Blue Mountains canyoning and river rafting. Jump, swim, scramble, wade, paddle, float and abseil your way through the Blue Mountains canyons. Awesome adventures into the wilderness. See the canyoning links below. New canyoners should try the abseiling and Empress Falls Canyon combination, then Fortress, then Serendipity, for great abseil canyons. Sheep Dip, Rocky Creek is a double canyon for beginners - no abseils, loads of water jumps, swims and wades. Very pretty place!
Canyoning is a recognised adventure activity, particularly in the soft sandstone Blue Mountains canyons. Canyons are essentially narrow grooves and slots in the sandstone (not caves), which have been eroded by rapid water movement over millions of years. While some canyons in the Blue Mountains and Wollemi National Parks are up to 20 metres wide, others are very narrow and may be less than 2 metres wide in places. Some canyons are well over 100 metres deep, receiving sunlight on the canyon floor for just a few minutes each day. Throughout spring, summer and autumn, wet canyoning in the Blue Mountains offers a great way to explore the hidden depths of these natural wonders, while at the same time, enjoying the fun and adventure of an exciting activity. Canyoning usually involves jumping into pools, wading and swimming, climbing and scrambling over log jams and abseiling through waterfalls.
There are many canyons in the Blue Mountains and Wollemi regions and there is enough variety to cater for all levels of experience and fitness. Some canyons, such as Tigersnake Canyon, are seasonally dry (suitable for winter - May to August / September), while others can be enjoyed while floating on a lilo or inflatable mattress (Wollangambe 1 and 2 - intermediate level). Canyoning participants should be capable swimmers and be prepared for plenty of fun. All trips include all equipment and fees.