Group of people are standing in a line ready to go abseiling on the Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure



The Hunter Valley Abseiling  Adventure takes 4 hours & departs from Freemans Waterholes 

The total price of only $138  includes morning tea, transportation,  professional guides and abseiling  equipment. 


We need between 4 and 10 people to run the experience


Learn about, Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure

As good as it gets, a chance to escape to the bush for a few hours on our Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure. Specifically programmed to move you and your friends into a relaxing, fun zone, your day will be exciting and very rewarding.
We go to a uniquely different area that provides a variety of abseiling experiences from twenty to sixty meters.
As well as being in a secluded location, the site has breathtaking scenery across the Hunter Valley.

Lastly, abseiling is suitable for a wide range of people of varying levels of fitness and ability. Remember, you will completing a short training session before taking that first step over a cliff edge.

Key points, Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure:

  • always important “We have fun”
  • Some people find heights a real challenge
  • You will learn a lot of great skills.
  • Emotionally rewarding experience
  • The day will leave you with a sense of achievement

What Will I Be Doing:

First and foremost, we hope you enjoy the ride through the National Park in our Air Conditioned 4 X 4 Troop Carrier, which is a fantastic way to begin your adventure day. Then, when you arrive at the cliffs, you will start your training for your first abseil. Then, once you’re comfortable and ready, we’ll begin abseiling the cliff detailed on our itinerary page.

Last but not least, you’ll have morning tea while looking out at the fantastic views.

Key points, what’s on offer

  • A 4 X 4 drive through the National Park
  • Comprehensive Training
  • a unique experience taking courage
  • Create lifetime memories with your friends
  • You may be fearful but do it anyway

Valuable information:

Abseiling is appropriate for people with varying levels of fitness and ability. Because you receive comprehensive training, no previous experience is necessary.

Being moderately fit is all that is required. However, walking along the track back to the top of the cliff can be demanding for some people.
We have had children as young as ten and adults as old as seventy-eight complete all three cliffs.

Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure departs from the Freemans Waterholes Cafe at 8 am and returns at approx 12 pm.
Furthermore, our vehicle may be able to pick individuals up directly from their accommodation or home, but this is before the 8.00 am start and at a small extra cost. Contact us to arrange.

Important our Abseils are “Challenge by Choice”

Key points, activity highlights

  • Tea & coffee along with yummy morning snack
  • Fun Friendly Guides
  • Get out into the bush for half a day
  • Meet new people

To have a sensational day bring/wear

Enclosed footwear ( runners, hike boots or similar) no thongs, please.

Comfortable clothing, preferably long pants.

Your Waterbottle 

Sunscreen/sunglasses and a hat 

Your camera


  • Professional,Qualified Guide
  • Morning tea
  • Transfers both ways
  • Ropes,Harness, Helmets etc
  • Photo’s of your day


  • Accomadation
  • Flights,Airport Transfers
  • Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Alcoholic or carbonated drinks
  • Personal Items


Tasks prior to your day:

Before the day, all participants in our Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure must fill out a waiver. It is a  requirement  to keep our insurance policy current.
Email is used to complete the entire form, including the signature.
After it is finished, you will get an email with information on how to get ready for the day.

We can send you an invoice, or you can pay for your day using our online booking system. Pick the solution that best suits your needs.

How will your day unfold:

Firstly, after introductions, we have approximately forty-five minutes driving across the Watagans National in our 4 X 4 Troop carrier. Initially, on the Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure, your priority activity will be training for that first step over the edge. When you are proficient at the exercises learned during training, you will start your first abseil. Additionally, as the morning progresses, you will be enjoying a yummy morning tea while looking out over the spectacular views.

We leave from the Freemans Waterhole cafe, where there is plenty of space for parking your car all day. 

Read below about your abseiling experience:

Four people are wearing their harness clipped to the rope learning to abseil on the Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure
Safe training area


Safety for everyone participating in the Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure is paramount at all times. From experience gained after teaching a large number of people, we always start on the sloping ground rather than a cliff this ensures you will have a good understanding of abseil equipment and procedures before stepping over the edge.

An abseil guide is helping a women over the cliff for the first time.
First time jitters

Your First Time

Remember we want you to have a good experience, not a terrifying one. So with training completed, its time to tackle the cliff and step backwards over the edge -twenty meters of a sheer vertical rock wall located deep in the spectacular Watagans National Park. Abseiling is an experience like no other-its guaranteed to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping.

A man is abseiling down the twenty meter cliff on the Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure
Relax with time

Multiple Goes

There is more than enough time for you to have multiple abseils. You will improve your skills every time you go down. As your nerves and fear subside, you will be able to practice jumping and then drop your way to the bottom rather than walking down. Eventually, we would like to see you up on the Mega drop on your next outing with Walking Rivers.

Our abseiling activities are always done in the Watagan’s National Park, which is approx. a 30 minute drive south west from Newcastle NSW.

Priceless information

  • Nearly every person who comes out with us has never abseiled before.
  • Being moderately fit does help you. Walking along the track back to the top of the cliff requires a small effort on your part.
  • We have had people from a full range of ages, young children as well as older adults.