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This includes the creeks that flow into Deanes Creek, Rocky Creek
and Annie Rowan Creek - all major tributaries of the Wolgan, and some
smaller creeks that flow into the Wolgan itself.
There are a variety of canyons. Some are long, dark, wet and
horizontal such as Rocky Creek Canyon. Many involve multiple abseils.
Probably the best of the South Wolgan Canyons are Rocky Creek,
Contradiction and Surefire Canyons. There are many canyons in this area
(at least 30) - some not so well known.
The River Caves Canyon
An easy walk though canyon - with no swims. Quite attractive. This
canyon lies in Budgary Creek close to the Natural Bridge.
Rocky Creek Canyon
Rocky Creek has two sections of canyon. The upper part is now
known as Sheep Dip Canyon and includes an abseil. Many visitors often
enter the system via a side creek - a short canyon known as Twister
Canyon. This is a good example of a sporting canyon as it features
many waterjumps and slides (all optional). The lower constriction of
Rocky Creek features a long section of sustained horizontal canyon -
perhaps as impressive as the one in Claustral Canyon.
Above - Dave Forbes cools off with a waterjump in Twister Canyon - a
popular way into Rocky Creek
A short but spectacular canyon that is popular all the year round. It
is fairly dry. It has two distinct constrictions in each of the
Above - Dave Forbes about to scramble into the upper constriction
Above - Dave showing the way to get down the next drop - some
exposed but easy scrambling and bridging is needed
Above - Chuin Nee Ooi abseiling into the lower constriction
Above - Anya shows how narrow the canyon is in one section
Above - this canyon is less well known but is also very narrow
Heart Attack Canyon
Above - Compare the two images of the first abseil (in the lower
constriction) The first of Keith Maxwell was taken in 1976 and the
lower one in 2007. There seems to have been some changes in the water
Above - Rob Hynes abseiling in a more remote lesser known canyon in
this area. There are a lot of canyons in the South Wolgan that do not
have many visitors.
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Wollangambe Wilderness - south
(Wollangambe - Dumbano)
Wollangambe Wilderness - north
(Bungleboori - Nayook)
Newnes Plateau - the pagoda canyons