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The tour begins along an easy half hour hike along a track beneath the rainforest canopy, interspersed with panoramic views of the surrounding escarpment and ocean. Upon reaching the start of the canyon, equipment is donned and instruction on canyoning techniques is provided.
The day is spent swimming and wading through the watercourse, traversing many obstacles along the way. These obstacles include abseiling through and around waterfalls into deep water, performing multiple rock jumps from varying heights up to 8 meters and sliding down waterfall smoothed, natural water slides. Lunch is eaten in the canyon with ample time allowed to relax in the rock pools and take in the rainforest vegetation.

The tour finishes at a spectacular pool that features the largest rock jumps and water slide in the area. Time is spent here relaxing and swimming in the sun, jumping, sliding and rock climbing over deep water.

This tour requires a moderate level of fitness and suitable for most people. Difficulty level can be varied depending on each individuals desired level of challenge by attempting different obstacles.
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Eagle Rock Adventures
Explore the tropical rain forest around the Illawarra Escaprment on this full-day adventure tour from Sydney. Learn about Australia's flora and fauna, including water dragons, echidnas, wombats, and swamp wallabies. Trek though the rain forest and go canyoning around waterfalls. This tour is suitable for those with a moderate level of fitness.
  • Get views of the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean
  • Swim and trek around waterfalls and natural waterslides
  • Learn about the area's flora and fauna through a guide's commentary
  • See water dragons, wallabies, and wombats in their natural environment
  • Lunch included
  • All necessary equipment for canyoning included
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Reviewed 14 May 2018
Empress Canyon unforgettable experience

First time canyoning. Had an amazing time with my partner. We were well-taken care off by the friendly and informative guides. Highly recommend the experience for anyone with a soft spot for adrenaline and blissful natural surroundings.

Thank al3nmarcic
Reviewed 7 May 2018
An unforgettable adventurous experience on the doorstep of Sydney

When signing up for the Butterbox canyon and after reading all the reviews I already had pretty high expectations for this experience. After completing the experience in a little group with my best friend, it will remain one of the best memories I have of...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile
Canyoning in Illawarra Escarpment

We went with James as our guide. He was great! We had done repelling before but not the canyoning. We had a great time. James was very helpful and informative. I would recommend this for people of moderate physical abilities. You do carry your own...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 8 April 2018
the best day of thrills spills and adventure you could ever have!! Matt is fantastic, totally professional !!

The gorgeous scenery of the Macquarie Gorge is a treat for Australians and international visitors alike. whether you are 16 or 60 or any age in between - Matt will make it a special adrenalin packed day for everyone. ERA are a very professional experienced...More

Thank Leisa B
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile
Rainforest canyoning

I bought this for a friend's birthday it was our first time canyoning and abseiling but the boys made us feel at ease and helped us a long the way! Laughed from begging to end. Worth every penny

Thank Demi E
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