Bowens Creek Canyons
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Bowens Creek lies between the Carmarthen Canyons and the canyons of the
Wollangambe Wilderness near Mt Wilson. The creek features two long
branches that both contain canyon sections starting high up and
continue to the junction and then further downstream. The best trips
start high up in one of the two branches and continue to the junction
or below. Both branches contain canyon tributaries of varying quality.
Above - Canyoners above Bowens Creek
Bowens Creek - South Branch
Probably the more spectacular of the two branches and certainly the far
longer canyon. The constricted sections begin very high in the
headwaters and continues almost all the way to the junction. Some
parties begin part way down, go for a short distance and then climb out
missing a lot of what the creek has to offer. Because the creek flows
from west to east - the creek has very few abseils. Quite a few of the
drops can be climbed down.
Bowens Creek - North Branch
Some parties enter the creek lower down and only visit a very short
constriction immediately upstream on the junction. This is a shame as
they would miss out on at least 70% of the canyon. Enter the creek high
up is the best advice.
Not many people visit the lower section below the junction. This is a
shame as the canyon continues in an attractive fashion.
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Wollangambe Wilderness - south
(Wollangambe - Dumbano)
Wollangambe Wilderness - north
(Bungleboori - Nayook)
Newnes Plateau - the pagoda canyons