Abseiling and rock climbing
The heritage-listed Grampians National Park offers many opportunities for people to sustainably enjoy activities including rock-climbing and abseiling.
Where to climb
No-impact abseiling and rock climbing can be done in the 100,000 hectares of national park that are outside highly sensitive locations called Special Protection Areas.
For guidance on the best places to climb, and for local advice, contact Parks Victoria’s office in Halls Gap. The website The Crag also lists thousands of climbing routes – and importantly, shows Special Protection Areas where climbing is restricted.
Go with a guide
Abseiling and rock climbing with a licensed tour operator is a great way to have a safe and supervised visit.
There are a number of tour operators offering abseiling, rock-climbing, and many other activities in the national park.
Where not to climb
The national park’s Special Protection Areas are where bushwalking and picnicking are the only permitted activities, with the exception of a current exemption for existing licensed tour operators that offer rock climbing and abseiling at Summerday Valley in the Grampians National Park until 30 September 2019. These areas are clearly shown in the maps below.
Don’t forget that whenever you’re in a national park you need to observe signage, take care of the environment and to leave the park as you found it.