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Dione Dell

21 June 2003


Trip Notes

Dione Dell at Kanangra (not far from Kanangra Walls) is more of a creek bash with abseils than a canyon, but really nice and a lot of fun. The abseils are all fairly straight forward, the highest being about 25m and the trip itself is not very long or difficult.

You can do it all without getting much more than wet feet, so it's a good winter canyon. The only compulsory wade is at the bottom of the third (and highest) abseil. It's only about knee deep as long as you don't fall in...

There are four main abseils, some of which you could descend down the middle of the waterfalls. Most if not all of them can also be avoided completely by scrambling down through the bush on the right of the creek.

The walk out starts from above Margaret Falls and is pretty easy going. Highlights along the way are Uranus Groto when you reach the cliff line of Pindari Top and some nice views from above the cliff line at the top of Wallaby Pass.

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img_0002 Our Friday night camp.
img_0006 Water collection in the cave.
long1 Kanangra Gorge in the morning.
img_0018 Near the first abseil.
img_0020 The first waterfall.
img_0022 Dave and Sarah above the first abseil.
img_0023 Sarah descending the first abseil.
img_0025 Sarah descending the second abseil.
img_0026 Looking back up the creek from above the second abseil.
img_0027 Dave descending the second abseil.

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Text and photos by Chris Collier.

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