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List of Known Canyons

Information About Canyons in That Region

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Northern NSW Whitewater Canyons

Please note: Grades and rope lengths are indicative only. Variations in water levels will greatly influence grades.


Watagans NP Plan of Management

Gap Creek

2 x 60 metre ropes for Gap Creek Falls

Barrington Tops

Canyoning activities require written consent from the NPWS. Provision of a risk assessment and appropriate public liability insurance will be a requirement for consent.

Barrington Tops NP Plan of Management

Gloucester River Canyon v4a3III

2 x 40 metre ropes

Manning River Canyon v3a3III

Located within the Barrington Tops State Forest

2 x 60 metre ropes

Williams River Canyon v2a4IV

1 x 20 metre rope

Polblue Creek Gorge v3a2III

Located within Stewarts Brook State Forest and Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

2 x 60 metre ropes

New England

Wollomombi Gorge ( Inaccessible Gulf ) via Wollomombi abseil route or Chandler Falls v5a

Chandler Canyon

Chandler Falls

Hastings River Canyon v6a5

Apsley Gorge v2a3III

Mihi Gorge v3a3III

2 x 60 metre ropes

Bakers Creek v2a2II

Styx River v5a4IV

Coffs Harbour

Abseiling, rock climbing, canyoning and other adventure activities will not be permitted in the park’s gorges, apart from the Bangalore Creek and Urumbilum River gorges.
Permission required from NPWS for abseiling, rock climbing, and canyoning in the Bangalore Creek and Urumbilum River gorges

Bindarri NP Plan of Management

Urumbilum Canyon v4a4III

2 x 60 metre ropes

Rosewood Canyon v3a3III

2 x 50 metre ropes

Bangalore Canyon v3a3III

2 x 60 metre ropes

Wayper Canyon v3a3III

2 x60 metre ropes

Gleniffer Canyon v6a5V

3 x 80 metre ropes


Photo’s and article: Laurence Alderton.