About Absolute Outdoors

The Grampians

Geologically, a uniquely formed mountain range. Ecologically, one of the most diverse National Parks in Australia. Culturally, home to ten’s of thousands of years of human history. All of this in a destination that offers some of the best opportunities for outdoor activities and adventure sports.

Based right in the heart of the Grampians, Absolute Outdoors is the key to connecting people with place and unlocking the true Grampians experience.

Our experiences range from gentle guided walks with breathtaking views, to hair raising adventure activities for all ages and abilities. We offer guided walks, canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, rock climbing, abseiling and mountain biking as well as a range of uniquely crafted experiences all in either half, full or multi-day packages.

As an experiential tour operator, no matter how you spend your time with us, our goal is to share our home with you in a safe, engaging and informative way leaving you with a deeper understanding of yourself and your destination - The Grampians. 

History

Our story began back in 1989 when a small group of friends begun organising social adventure trips to the area. Like all good things, these trips grew in size and popularity, leading to a need to charge a fee to continue sustainably. The ethos of these trips was based around sharing experiences, learning, connecting people together, and with the places they are visiting. Although Absolute Outdoors has changed forms and evolved significantly over the years, our ethos remains the same - to share, learn, experience and grow.

Mission

Our mission at Absolute Outdoors is to educate, inspire and build a connection between people and place through the medium of adventure.

Adventure Programs

Absolute Outdoors' main focus is delivering high-value adventure activities. With half or full-day adventures you can canoe, SUP, rock climb, abseil, mountain bike or hike with us to explore our great region.

Educational, School and Corporate Programs

Absolute Outdoors is a true one-stop-shop for any group programs. From journey programs or base camping to hardtop/lodge style camps or luxury accommodation, we can work with you from concept to completion and cater to all requirements, budgets, and outcomes.  Contact us to start your journey.

Hiker Support

The Grampians Peaks Trail runs through our backyard. We love sharing our home and want to be a part of everyone's GPT journey, from first-time campers to experienced through-hikers. Because of this, we have developed a range of hiker support services to assist anyone walking the GPT. We offer transport services for one way hikes, water and equipment drops to campsites as well as a range of rental safety equipment.

Equipment Rental and Sales

The Absolute Outdoors shop in the centre of Halls Gap is the perfect spot to pop into before any Grampians Adventure. Pick up any last-minute things you need, hire a range of equipment, get some good local knowledge or even just pop in for a chat! We rent out a range of hiking equipment from tents to sleeping bags and communication equipment like PLB's or satellite phones. We also stock a great range of apparel and equipment specializing in hiking, trail running, and rock climbing.


Office Address

105 Grampians Rd
Halls Gap VIC 3381
Australia

Contact

Call +61353564556

Terms and Conditions

The below terms and conditions are related to activity sessions booked via our website, phone or email. School or group bookings are subject to separate terms and conditions that will be presented at the time of booking.

Absolute Outdoors Pty Ltd is a registered company in Australia and accepts your reservation/booking under the following terms and conditions. Before purchasing from Absolute Outdoors participants should become familiar with the following terms and conditions. We encourage you to read them carefully.


Booking and Payment: Full payment is due at the time of booking unless otherwise specified during the checkout process. Most activities/tours are automatically and instantly confirmed at the time of booking, subject to minimum group sizes and weather conditions. Where automatic confirmation is not available (equipment rentals and hiker services) we will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible for confirmation.


Cancellations: We understand unforeseen things happen! We always strive to be as fair and balanced as possible. If you can't make your activity/tour for any reason, our first choice is to reschedule for when you can - subject to original conditions, minimum numbers and weather. If rescheduling is not possible the following refund policy applies:

Cancellations within 7 days of activity: No refund possible.

Cancellations between 7 and 14 days of activity: 50% refund.

Cancellations greater than 14 days ahead of activity: Full refund less a 15% administration fee.


Minimum Group Size and Weather: Absolute Outdoors Pty Ltd reserves the right to reschedule or cancel any activities or tours if the minimum required numbers are not met or if we deem the weather conditions to be unsafe to operate. This could be due to (but not limited to) wind, heat, rain or electrical activity. If Absolute Outdoors cancels an activity or tour for any reason, a reschedule is preferred, alternatively, a full refund will be offered.


Liability Waiver: Your participation in any of our activities is subject to completing our liability release/waiver. A link to this online waiver will be emailed to you after booking or can be filled out in person when checking in. If for some reason you cannot complete the waiver your participation will be denied and subject to our cancellation policy.


Disclosure of medical history & physical condition: At the time of booking, all participants must declare any relevant medical history, physical condition, injury or illness that may impact their participation in the activity or tour. All participants must also declare any medications they will be taking during the activity, prescription or otherwise.


Special requests: If there are any special requests or requirements that may require us to adapt our usual program we would be more than happy to do what we can to assist. Any special requests should be submitted at the time of booking or as soon as possible afterwards.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. All personal information is securely stored and not available or shared outside of our organization. Information transmitted to our suppliers, subcontractors or staff/guides is limited to what is required to safely execute our programs. All online payments are managed via a secure encrypted payment gateway, we never record or store your payment information. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, don’t hesitate to contact us to chat about it!

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