4 HOURS OF SPECTACULAR
TRAINING & 20 METER CLIFF
HALF DAY HUNTER VALLEY ABSEILING ADVENTURE
Do you want to step out of your comfort zone?
We can help you
What Will I Be Doing?
Initially, after meeting everyone, we would like you to sit back and enjoy the drive through the Watagans National Park. From the bus windows, we often see wallabies and bush turkeys on the road up ahead.
On arrival at the carpark above the cliffs, your guide will fit you with a helmet and a harness.
After a short downhill walk, to the training area, preparation for your first abseil will begin.
Only when you confident and ready, will we start abseiling to the bottom of the cliff.
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.
The 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.
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.
For people that may not have a full day to spare but are looking for a brilliant abseiling experience, look no further, you have found it.
The Hunter Valley Abseiling Adventure is specifically programmed to be educational, challenging, achievable for everyone and very emotionally rewarding.
6 to 8 abseils on a spectacular 20-meter cliff
Remote location away from the crowds
Breathtaking outlooks over the Hunter Valley
Join us at Freemans Waterholes for minibus transfer to cliffs.
Walking Rivers offers abseiling to a wide range of people with varying levels of expertise and fitness. We ask everyone to complete a short training session before taking that first step over a cliff edge.
Our staff have helped children as young as ten and adults as old as seventy-two achieve their goals on this cliff.
Our comprehensive training means you do not need any previous experience to join any of our abseiling days.
We like people to be moderately fit. Walking back to the top of the cliff can be a slight challenge for very unfit people, It’s achievable for everyone, but you may have to rest or slow down.
Walking Rivers Hunter valley Abseiling Adventure departs from next to the Shell Service Station Freemans Water Holes, at 8.00 am and returns approx 1.00 pm.
Furthermore, our minibus may be able to pick people up directly from their accommodation or home, but this would be prior to the 8.00 am start and at a small extra charge. Contact us to arrange.
All Walking Rivers adventures are challenge by choice.
You will need to bring/wear
Enclosed footwear ( runners, hike boots or similar) no thongs, please.
Comfortable clothing, preferably long pants.
Sunscreen/sunglasses and a hat