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Address: 3 Thomason Avenue, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-528 9800
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting guided canyoning trips in the popular...

Abel Tasman Canyons provides exciting guided canyoning trips in the popular Abel Tasman National Parks, the wild and remote Kahurangi National Park and the more accessible Mt Richmond Forest Park. We take you to our stunning places and help you to take a step (or two) out of your comfort zone. Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools and abseil through showering waterfalls.

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You have to do this!! One of the best things I did in the South Island

Had a great day with the guys from Abel Tasman Canyons, we jumped, slid, fell and abseiled down the river and didnt stop laughing! Its the best part of a day and you get two water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
stephwana
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Huddersfield, England

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Huddersfield, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great day with the guys from Abel Tasman Canyons, we jumped, slid, fell and abseiled down the river and didnt stop laughing! Its the best part of a day and you get two water taxis, a hike, a sandwich and a great experience. Ill definitely be back next time I am in Abel Tasman. woooo

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Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were a bit dubious before we booked this trip as we're quite adventurous...but it was amazing and we definitely both got our adrenaline fix! I highly recommend it! A guy I was talking to who travels the world leading canyoning all over said this was one of the best places hes done it too! Oh and... More 

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AbelTasmanCanyons, Front Office Manager at Abel Tasman Canyons, responded to this review

Hey Jenna! We are stoked you guys had such a great day in the canyon with Mark and Drew. Our guides do their best to challenge those with an adventurous streak. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mark and Mitch made the day pretty much perfect. Although pretty intimidating from the youtube videos and photos, they made the experience competetly amazing. We felt completely safe at all time. I can't speak for the other guides, but Mark and Mitch could stand to get a mighty raise. They made brand ambassadors out of our whole group!!

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AbelTasmanCanyons, Front Office Manager at Abel Tasman Canyons, responded to this review

Mark and Mitch are great, you're right! But all of our guides are amazing at what they do, and they all love it! Thank you so much for your great review, I'll be sure to pass the message onto Mark and Mitch. More 

Motueka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is THE BEST trip I have done in my 6 years here in NZ! The guides; Toine and Drew, were great, fun and very professional. If you only have 1-2 days to spend in the Abel Tasman this is a great way to spend it. It's a full days trip where you get a big variety of what the... More 

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AbelTasmanCanyons, Front Office Manager at Abel Tasman Canyons, responded to this review

What a great review, thank you! The sense of adventure that you described is exactly why our guides love being out in the canyons; there's always something in Torrent River that's a little bit scary, but the best part is overcoming your fears. Hopefully you will come back and experience this again one day! More 

Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened to be taken on this trip and I couldn't believe how scared I got at some points, BUT the guides were great, very encouraging and supportive and so I made it! Jumps, abseiling, zip lining and nice slides. All you can possibly ask for on a day out. Best part, you'll get to see a part of the abel... More 

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AbelTasmanCanyons, Front Office Manager at Abel Tasman Canyons, responded to this review

Thank you Betty!!! It's so kind of you to leave us a review - we loved having you in the canyon! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip is by far one of the most fun things to do in able tasman. Its was an adrenaline fulled day of fun and laughter. Mark and Drew were super awesome, they were very knowledgeable & obviously strive to make this a great experience for everyone!! You guys rock ;) I'll be back for sure.

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AbelTasmanCanyons, Front Office Manager at Abel Tasman Canyons, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! The guides work very hard to make sure that everyone has a great time in the canyon, and they love doing it! We look forward to your return. :) More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been canyoning and had already some abseiling experience so we decided to dare it and booked the waterfall creek tour. We had the best time up there. The walk is sporty and you have to like hiking. Our guides Marc and Leandro explained to us the trees and gave us some facts about the forest and made sure... More 

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AbelTasmanCanyons, Front Office Manager at Abel Tasman Canyons, responded to this review

Hi Gisela, Waterfall Creek is our most challenging canyon, and you guys rocked it! The guides definitely try to make things as fun as possible for everyone, although this can sometimes be hard in such an intense environment. We're so glad to hear that you loved the trip, and thank you so much for your wonderful review! Cheers, Abel Tasman... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an amazing adventure in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The guides looked after everything and provided a full day fun and adrenaline filled activities and thoroughly looked after everyone in the group.

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AbelTasmanCanyons, Front Office Manager at Abel Tasman Canyons, responded to this review

Hi Warren, thanks so much for your review! We do our best to make the day as fun as possible for everyone, and it's great to hear feedback such as yours! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing day canyoning down the river in Abel Tasman National Park! Complete with slides, jumps, and abseiling, the amazing guides (Lee & Mark) help you to embrace your fears! Photos are taken during the tour, which are send to you by email afterwards to ensure everlasting memories! Definitely a must do!

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AbelTasmanCanyons, Front Office Manager at Abel Tasman Canyons, responded to this review

Hi Joelle, We're so pleased that you enjoyed our canyoning trip. Sometimes in facing your fears you can have the most fun! Cheers, Abel Tasman Canyons. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This will be your best adventure in NZ - it was definitely mine. Strenuous but beautiful walk up the hills. River was roaring because of heavy rain the night before (snow on the hills!). I was nervous with a couple of the more challenging jumps but Mark and Lee were so professional and friendly and I totally trusted them. One... More 

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AbelTasmanCanyons, Front Office Manager at Abel Tasman Canyons, responded to this review

Hi Carrie, We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time! Our guides love their jobs, and it seems their passion is rubbing off on you. Hopefully we'll get you back in the canyons again one day. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. More 

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