Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Victoria  /  Grampians  /  Nature  /  Mount Arapiles

Mount Arapiles, Grampians

(4.8/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Mount Arapiles is a rock formation that rises about AHD above the Wimmera plains in western Victoria, Australia. It is located in Arapiles approximately west of the town of Natimuk and is part of the Mount Arapiles-Tooan State Park. Arapiles is a very popular destination for rock climbers due to the quantity and quality of climbs. It is one of the premier climbing sites in Australia along with the nearby Grampians. The Aboriginal name for Arapiles is Djurite.HistoryEarly historyThe Djurid Balud Aboriginal clan inhabited the nearby area for thousands of years prior to the European colonisation of Australia. They used the mountain's hard sandstone for making various stone tools, and found shelter in its many gullies and small caves. Following European settlement in the mid-1840s, the Djurid Balud were displaced from the area, leading to the breaking up of the clan. The loss of the resources that the mountain provided, the ravages of European disease, and armed clashes with the settlers were all contributing factors. By the early 1870s, the last of the Djurid Balud had been relocated to mission stations. Some of their descendants still live in the area and there are also a number of archaeological sites nearby. Indeed, a survey of Mount Arapiles in 1992 located no fewer than 42 Aboriginal archaeological sites, including "quarries" for hard stone for implements, scarred trees and rock art sites.
To visit Mount Arapiles on your holiday in Horsham, and find out what else Horsham has to offer, use our Horsham trip itinerary builder.
Source
map
Create a full Horsham itinerary

(Horsham is the nearest city to Mount Arapiles)

Plan your trip to Horsham

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Grampians by other users

4 days in Melbourne & Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 33 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Grampians, Daylesford & Ballarat BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: February, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Grampians BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Had a weekend of rock-climbing, something I had never down before. Had a great guide who taught us the ropes, so to speak. The Arapiles is a beautiful place, one that I didn't even know existed. Not m...  more »
  • What an amazing and magical place to visit. Spent a day or two climbing mostly on Declaration Crag and Mitre Rock before the weather got the better of us. Beautiful views, fun rock and so many options...  more »
  • I didn't go here for rock climbing, although we did find some small rocks to much around on. I just went to look around and all the time there I felt it had a special feeling about it. People are draw...  more »