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Women's Empress Canyon & Abseil Adventure Saturday 20th Feb

Travel & Outdoor


This mix of canyoning and abseiling experience is a perfect way to be introduced to the outdoors, especially in the Blue Mountains. We begi

This mix of canyoning and abseiling experience is a perfect way to be introduced to the outdoors, especially in the Blue Mountains.

We begin the day with learning the ropes "literally" with a half day abseiling. The abseiling is done off the Narrow Neck plateau itself, with 3 different pitches - 5m, 15m, 30m. Afterwards we all head around to the Conservation Hut area for lunch and the Empress Canyon.

The Empress Canyon consists of majestic rainforest scenery with rock jumps from 2m up to 5m and finishes with a breath-taking 30m waterfall abseil! The longest swim required to complete is approximately 10m. You will be provided with a thick, warm wetsuit, canyoning harness, backpack and a helmet. Once you are geared up, we give you abseil preparation training, then off we go to start our journey into the depths of the canyon!

Before you get to the waterfall, you will have already gasped at the canyon s beautiful rainforest and sculptured rock, clambered over boulders, leaped into deep pools, and spotted bright orange crayfish. For the canyon you will also wear a wetsuit to protect you from its always cool waters and there are some short swims involved.


  • Difficulty: Suitable for beginners
  • Requirements: Moderate level of fitness, good general health, comfortable in water.
  • Length: Approximately 6 hours
  • Numbers: 10 women maximum
  • Meeting location: Narrowneck Lookout, Cliff Drive Katoomba (there are no bathrooms here so please go in town before you reach this location). https://goo.gl/maps/FW8Cp6gMyPM2
  • Meeting Time: 7.45am
  • Finish Time: Between 3.30pm-4pm


  • Secure waterproof containers will be provided for personal items
  • Durable older clothing. Dress weather appropriately (check weather forecasts)
  • Running shoes, joggers or trainers to wear in the canyon (they will get wet). Shoes must be enclosed and have grip
  • Swimming attire (wear under clothes)
  • 2 litres of water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hair ties for long hair
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Rain jacket (check weather forecasts)
  • Camera (optional, must be waterproof and strongly tied to your body)


  • Licensing
  • Experienced Leader
  • All safety equipment
  • Wetsuits
  • Morning Tea and lunch (gluten free options available)
  • Transport to and from pick up location

Leave the following behind in your car for after the tour:

  • A towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Change of footwear
  • Please leave valuables at home as we cannot guarantee their safety

We look forward to meeting you on the day.

Please don't hesitate to contact us at womenwantadventure@outlook.com if you have any questions.


How old do I need to be to attend?

Women Want Adventure trips are for women over the age of 18 years unless accompanied by an adult.

Do I need any experience?

No. This trip is designed to teach you the fundamental skills of abseiling through a canyon. The qualified leaders will assist you and you will always be safe.

Can I attend individually?

Yes! Many of the women who attend our trips turn up individually and make very good friends with the other ladies in our community. We welcome everyone.

Cancellation Policy:

We hope you do not need to cancel your trip, however if cancellation takes place the following will apply:

  • More than 30 days before the trip there is no charge
  • 29-15 days before the scheduled trip there is a 20% administration fee
  • 14 days or less before the scheduled trip the full fee will be charged (100% of the participant cost).

Please be aware that if a participant cancels their trip once it commences or they do not show they also forfeit their full trip cost. Late arrival of a participant or participants on the day may also forfeit the full trip cost. Women Want Adventure may reduce, transfer or waive the loss of fee for any reason at their sole discretion.

In the event of adverse weather conditions, Women Want Adventure reserves the right to change, alter or cancel this trip in the interests of client safety. Women Want Adventure will notify all participants as soon as possible on the day.

* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.

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