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AWOL Canyoning Adventures

Opens in 20 min: 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM

AWOL Canyoning Adventures
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  • Very good5%
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  • Poor1%
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“blue canyon”(35 reviews)
“great adventure”(22 reviews)
“wet suits”(10 reviews)
Rainforest canyoning tours in two canyons 45 minutes drive from Auckland. The Piha Canyon - Full day, half day and night canyon options.The Blue Canyon - Full day adventure.
Opens in 20 min
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
90 Federal Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-834 0501
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 January 2015

A wonderful day with a lot of fun, challenges and really good guides. I definitely would like to recommend this company!

2  Thank Birgitta L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 December 2012

I came there with my friends but they could not speak English very well. Even the scenery was beautiful but the guide often get angry because they don't understand what he said made us very unhappy about the service. Moreover,he did not allow me to...More

6  Thank doanbay919
Cam10bowen, Owner at AWOL Canyoning Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2012

Hello, im really shocked to read your comments and very sorry that you have come away from the trip feeling this way. We love what we do and love showing people through the canyon. I really want to understand what happened in this situation. Would...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Growing up in Auckland I thought I knew all the fun outdoor activities... obviously not! Canyoning in the beautiful wild west coast of Auckland was so epic! I was already excited for the trip but it definitely exceeded my expectations. The views and locations were...More

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Such a great experience, one of the best things I've ever done. Guides were awesome, scenery amazing, and the abseiling just the right level of scary.

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Javier was an amazing guide, I felt so safe because of his leadership and friendly but firm training. Having spent a good deal of time in West Auckland's Waitakere forest, getting to see it from a new perspective- off the side of a cliff- was...More

Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

At first I was apprehensive about what it was we were going to do, been to Piha many times for the beach and surf, but not for hiking and climbing, I was blown away, awesome adventure though the Waitakere Rangers, amazing sea and waterfall views....More

Thank 243jefferym
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I had such an amazing time at Blue Canyon! Nobody was booked on my day, so Cam reached out and offered a few other options, thankfully, my plans were flexible, so I was able to book on another day with a young couple from Australia....More

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great time!. Awesome experience and nice and friendly tour guide. A must have when you visit Auckland!

Thank Francisco C
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I highly recommend this trip, if you are in Auckland you should take the time to do it! It was amazing, and good value for your money. I wanted to do some abseiling as I tried it many years ago in Adelaide Australia and enjoyed...More

2  Thank acur033
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time night canyoning. We got to go abseiling down a waterfall, fun jumps, and we even got to see glow worms! Our guide Javier was awesome and we ended up becoming friends and having a blast with the...More

Thank HLM222
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Totally worth my time and $. There were cliff jumps, abseiling down waterfalls and rock faces, squeezing through some caves. Our guide, Javier was very clear in guiding us how to abseil. Should definitely do it!

Thank Nurhidayah B
Reviewed 5 March 2018

3 of us with varying fitness levels went on the half-day canyoning trip to Piha. Guide Cam was very helpful, patient, and encouraging while teaching us how to abseil and showing us what to do. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining on the short ride...More

Thank gillyfry3517
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28 February 2018|
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Response from SusanP3628 | Reviewed this property |
They provide shoes if you need
4 January 2018|
Response from ajs070305 | Reviewed this property |
No, the Shotover is in Queenstown.
14 October 2016|
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Response from JimDCalgary | Reviewed this property |
My daughters and I thought the AWOL canyoning experience was awesome, but I wouldn't honestly recommend it for non-swimmers. Although every answer you've received so far is correct... very little swimming required, it just... More