organising in Motueka.

We will also be raising money at the Motueka Sprig and Fern Pub Quiz on Thursday the 5th of May. So you could help by getting a team together and joining us that evening.

Furthermore, we will be organising a Ukraine Bake Sale at the Motueka Sunday Market on Sunday the 8th of May. So come on down to the Market to buy some delicious cake, slices or cookies. The perfect opportunity to buy some delicious treats for Mother’s day.

All three initiatives will feed into a Givealittle page, more information on the hospital and the other initiatives can be found there too.

If you aren’t able to make any of the options above but would still like to support then you’ll be able to make a one-off donation here.

We thank you!

Eva, Nataliya, Toine, and the Abel Tasman Canyons team