Please follow the links below to the information you need on canyoning in the Mt Wilson & Mt Irvine area of the Blue Mountains. Please also take appropriate steps to ensure your safety.
- Mobile phone coverage in the area is poor and non existent in the canyons. Normally the best place to make phone calls from is along The Avenue between Queens Avenue, as you enter the Mt Wilson village, and the fire station. So you will not be able to rely on a mobile phone in an emergency. A Personal Location Beacon is the best bet in an emergency.
- Visit the 'Think Before you Trek' website
You can walk down to the Wollangambe
If you would like to have a look, but not go canyoning, the walking details can be found here.
Canyoning is a really exciting and pleasurable experience but some basic safety precautions need kept in mind. While exploring the canyons around Mt Wilson & Mt Irvine you will see native animals, wonderful geology, spectacular scenery and you will have the chance to descend into the narrow gorges which have been carved out by water over thousands of years.
Further detailed information on canyoning in the area can be found here.
There are a number of commercial adventure companies that operate in the Blue Mountains. They provide fully guided tours for people of experience levels: from absolute beginners through to very experienced people. They generally provide all the equipment required for the activity and group sizes are limited to 10 people as a maximum. Some of them can be found here.
Many bushwalking clubs around Sydney and the Blue Mountains run canyoning activities as part of their trip offerings. They usually have some membership and training requirements before you can join on certain trips but can be an excellent way to see many locations over a period of time. The Federation of Bushwalking Clubs is the best place to go to find information about a club in your area, but there are also a handful of online communities that occassionally allow beginners to join organised expeditions.