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Queenstown Adventurer - Half Day Canyoning Experience

Highlights
  • Half-day canyon adventure from Queenstown with an expert guide
  • Zipline, rappel and plunge down canyon walls and cascades
  • Slide down chutes into natural pools of crystal-clear water
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Queenstown Adventurer – Half Day Canyoning Experience
From US$ 153.68
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10.30am Queenstown AdventurerMost Popular
Just 10 minutes from Queenstown and you’re into canyon country! The Adventurer is a great introduction to canyoning in an action packed half day trip.
From US$ 153.68
1:00pm Queenstown Adventurer
Just 10 minutes from Queenstown and you’re into canyon country! The Adventurer is a great introduction to canyoning in an action packed half day trip.
From US$ 153.68
8:30am Queenstown Adventurer
Just 10 minutes from Queenstown and you’re into canyon country! The Adventurer is a great introduction to canyoning in an action packed half day trip.
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Overview
This half-day Queenstown canyoneering adventure is action-packed! You’ll walk through an ancient beech forest to a steep-walled canyon, where you’ll spend 1.5 to 2 hours descending by zipline, abseiling (rappelling) down waterfalls, plunging into natural pools, floating down narrow passageways and cascading down chutes. Expert guides ensure your safety and provide alternate routes depending on skill level. No experience is necessary, but this activity does require a moderate level of fitness. Wetsuits, safety equipment and waterproof footwear are provided.
What to Expect
You'll begin your trip at our Adventure Centre, right in the heart of Queenstown 15 minutes before departure, where you'll sign in and meet your guide for the day in our departure lounge. Your guide for the day will then give you a short trip briefing all necessary paperwork will be completed and we are ready to set off.

We will then drive for 15 minutes to our purpose built operations base where you will be kitted out in a wetsuit, booties, a helmet and all necessary safety equipment including harnesses. We have heated change rooms, showers and toilet facilities. We also have a locker facility where you can leave your towels and a change of clothes for the day. We will then drive a further 5 minutes to the canyon at 12 Mile Delta along the spectacular Lake Wakatipu. 

Following a safety briefing, our guides will take you on a short walk to the Queenstown canyon through a beautiful, ancient beech forest that hides the high-walled canyon. You will then embark on a 1 hour 30 minute to 2 hour decent of the canyon. You will be given alternative routes at all times if you are feeling uncomfortable with certain aspects or if you want to challenge yourself a little more, we have options to suit everyone. You will have the opportunity to try leaping through waterfalls into crystal clear pools, flying across the canyon on ziplines, navigating your way through riverbeds, abseiling down cliffs, sliding down nature slides, and swimming through stunning chasms. Once we exit the canyon we then head back to the Operations Base, where everyone will change and hot and cold refreshments will be provided. 

This tour requires a moderate level of fitness and a medium level of water confidence.
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Reviews (67)
1 - 5 of 63 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Exhilarating fun!

2 guides take you hiking, zip lining, scrambling, cliff diving. Afterwards you get coffee, hot cocoa or tea. Totally worth the $

Thank tamarvartanian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A must do in Queenstown

If you’re in Queenstown, you need to do this. Canyoning was so awesome, exhilarating and had some great views of the river/canyon. Mike and Ben were fantastic. They made us feel safe through the whole adventure. They are so funny too. They made the whole...More

Thank DrWasabi
CanyoningQT, Frontline Sales at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review, we are glad that you had such a great time. Mike truly is a Canyon Ninja (he showed me his certificates to prove it). Feel free to share any of your shots with us (you can find us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun and games in natures playground.

3rd canyoning exp. 1st time in NZ. The equipment provided to keep you warm and safe is superb. Only thing I got wet was a pair of swimmers. They even provided me w/ a helmet to attach my GoPro and helped guide me to filming...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jana_213213
CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jana Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. Awesome to hear you had a wicked time with us it was great having you! Thanks again Brydee (On behalf of Canyoning Queenstown)

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Not for the faint hearted

This trip is awesome if you're looking for a half day activity. You get to slide down some waterfalls, jump off cliffs, zipline over creeks, and abseil down cliffs! Our team, Javier and Mike, were awesome and they helped us all understand how to go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kerehama
CanyoningQT, Frontline Sales at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Hi Graeme Thank you very much for your review! Awesome to hear you had a fantastic time on our Queenstown Adventurer half day trip! I will pass on your kind words to Mike and Javier. Brydee (On behalf of the Canyoning Queenstown team)

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile
The most fun you'll have with nature

Originally we booked the Routeburn track (the full day experience) however it was very high tides on the day and as such the Routeburn track was cancelled. However we were refunded the difference and were able to do the Queenstown route! Going into this, we...More

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CanyoningQT, Front Office Manager at Canyoning Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Tam! Thank you so much for your feedback and for taking the time to write us this review. I'm glad that you that you decided to try this activity out with us, and embraced the experience! Canyoning really is so much fun! It can...More

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