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Brendon looks worried
Brendon looks worried
Yep, he's worried
Now he's just showing off

Blue Mountains Mega Jump

Thursday, October 9, 2003
There is nothing like hanging around the Blue Mountains. But when Brendon decides to abseil, he starts to worry.

Katoomba is located in the Blue Mountains and is home to the Three Sisters and the Scenic Railway. It is a place where thousands of tourists take lots of pictures every year. The area has terrific hotels, restaurants, cafes and is a very easy drive from Sydney.

If you have the urge to pump some adrenaline, then Katoomba is the place to go. High'n'Wild Adventure tours, run by Jeff Boynton and his team, offer a variety of exciting activities — abseiling, summer and winter canyoning, rock climbing, mountain biking, snow and ice climbing and bushwalking.

The wildest of their attractions is the mega jump abseil, a 125-metre straight drop. The drop is the result of the largest-recorded landslide in the southern hemisphere in 1930, when an entire side of the cliff collapsed under its own weight, leaving the raw and beautiful orange cliff.

It is recommended that everyone, including experienced jumpers, first do the 20-metre jump. This will help you decide whether to go ahead with the big one — or not.

Your first glimpse of the big kahuna is from the practice jump. It can seem more intimidating from afar than close up.

Once you reach the top of the mega jump, it's time for lunch. The operators say it's a good time to contemplate what's ahead, go over safety procedures and relax.

To get there you ride the scenic railway and take a leisurely walk through the beautiful Jamison Valley rainforest.

It seems that once people have booked, they go ahead with it. The proportion is around 50-50 experienced and novice jumpers.


Katoomba in the Blue Mountains


High'n'Wild Mountain Adventures mega jump costs $149 per person. Training jump and lunch are included.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

High'n'Wild Mountain Adventures
3/5 Katoomba Street
Katoomba 2780
Ph: (02) 4782 6224, Fax: (02) 4782 6143

Qantas: 13 13 13

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