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. There are also a number of canyons running off the North and South branches of Bowen's Creek which are accessed either via the Bell's Line of Road just before Mt Wilson or Mt Wilson itself.
Home to one of my favourite canyons which this website is named after - Whungee Wheengee Canyon. Now all I need are some photos and a trip report!
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.
As it is now a well established fact that I get misplaced on trips that I've done before (must be the Alzheimer's setting in) - it was up to Mike to do the navigation!
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. Well, maybe I should've read Tom's guide beforehand, especially the part that states "... not a good canyon for beginners".
Of course it didn't help that the 2013 October fires had turned the walk in to a rather scrappy affair - especially Little Bell Creek. Also, Bell Creek itself had a number of log jams which made blowing up lilos seem to be a pain so we didn't bother but the longish swims did get a bit tiring. The dark consticted canyon sections are superb, so whilst Bell Creek didn't float my boat, I think a return trip in couple of years when the vegetation is back and hopefully the log jams cleared a bit will be worthwhile.
However, we did get 4 canyons for the price of one - Little Bell, Belfry, Bell Creek and Joe's Canyons.
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.
I first did this canyon two weeks ago and it was so good that when Anton said he wanted to take some of his friends on their first canyoning trip, I decided that it definitely deserved a repeat trip.
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.
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.
It could easily be done in a few hours, but if you take your time gently floating down the creek you can stretch it out to almost a full day.
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.