Butterbox Canyon - Blue Mountains
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This canyon is not for the faint-hearted. Three tricky abseils are negotiated before you reach the main creek, which starts with a bit of creek walking and scrambling around big boulders.

Soon the first highlight of the canyon is reached: the two main abseils which lead you down a vertical waterfall. The stance between the abseils is a chockstone, wedged in an airy position halfway down the waterfall. This is canyoning at its best! Its then a break for a fabulous lunch .

Another abseil and jump gets us to the end of the canyon. To walk out we sneak up through steep gullies between rock faces and walk along narrow ledges.

The excitement continues with a simple 10-metre rock climb 300 metres above the base of the canyon. Easy walking takes us back to the car park.


All you need to do is dress for the weather, bring running shoes that can get wet, swimwear, 1.5 litres of water and a waterproof camera. A gourmet lunch and all equipment on all long day canyons is provided. We can also provide you with a courtesy waterproof camera (please ask at time of booking).

Experience required

Please note that if you would like to undertake an advanced canyon you must talk to us first so we can ensure it’s appropriate for you.

The following canyons require abseiling and canyoning experience.

You must be able to:

Easily swim 100 metres.

Carry a 10kg backpack for up to 10 hours over rough tracks and creek/canyon beds.

Move safely up and down small cliffs as well as over smooth slippery rocks and boulders.

Demonstrate a high level of fitness and endurance.

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