Blue Mountains

Full-Day Canyoning Experience at Stunning Empress Canyon

Katoomba, Australia

From USD 195.65

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Blue Mountains is a beautiful area to explore but if you want to get up close and embark upon a real adventure, book this guided abseiling and canyon tour. The first half of the day is spent abseiling, beginning with small cliffs and building up to those more challenging ones. After an included lunch walk to the start of the canyon, wade into a creek, and jump into a rock pool. After some exhilarating water jumps and swims, abseil out of the canyon and into the rock pool below.
  • Small-group tour of no more than 14 people ensures a more personal experience
  • Includes use of all safety equipment: No need to provide your own
  • Combine abseiling with a canyon adventure in a stunning setting
  • Includes lunch and pickup/drop-off from a convenient location

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Use of equipment for the Canyon and Abseiling activities - helmets, harnesses and wet suits
  • Lunch
  • We provide all the technical equipment need for the day including wet-suits, harnesses, helmets and ropes.
  • Use of a waterproof digital camera
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 207 Katoomba St
    207 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

    We are Based inside the Blue Mountains YHA. 207 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780 Australia

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 13 and under
  • We cater for all dietary requirements.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The whole experience was a great memory and worth it.


59 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Amazing experience but be prepared!
Steven_G, Mar 2023
Expert tour guides with expertise in canyoning/ rappelling as well as the local plants/ animals/ rock formations. Stunning/ immersive views of the canyons. Not for the faint of heart. Be aware that you will be walking through knee/ waist high water on an uneven/ rocky bottom that you can’t always see. Slips and falls, bumps and bruises are just par for the course if you have no previous experience. Also be aware that you must walk up the same distance you go down. According to our Apple Watches, it was about 35 flights of stairs to climb back up from the canyon. If you can tolerate the risk and don’t mind a good hike, it is well worth it! Would definitely do again.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Steven, Thanks for the great review and sage advice for others! Regards, Darren
I’d do it again in a heartbeat!
Timothy_J, Mar 2023
There are a lot of different ways to see the Blue Mountains but none quite like this! Exciting, adventurous, memorable! I was staying in central Sydney & was nervous about the commute to Katoomba. It ended up being an easy train ride (about 2 hours) that leaves you within steps of the meeting spot for the trek. Everything about the day was great. The morning was helpful to learn about what we would be doing. Lunch was delicious. And the afternoon hours were simply unforgettable. As someone in their 20s, it is sometimes tough to find tours that get you the sites while keeping you having fun. This one fit the bill and then some! I’d do it again in a heartbeat!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for such a great review Tim! So glad you enjoyed your self. Regards, Darren
Memorable ++++++
aussiemeg, Apr 2022
My son and I just love the abseiling and we had the opportunity to also go rockclimbing although I was scared Ben put my mind at ease everything was great we had the Most memorable in fact my son said it was the best present he ever got for his birthday (24 yrs) I reminded him that he had said that when he got his Bionicle‘s (8 yrs)
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi aussie,Thats very funny, Thanks for the review. We really appreciate it.
Empress canyon was...
Davy_G, Apr 2022
Empress canyon was incredible even in the rain! Had a great time with the guided and the crew who went. Excellent trip all around
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi Davy_G, Thanks for the review, I'm glad you had a good time. Theres over a thousand canyons up here so feel free to come back anytime. Cheers Aidan
High and Wild Company is High Value
Timothy_T, Mar 2020
Company was great. Instructors were personable, knowledgeable, and positive. The whole experience was a great memory and worth it. Book now if you are on the fence.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Hi Timothy, Thanks for the review, and I am so happy you had a good time.All the best Aidan

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