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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