Find answers to questions we're frequently asked about.
Participants must be fit and active so that they can enjoy the tour, and be able to comfortably sustain up to 10 hours of outdoor activity.
If your minimum exercise regime involves a one hour brisk walk twice a week coupled with a few Pilates classes in between to build your core strength you should be fine.
You must be agile and confident on your feet as there is a lot of rock hopping on uneven, and sometimes wet ground.
You must have good cardiovascular fitness as well as you will be walking down into the deepest part of the gorges and the only way out is to climb back uphill!
Don't forget your fitness impacts not only yourself and the guides but also the other members of the tour!
We ask that all participants have some swimming ability. Even though we provide PFDs for all participants, you may be submerged under water for a short period of time and will be required to swim across pools by yourself.
If you panic when your head and or face is submerged then please do not come on our canyoning tours!
We do not have an upper limit on age. As long as you are fit and agile, we have taken participants as young as 78 years old!
Jim, a volunteer host at Dales Campground keeps himself fit by swimming 1500 meters every day at Prevelly Beach regardless of the weather forecast. He made it through our tour together with participants in their 20s and 30s. Well done, Jim! You have inspired all of us to keep up our fitness level and not use age as an excuse.
Our minimum age for participating on our tours is 14 years.
Please arrive at the Karijini Eco Retreat reception by 7:20am on tour day. Be sure to start the day with a good breakfast.
Depending on the group size and the overall fitness levels of the group, we could be dropping you back at the Karijini Eco Retreat anytime between 4pm to 6pm.
You will be doing some hiking in to the gorge, abseiling, rock climbing, traversing (via ferrata), tubing and swimming.
Underwear!! Other than that, nothing!
We provide everything from clothing, wetsuit (for the colder months), footwear, water, morning tea, lunch and an adventure. We also provide plenty of sunscreen and our guides carry sunscreen on them.
If you would like to bring your own wetsuit, it should be 3mm thick but no greater than 5mm as it will restrict your movement whilst rock climbing. All personal items used are at your own risk.
Our guides carry 2 cameras with them on the tours and take plenty of photos which we share with you via Dropbox. If you would like to bring your own camera, please make sure it's waterproof! We do not accept any liability for damages caused to your camera during the tour. Your gear, your risk!
Professional photographers wanting to bring pro gear and SLRs should discuss their requirements with us first.
Our meals are vegetarian friendly. If you are a vegan, coeliac or allergic to certain food products, please let us know and we will ensure you are catered for.
So are we! We think most people have a healthy respect for heights. However, if your fear is such that you cannot contemplate being 20 meters above ground then please contact us before booking.
You will walk through gaps as wide as your shoulder width but you will always see some sky.
Unfortunately, you cannot participate in our tour at any stage of pregnancy. The harness pressure may increase the risk of trauma to the fetus.
We have had participants with diabetic pumps, anaphylactic reactions to flora or fauna and asthmatics, to name a few, on our tours. If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to discuss with us.