Dirt Bikes – We have 15 Yamaha Dirt Bikes that are suitable for most riders aged 12 and up (and at least 155cm tall), with dirt trails all over the property it is a great place for beginners & experienced riders. With an in-house licensing system we ensure that those participating on the Dirt Bikes have the necessary skills & knowledge before being challenged at that next level. Refer to Dirt Bike Camps for more information.
Horses – With a mob of approximately 30 horses and trails running through the bush and over open fields it makes for a great relaxing experience, or for the more experienced rider, it is a great place to go for a trot or canter. Mountain Trails has what it takes to provide a quality horse program with experienced staff to teach riders at all levels and use the environment around us to explore wilderness trails.
Mountain Bikes – With 15 new Trek bikes and a purpose built skills course we have the right environment to teach a beginner or to improve the skills of those who already know how to ride. Our MTB program is run by our own certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor, so you can be assured of quality training.
Caving – Our caving program aims to provide participants with a glimpse of some of nature’s most wonderful sights. Using these natural foundations, our trained and experienced staff choose from a number of different caves available to determine which is the most appropriate to the group. These range from Signature Cave for the younger participants, to the whole Dip Series including Dip 1 & 2, Gong & abseiling in to the Daylight Chamber. We can also run more advanced caving which is suitable for more experienced cavers including 65 Pitch & Punchbowl Cave.
High Ropes – The aim of the high ropes course is to challenge students to have faith in something, in this case it’s the team around them on the belay system and supporting them. Many people do not like heights so with our floating obstacle course it provides a platform for a safe yet confronting challenge to develop trust, confidence and team building skills.
Abseiling – Abseiling aims to develop confidence within participants. Your instinct tells you that it is not natural to go over the edge of a cliff. Confidence develops when you make a choice to do that. Our main abseiling site is Devil’s Punchbowl near Wee Jasper with a small practice abseil for beginners and a 25-30m abseil for the more adventurous. At Wee Jasper there is also the option to abseil into caves. Our high ropes tower also accommodates a 4m and 8m abseil for something closer to our site.
Rock Climbing – We have 2 different options for rock climbing: we have an indoor rock wall that runs on the inside of the dining hall allowing for multiple people to be climbing at once. This is great for wet weather and a quick activity. We also have two rock walls on our abseiling tower; one wall goes all the way to the top of the tower and one that is half the size of the tower.
Low Ropes/Initiatives – It is said that team building happens through most of our activities but Low Ropes & Initiatives is where we get back to the basics. There are a number of different obstacles and challenges for team building which look at skills such as initiative, communication, trust and confidence which will all be built through the games and challenges at the low ropes course.
Hiking and Orienteering – Mountain Trails has a large range of hiking tracks, camping sites and fire trails for vehicle access. Hiking, map reading and navigation can be organised as a half day or full day activity. For a more extensive and adventurous experience a multi-day trek can be created. All of these activities start with instruction on how to read maps and use compasses, but the aim is to get the students out into the field experiencing it for themselves.
Environmental Studies – There are numerous bush walking and creek walking tracks on the property. The Mountain Trails property is largely wilderness, bush creeks, mountains and gullies with some open grazing land, so there is plenty of opportunity to learn about Australian native flora and fauna, natural processes and human impact. Activities can be planned based on what the students are currently learning or just a fun and interactive bush experience.
Other Activities Include:
- Flying Fox
- Leap of Faith
- Archery, Arts & Crafts
- Whip Cracking
- Barn Games
- Bush Cooking
- Raft Building