Get your dose of high-octane excitement in the High Country with adventure activities including rock-climbing, paragliding, hang gliding and skydiving. Clamber over iconic rocky outcrops or ride thermals while paragliding over the Ovens Valley. Enjoy a cliffside picnic while suspended 300 metres above the valley floor or get a rush jumping out of a moving plane.

Rock climbing

Experienced climbers can practice their training, while beginners learn the ropes with experienced operators.

Mount Buffalo – adventure paradise
Climbers and abseilers get both action and unforgettable views at Mount Buffalo. Beginner and advanced adventurers will find a chunk of rock on the sheer granite face of The Gorge, which boasts excellent single and multi-pitch climbing. The North Wall is the place for aid climbs.

Mount Buller, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek
Climb at Mount Buller on summit rock faces and behind Chamois Run. Gain tuition by arrangement on the indoor climbing wall at Alpine Central. You can try ice climbing in winter. 

Explore the small boulder areas in Hotham's resort area, and try the climbing site at Mount Smyth (watch for loose rock). Abseil at Dinner Plain, ice climb at Australia Drift (below Hotham) and mountaineer on Mount Feathertop. 

Beginners will happily abseil at Falls Creek and at the site below the Howmans Gap Alpine Centre. There's limited top rope climbing at Strawberry Saddle.

Climbing from the lowlands
From Beechworth, try single pitch climbing at Mount Pilot and Mount Stanley's granite areas. Abseil at Mount Pilot, at the Beechworth Gorge, and out at Eldorado.

Paragliding, gliding and hang gliding

Sign up for a paragliding course in Bright and discover why the local area has become a popular destination for local and international enthusiasts. Experienced instructors can get you up and flying in no time. Start with a tandem flight before going solo, taking in panoramic views of the rolling farmland, rivers and mountains below.  

Mount Buffalo provides a spectacular platform for hang gliding. Ask a local adventure operator to show you how to launch yourself off the rim of The Gorge and take advantage of the up-draft air currents, like the local population of eagles.

The Gliding Club of Victoria, based at Benalla Airport, offers tuition and joy flights.


Test your mettle by signing up for a parachute jump and experience spectacular aerial views at 220 kilometres an hour.

With some of the best weather and scenery for skydiving, the town of Euroa in the Strathbogie foothills is one of Victoria's favourite skydiving destinations, with services catering for beginners to veterans, and a top safety record.


Experience Mount Buffalo underground. Explore the winding river cave created by giant granite boulders. Walk, climb and swim through the cave tunnels, taking in waterfalls, plunge pools and rapids.


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