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. Some of these may have a track log as I now like to record the route taken with my GPS.
The Trip Reports cover canyons in the Blue Mountains and Wollemi National Parks that are accessed in the following areas:
The Trip Reports also cover areas in Southern NSW such as the Illawarra Region and Bungonia.
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.
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. This time, it was Tyler who found a new HIGH spot to jump into the big pool. Check out the video for the awesome jumps.
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.
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 Senior moment as he'd left his camera in car - Doh!. Good news though - Kim was in training for his marathon, so he offered to run back up the hill to
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.
As it turns out, the coincidental part was that the other Adrian sent
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 continuosuly for the next week. Anyway, the forecast for Saturday was good so we decided to go for it as Twister Canyon at least has a small catchment area.
We did expect the water levels to be high given all the rain but
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!
I'd previously written this up in another website which was hacked so hopefully I've remembered it correctly. It's entirely possible that I may have exagerated certain aspects of the trip ;-)
We'd been organising this trip for a while and Stuart had decided to buy a new rope to match his existing rope for the long 50m abseils, what dedication is that? But why did he choose 11mm instead of 9mm? Unlike many other canyons, there really wasn't much info on the internet on Davies apart from what was available on Tom Brennan's Ozultimate site, so it was bound to be an exciting adventure.