Go climbing in the spectacular Grampians region. Choose from beginner's routes or extreme climbs. With a growing international reputation as a rock climbing hotspot, this is the place to work on your technique, share experiences with other climbers, and get yourself to the next level.
A stunning peak just west of Horsham, Mount Arapiles boasts some of the most dramatic and demanding rock formations in Australia. Thanks to a combination of reliable weather and a wide array of cliffs, pinnacles and bluffs, Mount Arapiles has become the most popular climbing and abseiling destination in Australia. The mountain boasts more than 2,000 designated climbs, ranging from easy ascents for first-timers to level 30 climbs.
Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park
More than 60 per cent of Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park's 165,000 hectares is available to climbers. The unique geological formations in the park offer challenging summits and popular overhangs. Climbers can test their endurance and skills at Bundaleer, Mount Stapylton Amphitheatre, The Watch Tower, the Wonderland Area and Halls Gap Valley.
Local adventure companies offer a variety of climbing and abseiling courses, including introductory lessons for the novice and programs covering advanced skills for the experienced.
Parks Victoria actively works to limit human impact and conserve sensitive ecosystems and precious rock art in the park. Climbing is therefore no longer permitted in some areas. Look for closure signage on access tracks. Parks Victoria officers may issue fines for non compliance.