The Blue Mountains, Australia - Adventures In Wild Places

Intermediate Canyoning (Summer)

Canyoning tour

Serendipity Canyon

Serendipity is a great intermediate canyon for those who want a varied adventure. There are some lovely stretches of rainforest in the first section of canyon before it norrows down into a slot canyon before reaching Wollangambe River. There are four nice abseils at waterfalls (up to 18 metres high), some great water jumps and a few short swims. The downhill walk to the canyon takes approximately 45 to 50 minutes and the exit is mostly uphill and takes an average group 75 to 90 minutes.

This is an excellent canyon for people with good fitness, but little previous canyoning experience. You just need a good head for heights and a sense of adventure.

$550 per person including GST.

 

North Bowens Canyon

This is a physically demanding, but totally stunning, canyon which is often referred to as “Secret Gob Smacker“. It gets the alternate name due to the narrow impressive  slot section which starts after the first abseil.

The walk in is downhill and takes well over an hour. Initially the walk is via a firetrail and then a luscious rainforest gully lined with tall tree ferns. The canyon itself offers a few waterjumps, abseils and plenty of greenery. There is plenty of sandstone to scramble over and plenty of wading and swimming.

The walk out is long and uphill most of the way (groups generally take between 90 minutes to 2 hours to complete the walk). The walk is well worth the effort, but if you don’t have solid fitness we wouldn’t recommend this adventure. This is possibly our toughest intermediate level adventure!

$550 per person including GST.

 

Yileen Canyon

On the edge of the grand old Grose Valley, Yileen is a great canyon for those who want an impressive adventure with some challenging abseils. The walking route to the canyon offers impressive views over the valley before descending to the canyon near a creek junction. It generally takes about an hour to reach the canyon.

The canyon formation is lovely, but the abseils are certainly the highlight. They start with a short 6m plunge into a pool of water, and build to a massive 60m abseil beside a waterfall overlooking the valley. This one is not for the faint of heart!

The canyon also offers some lovely narrow slots sections, lots of short wades through crystal clear pools of water, but little swimming as most pools are not more than chest deep.

The walk out is along the base of the stunning cliffs and then up Pierces Pass walking track. The walk out generally takes between 45 minutes and an hour.

$770 per person including GST

 

Dione Dell Canyon

This is a stunning canyon located near Kanangra Walls. It’s has three abseils up to 30m high and can be completed via wet or dry abseils which mean it can be completed in summer or winter.

$770 per person including GST

 

Water Dragon (Kelvinator) Canyon

We combine this short, dark and impressive slot canyon with a visit to the Wollongambe River. There are some great abseils and long swims. One of the best slot canyon adventures around, but highly physically demanding.

$550 per person including GST