The Ultimate Empress Adventure

Technical Grade: Easy
Fitness Grade: Easy
Time: 8:45am - 4:00pm (Approx)
Prior Experience: Not Required

This canyoning experience is a great introduction to this stunning outdoor activity! We open the day with an abseiling skills adventure- several short practice abseils and then we move up to some higher challenges- you’ll find our abseil training session to be an exciting adventure in its own right!

After lunch we’ll commence our tour through the breathtaking Empress Canyon. The journey takes us deep inside the sandstone escarpment, wading, scrambling and jumping into pools! When we discover daylight we’ll again use our rope skills to perform a spectacular 30 meter waterfall abseil to make our exit. To complete our journey we’ll undertake a short scenic trek back to our pick-up point!

We provide all specialist personal and group abseiling and canyoning equipment including harnesses, helmets, wetsuits etc. on all canyoning adventures and tours.

After we process your booking an information sheet detailing specific equipment and dress requirements will be sent to you.

Lunch is also provided on this adventure- Please be sure to inform us on your booking form if you have any special dietary requirements!

Adventure prerequisites:

  • A keen sense of Adventure
  • Reasonable fitness
  • Basic swimming ability

What’s included:

  • Australia’s most experienced adventure guiding & outdoor training specialists – The Australian School of Mountaineering
  • Nationally qualified & highly experienced guides
  • All technical equipment
  • Delicious & nutritious Lunch (Please inform us of any requirements on your booking info)
  • All National Parks’ entrance fees
  • 15% off in our partner store, Paddy Pallin Katoomba

Please be aware that:

  • Canyoning involves a variety of challenges- Lots of hiking, cold water swimming, scrambling over slippery surfaces and potentially rock climbing
  • All participants must carry their own pack for the day and while negotiating these obstacles
  • Good, closed toe footwear is required (Old sneakers are adequate)
  • It’s going to be cold! We will provide a wetsuit, we recommend you bring a woolen or synthetic fleece layer also (No cotton- it will not work when wet!)
  • A raincoat is required as emergency gear. This will help trap warm air against you and keep you extra warm. (We can provide this if necessary, but your own will be nicer and fit better!)
  • We recommend all particpants are over 14 Years of age. Please call us if you have younger people who are keen for adventure!
  • Bring spare clothes and a towel- You will need them when you get back to the office

Looking to book on a weekend? Please see our Empress Canyon Adventure.