Soaring above Swanston Street, the climbs at Hardrock CBD will give you unmatched views as you ascend the four auto-belay walls and 28 lead climbing walls in front of a mammoth glass window. With no time limits, you can spend all day clambering up and down walls or take a beginners, lead, or private course to further your skills. Hardrock also offers early morning climbing from 6am on Wednesday and Thursdays, which means soon you’ll be able to enjoy before-work rock climbing sessions. Hardrock also has a Nunawading centre with 21 lead climbing walls that stretch up to 14 metres high, as well as a bouldering cave.
501 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC, Australia +61 03 9631 5300
Opened in March 2013, the New Zealand born-and-bred Clip ’N Climb is a refreshing and colorful take on the world of climbing walls. Every session includes a 15 minute safety briefing before you clip into the automated belaying system and begin climbing. The visually fascinating centre features 37 climbing challenges, including ‘The Stairway to Heaven,’ the ‘Dark Tower,’ ‘Speed Walls,’ and a wall which allows you to climb up a game of Tetris. For daredevils, there are two additional heart-racing experiences: ‘The Leap of Faith’ and the free fall ‘Vertical Drop Slide’; each climb is fitted with an auto belay system, so you won’t need to find a partner.
144 Murphy St, Richmond VIC, Australia +61 03 9421 6600
Most Diverse Centre
Located on Waterdale Road, Latitude caters to both the young and young-at-heart with a diverse mix of activities, including nine-meter bungee jumping, a dodgeball court, basketball lanes, rock climbing, gladiator-style Battle Beam, and an obstacle course set over 100 interconnected trampolines. The Latitude climbing walls are designed for speed, so bring a friend and race up the brightly coloured walls to ring the bell. There’s also an auto-belay system allowing you to climb with ease. The Culture Trip can also reveal that Latitude is about to install exciting new climbing equipment.
590 Waterdale Rd, Heidelberg West VIC, Australia +61 1300 123 528