Glentui Canyon

glentui canyon

This is a pretty short but solid route that can easily be done as a 3 hour tour outside the town of Rangiora and about an hour or two drive from Christchurch.  It has a short section of narrows that lasts for maybe 50 meters, and features two abseils and a nice jump.  There is a final downclimb into a long pool and logjam before your exit shortly downstream.  There is not a whole lot to this canyon, but is well worth the time as both the approach and exit are very easy!  Be prepared for very cold water as this canyon, like all the others in the area, flows ice cold.  This is my first canyon in New Zealand and is a fantastic intro to the area.

 

-> Glentui Canyon – September 15, 2013 <-