FAQ's

Where do I meet?

At our office located inside the Blue Mountains YHA. 207 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780. A 5 minutes walk from Katoomba Train Station. Free all day parking around the back of the hostel.

What do I bring?

Dress for the weather, wear running or hiking shoes and bring water and camera. For Canyoning bring running shoes to get wet, swimsuit and waterproof camera.  If you don’t have one we supply a waterproof camera free of charge. We also have helmets fitted with Go Pro mounts.

Do you have a left luggage area?

Yes! you can leave your luggage with us.

What’s included?

Our full day trips include all technical equipment (abseil gear, wetsuit, waterproof backpack, climbing shoes), lunch and transport from our office. We also include a waterproof camera for the group.

Is there an age limit?

We have had people from 6yo to 86yo participate in our adventures. Generally we have a minimum age of 14yrs for the Summer Canyoning trips. If you have kids under this age please contact us to see if the canyon would be suitable.

Do I need to be fit?

You can get away with average fitness on most of our adventures apart from the Long Day Canyons. For these you need better than average fitness.(if you're unsure please ask at the time of booking)

Is it weather dependant?

We still run Abseiling, Canyoning and Survival courses in light rain. We do need fine weather for Rock climbing.

Do you provide free car-parking?

Yes, free parking available.

Do you provide accommodation?

Yes, We are located inside the Blue Mountains YHA so we can provide accommodation at our doorstep. You can book under “Accommodation Packages” on our homepage.

Why should I choose High and Wild?

Established in 1989 we have taken over 100,000 people on adventures ranging from a 3 hour abseil session to multi day Snow and Ice climbing courses.

We are fully insured and licensed by National Parks and the City Council.

We are the only company to offer accommodation packages.

Who are the guides?

Our guides are outdoor enthusiasts with a passion for taking others into our remote and beautiful environment. Minimum qualifications include: Certificate 3 in Canyoning, First Aid and Bronze medallion.  Between them they have hundreds of years experience.

Do you cater to Private Groups?

Yes. We specialise in Bucks and Hens groups, workmates, and social clubs.

Do you cater for vegetarians?

Yes we do, please ask at time of booking

Can non-swimmers participate in Canyoning?

Yes we have had non-swimmers successfully complete canyoning in the past. Always contact the office for advice prior to booking.

 

 

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