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AWOL Canyoning Adventures

90 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-834 0501
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Oustanding day

Tour guide was excellent, top experience, great value for money, beautiful scenery - highly... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
An amazing day not to be missed

Five friends and I opted to do the full day Piha Canyon trip in April and thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Los Angeles, CA
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Rainforest canyoning tours in two canyons 45 minutes drive from Auckland. The Piha Canyon - Full day, half day and night canyon options.The Blue Canyon - Full day adventure.
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90 Federal Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-834 0501

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Tour guide was excellent, top experience, great value for money, beautiful scenery - highly reccomended.

Thank bradlindsay
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Five friends and I opted to do the full day Piha Canyon trip in April and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Three of us have experience with canyoneering in Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Mexico, and it was the first time canyoneering for the remaining three of us....More

Thank NeedsAVacation26
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The whole experience was great. It is a physically challenging experience that put me out of my comfort zone but at the same time I felt totally safe and relaxed in the hands of the guide. We were worried that because of the time of...More

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This was the highlight of my New Zealand adventures whilst cruising. A small group excursion with like minded people and fantastic instructors with the right amount of professionalism, candor and encouragement. After being kitted up in super snug wetsuits, valuable instruction, we hiked up to...More

Thank Kerrie K
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

What an adventorous day! Probably the most exhilarating activitiy of them all. It was freezing temperature but we hiked up Piha mountain, abseiled down, cliff jumped, rock climbed, climbed through caves and just had a blast! Thank you to our wonderful guides, Cam and our...More

Thank Deepawho
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was my favorite activity in Auckland and I hate jumping off things. The full day canyon gives you a variety of challenges, repelling (absailing), jumps (personally I hate the jumps, but nothing too aggressive, about 15 feet at worst) and chutes to go through....More

Thank nspigiel
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a great day with AWOL Canyoneering. The area was truly beautiful and our guide made us feel safe at all times. The “adventure” of it all, was highly enjoyable and one of the highlights on North Island. As noted on their website, they...More

Thank hobbes_and_me
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Canyoning is really not my thing, but I agreed to do it with my husband so he would agree to do some bike riding. I was petrified but our guide was fantastic. He was so patient with me and safety always came first. I did...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 25 March 2017

AWOL Canyoning was an awesome experience and a great way to spend a day in NZ's beautiful environment. The abseiling (rappelling) was really fun and would be manageable for almost everyone. The location in Piha is amazing and the team is really down to earth...More

Thank hamishsimmonds
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I absolutely loved the Piha Canyon Full Day trip I did with AWOL. The abseiling (rappelling) was really fun and pretty easy and the canyon was beautiful. It felt like a real adventure but I also felt safe the whole time. I have a silly...More

Thank hbeeNewYork
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Khaled A
13 October 2016|
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Response from JimDCalgary | Reviewed this property |
My daughters and I thought the AWOL canyoning experience was awesome, but I wouldn't honestly recommend it for non-swimmers. Although every answer you've received so far is correct... very little swimming required, it just... More
Khaled A
13 October 2016|
Response from JJ F | Reviewed this property |
I can swim, but not very well, and I was just fine. That being said, there are only a few places on the Piha tour where you can't touch the bottom initially (not far from a place where you can though, so you can just dog... More
Gwen S
1 October 2016|
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Response from JimDCalgary | Reviewed this property |
My daughters (22, 20) did the AWOL Canyoning at the end of April and it was awesome. You need to carry all your gear in and out and it is a bit of a hike, so it is good you're in good shape. The repelling is quite an... More