If you are keen for some outdoor adventure and love the bush, then canyoning is for you.

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 book in and come along.


  1. If you wish to go vertical canyoning then you should have some abseiling experience (confirmed by your Venturer Leader or Crew Leader).
  2. Have attended a canyoning information evening.

When Can I do This?

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

Qualifications Required:

Intermediate Canyons – Activity must be under the control of a Canyon Guide Intermediate.

Advanced Canyons – Activity must be under the control of a Canyon Guide Advanced.

The Canyoning Team is also more than happy to provide your Group with a 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 Safe Participant
  • Canyon Trained Participant Intermediate
  • Canyon Assistant Guide Intermediate
  • Canyon Guide Intermediate
  • Canyon Trained Participant Advanced
  • Canyon Assistant Guide Advanced
  • Canyon Guide Advanced

Canyon Safe Participant

Prerequisites to achieve qualification

  • Venturer age or older;
  • Ability to swim 50 metres fully clothed.

Canyon Trained Participant & Assistant Guide

Prerequisites to achieve qualification

  • Demonstrate knowledge of rigging & rescue skills for abseiling;
  • Achieve Canyon Safe Participant qualification;
  • Hold a current HLTAID 001, 002 & 003.

Adventure Weekends and Training Opportunities

Additional Workshop Information

or contact Region Office at sn.region@nsw.scouts.com.au

Please note bookings close two weeks prior to workshop event.

Canyoning weekend adventure fee $68 per participant.


1. Pick the workshop you wish to attend.
2. Click on the “Book Now” button to reserve your spot online..
3. Register and complete your application. (Note registration needs to only be done once and can be used again to register for future events).
4. Make your payment online to complete your registration.
5. Closing dates for each workshop are beside the details above.

Who Can Help Me?

Craig Stanfield, tel  0413 006 281 or  email Craig