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12 MILE DELTA CANYON HALF DAY TOUR


If you love water then this is the adventure for you. No other activity in Queenstown gets you this up close and personal with mother nature. Embrace the stunning beauty of your surrounds and conquer the fun challenges of a descent through the narrow walls of the canyon, plunge into pools, cascade down chutes, swim narrow passageways and abseil/rappel waterfalls.

This half day Canyoning trip is the perfect activity to fit into an action packed schedule. Enjoy a 10 minute scenic drive from Queenstown and a fantastic wilderness environment. 12 Mile Delta is a naturally carved high-walled canyon of mica schist fed by the crystal clear waters from Lake Isobel, tucked away secretly below a canopy of ancient beech forest.

The ultimate water adventure activity to bring out the child in everyone!

Do I have to be able to swim to go canyoning?
No, if you cannot swim you can still join the half day Queenstown trip. Please let your guides know if you are not confident in the water.

Are the jumps optional?
Yes, if you really don't want to do any of the elements once you are in the canyon the guides can provide alternative options.

Can I wear my glasses?
We don't recommend you wear glasses in the canyon. Contact lenses are better but can still fall out. If you only have glasses, ensure you have a sports strap or tie and let your guide know before departure. Once again remember Canyoning can't guarantee the safety of your glasses so if you can do without them then do.

How do the guides know what size equipment to pack?
We do not require your sizes for the half day Queenstown Canyon as there is a trailer loaded with gear for all shapes and sizes.

What do I need to bring with me on a canyoning trip?

All you need to do is wear your swimwear, bring a towel and a sense of adventure! Canyons are in publicly accessible places so we recommend you do not bring any valuables with you.

What shoes should I wear?
Canyoning provide wetsuit socks (if relevant) and wetsuit booties.

Can I bring my camera?
By all means bring your camera for pictures before and after your trip however, for safety reasons Canyoning strictly request that you DO NOT bring your camera into the canyon with you. A trained canyon photographer will be in attendance on your experience. 

Will I get wet?
Yes! However, you will be wearing a wetsuit, bouyancy aid and wetsuit booties. Canyoning is a perfect rainy day activity as you're going to get wet anyway!

Do I need to book a Canyoning experience in advance?

Space can be limited, particularly in peak season so we highly recommend booking in advance.

What is your cancellation policy?

Canyoning require 24 hours notice of your cancellation in order to receive a full refund. No refund is due within 24 hours of your trip departing.

Can I go Canyoning between May to September?
No, due to water and air temperatures in the South Island during this time Canyoning close their operation. Canyoning.co.nz operate trips between October and April.

What is the maximum number of people on a trip?
This is dependent on the number of guides/ photo guides available on the day but they generally work to a 1 - 6 guide guest ratio.

Can my friends/ family watch while I go Canyoning?
No, the canyons are quite hidden from public view and as you are continually moving along the canyon there is not an appropriate place for a spectator to watch safely. The equipment provided allows our customers to access and enjoy otherwise forbidden territory.

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