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  • Arapiles Explorer - 3 days

Connect with your family before the kids connected to their books (or iPads!). Join our special family departure before school goes back, Jan 19-21, see 'dates' tab below for more details!

We in Melbourne are lucky to be only 4 hours away from one of the best rock climbing destinations in the world! Arapiles is a stunning place to visit for climbers, walkers, nature lovers, bird watchers and pretty much anyone who wants to get away and spend some time outside! 

The Arapiles Explorer expedition is designed for those with either no climbing experience, or gym climbers looking to experience the outdoors! Everything we do will be from a complete beginner level, with options to learn more if you're interested! You'll stay at our basecamp for 2 nights, and head out each day to walk, abseil, and try out some climbing. Leaving Melbourne on Friday afternoon and returning Sunday afternoon we're jamming as much adventure into one weekend as possible!

Mount Arapiles is quite the pilgrimage for many climbers. To make it more accessable to the community of independent climbers, we offer a transport only option for those not willing to make the drive! We also offer a transport and catering option for those looking for a hassle free weekend! Click 'book now' for a list of departure options.

Highlights:

  • All inclusive weekend
  • Transport from Melbourne
  • Camping equipment provided
  • Try out abseiling and rock climbing
  • Delicious, fresh, healthy food

Itinerary:

Friday: Depart Melbourne at 3pm, travel to Mount Arapiles with a dinner stop along the way, most likely at a pub. Arrive at camp by around 7:30-8pm, staff establish camp and relax!

Saturday: "Rock Journey" in the morning. Hike to Arapiles summit, then venture off to complete 3 abseils to get back to the start. Back to camp for lunch, afternoon introductory rock climbing session. BBQ dinner at camp.

Sunday: Morning activities. Options for more climbing or abseiling. Lunch back at camp then depart for Melbourne, arriving around 5pm.

 

 

Friday: We'll meet at 2:30pm in order to depart Melbourne at 3pm. Mount Arapiles is a 4 hour drive plus a dinner stop along the way so we should Arrive at 7:30-8pm, our staff establish camp and we'll relax for the evening!

Saturday: Our Adventures starts with the Arapiles "Rock Journey" in the morning. We'll hike to the summit of Mount Arapiles, then venture off along the bluffs and complete 3 seperate abseils to get back down to the start. We'll land back at camp for lunch then head out for the afternoon for an introductory rock climbing session. Back to camp for a BBQ dinner and relax!

Sunday: Today is flexible! We'll have guides, equipment, time, and a world of opportunity! The plan for the morning will be established with the group the previous evening and will depend on the groups desired outcomes. We could climb, abseil, walk, experience, learn or simply relax. We'll be back at camp for lunch again, then depart at 2pm to arriving back at Melbourne around 6pm.

This expedition costs $420* twin share, ex Coburg, Melbourne.

*minimum number of bookings required, see ts & c's for full details

FULL TOUR

COST INCLUDES:

  • Private transport from Melbourne
  • Fully guided weekend
  • Hassle free, supported camp
  • All camp equipment, ie tents, mattress, table, cooking equipment etc
  • Climbing equipment, including helmets, harneses, ropes, etc
  • All meals and snacks from Saturday morning to departure; 2x lunch, 1 x dinner, 2 x breakfast and snacks.
  • All permit and camping fees

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Personal clothing
  • Alcoholic drinks

We have a range of equipment available for hire if there is anything you dont have! Including backpacks, sleeping bags and rain gear. Please get in contact with us to discuss!

TRANSPORT ONLY

This departure option includes ONLY transport From and to Melbourne. No equipment, food or guides included! There will be trailer space to bring your gear!

TRANSPORT AND CATERING

This option includes Transport as above, and fantastic catering from Saturday morning to Sunday lunch. Dinner friday night can be brought from home or along the way at your expense. We will generally have a bbq for the Saturday night, wraps or rolls for lunches, and a hearty continental breakfast. Snack packs are usualy a combination of fruit, trail mix and an assortment of bars.

  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • 2 breakfasts
  • snack pack each day!

Note the below items can be added at the time of booking.

**Family special! Our Jan 19-21 departure of this trip is our annual family climbing gettaway! Adult price: $420, Child (under 18) price $300! Or bring your family of 4 for $1400. Book your first adult or get in touch to discuss the details!

Each departure date for this tour has 2 options.

1. Guided: fully guided tour including equipement, catering, activities etc

2. Transport and Catering: Let us take care of the drive and all the food requirements, you'll need your own tent and climbing gear and be an independant climber.

Departures
Transport and food ONLY: Fri, 15th Dec 2017 Sun, 17th Dec 2017 $150.00 Book Now
Learn to Climb - All inclusive: Fri, 15th Dec 2017 Sun, 17th Dec 2017 $380.00 Book Now
Family Climbing Trip: Fri, 19th Jan 2018 Sun, 21st Jan 2018 $420.00 Book Now
Transport and Food ONLY: Fri, 19th Jan 2018 Sun, 21st Jan 2018 $150.00 Book Now
Learn to Climb - All inclusive: Fri, 2nd Feb 2018 Sun, 4th Feb 2018 $420.00 Book Now
Transport and Food ONLY: Fri, 2nd Feb 2018 Sun, 4th Feb 2018 $150.00 Book Now
Learn to Climb - All inclusive: Fri, 23rd Feb 2018 Sun, 25th Feb 2018 $420.00 Book Now
Transport and Food ONLY: Fri, 23rd Feb 2018 Sun, 25th Feb 2018 $150.00 Book Now
Learn to Climb - All inclusive: Fri, 16th Mar 2018 Sun, 18th Mar 2018 $420.00 Book Now
Transport and Food ONLY: Fri, 16th Mar 2018 Sun, 18th Mar 2018 $150.00 Book Now
Transport and Food ONLY: Fri, 13th Apr 2018 Sun, 15th Apr 2018 $150.00 Book Now
Learn to Climb - All inclusive: Fri, 13th Apr 2018 Sun, 15th Apr 2018 $420.00 Book Now
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Location: Mount Arapiles, Victoria, Australia
Activity: Rock Climbing/Abseiling, TrekkingWeekend Warriors
Duration: 3 days
Difficulty Rating: Grade 1 - Easy
Comfort Level: Comfortable camping
Season: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,