Ship Rock Abseiling Adventure

A unique and challenging abseil experience in the picturesque Kurth Kiln Regional Park.


Kurth Kiln Regional Park

Meeting Point

Oscars on the Yarra, 3185 Warburton Hwy, Warburton VIC


Approx. 4 hrs



Group Size

Maximum group of 10. Larger groups by enquiry.

Walk the waterfall trail towards your safe, guided abseiling adventure atop Ship Rock.

Climb to the top of a large house sized boulder and then abseil back down attempting different pitches each time. The height of the abseils are between 12m – 15m, perfect for those who are new too abseiling but are up for a challenge. The site is accessed via an easy 100m walk from the picnic area car park down the McCrae waterfall track. The waterfall is also well worth checking out whilst visiting the Park, and is conveniently located just a short stroll from the abseil site.

At the start of the adventure your experienced 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 you’ll commence the activity. Your guides will be with you every step of the way providing helpful tips and hints and ensuring your safety throughout the activity.

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

Family (2 adults / 2 child)

Private Groups

1 - 2 people
3 - 4 people
5 - 7 people
8 - 10 people

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 guide
    • Safety equipment and first aid kit
    • All adventure equipment
    • Helmet and harness
    • 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 
    • Climbing shoes, or 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 8 and above must be accompanied by a paying adult 
    • 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. 

"Kids had an absolute ball. Staff were so thorough in everything they did to ensure it was a successful tour. Highly recommend."

— Yasemin M | Facebook

Frequently asked questions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.