Donna Double Mountain Bike & Abseil Adventure

Ride, abseil, ride. Experience Mount Donna Buang like never before.

Location

Mount Donna Buang to Warburton via the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail

Meeting Point

Oscars on the Yarra, 3185 Warburton Hwy, Warburton VIC 3799

Duration

Approx. 5 hrs

Difficulty

Challenging

Group Size

Maximum group of 10. Larger groups by enquiry.

Abseiling Mount Donna

We’ve called this one the Donna Double and it’s not for the faint of heart.

Descend 6 km downhill through stunning Mountain Ash forest with the occasional panoramic view out over the valley below. Disembark at Ben Cairn, a popular site for abseiling located above Warburton. The abseil site is accessed via a 300m steep track, which leads to a rocky outcrop with heavily forested view of the valley below.

Here our guides will kit you out with a harness and helmet, run you through a safety briefing and demonstrate correct abseiling techniques. Once you’ve got a handle on the basics, we’ll commence the activity progressing to a forward facing abseil if you dare! This site offers abseils ranging from 15m – 30m.

Once you’ve had a few abseils you’ll hit the trail again riding 12 km along a quiet gravel and bitumen road. We’ll meet you at the junction of Donna Buang Road and Don Road and load up the bikes for your transport back to Warburton.

Our guides will be on hand throughout the activity guiding and assisting you through the adventure.

If you can’t see the time and date that you’d like please give us a call and we’ll help you out.

Pricing options.

Booking & cancellation. All payments and paperwork must be completed & received prior to participation.

Group Tour

AUD
Adult
$160
Child (15+)
$145

Minimum booking of 3.

Private Groups

AUD
1 - 2 people
$400
3 - 4 people
$570
5 - 7 people
$940
8 - 10 people
$1,320

Above 10 people? No worries, get in touch to discuss your options.

  • Inclusions

    • Round-trip transfers to and from the meet up location in Warburton
    • Yarra Ranges National Park entrance fees
    • Experienced adventure guides
    • Safety equipment and first aid kit
    • All adventure equipment
    • Bike, riding gloves, bike helmet
    • Harness and helmet
    • Safety briefing.
  • Exclusions

    • Meals and beverages
    • Other personal expenses
    • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Packing List

    • Wear comfortable active wear
    • Thermal top, jumper, beanie and gloves
    • Closed toe shoes, sneakers or trainers
    • Small day bag
    • Water bottle and personal snacks
    • Rain coat
    • Sunscreen
    • Hand sanitiser
    • A phone or camera for photos.
  • Know before you book

    • Warburton Adventure Company is a Parks Victoria Licensed Tour Operator and is fully insured
    • Children aged 15+ must be accompanied by a paying adult
    • Not suitable for children under the age of 15
    • You must have a reasonable level of fitness
    • If you have back, neck, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether or not to participate
    • You will need to complete our pre-arrival waiver, medical consent and Covid-19 declaration form prior to your adventure
    • This activity begins in Warburton, which is approximately 75 minutes from Melbourne. You must make your own way to the designated meeting point.
Donna Descent Mountain Bike and Abseil adventure

"What an adventure yesterday. Highly recommend Warburton Adventure Co. Awesome staff, the activities were fricking amazing, fully catered and the best day I've had in a long while. The adrenaline was pumping while flying down the hills on mountain bikes and then again abseiling. The scenery was breathtaking even in the fog at the top."

— @youandmiafitness | Facebook

Specials & add-on options.

Enhance your adventure experience with a little added luxury, or add-on Warburton Adventure Co. branded essential items to help make the most of your time in nature. Plus, you’ll have a useful, quality momento of your wild adventure! Choose your add-ons at checkout when booking.

  • What happens if it is raining on the day of my tour booking?

    If it’s a little light drizzle we’ll continue with the adventure as planned. However, if it turns to torrential rain with high winds then we’ll work with you to reschedule your tour for another date. While some inclement weather is to be expected in nature based adventures, we take your comfort and safety in the outdoors very seriously.

  • What happens if it starts raining while I’m out on tour?

    If it’s a little light drizzle then we’ll continue with the adventure as planned. However, if the weather turns quickly then we’ll make a judgement call based on how quickly the shower will pass, how strong the rain is, if there is lightning, thunder and strong winds. While some inclement weather is to be expected in nature based adventures, we take your comfort and safety in the outdoors very seriously.

  • What’s the difference between guided and self-guided adventures?

    In our guided adventures you’ll have the safety and assurance of a professional adventure guide with you every step of the way. All our guides are trained and accredited outdoor adventure specialists with current Working with Children Check and First Aid Training. On a self-guided adventure we’ll provide transfers and adventure equipment, but you’ll have the freedom to enjoy the activity at your own pace.

  • Do you provide catering on tour?

    We currently provide a unique Silva Coffee Roasters tasting experience available on selected tours. Partnering with Oscars on the Yarra we are now providing a special picnic experience that can be enjoyed at the conclusion of your adventure tour in a lush tranquil setting by the Yarra River. You can choose from a selection of sandwiches, an antipasto platter or 3 cheese picnic boxes. Pair with a bottle of wine or champagne bought separately.

  • Are your adventures suitable for children?

    Yes, most of our adventure activities are suitable for children aged 6 and above. However, please check our age guide listed on our individual adventure products. If you’re unsure which activity is suitable for your child please contact us to discuss your options.