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“Amazing Adventure - Fantastic Guide” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Mountains Adventure Company

Blue Mountains Adventure Company
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Owner description: One hundred kilometres west of Sydney, NSW, Australia lies one of nature's most magnificent creations, the World Heritage area of the Blue Mountains. Endless stretches of sandstone cliffs, dramatic waterfalls and hidden canyons, a landscape of stunning natural beauty. It provides a fantastic environment for the thrilling adventure activities of abseiling, canyoning, rockclimbing, mountain biking and bushwalking - a lifetime's worth of adventuring is to be had in Sydney's backyard!check out our website for the best fun you can have in Sydney: your next Blue Mountains Adventure!
Melbourne, Australia
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“Amazing Adventure - Fantastic Guide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Our adventure through Fortress Creek canyon was even more stunning than we thought possible. The trip was a great balance of exhilaration, exertion, and adventure. Our guide Tim was so knowledgeable on the native flora and fauna of the Blue Mountains. He was just as enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of the area with us as he was about the trip itself. Thank you BMAC!

Visited March 2012
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Dylan J, Manager at Blue Mountains Adventure Company, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
We're glad that you had a good day Britlyn! Tim is a fantastic guide and we're glad you enjoyed your adventure through Fortress Canyon with him. Hope to see you again some time!
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San Mateo, California
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“Dillon is a great guide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

We called for a guide through the Blue Mountains and Dillon showed up for us. He was very honest and said he was still training but we thought he was great. Please ask for him as his ready smile, sense of humour and love of the region will really shine through.

Visited February 2012
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Dylan J, Owner at Blue Mountains Adventure Company, responded to this review, 6 March 2012
Thanks for your lovely comments. We're glad you had a good time, even in the crazy weather! Cheers.
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Perth, Australia
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“The best way to see the Blue Mountains”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

My travel buddy and I are always on the lookout for more adventurous activities when we are on holiday so abseiling in the blue mountains was ideal. We have both abseiled before (although it was many years ago at a high school camp) but these expeditions are great for people with no experience as the guides are good at what they do and can help you throughout. We completed the Boars Head expedition.

Our guide John was brilliant, even when he was put on the spot a few times to set up decents which were not the usual routine. Our final decent off a seemingly impossible boulder jammed between two sheer cliffs was the highlight of the day.

An amazing experience with a professional company for those looking to explore the beautiful blue mountains with a bit of a thrill factor. Highly recommended!

Visited December 2011
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Dylan J, Manager at Blue Mountains Adventure Company, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
Thanks! :)
John is a great guide, and The Boars Head is a great adventure. You should try the climb out ("Old Shandy") next time!
If you have any pictures from the day we'd love to see them!
Cheers
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“Get into the belly of the blue mountains!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

These guys provided top notch service from beginning to end, giving great info and being accommodating with times due to my train from Sydney.
The trip was exceptional and if you want to truly see the BM you need to get "in them" via the canyons! Matty my guide was slick and adapted to my ability keeping the trip exciting.
Pick a level of difficuilty to match your experience to get the best enjoyment.
Cheers guys!

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Dylan J, Manager at Blue Mountains Adventure Company, responded to this review, 10 February 2012
Thanks for your comments. We love to try and match people up with a trip that is best for them and I'm glad we're doing a good job.
Hope to see you for another adventure!
Cheers
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Exhilarating trek through breathtaking scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

WOW. A word which finds itself uttered time and time again by all members of the group as it progresses through Yileen Canyon. And the biggest 'wow' factor doesn't even arrive until the canyon is done and all that awaits you is a stunning abseil down a waterfall.

The day started early, leaving Sydney at 6.00 a.m. for the 90-minute drive into Katoomba. Then it was a case of getting fitted up for wetsuits, packing your daysack with dry clothes, gloves and a windbreaker and fixing up your packed lunch with a selection of meat, cheese and salad made available to you. The group set out at 9.00 a.m. for the 45-minute drive out to the canyons.

Our guide, Paddy, was fun, friendly and supremely knowledgeable, comfortably talking us through the fauna, flora and geology of the Blue Mountains. The beautifully fragrant tea tree plant, the razor-sharp sword sage and the intelligent little trigger plants – Paddy knew it all and relayed his knowledge brilliantly.

The route included a 30-minute walk toward the canyon and then a wetsuit-clad wonder down into the canyon. Then there are two abseils, a lengthy walk through ankle-high water and a few patches which require a short (2-metre or so) paddle. It is challenging, it is exciting and it is absolutely beautiful.

Exiting the two-hour canyon route opens the group up onto a view straight over thousands of acres of foliage. This is the top of the daunting sixty-metre waterfall abseil. To say that anything preceding this becomes worthwhile when you embark on this descent is an understatement of offensive proportions – the abseil is absolutely breathtaking. Lean back, relax and enjoy the real wilderness of the Blueies. When the overhang comes, turn around and just look out over the valley. It is astonishing.

What follows is a tiring 90-minute walk out of the canyon over a rough-and-ready 'path'. This includes sliding down rocks, climbing over fallen tree trunks and accepting the fact that bare legs will be scratched, tickled and cut by the undergrowth – though there is nothing in there that gives any cause for concern.

I booked with Blue Mountains Adventure Company as opposed to local competitors because Dylan and Kieron were exceptionally helpful throughout, offering up knowledge, advice and leeway in order for me to delay booking the trip until just 36 hours beforehand. The staff here are second-to-none and Dylan and Kieron's hospitality and helpfulness was followed through perfectly by Paddy and Eric.

Do it. If this is an activity in which you are interested or a company with whom you are considering heading into the Blueies, know that both warrant a fervent recommendation. Trekking Yileen Canyon with the Blue Mountains Adventure Company was one of the best expedition days one could hope for.

Visited December 2011
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Dyl_jo, Manager at Blue Mountains Adventure Company, responded to this review, 15 January 2012
Thanks for the great feedback and glad we could help out in your planning stage. Hope to see you again for another adventure sometime!
All the best
Dylan
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