Joe's Canyon

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.

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We started from the Fire Station at around 9:15 arriving at the start of Joe’s at around 10:00 where we started blow up our lilos. Canyoning must be getting popular as Kangaroo Tent City - the usual outlet for lilos had sold out, so John and Ruby had no choice but to purchase these massive Coleman airbeds which took a good 20 mins to inflate. Here at the start of the canyon the girls are looking pretty excited and well, weird.

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After some tight narrow sections which can be seen in the forthcoming GoPro Video, we finally reached Du Faur Creek where the lazy liloing begins.

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A lot of the canyon has these lovely open sunny sections which are just made for laying back on your lilo and chilling.

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These sunny sections are punctuated by some darker canyony sections which if you hit at the right time of day (middayish) are bathed in a narrow band of sunlight.

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There are even these little caves on the sides of the canyon and if you look closely you’ll find ancient Aboriginal art depicting Cows????

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Yet another splendid part of the Canyon.

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The canyon did have to finally come to end with Amelia slowly drifting into the final beach at 14:45 before the short walk out up the hill. The girls did find the walk out a bit tiring but I guess that seeing as they’ve not done harder canyon that it might seem hard as opposed to the doddle that it is.

This really is a good introductory canyon suitable for young kids. The open nature of the canyon means that springsuits are a good choice on a sunny day.