Whungee Wheengee Canyon
Deep, dark and mysterious, Whungee Wheengee is without a doubt one of the very best canyons you’ll find anywhere. There are abseils, glowworm lit tunnel swims, rock scrambling, waterjumps and duckunders. A duckunder is where the roof of the canyon comes right down or just above water level, making it necessary to swim underwater for a short distance. Besides the sheer delight and challenge of the activities themselves, Whungee Wheengee offers stunning natural beauty that will take your breath away. Keep a look out for abundant local wildlife such as yabbies, eels and water dragons. The canyon also boasts several sections of fantastic rock architecture, the most spectacular being a 50 metre deep slot that is little more than a metre wide. Shortly after here, Whungee Wheengee joins the much broader expanses of the Lower Wollangambe Canyon. The sudden rise in the water temperature is most welcome as there are several long swims before the exit point is reached.
The walk out takes about 1 1/2 hours and is steep in places. Overall, this is a long, hard day, suitable for fit adventurous people who aren’t afraid of the dark!
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.
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.)
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.
$290 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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