Canyoning

Below is a blog of most of my canyon trips since getting right back into it in 2015. These are anecdotes not guides.

so far there is

Acoustic Canyon  25/04/2016  04/06/201708/09/2018

Alcatraz Canyon 30/04/2016 / 27/01/2017 / 04/03/2017 / 20/05/2017  29/10/2017 / 08/02/2018 / 08/09/2018 / 20/04/2019 / 19/09/2020

Arethusa 26/02/2017 / 09/03/2019 / 30/11/2019

Banks Canyon  20/12/2015

Bell Creek Canyon 19/03/201607/04/2018

Bells Grotto and the Glowworn Tunnel 17/04/2016

Better Offer (AKA Magnifying Glass) 29/10/2016 / 30/08/2020

Billabong Canyon 05/06/2016 / 10/06/2017

Birrabang 30/08/2020

Bjelkes Mind Canyon 12/01/2019

Bob’s canyon, AKA Broadhead canyon 24/06/2017

Bowen Creek South, middle upper section 26/11/2016

Breakfast Creek Canyon 11/12/18

Bridge Canyon (Steep Creek) 12/01/2019

Bubblebath Canyon 13/01/2019

Butterbox/ MT Hay canyon 03/04/2016 / 14/04/18 / 10/10/2020 / 3/11/2020

Cathedral Canyon 31/07/201628-09-2017 / 20/07/2019

Clatterteeth, AKA Du Faurs crk 01/01/2017

Claustral Canyon 11/12/201624/03/2018

Closet Canyon 24/10/2018

Coachwood Canyon 27-09-2017

Coin Slot 29/07/2017 16/06/2018 / 16/06/2019

Cork Screw 26/11/2016

Crikey 23/02/2017

Cracks of Doom 20/07/2019 / 11/07/2020

Crooked Crevice AKA Penrose gully 20/04/2019 / 22/06/2019

Dalpura Canyon 26/03/1631/03/2018 / 05/08/2019

Danae Brook 24/11/2018

Dargan Crk 13/02/1710/02/2018

Davids Crevasse 28/07/2018

Dead Tree 01/04/2017

Deep Pass 15/04/2017/ 01/09/2019

Devils Pinch 29/12/2016 / 20/10/2018

Dione Dell 25/09/201602/09/2017 / 07/09/2019

Doomsday, AKA Bull Ant 15/06/2019

A dry canyon 17/07/16 20/05/2017

The Dry Canyon AKA Wolgan View AKA Nobles canyon 10/03/2016 / 14/11/2016 / 04/03/201725/06/2017

East Creek Falls 1/11/2020

Empress  Falls Canyon 10/01/2016  05/02/201711/11/201816/02/2019 / 31/12/2019 / 01/02/2020 / 09/02/2020 / 08/08/2020 / 6/11/2020

Fern Tree Gully 21/05/2017

Fortress Canyon 10/01/2016

Four Dope Canyon AKA Birthday Suit Berty Canyon 05/05/2018

Galah Canyon 04/11/2018

Glen Davis canyoning 02/12/2017 / 30/12/2018

Geronimo Canyon 24/02/2018

The Grand Canyon  25/01/2015 / 29/01/2017 / 25/01/2018 / 11/11/2018 / 01/02/2020 / 29/10/2020

Gobsmacker (Bowen Crk North Lower section)  15/02/2015

Great Uncle George canyon 25/04/2017

Hat Hill Canyon 24/01/2016

Hobnail (Range Crk) 26/11/2016

Hole in the Wall  20/12/2015 10/03/2018 / 11/10/2020

Horseshoe Canyon 24/02/2018

the Juggler 25/01/2015 / 3/11/2020

Kalang Falls 13/10/2018 / 13/025/2021

Kanangra Main 19/10/2019,

Kanangra Main Via the Slot 23/11/2019 (or not) / 17/1/2021

Kamarah Gully 08/09/2020

Koombanda  canyon 06/02/2016 / 12/11/2017

The Little Canyon 24/11/2017 / 27/06/2018

Looking Glass canyon 21/09/2019

Luna Park Canyon 02/02/2019

Magnifying Glass Canyon. (AKA Better Offer) 29/10/2016 / 30/08/2020

Mares Forest Creek canyon 28/12/201601/01/2019

Minnihaha Falls 08/08/2020

Minotaurs Lair (AKA Bell Minor) 14/08/2016 / 06/07/2019

Mt Hay /Butterbox canyon 03/04/2016 / 14/04/18

Newnes/Star light/ Amazing Wallaby Tunnel Canyon 07-10-201720/10/2018

Newnes Plateau canyoning 29/09/18 / 19/09/20

Nightmare canyon 19/08/2017 02/06/2018 / 03/08/2019

Northern Wollemi 06/04/2019 / 11/05/2019 1 / 11/05/2019 2 / 11/05/2019 3 /

North Wolgan Canyoning 14/08/2016 / 08-10-2016 / 25/05/2019 / 1/8/2020

Pipeline Canyon  30/01/2016 21/10/2017

Pleasant View Canyon 28/05/2017

Random 2/08/2020

Ranon Canyon 17-01-2018

The River Caves  / 19/11/201625/06/2017

Rocky Crk Canyon  / 25/01/2017 / 18/02/2017 27-09-2017 / 23/12/2017 / 08/03/2019 / 19/12/2020

Sea Caves 09/01/2020

Serendipity 12/11/2016 25/01/20199

Starlight 07-10-201720/10/2018

Sheep Dip 08/01/2017 / 11/03/2017 / 19/12/2020

South Wolgan canyoning 22-05-16 / 26-06-16 / 19-07-16 20/05/2017 / 12/06/201729/10/201718/05/2018 / 22/06/2019

Surefire Canyon 31-12-2017

Tiger snake Canyon 08/11/201501/07/2017 / 20/04/2019 / 20/06/2020

Timber Chute Canyon 03/09/2017 / 25/05/2019

Twilight Canyon 05/01/2019

Twister   14/01/2017 / 25/01/2017 / 18/02/2017 23/12/17 / 08/03/2019 / 19/12/2020

Walk the Plank canyon 06/07/2019

Water Dragon Canyon 28/10/18

Waterfall of Moss 14/02/16 / 16/12/2017

Why Don’t /We Do It In The Road 12/11/16

Windows  05/08/201730/06/2018 15/09/2018

Wolgan Falls 22/10/2020

Wolgan Wilderness 14/11/2020

Wollangambe 1 canyon 01/01/2016 / 01/01/2021

Wollangambe 2 01/01/2018

Wollangambe Upper 24/02/2019

Wollangambe Upper, Upper (Upper upper?) 27/01/2018

Wollangambe Wilderness 07/08/2016 /20-08-201608-07-201701/07/2018 / 12/07/2020

Whungee Wheengee 14/02/2016 / 20/01/2018 / 27/10/2019

Yileen Canyon 27/02/2016   06/05/2017

Zorro Canyon: 29-11-15 / 15-05-1628-09-2017 08/09/2018 / 20/07/2019 / 11/07/2020

If you are inspired and looking to start canyoning I recommend doing a trip with a commercial guide company or joining a bush walking club.

Those that know me and have asked to come along, um I tend to plan these trips at the last minute and am terrible at remembering to invite people. I head out most weekends so if you get in contact the Wednesday or Thursday I let you know what I’m doing and whether it would be suitable.

Those more experienced and adventurous may pick up clues or get a bit of an idea of what to expect from my videos and photos but I don’t generally give directions or instruction. For that sort of thing I highly recommend Tom Brennan’s site at Ozultimates

Other sites with trip reports and photos I recommend are David Nobles various pages  and blog or the Fat Canyoners blog (may contain nudity) and Marilyn’s Adventures with M

The lotsafreshair youtube channel also posted this handy little video about canyon safety and ethics which is well worth the watch

And please remember to Think before you TREK

Think before you TREK promotes the benefits of planning ahead for your bushwalking trip by using an easy to remember acronym:

T – Take adequate supplies of food, water, navigation and first aid equipment.

R – Register your planned route and tell friends and family when you expect to return.

E – Emergency beacon (PLB’s) are available free of charge from NSW Police Force and NPWS.

K – Keep to your planned route and follow the map and walking trails

For further information about the TREK program please head to the following web sitehttps://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/…/think-before-you…Please also download and install the Emergency plus App on your smart phone.https://emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.auLet’s have a safe and enjoyable weekend.