There are rock climbing areas in many parks for all levels of ability. The best way to enjoy safe and sustainable rock climbing in a national park is with a guide. Climb with an expert at Mt Arapiles-Tooan, one of the world's best climbing and abseiling areas. Try a no-impact climb in Grampians National Park (strictly outside Special Protection Areas), or scale the granite face of The Gorge at Mount Buffalo National Park. Choose from a number of locations in Wilsons Promontory National Park at Tongue Point, Mount Oberon and Little Oberon. Spend a few nights camping at Thurra River campground and enjoy some beautiful beachside granite bouldering at Point Hicks in Croajingolong National Park. Or travel just outside Melbourne to scale the granite peaks in You Yangs Regional Park.
As with other recreational activities, rock climbing can have an impact on environmental and Aboriginal cultural heritage values. In 2019, Parks Victoria announced that rock climbing activity was not permitted within Special Protection Areas of the Grampians National Park.
For more information see Rock climbing in the Grampians National Park.