Abseiling, Mount Arapiles, Grampians, Victoria, Australia
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Outdoor activities

See why adventurers have been coming to the Grampians since the mid-nineteenth century, and sign up for your own outdoor adventure. Choose from hiking and rock-climbing, kayaking and canoeing, cycling and four-wheel driving.

The Grampians by foot
Traverse the Grampians National Park on a relaxing walk, stopping at scenic lookouts and spotting native animals, or on a challenging hike along rocky escarpments, to ancient rock art sites and remote campsites. For a walk to remember, take the path up through the Grampians' Grand Canyon to the sweeping views and unique rock formations of The Pinnacle. The Balconies, a short walk from Reed Lookout, is another great option.

Up and down the rock faces
Scale the face of rock-climbing and abseiling haven, Mt Arapiles. Learn the ropes from the professionals, or pit your well-honed rock-climbing experience against climbers from all over the world. Try your hand at some of the other rock-faces in the Grampians National Park, like the popular Mt Rosea. Pitch your tent in the campground and choose from a wide range of routes up the cliff. 

On the water and beyond
Combine a kayaking or canoeing adventure at remote mountain lakes and rivers with a camping expedition or a biking adventure. Bring your mountain bike or hire one locally to explore the region. The wide streets of the regional centres are ideal for a casual cycle.

Four-wheel drives and gliders
Deviate from the beaten track by four-wheel drive in the Grampians National Park, and see a carpet of springtime wildflowers among the hundreds of kilometres of sandy tracks on a four-wheel-drive safari through Little Desert National Park.

Prefer to take to the skies? Get a bird's-eye view of the spectacular scenery on a gliding experience from the Ararat airfield.

As a precaution, ensure you're always well prepared and equipped – and know your limitations.

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Walking and hiking

Step out and explore the Grampians region's spectacular natural beauty on foot, with a short gentle stroll or a full day wilderness adventure.

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Cycling and mountain biking

Explore the Grampians' hard-to-reach nooks and crannies on two wheels, with plenty of shady bike paths or invigorating mountain bike adventures.

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Swing into action in the Grampians region on one of the first-class fairways at golf courses in Ararat, Stawell, Horsham and Hamilton.

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Canoeing and kayaking

You're never far from water in the Grampians region, with streams, lakes and creeks providing ideal settings for canoeing and kayaking adventures.

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Uncover fishing paradise in the Grampians region's lakes and rivers and snare a prize catch from the plentiful species of fish that bite year-round.

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Pitch a tent or park your campervan in the Grampians to truly appreciate the regions' natural attractions and meet resident wildlife.

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Four-wheel driving

Go off-road in the diverse terrain of the Grampians National Park's vast sandstone mountains or in the sandy environs of Little Desert National Park.

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Abseiling, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Rock climbing and abseiling

Return to the Grampians to beat your previous best rock climbing and abseiling efforts, inspired by the challenging rock faces and big reputation.

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