Excursions in the Blue Mountain National Park

Canyoning Katoomba, Australia

Here at the Blue Mountain Adventure Company, we hold a special place in our hearts for the great outdoors, specifically Blue Mountains National Park. Based in Katoomba we run daily canyoning, abseiling and climbing excursions around the park with fully qualified (and rather good-looking) guides. Whether you’re a solo traveller looking to jump on a trip or are travelling here as a group, we’re happy to accommodate everyone on our excursions so long as you’re prepared for an epic day out amidst beautiful surroundings!

Location by Blue Mountain Adv. Comp.

Packages at this location

Wollangambe Canyon Canyoning

A full day canyon spent floating on lilos (inflatable airbeds) through long, deep pools. Wollangambe is different from most other canyons, being of a more open, sunny nature. Drifting down this crystal-clear river between the towering rock walls is like a touch of paradise. We pause for lunch on an unspoilt sandy beach. If time permits, we can explore up into the lower reaches of some of the canyons that join the river – including the spectacular “Green Room”. For the more adventurous there is some optional water jumps off the canyon walls. The steady uphill walk out takes 1 ½ hours.

The instructor will guide you from the parking to the canyoning start point which is a 1.5-hour brisk uphill walk. More information will be provided upon booking but all transport will be provided, to and from the start point.

Year round

Lunch - All BMAC full day participants receive a generous picnic lunch, provided by our local deli. Select one of their delicious, gourmet sandwich options when you book your trip. Altitude Deli can cater to most dietary requirements with notice.

Equipment provided - We will provide you with a backpack, wetsuit, waterproof bag, helmet, harness, carabiners and abseil descender. We also cover your National Parks and Wildlife Service park entry fee. While we encourage all participants to bring their own weather-appropriate clothing (see below), we have spare warm clothing and rain jackets if needed.

Participant Requirements - We believe our canyoning adventures are heaps of fun, and we want to ensure you have the best experience possible in the remote regions we explore. It’s important to us that you have the fitness and skills to enjoy your time with us.

Fitness - Participants are required to have a good level of fitness. There is some bushwalking during the day, including some steep uphill sections. All participants are required to carry a backpack weighing up to 10kg throughout the day.

Abseiling - No experience necessary. There is no compulsory abseiling in this canyon.

Mobility - Participants are required to have good mobility as we will be moving through uneven terrain in a remote environment.

Swimming - This canyon involves swimming. If you have any concerns about your swimming ability, please contact our office.

Things to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes suited to the weather
  • Sneakers / sand shoes and woollen socks to wear in the canyon. These will get wet!
  • Swimming costume to wear under your wetsuit
  • Water bottle – at least 1.5 litres
  • Personal medication (Ventolin / EpiPen etc.)

Intermediate Canyoning Serendipity Canyon Canyoning

On this canyoning adventure, you'll be abseiling down hemmed canyon walls, pool jumping and wading through water, over rocks and boulders, in the sublime Serendipity Canyon. Don’t worry if you’ve only got limited abseiling and canyoning experience; the trip is great for those wanting to expand their skills and push themselves to new limits. After an exhilarating morning of fun, it's time for lunch in the sun, we bring all our food from our local deli, and you can choose your sandwich of choice. The walk out of the canyon can be a steep climb and takes roughly 1 hour; you’ll also be required to carry a 10kg backpack on the route so fitness levels should be relativity good. Make sure you pack comfortable clothes and a swimming costume!

The instructors will transport you to the parking, then guide you to the start point and throughout the course. More info will be provided upon booking.

Year Roud

Lunch - All BMAC full day participants receive a generous picnic lunch, provided by our local deli. Select one of their delicious, gourmet sandwich options when you book your trip. Altitude Deli can cater to most dietary requirements with notice.

Equipment provided - We will provide you with a backpack, wetsuit, waterproof bag, helmet, harness, carabiners and abseil descender. We also cover your National Parks and Wildlife Service park entry fee. While we encourage all participants to bring their own weather-appropriate clothing (see below), we have spare warm clothing and rain jackets if needed.

Participant Requirements - We believe our canyoning adventures are heaps of fun, and we want to ensure you have the best experience possible in the remote regions we explore. It’s important to us that you have the fitness and skills to enjoy your time with us.

Fitness - Participants are required to have a good level of fitness. There is some bushwalking during the day, including some steep uphill sections. All participants are required to carry a backpack weighing up to 10kg throughout the day.

Abseiling - No experience necessary. There is no compulsory abseiling in this canyon.

Mobility - Participants are required to have good mobility as we will be moving through uneven terrain in a remote environment.

Swimming - This canyon involves swimming. If you have any concerns about your swimming ability, please contact our office.

Things to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes suited to the weather
  • Sneakers / sand shoes and woollen socks to wear in the canyon. These will get wet!
  • Swimming costume to wear under your wetsuit
  • Water bottle – at least 1.5 litres
  • Personal medication (Ventolin / EpiPen etc.)

Introductory Canyoning Abseiling & Empress Falls Canyoning

Calling all canyoning and abseiling beginners, this one's for you! The morning begins at the North Boyce abseiling site where you’ll learn the ins and outs of abseiling as you bound down the site walls. Up next is a picnic lunch before we head out to Empress Falls Canyon where you can put your new found skills to the test. After plenty of swimming, scrambling, and wading you’ll find yourself at a 30m abseil wall. After a successful and adrenaline-fuelled abseil, it’s just a 30-minute short steep walk back up to the Empress Falls car park where you’ll return to the site. Make sure you pack comfortable clothes, woollen socks, and a swimming costume!

The instructors will provide transport to the parking and then to the start point and throughout. Please leave a day for the trip, more info will be provided upon booking.

Year Round

Lunch - All BMAC full day participants receive a generous picnic lunch, provided by our local deli. Select one of their delicious, gourmet sandwich options when you book your trip. Altitude Deli can cater to most dietary requirements with notice.

Equipment provided - We will provide you with a backpack, wetsuit, waterproof bag, helmet, harness, carabiners and abseil descender. We also cover your National Parks and Wildlife Service park entry fee. While we encourage all participants to bring their own weather-appropriate clothing (see below), we have spare warm clothing and rain jackets if needed.

Participant Requirements - We believe our canyoning adventures are heaps of fun, and we want to ensure you have the best experience possible in the remote regions we explore. It’s important to us that you have the fitness and skills to enjoy your time with us.

Fitness - Participants are required to have a good level of fitness. There is some bushwalking during the day, including some steep uphill sections. All participants are required to carry a backpack weighing up to 10kg throughout the day.

Abseiling - No experience necessary. There is no compulsory abseiling in this canyon.

Mobility - Participants are required to have good mobility as we will be moving through uneven terrain in a remote environment.

Swimming - This canyon involves swimming. If you have any concerns about your swimming ability, please contact our office.

Things to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes suited to the weather
  • Sneakers / sand shoes and woollen socks to wear in the canyon. These will get wet!
  • Swimming costume to wear under your wetsuit
  • Water bottle – at least 1.5 litres
  • Personal medication (Ventolin / EpiPen etc.)

About the location

Accommodation

The trips generally only last a day however we can help you find accommodation in the area. Just ask!

Location

Our headquarters are located in Katoomba, the main town in the heart of the Blue Mountains National Park. This is where you’ll find the majority of hotels, restaurants and shops within the park which makes it a great meeting point for us and you alike!

Food

All ¾ day long trips include lunch from our local deli (Altitude deli) which serves a delightful range of gourmet sandwiches including chicken avocado rolls, ham and camembert on Turkish bread and veggie burgers! If you have an allergy just let us know in advance as the deli can cater to most dietary requirements! If you’ve opted for a half day excursion, you can add on lunch as an optional extra.

Activities

All hiking and canyoning, abseiling and climbing activities range in difficulty from easy to hard and gradient, height and distance vary on each trail.

Amenities

  • Lunch

  • Equipment Rental

  • Instructors/Coaching

  • Guides

Available activities

  • Canyoning

  • Daytrips

  • Hiking

  • Excursions

  • Abseiling

  • Climbing