Mountains of Spring adventure
The warmer spring weather is the perfect excuse to get outdoors and explore mountain peaks. Choose your own adventure by hiking, biking or climbing.
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When you hike up a mountain, you’ll be rewarded with views across spectacular landscapes. Victoria’s parks offer a variety of hiking trails to suit all fitness and experience levels. Choose from short and medium distance hikes, or pack your tent for overnight hiking to remote locations and campgrounds. For the seriously adventurous, you can hike through the mountains for multiple days on the Grampians Peaks Trail or Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to our hiking page to plan your next mountain climb.
Popular mountain hikes:
Mount Donna Buang
The Pinnacle walks
For those who prefer the thrill of rushing downhill, our parks provide plenty of options for keen mountain bikers. Whether it be for enjoyment, fitness or that adrenaline rush, grab your bike and head for a park. There are ample options for bikers of all abilities, from the flatter terrain of Lysterfield Park to the deep gradients and challenging terrain at Kinglake National Park. Before you head out, watch the making of the Bowden Spur Downhill Mountain Bike Track.
Ready to jump on your bike? Head to our mountain biking page for more ideas and tips.
Popular mountain bike trails:
Mountain biking at the You Yangs Regional Park
Mountain biking at Lysterfield Park
Mountain biking in Arthurs Seat State Park
Bowden Spur Mountain Bike Area
For a rock-climbing challenge only nature can provide, plan your next climb for one of Victoria’s parks. Choose from a variety of other great spots like Cathedral Range State Park, Mount Buffalo National Park and You Yangs Regional Park. Work on your technique with options suitable for everyone for beginners to experts. Going with a guide is the best way to ensure safe and sustainable rock climbing.
Want to start climbing? Make sure you visit our rock climbing page before you go.