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You want to know what canyoning Empress Falls looks like.

Maybe you have visited Empress Falls Waterfall from the walking trail in the Blue Mountains and seen strange people in wetsuits abseiling down the waterfall.

Or maybe you’ve heard about someone who went canyoning and you thought to yourself, “What on earth is that”.

Let’s be real. No one is going to go canyoning for the first time if they have no idea what they are in for.

Canyoning is described as (according to google, a relatively reliable source):

“The sport of jumping into a fast-flowing mountain stream and allowing oneself to be carried downstream at high speed.”

If you are looking for 10 tips on what not to do for your first canyon and a bit of a laugh when you realise I did them all, go no further then this post.

Now for the good stuff.

Abseiling and Canyoning Empress Falls Blue Mountains

This was the first time I had completed this canyon specially and as you can see from the video it was spectacular.

It’s a relatively short canyon and the 30m abseil down the waterfall at the end is the highlight.

Canyoning Empress Falls Blue Mountains

We started higher than where most of the commercial canyon trips start and there were a couple of fun slides which you will find in the video.

There are some great deep hole jumps, not many long swims (feet are on the ground most of the time) and no dark holes to go through.Canyoning Empress Falls Blue Mountains

Thanks to my friend Dave from EEVBlog (and YouTube Channel) for taking me along for another canyoning trip.

If you are interested on going on a canyoning trip there are two company’s that  have been recommended to me:

Is there anything that would stop you from doing a canyoning trip?


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