Upper Bowens Creek South Branch
Today was the first of Sydney North Region Scouts summer canyoning adventure weekends and I was excited to note that I’d been allocated to Upper Bowens Creek South Branch, an awesome canyon that I had done five years ago.
Canyoning Buyers Guide
This canyoning guide provides an overview of equipment that should be considered for canyons in the Blue Mountains, which in general are warmer and have much lower water flows unlike the cold raging torrents that you’ll find in NZ.
Woo Hoo! 3rd and final EPIC training trip for a private NZ Mountaineering Trip next week and a huge one off my bucket list - I’ve now completed all the Kanangra Canyons flowing into Kanangra Creek - mind you, I haven’t done Kanangra Main …
Sunnyside (Acoustic) Canyon
This is a great canyon to do if all you want is easy day out in a beautiful part of the world or you’ve been climbing at the Awesome Sahara Point and want to chill at the end of your day of climbing.
Woo Hoo! It’s only taken four years on my fourth trip down Whungee Wheengee to finally write up a trip report of one of my favourite canyons and a great one to do in preparation for our forthcoming Mountaineering Trip.
Kanangra Main is my photography nemesis. When I last did Kanangra Main way back in 2008 with Greg and Paul I somehow managed to format my SD drive after a few too many Coopers around the camp fire and lost all my shots and so was keen to do it again.
Thurat Rift and Thurat Spires
Epic! That’s what the boys reckon. I thought it was awesome. It has everything you could ask for and more! A demanding and remote adventure with absolutely stunning waterfalls and abseils, pristine creek walking, an optional side trip to Danae …
Macquarie Rivulet Lower Section
Another awesome trip with family and friends trip to Macquarie Rivulet in as many weeks. This time around we did the waterfall only variant for each abseil.
This has been on my hit list for years, so it was great to finally do it and discover yet another awesome canyon.
This “canyon” is heaps of fun - it’s more of an open gully than a canyon featuring waterfalls and slippery creek walking more reminiscent of Kanangra than the classic Blue Mountains canyons.
Bell Creek Lower
The plan was to do a nice, easish, good quality and fun canyon. Tom Brennan had given it a 10/10 and Rick Jamieson’s guide suggested that with a grade 2 that it should be easy.
Bells Line Canyons
Trip reports of Canyons South of the Bells Line of Road which also covers Claustral Canyon and other canyons near the Carmarthen Labyrinth.
Where's my thumb?
Trip reports, videos and photos of Canyoning trips. My trips reports from 2012 onwards are generally well detailed with timings and notes as I really only started keeping detailed notes and logs since 2012.
Today signalled the start of a week of daily thunderstorms. We were going to do Upper Bowens Creek South but with a forecast of storms and 15mm of rain from 10:30am Matt suggested we tackle Dalpura Canyon instead as this would give us time to get out …
What an amazingly rugged part of the world. Everything out here is steep. Really steep. You don’t see many topo maps with contour lines this tight.
Trip Reports of Canyons in the Katoomba Area.
Trip reports for canyons accessed via Newnes Plateau.
Southern NSW covers canyons in the Illawarra and Bungonia regions.
G’day, my name is Adrian and you can probably guess that my website is named after one of my favourite canyons, namely Whungee Wheengee which I have recently (Oct 2020) rewritten from scratch using Hugo (a static site generator) given that my …
Trip reports for Canyons in the Wollangambe area. Most of the canyons are creeks which flow into the Wollangambe River which are generally accessed via Mt Wilson.
Day 2 of the annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course and yet another canyon I hadn’t done before, with an end of day speed run through Twister.
Day 1 of of the annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course. My group had been allocated Closet Canyon, which was great as I’d never done it before and being slightly remote it promised a good bit of off track walking and navigation.
Scatters, Luna Park and Bjelke's Mind Canyons
An epic canyoning weekend to a few remote and rarely visited canyons in the Bungleboori wilderness. The very original plan I had in mind was to do the Three Peaks but that was scrapped once Greg and I realised how hot it was going to be - plus Greg …
Twister and Rocky Creek Canyons
Yet another annual Twister and Rocky Creek Canyon expedition with a cast of thousands! Yep Thousands! By the time we arrived the car park was chockers - I have never seen so many cars here.
A good canyon for a cold and drizzly day. We’d originally intended to do Butterbox Canyon but when we arrived there were two commercial groups and a private party ahead of us and we really didn’t feel like waiting at the small abseils, so …
What a great little canyon! I can’t believe that I haven’t done this before. It’s just perfect for beginners. With a short walk in and out, some jumps, a nice swim through a constricted canyon and an absolutely stunning view of the …
Great Uncle George Canyon
A not so secret, secret canyon? This seemed like a great canyon to do. It was listed in the “other canyons to do” section of the canyoning guide as a superb canyon and there was stuff all info on the web.
Yet another beginners trip down Serendipity. Aaron, Bright and Jason hadn’t done any canyoning with abseils before, so the Thursday beforehand we spent a couple of hours on some basic abseil instruction.
Tiger Snake Canyon
Day 2 of the bi-annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course and one of my favourite canyons. It’s a dry canyon, which means you only get your feet wet - it’s a shame that it’s not longer.
Breakfast and Rocky Creek Canyons
This was day 1 of the bi-annual Sydney North Region Canyoning Course - coordinated by Chris Stanley. On previous courses we’ve started from the Bell Heavy Vehicle Checking Station and then spread out all over the Bluies to do various Canyons - …
Bowens Creek North Branch, Lower Section
Originally Anton has a list of 4-5 friends who were interested, but most dropped out leaving Pat as the last boy standing.
Wollangambe Two Dot Two
What a great Day. This is my favourite section of the Wollangambe. Wollangambe 1 seems to be the more popular, but I just like this section better.
Awesome. This is now in my faves list. With a short walk in and out, and a great canyon section you couldn’t ask for more.
Yet another Twister and Rocky Creek Canyon trip. The second this summer!!! I can’t remember how many times I’ve done this canyon, but I’m always finding something new.
A nice easy relaxing canyon in the upper Wollangambe which is a perfect beginners canyon. The walk in and out is quite short - around 45mins, it has has a couple of good constricted canyon sections and a good amount of lazy liloing.
An OK beginner’s canyon. Serendipty itself is nothing special but it is a good introductory canyon. The beautiful and fun Wollangambe Two section of the canyon more than makes up for the average qualities of Serendipty.
This is the inaugural Tambo Canyoning Trip.The twelve of us set off from the Rocky Creek Car park at 10:30am and after a leisurely stroll arrived at the start of Twister Canyon around 11:00am when Adrian discovered that he’d had a bit of a …
This trip started as the result of strange coincidences. When we did Twister and Rocky Creek the weekend before, Ian mentioned that a leader from Sailor’s Bay was going to do Wollangambe on the Sunday - which was cancelled due to water levels.
We originally planned this for the weekend prior but decided to postpone due to a forecast for rain. What a mistake - the Saturday ended up being OK and it rained pretty much continuously for the next week.
Awesome!!! Davies Canyon is one of of the best canyons I’ve done, but really Tuff. It’s actually an open gorge rather than a canyon, but boy is it spectacular!