Also known as rappelling, abseiling is a particularly thrilling sport that consists of ascending a mountain or rock face while being tied up to a double rope.
With its numerous rocks, canyons, mountains, hills and valleys, the Blue Mountains are perfect for this strenuous yet exhilarating activity.
Since it is one of the main Blue Mountains attractions, you can choose your pick from a few very experienced agencies that offer this activity.
If you’re a beginner, rest assured that these adventure companies do cater to people with no prior abseiling experience.
Most of the time, a crash course is offered to help you make the most out of this particular activity in all safety. Visitors will undoubtedly relish in the exceptional Blue Mountains sights, experiencing it from all sorts of unique angles.
Where can I do abseiling in the Blue Mountains?
High And Wild Abseiling
Established since 1989, High n Wild offers a wide variety of tours that will help you experience some of the most appealing Blue Mountains attractions, including rock climbing, mountain biking, bush survival courses as well as rappelling.
Working in partnership with Australia’s Youth Hostel Association, this company can arrange for half or full day expeditions. Best of all, these adventures are not limited to specific seasons.
One of their most popular Blue Mountains attractions is the Super Jump. Designed to offer a magnificent view of the surrounding regions, this particular abseiling adventure is 18 storeys high, taking you at an altitude of 60m above ground level.
If you’re a beginner, you might want to start off with a lower altitude. Indeed, High n Wild also offers mini abseiling expeditions for complete novices or kids. This particular adventure starts off at only 5 metres and the instructors will guide you through each and every step of your abseiling jump. This jump concludes with a 30m high drop that will undoubtedly thrill your senses.
Because the jumps take place in bushlands, you might even be lucky enough to spot some rare bird species that are unique to the Blue Mountains region.
Blue Mountains Adventure Company
Specializing in bushwalking, canyoning, rock climbing and abseiling, the Blue Mountains Adventure Company offers Multipitch expeditions, where you will be able to descend the area’s larger cliffs. With this company, you can be sure to explore the most scenic Blue Mountains attractions from dramatically high altitudes. In fact, from these dramatic heights, you will be treated to a bird’s eye view of the multiple waterfalls, sandstone cliffs and glorious canyons that dot the area.
Based in Katoomba, the Blue Mountains Adventure Company has over 30 years of experience in daring adventures.
If you want to experience a particularly daring Blue Mountains attraction, you might want to check out the company’s adventurous abseiling/canyoning combo. Packed with wonderful thrills, this combo starts off early morning and includes a delicious lunch at midday. You will be able to start off on shorter abseiling expeditions before moving up to higher drops.
In the afternoon, visitors can enjoy jumping in refreshingly cool lakes from above their spectacular waterfalls. To partake in these activities, it is important for you to have a decent level of fitness and stamina.