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0800 4 CANYONZ

If you're looking at booking a trip with us and can't find an available date that suits you, please email us on info@canyonz.co.nz so we can organise a date for you!
Thanks, Wayne and Russ

Sleeping God Canyon trip @ $360pp

Price Includes:
  • Transport
  • All equipment
  • Expert guides
  • Lunch
  • Sausage sizzle & drinks
  • Great photos

Two daily pick up locations

We have two spots where we pick up daily (shown below). We can also collect you from your accomodation in these towns at no extra cost.

Please note: Where a date is shown 'On Request' this does not mean the trip is not available. Please contact us to open bookings for your desired day. Thanks

The Bayon Cafe' in Thames

206 Pollen Street
(Right beside the GULL service station, main st of Thames)

The Hamilton i-site

Garden Place
Corner Caro and Alexandra Streets

Contact information:

Free phone:
0800 4CANYONZ (0800 422 696)

Outside of New Zealand:
+64 21 456 682 or +64 21 478 471


Postal address:
P.O.Box 16195
Urlich mail centre, Glenview 3245

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?
All you need to bring is a water bottle, sunscreen, swim-wear, a towel and something warm to put on afterwards.

Do I need to bring my own shoes?
You are welcome to bring your own shoes (some prefer to wear their own) but all canyoning equipment is provided including footwear.

Can I wear my glasses?
We do not reccommend wearing glasses. Contact lenses are preferable, however, if this is not an option then glasses must be secured using a strap otherwise the guides will secure them to the helmet as best as they can.

What is the minimum number of person/s?
Our policy for running trips is a minimum of three people.

Can children do the canyoning trip?
The minimum age is 15 years.

Do I have to book in advance?
Yes you should book your canyoning trip at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise you should phone the free phone number (0800 422 696) to check availability.

Will I get cold?
From December through to March the weather is warm and sunblock should be worn. The water temperature does range however and the conditions can quickly become windy and cold - but also fairly hot! We do have thermals, 5mm full wetsuits and even neoprene hoodies available for those prone to getting chilly.

Can I bring my own camera?
Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your own waterproof camera, however this is at your own risk to any damage that in may incur. We provide a photo service free of charge so you can enjoy the views and focus on what you are doing.

Do I need to have any previous experience?
No prior experience is needed. We give full instruction on all the necessary skills and we have systems to ensure you are safe at all times on rope.

How fit do I need to be?
A reasonable standard of fitness is required. It is comparable to completing a day hike and in fact, it is just the first 40-50 minutes of the adventure that is up hill. The rest of the day is spent coming down!

How long are we canyoning for?
We are in the canyon for about 5-6 hours. This varies depending on group size and ability.

Do we have to jump off cliffs into the water?
All jumps are optional and prior to jumping off the larger jumps the guides will first determine if it is safe for you to do so. All abseils are compulsory though!

Travel Times

Travel times to Thames from:

Auckland  =                   1 hr 20 minutes
Whitianga =                   1 hr
Hot Water Beach =        1 hr
Rotorua =                       2 hr
Waitomo =                      2 hrs 15mins

Travel times to Hamilton from:

Auckland =         1hr 30mins 
Rotorua =           1hr 25mins
Waitomo =          1hr
National Park =   2 hrs 30mins