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Adventure in the Grampians with Absolute Outdoors

21 Mar 2023

Visiting the Grampians and looking for an adventure the whole family will love? Experience life unleashed with safe, engaging outdoor activities from the team at Absolute Outdoors.

Make your Grampians getaway an unforgettable one with daring rock-climbs and challenging hikes – all under the supervision of the experienced and award-winning guides at Absolute Outdoors.

Find more information on Absolute Outdoors and its broad offering below.

2 Rock climbing and abseiling

Thrilling rock climbing and abseiling

The Grampians is home to some of the best rock climbing in Australia, making it the epicentre of adventure. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced, Absolute Outdoors offer visitors the chance to take part in a rock-climbing or abseiling escapade.

Those who have always wanted to try both activities can enjoy Absolute Outdoors’ Rock Adventure sessions. This combines the thrill of climbing and abseiling in one day. Suitable for beginners of all ages, get ready to challenge yourself.

For the more experienced climbers in your group, try Absolute Outdoors’ Rock Climb. Best for children over 12 years of age and those with a hunger for adventure. Test your fitness and skills as you clamber up 25 metres of Grampians rock. How exhilarating!

If you’ve mastered the climb, it’s time for the descent. Absolute Outdoors’ Abseil Adventure will truly get your heart racing. Trust in the experienced team at Absolute Outdoors as you lean back over the edge of a towering cliff and let gravity do the work.

Absolute Outdoors offers a range of abseils depending on your level of experience, from eight metres to an astounding 30 metres.

​Each activity is set in an exclusive location in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park with spectacular views over Halls Gap and the Grampians mountains. Sessions run for approximately three hours and start at 9:30am or 1:30pm daily.

3 Canoeing

Guided canoeing

Gather the whole family and hit the water with a canoe ride across the region’s spectacular lakes and waterways. Enjoy the chance to relax and unwind while surrounded by striking natural landscapes and wildlife. Absolute Outdoors’ passionate staff will combine the activity with storytelling and imparting their expert local knowledge of the area.

Canoe sessions run for around three hours, so you’ll have plenty of time to appreciate your surroundings. The activity is suitable for all ages and no prior experience is necessary - sign the whole family up!

Absolute Outdoors can adapt all activities to ensure it’s an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.


Grampians Peaks Trail guided walks

Get a taste of the impressive 160km world-class Grampians Peaks Trail (GPT). This epic trail will lead you on a journey across the endless Gariwerd (Grampians) National Park landscapes and those surrounding the mountain ranges, through a variety of environments and challenging conditions.

The award-winning Grampians Peaks Walking company (GPWC) can guide you on this incredible expedition. GPWC offers a range of multi-day hikes to suit your preference, from tent-based expeditions to pack-free walks with restful stays in your own private eco-lodge.

Independent hikers can also rely on GPWC for equipment hire, shuttle transport services and water or gear drops. It’s time to take the hassle out of hiking and find peace of mind on your journey.

If you’re ready to begin your Grampians adventure, plan ahead by booking your accommodation for this season. In Halls Gap, try Grampians Eco YHA, Sundial Holiday Apartments and Tim’s Place for a comfortable and centrally located stay.

For the nature lovers, Breeze Holiday Parks – Halls Gap and Breeze Holiday Parks – Grampians offer camping sites or cabins surrounded by beautiful bushland. Explore Halls Gap accommodation providers further via Halls Gap Accommodation.

Over in Wartook, Meringa Springs is the perfect destination for adding a touch of romance to your getaway. If you’re looking to explore the sights of Hamilton, a room at AAt 28 Goldsmith Motel will grant you a friendly, country welcome.

Horsham Holiday Park is a great place to base yourself for exploring the Grampians’ natural beauty and the Wimmera River. Or check into Pomonal Cottages to discover surrounding walking tracks and wildflowers. And if you’re basing yourself in Ararat, Acacia Caravan Park offers a range of accommodation including powered sites, unpowered sites, deluxe cabins, holiday units and budget cabins.