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Canyons

The soft sandstone of the Blue Mountains has been eroded in many places by small streams to create an amazing array of canyons.

Some canyons can be explored on foot. Others require specialised equipment - wet suits, abseilling gear, air beds, etc.

I'll never be a real canyoner but that doesn't stop me enjoying these special places and getting into them whenever I can.

Everyone should visit at least one canyon to experience their magic.

Airly Canyon
Airly Canyon is a short canyon starting on Mt Airly and running east to Airly Village. The canyon can be traversed in either direction. A tape is required near the top. There...

Bells Grotto
Bell's Grotto is a narrow canyon created by erosion from Tunnel Creek. The old Wolgan Valley Railway ran through canyons & valleys for some distance upstream & downstream of Bell's Grotto....

Dalpura Canyon
Dalpura Canyon lies between Dalpura Ridge & Jinki Ridge. The canyon is usually entered with an abseil or a jump down a waterfall. Bushwalkers can explore Dalpura Canyon by scrambling down from...

Grand Canyon
The beautiful Grand Canyon runs from Blackheath to the Grose Valley. The canyon was carved out of the soft sandstone by Greaves Creek. A Walking Track runs through the Grand Canyon...

Honeycomb Canyon
Honeycomb Canyon is a beautiful Wollomi Canyon, rarely visited. Although the canyon is usually explored by abseillers, determined buhswalkers can get in & see its wonders. Honeycomb Canyon is very short &...

Nayook Canyon
Nayook Canyon is a beautiful Wollomi Canyon, close to the Deep Pass Camping Area. No abseiling is required. Fixed ropes & logs make the tricky sections easier. You will...

The Grotto
The Grotto is a small walk-through canyon between Point Hatteras & Genowlan Creek. Iron ladders, foot bridges & railings used to make it much easier to explore The Grotto than it...

The Ladders Defile
The Ladders Defile is a small walk-through canyon that provides a route through the cliffs between Point Hatteras & Genowlan Creek. Rustic iron ladders make a very steep passage down through...

The Pondage Canyon
The Pondage Canyon is about 150 metres long. The first 100 metres can be walked quite easily until the canyon floor drops suddenly at a waterfall. The canyon drains water...

The River Caves
The River Caves Canyon was formed by Budgary Creek eroding though the softer sandstone. There is an easy walk through this pretty canyon. The walk doesn't require abseiling or swimming...

Twins Canyon
Twins Canyon is a dual canyon system. Two short canyons drain into a small, well hidden gorge that opens onto the Wolgan Valley. The northern canyon is a long straight sheer-sided...

Wolgan View Canyon
Wolgan View Canyon is dry canyon running west towards the Wolgan Valley. There are 2 narrow sections separated by a large open area. The walk through the narrow sections leaves the impression...

Zorro Canyon
Zorro Canyon is a long narrow canyon that flows into the Wolgan Valley. The canyon has a long straight entrance passage and a long straight exit passage, running parallel to each...