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Canyon Search and Rescue

Kia Ora e te iwi, It has been a long while since we have been active on our blog, however we are hoping to get more consistent with these posts. Canyon search and rescue What is it? Canyon search and rescue is a team set up by Search and Rescue New Zealand involving specialists vertical and river personal, organized in the event that someone requires assistance within steep terrain often mountainous (where rivers tend to flow) environments. Due to canyoning becoming a growing sport it ...

March 25, 2021


We get asked this question a lot even though it features in our frequently asked questions section on our website. Our standard reply normally is - participants must be moderately fit.  What the heck does moderately fit mean? Mmm for example, be able to go bush walking or skiing for a day. In reality, it is not so much the canyon that is the physically exhausting part but more so the one hour hike up the hill to get to the top of the canyon. Unless of course, your absolute fear of heights h...

February 12, 2018

The Best things to do in the Coromandel!

It seems like a lifetime ago now after a busy summer but a mere two and half months (now about 1 year!) ago my wife and I and our two little girls packed up the truck and heading off to the Coromandel for some time out before summer. Having traveled to various places around the Coromandel we didn't feel the need to go back to every place despite the likes of Hot water beach being pretty unique and a cool spot to see. So first was to get out of the house which with one infant and one toddler c...

January 19, 2017

Women are definitely doing it!

Kia ora koutou katoa– what a great start to 2017! And to get the year started at Canyonz Adventure Company we are definitely noticing more of our wonderful Wahine Toa (brave women) partaking in big adventures. Nailing everything from big waterfall abseils; sliding the natural water-slides and landing into pools after being kicked off the bottom lip and loving the thrill! This just gets things going and as soon as the jumps come up it's "YUP I'm doing it"!!! Believe it or not, as a guide this i...

January 9, 2017

Canyoning Safety - How to be safe in the canyon

Canyoning Safety Kia ora koutou, I feel compelled to very quickly throw some words out to a would-be audience regarding safety and preparedness for those weekend warrior adventure type peeps. The idea being to maybe stimulate some thinking about whether we are going into something we are ready for… or not & maybe need to improve some of our required skills for the activity at hand? Now we do need to ensure the welfare not only of ourselves but perhaps more importantly our mates! Es...

February 5, 2016

Jan's Blog!!

Sleeping God, awakened canyoners You might think waterslides and crate day are the greatest things since sliced bread. And they are unless you're going canyoning the next day. Especially when you're going canyoning with the awesome fellas from 'Canyonz'. Wayne and Russell, the owners of Canyonz and the guides for the day, started this venture in 2012. They had been colleagues for quite a while in adventure tourism so they have heaps of experience and they know what adrenaline junkies wa...

December 15, 2014

Canyoning Italia!!

As we all know, time flies. So even though it seems like yesterday it was 4 months ago I left NZ shores to head to a good friends wedding in the UK. It was a big ask, given we're building a relatively new business and have a baby come toddler charging around the house now who needs attention 24/7… however once the words "best man" were mentioned and then even more helpful were the words "we'll help by paying for your flights"! So without too much need for thought – I was off on a rather le...

November 18, 2014

5 reasons you should come canyoning with us

You get such a buzz from overcoming your fears - and on this canyoning trip you will certainly look fear in the eye...and overcome it! Our experience has made us experts at coaxing people through the tricky parts and overcoming their fear so that they get to go home feeling like they have broken through and really done something monumental....

August 12, 2014

Canyoning - an awesome day trip from Auckland

Are you looking for the perfect day trip getaway from Auckland’s big smoke? Canyoning with Canyonz in the Coromandel is the perfect choice. Our canyon, known as ‘Sleeping God Canyon’ is only an hour and 20 minutes from Auckland so it’s the perfect excuse for a hassle-free weekend getaway - a full-on adventure experience in the raw beauty of some spectacular native New Zealand bush....

December 20, 2013

A different perspective

The days are getting longer, and slowly but surely it's warming up again... or is that just hopeful thinking?! We've had an awesome winter; not as many adventurous individuals as we had hoped for, but nonetheless we've had some great trips with some awesome people. The feedback we're consistently getting is that this trip is far more adventurous than they had imagined... not in a bad way, but it seems a lot of adventure companies, not just within New Zealand but throughout the world frequently ...

September 6, 2013

Rainbow over the Sleeping God 25.03.13

Dennis, about to begin his descent down the Sleeping God!...

March 27, 2013

Pic\'s of the day - 24.03.13

Yet another cool day, in actual fact it was a little cooler... winter's coming, but with it more water! Which is always fun......

March 24, 2013

Sleeping God trip 22.03.13

Another full trip today with an 8 strong team all from different walks of life, we love the support people give each other! Thanks heaps you guys! ...

March 22, 2013

All Kiwi crew!

Well it was one of our first days of rain this today which we figured might dampen spirits... but it didn't! Awesome crew of 5, another primo day in the Canyon!...

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