Visiting the Blue Mountains in summer? December-February can be hot. Average temperatures are generally around 25-30°C (77-86°F) but can occasionally climb above 35°C (95°F). The villages in the mountains buzz with travellers and multiple canyoning trips depart almost every day (we’re closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).

Canyoning is the perfect way to escape the heat and explore some of the most majestic, inaccessible landscapes in the Blue Mountains. Our advanced canyons are best experienced in summer when the days are long and the water isn’t too cold.


A morning session of abseiling combined with a cool canyon in the afternoon is a very popular activity on a hot summer day.


Rock climbing is available through the summer, although locations are limited due to the hot conditions.


If you’d like to join us for a hike in summer you might like to consider an introductory canyon, like Fortress Creek or the Grand Canyon. Both have minimal abseiling and walks that take you into spectacular wilderness, with water in the canyons providing a welcome opportunity to cool off. Of course, if wetsuits and off track exploring are not for you, there are plenty of trails past waterfalls and swimming holes we’d love to share with you.