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Serendipity Canyon

Mount Wilson area in Blue Mountains National Park

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Overview

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.

Where
Mount Wilson area in Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds, Country NSW
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
7km
Time suggested
7hrs
Grade
Hard. Serendipity Canyon requires moderate fitness and proficiency with ropes and other canyoning equipment.
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What to
bring
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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