A Day at the Circus
aka Juggler Canyon
Your day will start with a quick abseiling sideshow to refresh your skills before we welcome the star of the show: the exciting Juggler Canyon! A short walk along an open trail and past a pretty hanging swamp takes you to the start of the canyon. Change into your wetsuit, helmet and harness and let the show begin.
The action keeps coming with five very different abseils on your descent through the canyon. You will scramble over sandstone boulders and wander past stunning temperate rainforest.
The water in Juggler is shallow and if you really try to can stay dry, which makes it a great canyon for winter and summer alike.
At the end of the canyon, Juggler opens out into the Grose Valley with breathtaking views into the deep, wide valley and orange cliffs beyond.
The walk out via the historic Point Pilcher track is quite steep, but not too long. After 45 minutes you'll find yourself back at the trailhead. Give yourselves a round of applause!
A Chance Discovery
aka Serendipity Canyon
A delightful canyon situated in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
On the walk in, enjoy the changing environment as you pass from basalt soil into sandstone. Change into your wetsuit, helmet and harness and prepare to be enchanted by Serendipity Canyon.
Regard the Coachwood, Sassafras and Fern Trees that enrich the canyon floor and as the scenery transforms into a deep, dark slot, prepare yourself for three beautiful wet abseils and waterjumps.
Emerge at the junction of Serendipity Canyon and the Wollangambe River and find yourself a sun-soaked rock platform (weather permitting) where you can enjoy your delicious lunch and have serious fun on a thrilling waterjump.
The walk out is uphill and takes about 1 ¼ hours. The first 15minutes are steep and as it eases off you can enjoy some great views of the hills surrounding the Wollangambe.
|Bowen's Creek Canyon|
aka North Bowens
Your day out in North Bowens will take you well off the beaten track and put your fitness to the test. This canyon is in the Mt Wilson area, famous for its beauty and lush plant life.
After a scenic drive, admire the delicate tree ferns and mosses as you descend through pristine temperate rainforest to the start of the canyon. Wander along a walled-in creek, then change into your wetsuit, helmet and harness and discover the Secret Gobsmacker.
You will swim between narrow sandstone cliffs, jump into pure pools, scramble over rocks and experience some interesting abseils. Keep your eye out for wildlife in the canyon – you might be lucky enough to spot some freshwater crayfish or water dragons.
Take some time to relax on a sun-soaked rock (weather permitting!) and get ready for the adventurous walk out. After a short roped up section of scrambling and climbing the walk eases off but remains consistently uphill for just over an hour. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and great views as you make your way back to the trailhead.
|Tigersnake Canyon - Dry|
This canyon trip is a great winter option. Expect to get wet up to your knees as you descend into a narrow slot between sandstone pagoda rocks.
Starting with a wilderness hike, Tigersnake canyon includes some tricky climb-downs, and three abseils, each bigger than the previous one. The final drop is into a spectacular deep, dark and narrow slot.
After a great lunch in the heart of the wilderness, its an interesting hike and climb out through the cliffline, with awesome views across the wilderness.