Blackheath area in Blue Mountains National Park
Only fit canyoners should tackle Jugglers Canyon, near Medlow Bath and Grand Canyon. It’s a short route but to complete it you’ll need to do wading, scrambles and 4 abseils, including a 20m abseil from a rock overhang.
- No wheelchair access
- Time suggested
- Hard. You need a high level of fitness, proficiency with ropes and other canyoning equipment, and navigational skills.
- Trip Intention Form
It's a good idea to let someone know where you're going. Fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to your emergency contact.
- Personal Locator Beacon
Hire a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) for free at Blue Mountains Heritage Centre in Blackheath.
- What to
- Drinking water, canyoning equipment, helmet, first aid kit, mobile phone, dry bag, personal locator beacon, suitable clothing, sturdy shoes, snacks
- Please note
- Don't visit the canyon just before, during or after heavy rainfall or storms. Check park alerts before you go.
- You may encounter commercial tour groups at Jugglers Canyon.
- Planning a guided tour of this canyon? Be sure to choose a Parks Eco Pass operator. Only Parks Eco Pass holders are permitted to operate tours in Blue Mountains National Park.
Only attempt Jugglers Canyon if you’re physically fit and proficient with ropes and other canyoning equipment. Doing this 300m canyon in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park also requires a total walk of 3.5km to get in and out.
Located in the headwaters of the Grose Valley, Jugglers Canyon is cool and shaded. Warmer summer months are the best time to go, to reduce the risk of getting chilled when wet. If you’re careful, you can do this canyon without a swim, making Jugglers an option for cooler months as well.
It’s fairly easy to navigate to and from Jugglers Canyon. Start from Point Pilcher Road, which leads to Old Pilcher Point Road. After about 800m, follow the track to the right, down to a creek. Then follow arrow signs to a waterfall and a series of abseils to reach the start of the canyon.
To get through the canyon itself, you’ll need to do 4 abseils, including a 20m overhanging abseil, wading and scrambles. When you exit the canyon, make your way out by heading up Grand Canyon track, then follow Old Point Pilcher Trail back to Point Pilcher Road.
Tours and events at this location
Learn the ropes with the experienced guides of MIA Leura. You’ll enjoy an exciting and fun-filled day abseiling or canyoning in magnificent Blue Mountains locations.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Blue Mountains Heritage Centre and Blackheath office
- 9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 4787 8877
- 270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW 2785
- in the Blackheath area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Blackheath area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.