Fortress Creek Canyon
Fortress Creek Canyon near Leura is a full day canyon. The canyon section of Fortress is preceded by a magnificent trek along a delightful walled-in creek, passing through a variety of habitats from hanging swamp to rainforest. The canyon itself involves some constricted swims between narrow sandstone walls, rock scrambling, waterjumps and an overhanging abseil (suitable for first time abseilers). The canyon ends unexpectedly on the edge of a 100 metre precipice high above the spectacular expanse of the Grose Valley. Relax on a sunny rock shelf as you enjoy your lunch with breathtaking views all around. The walk back takes a little over an hour on average with the first 20 minutes being the steepest. Much of the walk is through open heathland with possibly the best views in the Blue Mountains from the top of the Fortress.
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.
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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 weather
- 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.)
We believe our canyoning adventures are heaps of fun, and we want to ensure you have the best experience possible in the remote regions we explore. It’s important to us that you have the fitness and skills to enjoy your time with us so please read on:
Fitness: Participants are required to have a good level of fitness. There is some bushwalking during the day, including some steep uphill sections. All participants are required to carry a backpack weighing up to 10kg throughout the day.
Abseiling: Abseiling experience is not essential, as we will teach these skills throughout the day.
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. 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.
$250 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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