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High and Wild Mountain Adventures

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We're the Blue Mountains Canyoning, Abseiling and Rock Climbing specialists! Join us on an adventure you'll never forget in the stunning Blue Mountains near Sydney, NSW. Our experienced guides take small group tours to the best locations in the...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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207 Katoomba St | Inside the Blue Mountains YHA, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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+61 2 4782 6224
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For adventurers, I would highly recommend this tour. It’s beautiful scenery combined with outdoor adventure. The guides are experienced and patient. Anyone can do it, but recommend it’s not for those who don’t like heights! And you need to be quite fit. I’m a mum...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an absolutely amazing day abseiling and canyoning with Tim from High and Wild as our guide. I've lived in the mountains for nearly 10 years but have never seen this side of them before. Tim was awesome, so knowledgeable about the local area and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Highand W, Owner at High and Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks krinklekuts, It was a pleasure having you out with us. There are about 1000 canyon systems in the blue mountains, so if you feel like coming on another adventure please let me know. All the best Aidan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited and booked in for The Serendipity Canyon this weekend. The forecast was looking good, but unfortunately there was a massive cold turn the night before. (Felt like absolute winter!) Our tour was cancelled in the morning, however I was extremely happy with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Highand W, Owner at High and Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Emma, I really appreciate your review. It really was an exceptional change in the weather. Hope to see you again. All the best Aidan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were disappointed to arrive at High and Wild Adventures, after travelling from the Central Coast and having to book accommodation for the weekend to be ready to go in the morning, only to be told that the Serendipity Canyon adventure we had booked would...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Highand W, Owner at High and Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nadia, I am so sorry that the trip didn't go ahead. The weather change was so sudden we felt that it was in every ones interest to cancel the trip. The forecast was looking fine when I checked it the day before. I am...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this trip as a gift to my boyfriend and wow, did we get an adventure! Aidan was so accommodating in the lead up to the trip by being flexible when we needed to change the date a few weeks before as well as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Georgina S
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

My husband Peter & I were given the wonderful adventure of the Rocky Twister Canyon. A full day of adventure packed jumping and sliding into canyons and hiking. I was personally pushed way beyond my comfort zone, but was amazed all at the same time....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Highand W, Owner at High and Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Hi Happiness526805, Thank you for the lovely review. I will pass on your thoughts to Hayden. Kind regards Aidan

Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

I had the pleasure of taking some Year 11 kids from the school I work at through Empress Canyon with the crew from High and Wild. This year was a wet and cloudy day but the crew were absolutely amazing. They were patient with the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Highand W, Owner at High and Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Hi Hutchoe, Thank you so much for your review. We really enjoyed having the students out with us. Its fantastic you keep getting them out each year. See you next year. Cheers Aidan

Reviewed March 3, 2019

This was the most amazing and adventurous activity I have done so far in my life!! My friend and I had booked to go out on a Sunday, but her flight was cancelled and she would not arrive in time to make the trip. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

Myself and my partner completed the empress canoying/ absailing today, I would highly recommend it! The experience, views and tour is amazing. Big thank you to Tim & Narissa who were amazing hosts and made the trip even more enjoyable. Would definitely do it again...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Highand W, Owner at High and Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2019

Hi chloe C, Thank you for the review. I will pass that on to Tim and Narissa. Any time you are passing back this way feel free to jump on another adventure. We have over 900 canyons up here in the Blueys. All the best...More

Reviewed February 17, 2019

If you are looking for just a cocktail by a poolside that anyone could do at any time, this day trip is not for you. After initial training we had a 15m abseiling practice followed by a 30m abseiling from an overhang into one of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Highand W, Owner at High and Wild Mountain Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Hi Maren B, It was a pleaseure having you on the trip. I get the feeling we may well see you again. Cheers Aidan

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Steve M
December 3, 2016|
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Response from Highand W | 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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October 4, 2016|
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Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
This is so stupid. I don’t review every company I do tours or outings with and sometimes I do on other sites (like yelp). I did this for the company because they were great from booking, communication, to actual outing and... More
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Denese R
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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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