Abseiling, Canyoning and Caves
From the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains to ancient caves and Australia’s highest peaks, NSW has an impressive array of destinations for outdoor adventure seekers. Whether you want to abseil, canyon, rock climb or cave, there is plenty to keep you entertained in NSW.
A thrilling range of guided tours are available, including activities for kids and first timers through to experienced adventurers. Along with the adrenaline rush, you’ll have time to enjoy the incredible scenery on offer across NSW.
The Blue Mountains have a great selection of activities on offer, within easy reach from Sydney by car, train or coach. Go on an abseiling and canyoning day tour with Blue Mountains Adventure Company, which includes stunning waterfalls, caves and rock jumps.
You’ll also find the Jenolan Caves, a labyrinth of stalactite-lined limestone caves sculpted by underground rivers. Explore on fantastic guided cave tours, including children’s tours, night tours and multilingual tours.
Experienced rock climbers will love the crags near the Shoalhaven River in Nowra, on the South Coast. Climbs here are challenging and one of the highlights is Thompson's Point, great for intermediate climbers. Outdoor Raw and Climb Nowra offer guided climbing adventures.
Bungonia National Park, near Goulburn, is another stunning wilderness for experienced adventurers, with rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning and caving. Known as the adventure capital of the Southern Highlands, it is home to one of the deepest canyons in Australia – the Bungonia Slot Canyon.
Discover one of the many other limestone cave systems in NSW, including:
- Abercrombie Caves, southwest of Bathurst
- Wombeyan Caves, near Taralga via Goulburn
- Careys Cave in Wee Jasper, near Yass
- Wellington Caves in Wellington, southeast of Dubbo