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This adventure was really fun. We are older 51 and 63 and were a little worried about our ability to do this. Also, it was a little cold so we were worried about getting in the water. The company provided wet suits so the cold water wasn't an issue. The guides, Fergus and a wonderful Japanese guy whose name I can't remember sorry, were amazing. They were positive, encouraging, full of energy and quite entertaining. If something was too hard or I was tired they let us pass and found an alternative way down. The scenery was beautiful. The facilities where we changed into and out of the wet suits and equipment were very nice. I just wish I had rented a go pro to prove to our kids that we did this amazing adventure!
My dad and I had a blast doing this while we were in Queenstown!! The guides were wonderful. It was challenging but extremely fun and very safe. If you love adventure and want to do something unique, this is an awesome experience!! This was one of our favorite days in our 3 week trip to New Zealand and Australia!!!!!!
This was a really really fun experience, BUT the water is just WAY TOO cold in Queenstown to fully enjoy it. I've gone canyoning in Dominican Republic, and it was a 100 better experience. You had one wet suit and the water was warm. But because the waters are so cold here, you are literally layered with maybe 3-4 wetsuits - socks, shoes, wetsuit, thermal, jacket. After everything is on, I felt like my blood circulation was going to get cut off. I had to close myself and calm myself from having a claustrophobic panic attack I totally understand needing the layers though, it really does keep you warm in the freezing water. I couldn't keep my hands in the water for more than a few seconds - it would get so cold it would feel like needles in your hand.
The guides, however, were AWESOME. Young guys, adventurous, and knowledgeable of the area. They were super fun. We had a group of 9 so it was quick getting through each leg. Zip lining, repelling down rocks, slides, and jumps - all a great time :
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