Canyons

The soft sandstone of the Blue Mountains has been eroded in many places by small streams to create an amazing array of canyons.

Some canyons can be explored on foot. Others require specialised equipment - wet suits, abseiling gear, air beds, etc.

I enjoy exploring and photographing these special places.

Everyone should visit at least one canyon to experience their magic.

Airly Canyon

Airly Canyon is a short canyon starting on Mt Airly and running east to Airly Village. The canyon can be traversed in either direction. A...

Bells Grotto

Bell's Grotto is a narrow canyon created by erosion from Tunnel Creek. The old Wolgan Valley Railway ran through canyons & valleys for some distance...

Birrabang Canyon

Birrabang Canyon is a small canyon in Birrabang Brook between Bells Line of Road and the Grose Valley. There are no abseils in Birrabang Canyon....

Dalpura Canyon

Dalpura Canyon lies between Dalpura Ridge and Jinki Ridge. The canyon is usually entered with an abseil or a jump down a waterfall. Bushwalkers can...

Grand Canyon 

The beautiful Grand Canyon runs from Blackheath to the Grose Valley. The canyon was carved out of the soft sandstone by Greaves Creek. A Walking...

Honeycomb Canyon

Honeycomb Canyon is a beautiful Wollomi Canyon, rarely visited. Although the canyon is usually explored by abseillers, determined buhswalkers can get in & see its...

Nayook Canyon

Nayook Canyon is a beautiful Wollomi Canyon, close to the Deep Pass Camping Area. No abseiling is required. Fixed ropes & logs make the tricky...

Oronga Canyon

Oronga Canyon lies hidden between Oronga Ridge & Wongarra Hill. The canyon has 2 branches that join to form the main lower canyon that flows...

Rockflower Creek Passage

Rockflower Creek Passage is a long, deep slot that winds its way through the Rockflower Ridge pagadas to the Wolgan Valley Cliffline. The slot has...

Sunnyside Canyon

This canyon is about 600 metres long and can be walked. Ropes or tapes are not needed. In some places it is necessary to climb...

The Grotto

The Grotto is a small walk-through canyon between Point Hatteras & Genowlan Creek. Iron ladders, foot bridges & railings used to make it much easier...

The Ladders Defile

The Ladders Defile is a small walk-through canyon that provides a route through the cliffs between Point Hatteras & Genowlan Creek. Rustic iron ladders make...

The Pondage Canyon

The Pondage Canyon is about 150 metres long. The first 100 metres can be walked quite easily until the canyon floor drops suddenly at a...

The River Caves

The River Caves Canyon was formed by Budgary Creek eroding though the softer sandstone. There is an easy walk through this pretty canyon. The walk...

Twins Canyon

Twins Canyon is a dual canyon system. Two short canyons drain into a small, well hidden gorge that opens onto the Wolgan Valley. The northern...

Wolgan View Canyon

Wolgan View Canyon is dry canyon running west towards the Wolgan Valley. There are 2 narrow sections separated by a large open area. The walk...

Zorro Canyon

Zorro Canyon is a long narrow canyon that flows into the Wolgan Valley. The canyon has a long straight entrance passage and a long straight...