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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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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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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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Happy Valentine’s Newsletter

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Happy Valentine’s Canyoners,

We are now mid-summer and we figured it was about time for another newsletter to let everyone know what we have been up to.

We have been super fortunate with the stable weather, which has made it possible for us to run trips every single day for the last 2 months and despite there not having been any rain, Torrent River has maintained its nice and juicy flow. That said, the region is in desperate need for some significant rain. So here is hoping there will be some rain soon.

With Valentine’s day coming up we thought this would be a nice moment to thank you for all the Aroha we have received over the last few months, without you (keen participants, local operators, agents, friends and family) we could not do what we do.

With another 3 months of the season to go we look forward to seeing you in the canyon some time soon!

Click HERE to read our Newsletter and see what’s been happening here Abel Tasman Canyons.

Another Safety Audit passed

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Canyoning in New Zealand is obviously an adventure sport and therefore needs to be managed well. Aside from having a robust Safety Management System and always being on the lookout for hazards and improvements to the way we operate, we also get audited. An external audit organisation called AdventureMark checks in every year to see if all systems are still in order. Every third year they come out on a trip to see if we are still operating within our own safety procedure and national guidelines. It always makes for great discussions around what works well and what improvements we can make. Our Operation Manager Oscar (right) managed the whole process and got us passing with flying colours. Awesome to get the big TICK once again!

Want to learn more about how we manage your safety? Go to our safety page.


Abel Tasman Canyons crew, always upskilling

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Oscar and Toine joined the New Zealand River Association River Rescue workshop in Murchison. Three days of getting tossed around by the mighty Buller river. Rescuing people in all sorts of scenarios. And updating our first aid skills in the river setting. Great to be part of the river community, learn about bigger volume than we are used to in the canyons. And also giving back by sharing our canyoning knowledge.

Learn more about what we do to keep you safe here.