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High 'n Wild Mountain Adventures

207 Katoomba St | inside the Blue Mountains YHA, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 47826224
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Empress Falls Canyon tour

My boyfriend and I did the empress falls abseil and canyon tour. It was a lot of fun! I'd never... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
celiakaate
via mobile
Awesome

Fantastic day, cold and tough at times, but this makes it what it is. Often these 'adventure... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Lee G
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High and Wild Mountain Adventures has been operating since 1989. We offer Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Canyoning and Bush Survival courses. We cater for beginners through to experienced outdoor adventurers and hold all of the relevant qualifications and licenses to operate these activities.
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  • Poor1%
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207 Katoomba St | inside the Blue Mountains YHA, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the empress falls abseil and canyon tour. It was a lot of fun! I'd never abseiled before so it was good to spend the morning abseiling, from smaller to larger heights to get you prepared for the waterfall abseil at...More

1  Thank celiakaate
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic day, cold and tough at times, but this makes it what it is. Often these 'adventure' things are tame, but this pushes you, but not too much.

2  Thank Lee G
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I just wanted to say a huge thankyou for looking after us on our full day Canyoning trip yesterday. It was such a fabulous day. We will now be recommending it to all of our our friends and family. I am from NSW and I...More

1  Thank Marion F
Aidan m, Owner at High 'n Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

Hi Marion, Thank you for such a lovely review. You're right, so many people from NSW are amazed once they go into a canyon. Thanks again

Reviewed 30 November 2016

We have taken 30 to 50 twenty yr old students every year for the past 10 years with High n Wild - it is capacity building and a lesson in self-preservation and courage for all of them. The staff are 100% reliable, the climbs always...More

Thank PatrickFr48
Aidan m, Manager at High 'n Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2016

Thanks so much Patrick!!

Reviewed 30 November 2016

I did what I think was a trifecta of awesome: the Boars head abseiling and Empress Canyon in one day, and the Sweet Dreams rock climbing. Going with a private guide meant I didn't have to wait for groups of other people to do the...More

Thank Sam E
Aidan m, Owner at High 'n Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2016

Thanks Sam!! Glad you had a great time.

Reviewed 24 November 2016

I just took my corporate team of 18 people offsite and we did the half day abseiling adventure with High 'N Wild as our team building activity. My team were somewhat apprehensive about the challenge, mixed with a bit of excitement. Dave, Tim & Nick...More

Thank 914Fiona
Aidan m, Owner at High 'n Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Hi Fiona, That was such a lovely review, Thank you so much. Kind Regards Aidan

Reviewed 16 November 2016

My friends and I did the Empress Canyon which involved a morning of abseiling followed by an afternoon canyoning which ended in an abseil down a waterfall. We had not originally planned on doing this canyon as we wanted to do a full day canyoning...More

1  Thank Heather J
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My friend & I (and her dad!) did a half day abseil course with High N Wild as part of a fundraiser for the organisation One Girl. Not only did they put on a fabulous day - Tim was confident, patient and thorough in making...More

1  Thank Sharni K
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What an awsome adventure canyoning the empress canyon in blue mountains national park. Our giudes Tim & Richard were so helpful & full of information about the beautiful canyon we went thro. The morning consisted of absail practice of 5, 15 & 30m descents then...More

Thank mishg999
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Paid $450 for 2 people to abseil down 5/6 15 metre slopes and walk close to 10km on a dangerously slippery downhill slope, only to have to walk all the way back up in the boiling sun. 'Lunch provided' consisted of 2 ham sandwiches you...More

4  Thank Albert J
Aidan m, General Manager at High 'n Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Hi Albert, I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy the canyon. All of our previous reviews of this canyon have been very positive. Our lunch is always fresh salad and rolls with cheese, ham or tuna and has to be pre-made so you can take it...More

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Steve M
Do some of the canyoning trips have a minimum age? I am thinking of booking for my 10, 13 and 16 yo kids.
4 December 2016|
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Response from Aidan m | Property representative |
Thanks for you enquiry. We have a minimum age of 14 for canyoning due to the cold. However if your kids are big for their age and you come before end of February it may be possible. Please call us on (02) 4782 6224 to... More
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Lycra20
How many reviews of High 'n Wild with, the highest rating (all of them!!) have reviewers with 4 or less reviews in total, the majority only 1 review. Mmmmm very dodgy to say the least.
4 October 2016|
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Response from FryMy |
My partner and I went on a trip a while back with 'HnW' and we are flabbergasted that they've got 81 'excellent' ratings from reviewers with so few reviews (agree - looks highly suspicious). Our experience certainly was NOT... More
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Denese R
Level of fitness required?
22 June 2016|
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Response from Dan G | Reviewed this property |
I'm fairly unfit, used to smoke and managed to do it. You will be exhausted at the end of the day but totally worth it!!
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