Blue Mountains Canyoning & Abseiling (Options available)

Blue Mountains Canyoning &  Abseiling (Options available)

You wade into the creek that descends into the narrow slot-like canyon and within a few seconds you are jumping into a rock pool, the first of several jumps and swims! This canyon is an exciting affair with water jumps, exhilarating swims, water slides and fantastic scenery.


Tour Info

Code HW-CANYON
Style
  • Canyoning
Duration 8 Hours
Price From $210
Departures

Daily

Vehicle 4WD
Suitability Open Age
Start Sydney @ 8.00
Finish Sydney @ Varies per tour

Summer Canyoning

Empress Canyon (Moderate)

Tour Price: $210
Time: 9:15am-4:30pm
Tour Code: HW-06

A fantastic abseiling/canyon combination, one of the mountains best!The first half of the day is abseiling, starting with a three metre high block and building up to higher cliffs during the morning. After lunch, it's a scenic fifteen minute walk to the start of the canyon. You wade into the creek that descends into the narrow slot-like canyon and within a few seconds you are jumping into a rock pool, the first of several jumps and swims! This canyon is an exciting affair with water jumps, exhilarating swims, water slides and fantastic scenery.The final abseil out of the canyon is one of the best waterfall abseils in the mountains-clip into the rope, step back and follow the 30 metre waterfall down to the deep rock pool below. This is not just a brilliant waterfall abseil but also a fantastic photo opportunity.

Grand Canyon (Easy)

Tour Price: $210
Time: 9:15am-5.30pm
Tour Code: HW-07

After enjoying the morning on our beginners abseil instruction site, you will start the canyon in the afternoon with a walk through a rainforest gully. Your guide will explain the geology, plus flora and fauna of the area.

This canyon begins with a 15 metre abseil down to the canyon floor. It's a two hour walk, wade and swim as you follow the deep and spectacular canyon through caverns of amazing rock formations, fern-lined walls and narrow slots. The final plunge is a 30 metre swim to the canyon's end.The walk out is a steep 45 minutes but has a spectacular finish as you step out onto Evans Lookout for brilliant views over the Grose Valley.

Dargans Creek (Moderate)

Tour Price: $230
Time: 9:00am-5.30pm
Tour Code: HW-08

Come and join us on an exciting adventure into the wilderness of Dargans Creek canyon! Following a morning of training to hone your abseiling skills and fuelling your body with a hearty High and Wild lunch, you will travel into the stunning amphitheatre which marks the start of the canyon .A spectacular 40-metre abseil to the canyon floor is the exhilarating introduction to this adventure. The initial sections of the canyon are through alternating sections of temperate rainforests and eucalyptus forest.The canyon winds through narrow canals, which are the home of water dragons, crayfish and a myriad of bird life.The final sections of the canyon are stunning! The highlight is one of the finest tunnel passages of any Blue Mountains canyon. Scrambling and swimming through the dark passages you will enjoy the beautiful gold, yellow and burgundy rock formations of the unusual tunnel formation.Upon leaving the tunnel you will burst into the rainforest oasis which marks the exit of the canyon. The action doesn't end until you have completed an exciting scramble up a waterfall, a Tarzan climb up a large tree and a gentle bush stroll back to the bus.

Fortress Creek (Easy / Moderate)

Tour Price: $230
Time: 7:00am-5:30pm (Sat and Sun)
Tour Code: HW-09

The 30 minute walk-in is leisurely and scenic, offering great views of the magnificent Grose Valley and the many hanging swamps. We descend to the start of the canyon, at this point a small creek. You will soon marvel at the scenery as you follow the creek's clear, fresh water. Sometimes it is only ankle deep, while other sections require short swims. The first water-jump is just ten minutes from the start. Take a deep breath and jump-guaranteed to waken the senses!Deeper in the canyon, the main section features a spectacular water-jump into a deep pool, a superb swim through a narrow rock gorge, a short subterranean journey beneath the rocks and an easy short abseil into a rock pool (no previous abseiling experience required!).Our lunch spot at the canyon's end is one of the most spectacular and breathtaking views in the mountains, for the creek eventually spills over an edge 100 metres up the huge sandstone cliffs that border the Grose Valley. The lunchtime panorama takes in the awesome 550 metre walls of Mt Banks-the highest in the Blue Mountains-and Blue Gum Forest, heart of the Blue Mountains National Park. Here you will change into your dry clothes again and tuck into a well earned lunch. The walk out quickly ascends onto Fortress Hill and then Fortress Ridge. The view of the area from here is simply awesome. After an hour or so you will be back at the vehicles.

Twister/Rocky Creek (Esay / Moderate)

Tour Price: $230
Time: 7:00am-5:00pm
Tour Code: HW-10

Rocky Creek is one of the most magnificent Blue Mountains canyons that is regarded by insiders as a 'must do'.
The beautiful 30 minute rainforest walk leads you to Twister Canyon. After wetsuits are fitted the fun begins. There are 8 jumps and slides before you reach Rocky Creek. From here the canyon is magnificent and deep. It includes much swimming and a great water-slide into a deep pool.In some parts the canyon is very narrow with high rock walls towering above. At the end of the canyon is a trip back up through the magnificent gorge of Rocky Creek.

Wollangambe River Rafting (Moderate / Hard)

Tour Price: $240
Time: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tour Code: HW-11

This is a unique canyon because it is possible to take a li-lo (inflatable airbed) and 'raft' along the river, descending some small rapids on the way. The walk to and from the canyon is very scenic with views of the Wollemi National Park, famous for the Jurassic Wollemi Pines. There's no abseiling, the river flows gently between huge towering rock walls.This is an ideal family trip or good for a group of friends who want a relaxing adventure. There is the opportunity to rock jump into the crystal clear water by scrambling up the canyon walls. You will be refreshed and revitalised after this adventure!

Serendipity Canyon (Moderate)

Tour Price: $230
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tour Code: HW-12

Serendipity means an unexpected pleasant discovery-a good description of this beautiful Mt Wilson canyon. After a 1/2 hour easy grade bush walk a 10m abseil takes you to down to creek level and it's lush temperate rainforest. As you progress along the creek via a series of short but tricky abseils you will find the canyon walls gradually begin to rise up each side of the creek. After a magnificent "tunnel" section you will find yourself on the beautiful Wollongambe river. Where it's time for a tasty lunch and a play in the warmer waters of the river, before a casual 1hr walk back to the car.


Winter Canyoning

Our Winter Canyons have been selected because they are mostly dry. Water, if any, is less than thigh-deep. Tigersnake and Kalang Falls are amongst the best abseiling canyons available

Tigersnake Canyon (Moderate)

Tour Price: $220
Time: 8.00 am-6.00 pm
Tour Code: HW-13

Tigersnake is a very narrow, deep canyon with several long abseils and some wet sections (wading only).

An hour of walking through the Wollemi National Park takes you to the beginning of the canyon: a slot in the ground, barely one metre wide! Here you abseil into the canyon, with a pool of cool water awaiting you at the bottom...luckily, it will only be ankle deep. After some wading, another short abseil and a (short) down climb, you arrive at the first long abseil, this one situated next to a waterfall.
It's here that the canyon opens out into a beautiful rainforest gully until you reach the second and spectacular long abseil: a big drop into the dark chasm, sliding down between two canyon walls, just two metres apart. The trip through the deep and dark canyon is a fabulous and unique experience. A plentiful lunch surrounded by ancient tree ferns and towering rock formations allows some rest for the steep exit.

Abseiling & Birrabang Creek

Tour Price: $210
Grade: Easy/Moderate
Time: 9.30 am-5.30 pm
Tour Code: HW-14

A real gem amongst Blue Mountains canyons. With relatively easy access, it provides excellent canyoning that can fit into a half day trip for experienced abseilers.

You will spend the morning learning abseiling with abseils up to 30m. After lunch, you will visit the Grose Valley, north of Blackheath. Birrabang Creek flows into the valley through a rugged sandstone plateau. The walk to the canyon is short, but a hand line is needed at the end to reach the canyon floor. If there is time, you can try a 25 metre abseil. The first section of the creek bed is usually dry, but soon you'll be wading through crystal clear water in which live big yabbies (freshwater crayfish) and the odd freshwater fish. There's also an optional short swim through a pool in an underground cave.

The exit is an experience of Australian 'jungle' when you walk up through the rainforest, long pants recommended!


Deep Pass & River Caves (Esay)

Tour Price: $210
Time: 8.30am-5pm
Tour Code: HW-15

This unique journey takes you through two canyons near the Wollemi Wilderness. Both are stunning slot canyons and you don't get too wet.

After the drive to the Newnes State Forest, it is an enjoyable bush walk to the start of Deep Pass Canyon.

You will enjoy a healthy lunch after the first canyon, then it's on to River Caves Canyon.

This is one of the deepest slot canyons in the area. It is not a long walk and well worth it for the fantastic impressions from deep inside this dark, mysterious canyon.


Dione Dell or Kalang Falls (Moderate / Hard)

Tour Price: $260
Time: 7:00am-6:00pm from Jenolan Caves
Tour Code: HW-16

These canyons offer serious multi-pitch abseils , long Waterfalls and spectacular views in a wilderness environment.

These trips are for experienced participants only and require a good level of fitness, for more information about these and other Winter Canyons contact our office.


Note

  • Please note there are no pick up for this tour you need to make your own way.  207 Katoomba St.
  • These trips are for experienced participants only and require a good level of fitness.

Katoomba via Car

The most popular means of transport to the Blue Mountains is by car.|From the city, follow the signs to Parramatta.|The M4 Motorway starts at Strathfield and takes you through to Katoomba.|Travelling Time: approx 90 minutes (122kms)|An alternative route to the Blue Mountains is via Bell's Line of Road which starts at Richmond and takes you through to Mount Tomah and Bell, and across to Mount Victoria. This drive is extremely pleasant through the vast Blue Mountains National Park, a contrast to the main thoroughfare of the Great Western Highway.  

Katoomba via Train

City Rail offer an extremely efficient service to the Blue Mountains.|From Central station you can Board an air-conditioned double decker Mountains train.|The fast journey to the Mountains will most likely stop at Strathfield, Parramatta, Penrith, Emu Plains and then all stations to The Blue Mountains.|Trains generally run every hour and even more frequently during peak travelling times.

In Summer, Bring

Full Length T-Shirt|Shorts or Thin, Long Pants|Wet-weather Shoes with Grip|Warm Socks (Wool is ideal)|Rain And Wind Jacket|Jumper or Fleece Jacket|1 Litre (Min.) Water Bottle|Swimmers|Thermal Underwear|Dry Shoes and Socks

In Winter, Bring:

Backpack|Warm Underwear|Thermal T-Shirt and Long Johns|Quick-dry Shorts or Thin, Long Pants|Jumper or Fleece Jacket|Wet-weather Shoes with Grip|Warm Socks (Wool is ideal)|Spare Thermals|Rain and Wind Jacket|Hand or Head Torch/Flashlight|1 Litre (Min.) Water Bottle|Beanie or Woolen Hat|Gloves