Hole in the Wall Canyon

One of the hidden gems of the Blue Mountains, Hole in the Wall is a spectacularly narrow, varied and interesting canyon with breathtaking rock formations. There are two main abseils, one is an 18 metre freefall through a hole in the floor of the canyon, and the other is a 10 metre slippery log abseil – straight through a waterfall. There is waterjumps, swimming and an underground glowworm-lit cave, where the fantastic display of glowworms is as impressive as the night sky. A highlight of the trip is exiting from the glowworm cave via a short squeeze with packs off. The canyon ends on a sunny rock shelf at the waters edge. The walk out takes 1 and ½ hours, the first 20 minutes involves the most strenuous walking.


All BMAC full day participants receive a generous picnic lunch, provided by our local deli. Select one of their delicious, gourmet sandwich options when you book your trip. Altitude Deli can cater to most dietary requirements with notice, so please let us know of your needs as soon as possible.

Want to see what’s on the menu? Check out our seasonal selection here.
Equipment provided

We will provide you with a backpack, wetsuit, waterproof bag, helmet, harness, carabiners and abseil descender. We also cover your National Parks and Wildlife Service park entry fee. While we encourage all participants to bring their own weather-appropriate clothing (see below), we have spare warm clothing and rain jackets if needed.


Things to bring

As a general rule we recommend:


  • Comfortable clothes suited to the conditions
  • Sneakers / sandshoes and woollen socks to wear in the canyon. These will get wet!
  • Swimming costume to wear under your wetsuit
  • Water bottle – at least 1.5 litres
  • Personal medication (Ventolin/EpiPen etc.)


Participant Requirements

Our Advanced Canyoning Adventures are no stroll in the park. They are long, hard days in remote locations. Participants must have a high level of fitness along with abseiling and canyoning experience. Blue Mountains Adventure Company reserves the right to deny access to anyone whose fitness and experience (in our opinion) is deemed to be inadequate for the adventure chosen, and/or who is a hazard to themselves or others.

Fitness: Participants are required to have a very high level of fitness. Advanced canyons involve long, hard days with many abseils and strenuous, steep walks out. Some exits involve scrambling or short rock climbs. All participants are required to carry a backpack throughout the day that may weigh in excess of 10kg.

Abseiling: Advanced canyons have numerous tricky abseils, and abseiling experience is essential.

Mobility: Participants are required to have good mobility as we will be moving through uneven terrain in a remote environment.

Swimming: This canyon involves swimming in very cold water for prolonged periods of time. If you have any concerns about your swimming ability, please contact our office.


If you have any questions or concerns, we’d be delighted to talk with you.


$315 per person incl GST.
Private group departures available.

We’ll run this adventure on any day for 2 or more (as long as we aren’t booked out), so let us know a date that suits you. Travelling on your own? We’ll happily join you up with a group that is already departing.
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