Wollangambe Canyon 2
Mount Wilson area in Blue Mountains National Park
For fit canyoners and strong swimmers only, Wollangambe Canyon 2 is a long canyon route near Mount Wilson. Good navigational skills are a must to make the 9km walk in and out.
- Mount Wilson area in Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds, Country NSW
- No wheelchair access
- Time suggested
- Hard. You must be a strong swimmer with a high level of fitness. It’s challenging to navigate to and from this canyon. Good navigational skills are essential.
- 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
If you're planning to loan a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) from one of these locations, wait and fill out your trip intention form in person.
- What to
- Drinking water, inflatable float, helmet, wetsuit, first aid kit, mobile phone, dry bag, personal locator beacon, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, topographic map, snacks, compass
- 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.
- Planning a guided tour? Choose a Park Eco Pass operator. Only Parks Eco Pass holders are permitted to operate tours in Blue Mountains National Park.
Also known as the Wollangambe Canyon Lower Tourist Section, this 2.4km canyon is non-technical but still poses many challenges. Taking up to 10hrs to complete, it includes exposed climbs, jumps, difficult scrambles, long swims and a trek of 9km to walk in and out.
Long, warm summer days are the best time to do Wollangambe Canyon 2, to avoid getting too cold in the chilly river waters. Don't forget your wetsuit and be sure to bring a lilo, pack raft of other type of inflatable float.
Starting from Cathedral Reserve, walk west along Northern Fire Trail for 1.2km then veer right at the fork, heading downhill. After reaching the top of a long hill where you'll see a warning sign, turn right and head north another 1.5 km to the river.
To reach the river, there's an exposed 300m down-climb using tree roots. Soon after entering the canyon you'll arrive at a difficult jump or 2m down-scramble. This canyon also features many more scrambles over massive boulders, lots of long swims, and a steep climb out.
- 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.