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Local’s Week – Big Discount on Canyoning at Abel Tasman Canyons

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Jump into Torrent River this November with our LOCALS WEEK SPECIAL!

Soak up the ocean air as we speed up to Anchorage with Aqua Taxi and then enjoy some New Zealand Native bush on the walk up to the canyon before diving into the fresh, crystal clear waters of Torrent River. Prepare to be amazed with all of our jumps, slides, abseils and Zip lines. Not to mention you will be in great company of our experienced and enthusiastic guides.

Dates: Wednesday 15th November – Tuesday 21st November
Meeting time: 8.00am (subject to change)
Return time: 4:30pm – 5:00pm
Standard price: $279pp
LOCALS DAY PRICE: $176.50pp*

Location: Abel Tasman National Park – Start at Marahau
Access: Water taxi (included)
Meet: Aqua Taxi base in Marahau
Free pick up: Motueka, Riwaka, Kaiteriteri, Marahau
Nelson transport: $15pp one way
Duration: Full day
Included: Professional guides, gear, delicious lunch, free photos and videos and two-way water taxi rides between Marahau and Anchorage
Minimum age: 12
You need: Swimwear, towel and closed toed shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, lightweight clothes for water taxi rides and walk in

To book this LOCALS WEEK SPECIAL:
STEP 1: Send us an email at [email protected] or give us a call on 0800 863472
STEP 2: Provide proof of Tasman District residency
STEP 3: Receive your confirmation email
STEP 4: Jump into the canyon!

Please note: Canyoning involves walking on slippery and uneven surfaces, submersion in water and exposure to heights. This trip is a full day physical activity. (For more information see our website / call us on 0800863472)

*Proof of residency in the Tasman District is required.

The new Torrent River video is out!

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After months of teasing you with the short version of our latest Torrent River video, we are now stoked to launch the FULL VERSION!!!

Adrien Paris really created something special here, as a professional photographer, videographer and highly qualified canyoning instructor he’s the man for the job.

Enjoy, and while you’re there subscribe to our channels!

SUPERSTAR MANAGER WANTED!

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We are on the hunt for an all round superstar to manage the place. Job starts in October/November 2018, it is a really full-on position during the summer season, and we have ongoing part-time employment during the off season.

How to get this job? Look through our website and familiarise yourself with what we do, our values, our culture etc, then have a look at the job description below, and then ask yourself a few questions: Does this look like a business I want to manage? Would I like to work in one of the coolest industries? Would I want to live in the extraordinary Nelson-Tasman region? Have I got what it takes? Am I willing to work hard over summer and keep things ticking along over winter? Am I willing to pour my heart and soul into it? And then, send us your amazing application with a Cover Letter and CV, and then cross your fingers and toes. It’s as simple as that.

Applications close on Friday the 14th of September 2018.

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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.

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!

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!

We are on the radio! Check us out on MORE FM!

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We have teamed up with MORE FM to take two lucky listeners and More FM Workplace Social Club Host Josh, on an adventure through the Torrent River Canyon on the 6th of April 2018.

You can win too. To enter, text the keyword CANYON and why you would like to take on the challenge to 559 and you are in the draw.

Update: two lucky winner and Josh went on a trip – have a look at this hilarious video to see how they got on!

Staff Party into Harwoods Hole

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Office Assistant John, writes about his experience in Harwood’s Hole on the Abel Tasman Canyons STAFF party trip

‘Hey John, we’re having our staff party in a couple of weeks… you keen?’  Sure thing I thought.  Some drinks and tasty food, maybe some games and a good bit of banter.  Maybe we’d go and play Mini Golf?!  Sweet!  As a first year Abel Tasman Canyons office guy, my staff party expectations turned out to be pretty low as it turned out.  ‘We’re going to do the Harwood’s Hole mission, you’d be ok with that right?’  I smiled.  I nodded.  The non verbal contract had been signed.

Peering over the edge of Harwood’s Hole would fill the hearts of most casual visitors with amazement and utter dread.  Amazement because it is a ridiculously large hole that just appears at the end of a lovely scenic walking track; and utter dread because it truly is a ridiculously large hole that you cannot see the bottom of unless you happen to lean a wee bit too far.  Please don’t do that!  For me… utter dread was definitely the biggest feeling I was experiencing from the tips of my toes to the hair on my head, but mostly in my stomach… and a wee bit further down if I’m honest.  But at the same time as all that going on, I also had a true sense of awe and wonderment as I stared in to a hole that was so incredibly tapu (sacred), and full of tales of real adventure.  It was the awe and wonderment that meant that this was not a trip that I could miss.

I was joined at the edge of the hole by a group of true professionals.  They all looked like a kind of subterranean adventure gang in their wetsuits, helmets and harnesses as they grinned at one another over the prospect of what lay before us.  Somehow I had managed to find a way to look like a French mime with my stripey black and white polypro, black wetsuit long johns and lovely white gloves.

Everything began to feel decidedly real all of a sudden.  I was shortly going to be abseiling roughly 200mtr in to the abyss.  The grins started to turn in to steely focussed stares as we all checked and rechecked one another’s equipment for any possible defects.  We worked out the order in which we would descend in pairs and then we lined up to get the job done.

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