Abseiling at Glenworth Valley is all about experiencing a fantastic day of fun, excitement and adventure in the great outdoors. We offer two different abseiling experiences on our property for you to choose from.
Abseil 1 is our most popular abseiling experience and is set on top of an easily accessible mountain with stunning views over Popran Creek as it meanders its way through Glenworth Valley and surrounding National Parks. This site is suitable for beginner abseilers and offers three exciting descents - a gentle, introductory descent to develop your confidence before working up to the more challenging and lengthy vertical flat wall and open air, overhang type descents.
Abseil 2 is our new rainforest abseiling experience and is located in a more remote area of our property. It is a slightly more advanced and challenging experience and is best suited to those who have completed abseil 1 or who are more confident abseilers. It features a mixture of flat wall vertical and overhang type descents with a spectacular sandstone cave to explore. The final and longest abseil is an open air descent beside a rainforest waterfall.
Your abseiling adventure starts with a warm welcome and introduction to the dayâ€™s proceedings. After our safety briefing, your guide will train you in all the abseiling techniques you need to know before stepping out onto some small beginnerâ€™s rocks where you can practice your technique and develop your confidence. By the end of the session you will be able to comfortably experience lengthy rock face descents, open air declines and if you are up for a real challenge, face forward rundowns.
Abseiling is great fun and surprisingly easy. In fact, no experience is necessary and absolutely anyone can do it. To maximise the pleasure and enjoyment of our participants, we practice "challenge by choice" where you control how much of an adventure you wish to undertake. Both abseiling sites offer spectacular views of Glenworth Valley and surrounds, so be sure to bring your camera along.
Safety is paramount and we have a number of safeguards built into all of our abseils to maximise your enjoyment and peace of mind. These include use of only the finest quality equipment, friendly, qualified, experienced guides and a backup safety belaying system where we can take control of your descent at any time if required. We also have separate instructor ropes so that we can coach you every step of the way if you are in need of any assistance.
We specialise in everything from enjoyable eco adventures with family and friends through to group outings for social organisations and corporate team building activities. We also provide outdoor education programs for school and community groups.
|Abseiling - Half Day (Abseil 1 or 2)
||2.5 hours abseiling adventure - 10am or 2pm||$85.00 per person|
|Abseiling and Horse Riding
||2 hour horse ride and a 2.5 hour abseiling session. You can either do one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon, or do one activity each day.||$150.00 per person + $5.50 personal accident insurance fee*
(regular price $165.00)
|Abseiling and Kayaking
||2.5 hour kayaking trip and a 2.5 hour abseiling session. You can either do one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon, or do one activity each day.||$145.00 per person (regular price $160.00)|
|Abseiling and Quad Biking||2.5 hour abseiling session and 1.5 hour quad bike tour. You can either do one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon, or do one activity each day.||$165.00 per person (regular price $180.00)|
|Abseiling and Laser Skirmish
||2.5 hour abseiling session and 3 hours of laser skirmish. You can either do one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon, or do one activity each day.||$145.00 per person (regular price $160.00)
To make a booking please book online.
Tour departure times
- Abseiling tours depart daily at 10am and 2pm subject to an advance booking and minimum numbers being acheived.
- Check-in is 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.
Tours include full instruction and safety equipment
What to wear and bring
- Lunch, water and snacks for the day
- Day pack for personal gear
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Hair tie if you have long hair
- Enclosed footwear (ie runners or hiking boots)
- A raincoat is essential for abseil 2, and recommended for abseil 1 if the weather looks ominous
Participants must be a minimum of 7 years old. Please note that a minimum number of 4 participants is required for a session to proceed. If your group is below this size we are normally still able to operate by combining a number of suitable smaller groups into the session.
* Personal accident insurance
Please be advised that an additional $5.50 personal accident insurance fee applies to each person participating in horse trail riding activities.
Despite any insurances you have in place, our insurance company has made it mandatory that all customers participating in any activity involving trail riding are required to subscribe to the attached personal accident insurance policy if they wish to participate in this activity.
Personal accident insurance is also available for purchase at the time of booking as an optional extra for customers participating in any of our other adventure activities at a fee of $5.50.
Customers are advised that because each persons circumstances vary, no indication as to the adequacy of the policy provided can be offered. All customers are also recommended to have in place full private health insurance and personal income protection prior to participation.
Camping at Glenworth Valley
After your abseiling adventure why not take some time out to enjoy yourself with a night under the stars in unspoilt surroundings. Relax in 200 acres of secluded riverfront camp sites or build a camp fire and wake up to a fun-filled day of adventure activities. We are located just 1 hour from Sydney Harbour Bridge and Newcastle or 20 minutes from Gosford.
Click here for further information on camping at Glenworth Valley, including a map of our camping areas.
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