For additional adventure activities while visiting the Blue Mountains, we highly recommend canyoning or abseiling with High and Wild!
Summer canyoning runs between September and April. All you need to do is dress for the weather, bring running shoes you can get wet, swimwear, a litre of water and a camera. High n Wild provides everything else including lunch on all our full day trips. A courtesy waterproof camera is provided if you don’t have one. A free breakfast is also included if you’re staying at the YHA the night before.
Empress Canyon – Grade: Moderate $250
8:45am – 4:00pm
A fantastic abseiling/canyon combination, one of the mountains best!
The first half of the day is abseiling, starting with a 5 metre high cliff and building up to 30 metre high cliffs during the morning. After lunch, it’s a scenic 20 minute walk to the start of the canyon. You wade into the creek that descends into the narrow slot-like canyon and within a few seconds you are jumping into a rock pool, the first of several jumps and swims. This canyon is an exciting affair with water jumps, exhilarating swims, waterslides and fantastic scenery. The final abseil out of the canyon is one of the best waterfall abseils in the mountains. Clip into the rope, step back and follow the 30 metre waterfall down to the deep rock pool below. This is not just a brilliant waterfall abseil but also a fantastic photo opportunity.
The Mini Jump – 30 metres $150
9:00am – 12:30pm
A brilliant half day abseiling adventure!
The abseiling starts with a beginner friendly 5 metre high cliff. Your instructors are close at hand to encourage and explain the techniques. With your instructor explaining each step, you progress through to a 15 metre high cliff finishing on a thrilling 30 metre high drop. The setting is beautiful bushland, making it both a scenic and exciting adventure!
Contact them today to book your next adventure!
High n Wild
207 Katoomba St (Inside the YHA)
Tel :(02) 4782 6224