We’re proud to do our bit for a more sustainable tourism sector in the Nelson Tasman region. It has never been more important to look at the impact we have on the natural environment we hold so dear. It is so inspiring to see more businesses taking steps towards sustainable tourism, making the Nelson Tasman region an even more desirable destination.
A great story on Stuff.co.nz highlights the successes of our region, read it here.
We, at Abel Tasman Canyons, are passionate about exploring wild places because it gives us so much in return. Our canyoning trips allow us to take our participants out into the most unspoiled natural environment. We are so grateful and appreciate just how lucky we are that New Zealand still has these places to explore, and how important it is for us to safeguard it for generations to come. During our trips we are able to spread the awareness of sustainability to our participants, and they are able to find out just what part they themselves can play. For that reason Abel Tasman Canyons decided to become a certified Zero Carbon business.Read More
Following from our Prime Minister’s announcement over the weekend we have made the tough decision to close our business for the season, effective immediately, as of Monday 23rd of March 2020.
We feel like it is the responsible thing to do, to keep our staff and clients safe and overall, flatten the curve of infection. Our heart goes out to anyone who has been impacted by the corona virus and want to wish everyone the very best for whatever the future now holds. We also want to acknowledge the disappointment some may feel, who were still planning to come canyoning with us this season. As a gesture of gratitude we offer a 10% rebooking discount for anyone who has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus from the 23rd of March onwards. Please contact us if you have not heard from us yet.
Fancy a job where you get to hang out in a national park whilst combining technical rope skills, water skills and personal skills? If so, becoming a canyoning guide for Abel Tasman Canyons might be your perfect job.
This two day training workshop will introduce you to the world of a being a canyoning guide for Abel Tasman Canyons. All aspects of the job will be covered including rope skills, white water skills, guiding skills and more. The goal of this workshop is to inform and inspire participants to be our potential future guides.
Those that like what they experience can discuss further training opportunities with the NZ Canyoning School and possible future job opportunities. Here at Abel Tasman Canyons we use the NZOIA Qualification framework and train to the standard of the NZOIA canyon awards.
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.
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.
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.