They say that Melbourne is perhaps Australia’s most cosmopolitan city? Who knows for sure, what is certain is that it is a beautiful place with a genuinely diverse range of cultural interests (the cultural capital of Australia – film; television; Aussie rules football; impressionist art; dance; and music) with a hint of San Francisco thanks to the street-cars (the largest city network in the world), and an almost European street-café culture (with almost everyone seemingly Wi-Fi enabled).

Federation Square


Awesome rock climbing! Some say that it is perhaps the very best crag in the world?

With all year round climbing possibilities (i.e. in the shade in Summer), traditional and sport rock climbing, we agree, it’s the best crag in the world!

Add to that the unique camping experience, with wildlife like Kangaroos hoping right through the campground, and this has to be one of the world’s perfect rock climbing destination.

Mt Buffalo, Australian Alps

Alpine Camping
Granite rock climbing in the “snowy” mountains, the Australian Alps.

A wonderful alpine venue which is conveniently on-route between the Blue Mountains and Arapiles making for a jaw-dropping Australian rock climbing road-trip.

Mt Buffalo is a higher altitude venue by Australian standards (there’s even skiing in winter) so expect colder conditions and even some rain.