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We are now affiliated with ICOpro!

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At the start of this year Abel Tasman Canyons and the New Zealand Canyoning School affiliated with ICOpro (International Canyoning Organization for Professionals) as a Canyoneer Training Center. This means that alongside our own training courses we can now provide training for the ICTC Canyoneer 1-2-3 ICOpro qualification. This qualification is internationally recognised and we are the first ICOpro centre now established in New Zealand.

Our first 8 day training course begins on the 6th of April 2018 with Adrien Paris and Toine Houtenbos as the examiners. There has been great interest in this course seeing it booked out immediately. We’ll be scheduling more of these courses in the future so watch this space.

Click here for more information.

Happy Valentines Day Newsletter

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Mid-season, it is time for another newsletter to let everyone know what we have been up to here at Abel Tasman Canyons. 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.

Article featuring our local guide Oscar Hadley

By | Media, News

We are so proud of our youngest guide Oscar Hadley featuring in The Guardian. Click the link below to read the full article online and learn about his journey as a local boy from Motueka High School to becoming a fully trained canyoning guide.

To read the full article online click here and flick to page 6.

Christmas 2017 Newsletter

By | News

Our first newsletter for this season and boy did we have a lot to talk about! Two months into the season and so much has happened already! 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 thought this review was pure gold!

By | Articles by you, News

Customers Review from Trip Advisor

Reviewed 1 October 2017
This one is on your bucket list!

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.

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Source to Sea Combo – Canyon and Paddle

By | News, Videos

ADRENALINE AND BLISS. Abel Tasman Canyons has come together with Abel Tasman AquaTaxiAquapackers, and Abel Tasman Kayaks to offer the Source to Sea combo. Let us look after you for two days whilst you experience the Abel Tasman National Park at its best.

You will be:

  • Zooming along the coastline on a water taxi
  • Jumping, sliding, abseiling and ziplining through a canyon
  • Sleeping on a floating backpackers
  • Walking a part of the famous coastal track
  • Kayaking through the Astrolabe and over to Adele island

This trip is fully catered. Take a look at this video to get an idea what it’s like to take your best friend out for two days of adrenaline and bliss.

A massive shout out to Bare Kiwi for helping us edit this video. For more info visit our Source to Sea page HERE:

Discovery of our canyons was a bit of a fluke

By | Awards, Media, News

We just wanted to share this article that we featured in the Nelson Mail and Stuff. Toine, our managing director talks about how the canyons he discovered in the Abel Tasman National Park were a bit of a fluke.

We were honoured enough to enjoy the evening alongside some other entrants who are operators that also provide just as exciting adventures within the Abel Tasman National Park: Abel Tasman Sailing Adventurers, R&R Kayaks and Wilsons Abel Tasman.

To read the full article follow the link HERE to the page featuring on Stuff website.

We made it on the front page of The Guardian!

By | Awards, Media, News

After winning the Supreme Business Award and the Small Medium Enterprise Award at the 2017 Nelson Industries Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, Abel Tasman Canyons featured on the front page of The Guardian.

If you’re interested grab a cup of your favourite tea and check out the online link HERE to the full article below (yes you can read the newspaper online these days!).