Mount Wilson area in Blue Mountains National Park
Only fit, experienced canyoners should try Serendipity Canyon, near Mount Wilson in Blue Mountains National Park. With abseils and short swims, it’s a technical canyon that should be done with a guide.
- No wheelchair access
- Time suggested
- Hard. Serendipity Canyon requires moderate fitness and proficiency with ropes and other canyoning equipment.
- 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, wetsuit, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, first aid kit, mobile phone, dry bag, personal locator beacon, snacks, sunscreen
- Please note
- Don't visit Serendipity Canyon just before, during or after heavy rainfall or storms. Check park alerts before you go.
- Only attempt Serendipity Canyon with a competent guide.
- Be sure to choose a Park Eco Pass operator. Only Parks Eco Pass holders are permitted to operate tours in Blue Mountains National Park.
- You may encounter commercial tour groups.
- NPWS does not manage, mark or clear canyon access routes. These routes cross natural bushland, cliffs and forest. You must research and be responsible for your own directions and entry and exit information.
Located on the south side of Wollangambe River, Serendipity Canyon is also known as 'Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? Canyon' after the Beatles song of that name.
This challenging canyon takes about 7 hours to complete, with a total walk in and out of 7km.
To get through Serendipity Canyon, you’ll need to do multiple abseils, including a long one of 20m. This technical canyon also features jumps, scrambles, short swims, and a lengthy (45-minute) creek walk. Since you’ll spend time in the cold waters of Wollangambe River, it’s best to try this canyon in the warmer months of summer.
Access to Serendipity Canyon starts at the Mount Wilson Fire Station, on the fire trail behind the station.
- 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 Mount Wilson area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Mount Wilson area is always open but some locations may close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.