Harness –> Helmet –> Climbing shoes –> Safety briefing –> Adrenaline –> Climb!

While some struggle with abseiling over a cliff, it seems most humans from a young age enjoy looking up and trying to climb!

Our sessions introduce participants to the essential gear and techniques to make you feel comfortable and safe as you undertake climbs of up to 15 metres high.


The skill of belaying to keep the climber safe while he/she ascends is demonstrated by our guides then practiced by all participants while under close supervision.

Natural sites range from the sandstone cliffs of the Watagan Mountains to conglomerate/rhyolite sea cliffs in the Nelson Bay region.

DEPARTURE TIME Please ensure that you arrive for the session 15 minutes before the scheduled time with all gear to maximise activity time.
All necessary equipment emergency communication devices
comprehensive first aid kit Professional instructor
Suitable clothing that allows freedom of movement
Hat (preferably with a brim) or cap
Windproof/waterproof jacket
Enclosed sturdy footwear to walk to site + Climbing shoes/Dunlop volleys/ close fitting joggers for climbing
Small daypack to transport own gear
1-2 litres of fluid to stay hydrated
Any personal medication that may be needed (eg asthma puffer)


The security of valuables such as car keys, wallets, cameras, and any personal gear is the responsibility of each client.

There is no mobile phone reception at the climbing site.

Should you be unsure about the weather conditions and possible cancellation, or have any other questions, please contact Peter Vaughan Mobile- 0404 878 332

Watagans National Park


Nelson Bay Region

Sun 29

Rock-climbing at Anna Bay

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 24

Rock-climbing at Anna Bay

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

No, just comfortable clothes.  We will also provide rock-climbing shoes but you are welcome to bring your own.

How do I find our meeting point?

Once booked, we’ll send you an information sheet with instructions on how to find us

Do I need a 4wd to get to the activity location?

No, most of the locations are on well maintained dirt roads

What is the minimum age limit of participants? 

8 years of age and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Are there toilets at the activity site?

Some operating sites have a toilet nearby, otherwise we will provide a toilet kit for participants to use in a bush location.

Can I bring a camera /phone?

Definitely -but you do so at your own risk. We will be taking pictures to share with the group.


Have a question that we haven’t answered here?

Send your query to us and we’ll be in touch

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 4 reviews
November 25, 2013

Port Stephens Outdoor Adventure Mums wants to say a huge thank you for our day of climbing at Anna Bay. As usual this was a huge event and life accomplishment for so many of our ladies, who relished every second and are busy plotting out their next adventure with you!

February 15, 2015

Had a really fun morning rock climbing in a really fun and safe environment. I can’t wait to go on the next rock climb.

February 15, 2015

Very experienced and helpful fantastic service had a great time thanks Pete you were great

May 13, 2017

Great day rock climbing. Very well organised and safe. Lots of fun and very friendly. Can’t wait to go again.

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