The Canyon Fund

The purpose of the fund is to support infrastructure in existing canyons and to encourage new canyoning opportunities.. Detailed information about the fund and how it is administered is found on the application form. 


Before you apply, please talk to us.  We can talk you through the project and assist with your application.

When you’re ready to apply for funding, please complete the Canyon Fund Application Form


Several discounts are available for projects which are supported by the Canyon Fund. Please contact the following organisations and mention the NZ Canyoning Association to receive the most up to date discounted prices.

Access Gear – discounted hangers, ring hangers and belay stations.

Ramset – discounted on the usual cash sales price of Ramset bolts.


Hunter Caddick
P. 03 365 9355
120 Montreal St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023,  New Zealand


The NZ Canyoning Association raises funds on behalf of its members through events, donations, grants and other sources. Funds over those required for regular running of the NZ Canyoning Association can be made available to the Canyon Fund.

To donate to the fund, please use the PayPal button below

If you wish to donate materials, please click the button below to email us.

Bolting Code of Practice

In October 2017, the NZCA approved its first Bolting Code of Practice.  The document has been two years in the making, and distills the current guidance for how to ethically, legally and safely install anchors within Canyons in New Zealand.

The NZCA Bolting COP is the reference document for all amateur, recreational canyon bolting guidance in New Zealand.

Download the full NZCA NZCA Bolting Code of Practice v1.9 2017

Also available is a 7-page NZCA Bolting Code of Practice v1.9 2017_Summary

Safety Management System

The NZ Canyoning Association has implemented a Safety Management System which must be adhered to for all official NZCA activities. All leaders and participants must agree to follow the policies and guidance in the plan for official NZ Canyoning Association activities.

The SMS includes the following documents;

NZCA Official Activity Sheet

Before any official activity, the activity leader takes responsibility for filling out the ACTIVITY SHEET and giving it to a trusted contact person.

Official NZCA Activity Sheet V1.2

Canyon descriptions/route information

Didymo and Biosecurity


For more information on how to be a responsible canyoner and prevent spreading unwanted plants or animals between waterways.