Wilson Creek canyon near Wanaka

Wilson Creek canyon near Wanaka

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, French
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Wanaka I-Site / 103 Ardmore Street - Wanaka
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Wilson Creek is a committing and exciting excursion to say the least. Its a unique full day journey you will not forget.  So much so we can’t find the words to explain it!

Hiking to the canyon entrance through untouched native forest is a journey unto itself.  The forest of this unesco world heritage area is to be treasured.  As you hike through the forest there are so many different species of moss within sight you’ll loose count, and not to mention the endless shades of green! Ahhh. You’ll no doubt sweat a bit as well, as we head up a steep ridge and then down an even steeper spur into the upper valley and the canyon entrance. Once there we will off load our canyon packs and enjoy a well earned lunch and fuel up for the adventure ahead.  the entrance doesn’t look so extravagant, but within minutes all of your senses will realise where you are, having dropped into one of the deepest and narrowest canyons in the region! Once ‘in’ the only way is down and that will be you, in an other worldly place embracing the variety of different abseils, jumps, swimming and down climbing, all in spectacular sapphire blue waters.  

For those of you that are water confident, physically fit and ideally have some relevant experience, this canyon is not to be missed.  Get amongst it people, we want to take you there! 

Offer Description

For this canyon it is recommended to have done canyoning before, to be fit, motivated and have a sense of adventure.

Special terms

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, if it is waterproof.

Can I bring my glasses?
Yes, if you need them and bring an attachment cord. Contact lenses are fine.

Do I need to know how to swim?
It helps to have good water confidence, please tell your instructor if you are not confident or you cannot swim. Don’t worry, he'll find a solution.

  • Shoes with good friction and ankle protection
  • 3mm wetsuit socks
  • 5mm canyoning wetsuit in 2 pieces : a long johns and a jacket with a hood
  • Adjustable helmet
  • Harness with all you need to descend the canyon
  • Canyon bag: one to share between two people
  • Waterproof barrel
  • Camera to share for the group
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Shorts and thermal t-shirt
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Easy to carry lunch
Meeting point
Wanaka I-Site / 103 Ardmore Street - Wanaka Get directions


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