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Canyoning Coordinator
Craig Stanfield
Phone   0413 006 281

Closing Dates
Bookings close 2 weeks before the event.

Training Event Fee
$40 to be included with your booking.

Download the E1 from from canyon page.

Send your completed E1 form and payment to:
Sydney North Region Scouts
2 Ellis St
Chatswood NSW 2067

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Canyoning Adventures

Canyoning is a traverse through a river canyon, basic canyoning can be “walk-in, walk-out “ with more advanced canyons involving swimming, abseiling or climbing.

Who Can Do It?

Venturers , Rovers and Leaders

Canyoning Adventure Weekends

The Canyoning Team head off several times a year on a weekend away in the Blue Mountains Canyoning. All you have to do is bookin and come along.


1. If you wish to go vertical canyoning then you should complete the Basic Rockcraft event (see abseiling page).

2. Have attended a canynoning information evening.


When Can I do This?

Late spring to early autumn depending on conditions. Day trips, Weekends.

Qualifications Required

Single Pitch Canyons - Activity must be under the control of a Canyon Guide or (where participants have a general Canyon Level 1 qualification) a Canyon Level 2.

Multi-Pitch Canyons - Activity must be under the control of a Canyon Guide.

The Canyoning Team is also more than happy to provide your Group with an Canyon Guide or two to attend your own Canyoning expedition if you do not hold appropriate qualifications.

The Canyoning Team can train people to levels:
Canyon Level 1 (allowing certificate holders to participate in other rock-based activities),
Canyon Level 2

Canyon Leve 3
Canyon Guide

Canyon Level 1

Venturer age or older;
Hold a current Level 1 Abseil Qualification;
Ability to swim 50 metres fully clothed.

Canyon Level 2


Hold a current Level 2 Abseil Qualification;
Hold a current Basic Canyoner Qualification;
Hold a current HLTAID 001, 002 & 003.
2018 Calendar
 December Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th December 2018Canyoning Workshop CNY18C - Level 1 & 2
Practical Weekend
2019 Calendar
 February Wednesday 20th February 2019Canyoning Adventure Weekend CNY19A
Information Night
 March Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd March 2019Canyoning Adventure Weekend CNY19A
Weekend Adventure
 November Wednesday 13th November 2019Canyoning Adventure Weekend CNY19 B&C
Information Night
Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th November 2019Canyoning Adventure Weekend CNY19B
Weekend Adventure
 December Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th December 2019Canyoning Adventure Weekend CNY19B
Weekend Adventure

E1 Forms for Workshops:-

Click here to Download - CNY18B E1 Canyon Course Nov 2018

                                        CNY18C E1 Canyon Course Dec 2018

                                        CNY19A E1 Canyon Course Mar 2019

                                        CNY19B E1 Canyon Course Nov 2019

                                        CNY19C E1 Canyon Course Dec 2019

or Contact Region Office

Clck here to Download - Canyoner Gear List. (This is the gear all participants are required to bring).

Please note bookings close 2 weeks prior to workshop event.

Canyoning weekend adventure fee $35 per participant. An equipment hire fee will apply to other canyoning activities where Region equipment is used.


1. Pick the workshop you wish to attend.
2. Download the relevant E1 form.
3. Complete the E1 form and attach a cheque for $35 made out to "Scouts Australia"
4. Mail both form and cheque to Sydney North Region Office
5. Closing dates for each workshop are beside the details above.

Who Can Help Me?

Craig Stanfield  Ph  0413 006 281   Email Craig