For those who prefer the challenge that only nature can provide, there are many rock climbing and abseiling venues throughout Victoria.
One of the best known of these is Mount Arapiles, located in the west of the state, near the small town of Natimuk. Situated within the Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park, it is world-renowned as one of the best rock climbing sites in Australia. There are over 2,500 climbing routes, graded from beginners level up to level 30, which are among the hardest climbs in the world.
Another popular venue is the Grampians National Park which surrounds the town of Halls Gap. It has hundreds of climbing and abseiling sites, with one of the most noteworthy being Mount Stapylton with its dramatic rugged cliff faces, located at the northern end of the park.
In Victoria's High Country are hundreds of places to climb or abseil there, including Mount Buffalo, Mount Buller, Mount Feathertop, Mount Hotham, Dinner Plain and Falls Creek. In addition to natural sites, Mount Buller also has an abseiling tower. For those who prefer ice climbing, there is a site at Australia Drift, which is below Mount Hotham.
Experience the challenge of rock climbing with the guidance of a professional.
This multi-award winning company provides a fantastic selection of adventure activities in the Grampians including canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, abseiling, guided mountain bike tours, mountain bike hire and hiking equipment hire.
Location: Halls Gapwww.absoluteoutdoors.com.au
We offer an extensive range of outdoor activities and tours around Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast. Try rock climbing at the You Yangs, the Brisbane Ranges National Park near Anakie, or the Werribee Gorge near Bacchus Marsh. Enjoy mountain bike riding at the You Yangs or along the Barwon River in Geelong. Experience day hikes at the You Yangs or trek through the rainforest to several waterfalls near Lorne. Orienteering courses, transport charters and gear hire are also available.www.geelongadventurespecialists.com.au
Our local knowledge and passion allows us to create unique as well as distinctive nature based adventure experiences from our base at Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park. Choose from bushwalking, night walks, rock climbing, abseiling and 4WD tours.www.grampianstours.com
Take a guided rock climbing adventure tour within the Grampians National Park surrounding Halls Gap, renowned for some of the best sandstone rock climbing opportunities in the world. Sessions offering beginner rock climbing, abseiling, and full-day adventure walks negotiating rock climbs, crevasses, and abseils.www.hanginout.com.au
Indoor climbing is a great introduction to the sport for beginners, or as a way for more experienced climbers to hone their skills. It's also great for people to get their climbing fix when they can't make it to outdoor climbing venues.
A versatile indoor climbing centre in Carrum Downs, engineered to the latest Australian safety standards. It offers fully automated climbing stations, top ropes, high ropes courses and bouldering.www.baysiderock.com.au
Australia's tallest indoor rock climbing centre is located at the Westgate Sports & Entertainment Centre in Altona North. There's a diverse range of graded climbing walls and dedicated bouldering areas, with friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to help.www.cliffhanger.com.au