Kaumira Canyon

kaumira-canyon

I really like this route.  Kaumira Canyon is not a traditional, true slot canyon, but is more defined as a narrow gorge and remarkably resembles the routes you will find in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California.  It flows strong as you join its waters,  rushing its way through a beautiful and exciting gorge featuring 4-5 abseils depending on your jumping confidence.  The best of which is the very first one, which is a 25 meter two stage drop that threads you like a needle through a fantastic arch.  Located far outside of the town of Timaru, in the rolling hills and past the sheep and farms, this canyon is a hidden gem well worthy of the rather long drive to get to it.

 

-> Kaumira Canyon – September 18, 2013 <-