Ryan is an adventurer, creator and YouTuber. The Path Less Traveled is his YouTube channel and it is PACKED with awesome adventures, and he thinks his trip in Torrent River was one of the best activities in Nelson Tasman! 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! Thank you for explaining why canyoning is one of the best activities in the Nelson Tasman region. And thanks for the inspiration Ryan!
The first thing you always notice when you wake up in New Zealand is the harmonious orchestra of bird song. The constant chatter of many beautiful species fills the air. Perfect, you think, as you look out of the window of the floating backpackers to look at the brilliantly, beautiful , blue bay, surrounded by bright and green native forest with the sun beating down onto the pristine golden beaches. That was the morning we woke to half way through our adventure in the Abel Tasman National Park…
It all started early on a Saturday morning, slamming back a coffee and hastily gobbling up some high energy breakfast. We jumped in the car and sped off (within the speed limit!) around the Tasman bay. Travelling from Nelson City to Marahau taking only an hour on the small highway and then up and over a little hill and being greeted by a beautiful site- Sandy Bay.
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.
This amazing woman, Lee came canyoning with us and wrote about it on her blog page befreewithlee.com. She states “Canyoning in the Abel Tasman National Park was one of the best experiences of my life. I really hope you get the chance to experience this epic trip while travelling through the Nelson region, as it is such a wonderful, soul strengthening activity!” Her journey is an inspiration to us as she writes about her own experience suffering with mental health issues.
She says she felt after her canyoning adventure “(I felt) alive, exhilarated, empowered and like I really could do anything. I also felt like I wanted to be a canyon guide afterwards lol. It was such a magical experience being able to push my limits”.
We are so proud of her for stepping out of her comfort zone, exploring something completely new and loving it!!
Well done Lee!!
To read why Lee thinks this is the best canyoning in New Zealand, click HERE.
Whooo hooo Abel Tasman Canyons got a mention by MTV.com as one of the top 12 adventures that adrenaline junkies need to experience in New Zealand’s South Island. Chuuur guys! Click HERE to read the article and take a look at the other 11 epic adventures listed.
Customers Review from Trip Advisor
Torrent River : Let’s qualify this review first.
We did this on the first day of the 2017/18 season, in 10degC water, on a 12degC day, cloudy and raining for the second half. With a 13yo in tow and with neither of us having any experience. The logistics were themselves major just getting there.
“This is NOT your average tourist attraction. This is not even an extreme activity. This is just pure madness, bottled and sold by professionals.”
Remember those youthful times at the river or the swimming hole with your mates when you did stupid things? Remember how it invariably just ended real bad for you or a mate, or you soon discovered how dangerous it really was and stopped?
Imagine what it would be like to do those cool things… but without all that risk. To be able to play with ropes, swings and fast flowing water but not have to think about how it should actually be done. To be able to run and jump off a rock without a care in the world as to what lay below you, or under that water.
You’re imagining Abel Tasman Canyons. A magical place where you just do crazy stuff and someone else stands there and worries themselves to death instead of you.
But there’s no need to worry, because everything has been engineered to the finest precision by seasoned professionals beforehand. All the risks have been controlled. You just do as your told and the magic happens.
Fantastic write up by Joanna Davis on Stuff. On her multi day Abel Tasman experience she came out with Abel Tasman Canyons, Abel Tasman AquaTaxi, and Abel Tasman Eco Tours, and she stayed the night at Abel Tasman Lodge. Read her article to see how she rated her time in the park! Warning: you might find yourself wanting to follow in her footsteps!
Click HERE to read the full article on Stuff website.
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! Read More