Canyon Explorers
Canyon Explorers
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Canyoning & Rappelling ToursClimbing ToursHiking & Camping Tours
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
At Canyon Explorers, we provide guided canyoning and climbing trips in Queenstown and Glenorchy. Let us take you on an adventure through stunning New Zealand landscapes and through wilderness areas which are otherwise inaccessible.
Queenstown, New Zealand

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Jess C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This experience is a MUST DO in Queenstown. Fantastic and skilled guides (Lorna and Hedde were absolutely amazing). The activity itself is so much fun and you always feel safe
If you manage to take a moment away from the fun you’re having and take in the views, they’re quintessential NZ.
Lorna took ALOT of really great photos too so really happy with that
Must. Do.
Written 2 March 2024
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Lisa B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Macy & Lorna we’re the perfect guides for a perfect day.
The canyoning was more fun than we could have imagined. We love adventures…mountain biking. White water rafting. Hiking. But the canyoning gets you actually in the River. They take amazing care to ensure everyone is safe and comfortable. You are pushed to challenge yourself in the best possible way. And we really enjoyed how the group learns to work together. You earn the hot shower and hot beverage at the end.

The only problem is that we left yearning for more time in the canyon. We will have to do the full day next time!

Highly recommend this adventure!
Written 1 March 2024
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Compass11937419603
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic experience. The guides were amazing; made us feel comfortable, safe and were extremely lovely to chat to. It was made to feel easy without compromising on the fun. Thoroughly enjoyable experience and would recommend to anyone. Thank you guys!
Written 29 February 2024
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Dream39152198239
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The experience was amazing! Great for first timers/beginners. The guides were super helpful and did their best to help us out whenever we needed it!

Good amount of water slides as well!

If you want pictures, if recommend bringing your own go pro if you have one that can be mounted on the helmet or strapped to your chest. The pictures they take isn't the best quality.

Super safe as wel!!
Written 29 February 2024
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Terry Russell
Ruislip, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Great experience. Our guides were enthusiastic, fun and safe. This, like all other experiences we've had in NZ, are very safe and somewhat tamer than advertised.
Written 23 February 2024
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Ashlie B
Redwood City, CA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
As it was our first time canyoning, we were a bit nervous going in, but our instructive and supportive guides made the experience well worth it. The full day canyoning adventure in Routeburn Valley was truly an experience of a lifetime. The scenery was breathtaking. Our guides, Lorna and Oscar, were spectacular. They had the perfect balance - warm, friendly, instructive, and encouraging. They prioritized safety and made everyone feel comfortable pushing their limits just enough. We appreciated the background about the land and plant life throughout our time together. Lunch and snacks were yummy too! They were thoughtful in accommodating food allergies.

[Context: I am an avid hiker, have moderate indoor rock climbing experience, and have cliff jumped in the past … adjacent experiences like this definitely help!]

Background: we were only able to go canyoning one day while in town and the date wasn’t available online so we emailed them to ask if it would be possible to open a trip on that day and they responded promptly and opened the trip for us! It’s worth the ask 😊
Written 22 February 2024
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Nick
Queenstown, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
An amazing trip and first time experience canyoning with the team at Canyon Explorers, my partner and me really enjoyed the day, safe a helpful team, lots of fun zip-lining, abseiling and jumping through the canyons! Would definitely recommend this activity with these guys!!
Written 12 February 2024
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Jenna D
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a great time with Canyoning Explorers! We did the half day canyoning option and felt like we got to do a lot within our time. We really enjoyed our guides, Lorna and Dawson. They were super nice, knowledgeable, and fun! We did everything from zip lining, swimming, hiking, jumping and bellyflopping, to abseiling and more. At the end we got nice warm drinks to warm up from the cold water. Would recommend this activity if you like an adventure!
Written 9 February 2024
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Emma F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The trip was so much fun! I had never done anything like this before. It was so fun exploring the canyon, wading through the water, jumping, sliding, zip lining and repelling down!
Written 8 February 2024
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Grace N
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
The half day experience was great! Felt like we got a bit of everything Queenstown can offer within one activity- zip lining, abseiling, water activities! The guides were super friendly and knowledgeable on the area and the process of the day. We were given extra layers as it was quite a cold day which kept us completely warm. The canyoning was super exciting with slides and jumps - and a few surprise dunks! Such a good day overall. My only point of feedback as that we got told photos were being taken throughout the day- it was never mentioned we’d have to then buy those photos afterwards if we wanted them. I feel like for the price, you should at least get 1 photo included for download. Thanks for the experience though, it was awesome!
Written 30 January 2024
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