Piha Canyon

The Piha Canyon is set in an amazing steep sided volcanic rock valley providing a spectacular setting for your adventure. With a series of thundering waterfalls that cascade their way down the valley towards the ocean. This canyon has the highest commercially abseiled waterfall in the Auckland region (full day trip only) as well as an intense narrow slot canyon abseil, jumps, caves and idyllic natural rock pools.

All the caves and jumps are optional… you choose the level of adventure that’s right for you! A no-rush, explore at your own pace adventure while gaining access to hidden pools and water sculptured gorges. This otherwise inaccessible environment, last used by the pioneers as they worked the canyon 100 years ago, harvesting the mighty Kauri logs and flushing them from the hills via dam releases – Some of the old logs remain embedded in the canyon.

Following the trip we visit the Piha’s famous black sand surf beach. One of the advantages of the Piha canyon is its good access, with only a 35 min walk in and 5 min downhill walk out from the end of the canyon, means you will have time to relax at the beach or climb Lion Rock – that is if you still have energy to burn after the trip!

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Piha Full Day

7.5hrs – $215.

Includes – transport to Piha beach return, lunch and refreshments, full wetsuits/harness/helmet, abseil training, experienced qualified guides, approximately 3 hours of canyoning and a visit to Piha beach

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Challenge your senses with this back to nature adrenalin rush, this trip has is all! We begin with a 35 minute walk through lush rainforest, you begin your descent into the canyon with a series of abseils, the biggest and most exhilarating of which is 50m, before entering a narrow volcanic gorge, with its hidden pools, caves and jumps. Finish off with a visit to Piha’s iconic black sands surf beach and Lion Rock.

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Piha Half Day

5.5hrs – $185

Includes – transport to Piha beach return, snacks and refreshments, full wetsuits/harness/helmet, abseil training, experienced qualified guides, approximately 1.5 hours of canyoning and a visit to Piha beach

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An ideal introduction to the excitement and beauty of canyoning, perfect for those on a tight schedule with flexible departure times. Ideal for big groups with varying skill and fitness levels, such as hen and stag parties, corporate functions and team building, Christmas parties or just a brilliant family* day out. (*Minimum age 10 years) For more information on planning your canyoning function click here.

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Piha Night Canyoning

5hrs – $215

Includes – transport to Piha beach return, snacks and refreshments, full wetsuits/harness/helmet, abseil training, experienced qualified guides, approximately 1.5 hours of canyoning and a visit to Piha beach

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Experience natures playground like never before with our night canyoning adventure. Arrive in Piha at dusk in time to see the sun setting. You enter into the canyon by abseiling under a cascading waterfall, then explore your way down through caves, pools and ledges, illuminated by only your headlamp and the glow-worm lined rock walls. Departure times vary seasonally. Read the NZ Herald night canyoning article here.

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What you need to know

Transport

We will either pick you up from the main entrance of the Sky Tower Hotel, Auckland central or if you prefer you can meet us out at the Piha General Store (click here for location maps). If you need a pick up from an alternative location please give us a call to arrange.

We provide

We will provide you with full training and safety instructions by experienced and qualified guides as well as a full length wetsuit, harness, helmet, shoes and life jacket on request, a bakery lunch (full day only), refreshments and snacks.

Please bring

Bathing suit or similar to wear under your wetsuit, spare sneakers to wear in the canyon (they will get wet!), a towel, sunscreen and warm clothes for after.

Other information – including terms and conditions

Please see our FAQ’s page for more detail about our trips.
The minimum age is 10 years and must be accompanied by a adult on the half day trip and 12 years on the full day trip.
Trips run every day, but are subject to minimum numbers being reached.
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Personalised group bookings

Ideal for Christmas parties, work groups, birthdays, stag and hen parties. Canyoning can be combined with a BBQ or catered for, locally by Piha’s Bowling club, The Piha Cafe or Piha surf club and/or with accommodation. Give us a call, if you’d like help planning your personalised function. Ask about our pricing for group bookings.

Stay in Piha

Piha Beach Stay – awesome, affordable, relaxed, friendly and idyllic!
Black Sands Lodge – on the beach, quiet, quality, nestled under Pohutukawas trees.
Piha Camping – family orientated, quiet and central.