Index of Sites

Area Open sites Closed sites
Australian Capital Territory - Canberra and NSW surrounds 5 3
New South Wales > Blue Mountains 4 2
New South Wales > Central Coast 1
New South Wales > Far North Coast 4
New South Wales > Hunter Valley 1
New South Wales > Mid North Coast 9
New South Wales > Newcastle 2
New South Wales > New England 1
New South Wales > Northern Beaches 8
New South Wales > Riverina 1
New South Wales > South Coast 4
Northern Territory > Alice Springs 1
Queensland > North Queensland 3
Queensland > North Queensland > Cairns 2
Queensland > South Queensland 10 3
Queensland > South Queensland > Canungra 4
Queensland > South Queensland > Sunshine Coast 5 3
South Australia 6 1
Tasmania > North-West 1
Tasmania > South East 8
Victoria > East Coast 15 4
Victoria > East Coast > Phillip Island 5 1
Victoria > East Inland 18 4
Victoria > West Coast 14 1
Victoria > West Inland 13 4
Western Australia > Albany and South Coast 10 2
Western Australia > Esperance 2 1
Western Australia > Geraldton and Midwest 7
Western Australia > Goldfields 1
Western Australia > Margaret River and Southwest 11 1
Western Australia > North-West > Gascoyne 1
Western Australia > North-West > Kimberley 3
Western Australia > North-West > Pilbara 2
Western Australia > Perth Region 10 1
Western Australia > Wheatbelt 9 5

Australian Capital Territory - Canberra and NSW surrounds

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Honeysuckle
  • HG launch
  • PG launch
Lake George (Collector)
About 40 minutes north of Canberra on the road to Sydney. Inland Ridge Closed

August 2022 - Temporary closure. The whole landing area has been closed to us by the land owner until the Foot and Mouth risk has subsided. This means we have no landing area for this site and we can't glide out to any other landings. We are better to close the whole site even to XC pilots as if they dont climb out they would risk losing the site by contraveening the landowners wishes. The gate has already been locked so we have no physical access. The landowner/ farm manager will happily let us back onto the site once this risk has subsided.

Lake George (Geary's Gap)
About 30 minutes north of Canberra on the road to Sydney. Inland Ridge Closed

PILOT NOTIFICATION RE TEMPORARY SITE CLOSURE - DECEMBER 2015: Please be advised that launching or landing on the escarpment from Geary's site at Lake George is not to be used until further notice. Yass Valley Council have formally advised the ACTHPA that paragliding and hang gliding operations are not to be conducted from that site until such time as the necessary permissions have been established. This does not affect operations from the South launch and activities can continue as usual from this launch. The ACTHPA Committee have been working with the Yass Council and we will respond accordingly. Significant updates that change the status of flying operations will be provided as they come to hand, and regular updates on progress will be reported at club meetings. I am seeking your understanding and support by not flying at this site at this time, so as to not compound and complicate the matter further. To assist the committee in maintaining the site, one of the factors is to demonstrate how long we have been flying at the site by providing evidence. Anyone that has evidence of us Hang Gliding before 1970 can you please approach the ACTHPA committee with details? Thank you. Please note: there is no camping allowed on the lake bed.

Please refer to http://www.acthpa.org for current status of this site.

Lake George (South Launch)
About 30 minutes north of Canberra on the road to Sydney. Inland Ridge E PG2 / HG Supervised 2400ft / 730m ASL, 180ft / 56m AGL
Lanyon
About 20 minutes south of Canberra just past Tuggeranong. Inland Hill W PG2 / HG Supervised 900m ASL, 250m AGL
One Tree Hill, Gungahlin
On the north edge of Canberra. Inland Hill NE-E PG4 (provisional) 2874ft MSL
Pig Hill
About 20 minutes east of Canberra just past Uriara. Inland Hill Closed

As of 2018-03-16, hang gliding and paragliding activities are not permitted at this site until further notice. The ACTHPA committee will be speaking with the relevany parties in the near future to ascertain whether a mutual agreement can be achieved to continue to use this site.

Spring Hill
About 20 minutes north of Canberra on the road to Yass. Inland Hill SW-NW PG4 / HG Intermediate 870m (2850') ASL, 200m (650') AGL

New South Wales > Blue Mountains

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Mount Ovens
North of Great Western Highway, Approx 10km East of Bathurst. Inland ridge and thermic West; HG < 15 knots, PG < 10 knots HG Restricted: Conditions: 5 - 10 knots with strict SO supervision - Ideal conditions only. VHFOPS rating. HG Intermediate: Conditions: 5 - 15 knots with SO supervision. VHFOPS rating. HG Advanced: Conditions: < 15 knots. VHFOPS rating. PG2 & PG3: Not suitable. PG4: Conditions: 0 - 10 knots with SO supervision. VHFOPS rating. PG5: Conditions: < 10 knots. VHFOPS rating. 450m / 1400 feet
Mount Rankin
Off Howards Drive, Mount Rankin. Approx 15km by road from Bathurst. ESE, Strength: HG < 15 knots, PG < 15 knots HG Restricted: Conditions: 5 - 10 knots with strict SO supervision. VHFOPS rating. HG Intermediate: Conditions: 5 - 15 knots with duty pilot supervision. VHFOPS rating. HG Advanced: Conditions: < 15 knots. VHFOPS rating. PG2 & PG3: Conditions: 0 - 10 knots with SO supervision. VHFOPS rating. PG4: Conditions: 0 - 10 knots with duty pilot supervision. VHFOPS rating. PG5: Conditions: < 15 knots. VHFOPS rating.
Mt Blackheath
  • North ramp
  • Main launch
Mount Blackheath, at the end of Mount Blackheath Road. Approx 7km from Blackheath by road. Inland Mountain Main launch: WSW - WNW, HG < 15 knots, PG < 15 knots. North ramp: N-NE, HG < 10 knots, PG < 10 knots. Main launch: HG Restricted: Conditions: 5 - 10 knots with strict SO supervision or Adv pilot with exp at site. HG Intermediate: Conditions: 5 - 15 knots with SO supervision HG Advanced: Conditions: < 15 knots PG2 & PG3: Conditions: 2 - 10 knots with strict SO supervision PG4: Conditions: 0 - 10 knots with SO supervision PG5: Conditions: < 15 knots. North ramp: See launch details below. 1040m asl, 300m agl
Sofala
On Razorback Road, Approx 10km East of Sofala. South, HG & PG < 15 knots HG Restricted: Conditions: < 10 knots with SO supervision. HG Intermediate: Conditions: <10 knots with duty pilot supervision. HG Advanced: Conditions: <15 knots. PG2 & PG3: Conditions: 0-10 knots with SO supervision. PG4: Conditions: 0-10 knots with duty pilot supervision. PG5: Conditions: <10 knots.
Table Rock
Megalong Valley, Approx 30 minutes drive from Blackheath. Closed

Currently closed due to land owners withdrawing access permission. Please dont attempt to fly this site as it may worsen relations and prevent any future return of access.

Wolgan
Wolgan Valley, Approx 30 minutes drive North of Lithgow towards Newnes (4WD Only). Closed

Currently closed due to no maintainence by the site owner. No current BMHGC Inc. members have any experience flying from this site. Information here from historic club records only.

New South Wales > Central Coast

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Crackneck Lookout
Coastal E-SE PG4 / HG Intermediate 105m / 345'

New South Wales > Far North Coast

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Broadwater National Park
  • Mandatory VHF Carriage - Check status of NOTAM
  • Mandatory VHF Carriage - Check status of NOTAM
Broadwater Coastal Dunes -ESE 12-16 knots (PG) 16-23 knots (HG) PG4 / HG4 30' / 10m
Lennox Head
  • All flying at Lennox Head is conducted in accordance with CASA EX123/21 – Northern Rivers Hang Gliding and Paragliding Club Incorporated – Broadcasting Exemption
Pat Morton Lookout, Lennox Head Coastal Cliff N-NE 12kn (PG) Minimum 15kn (HG) PG4 / HG4 100' / 30m
Montes
  • Private Property - All pilots must be inducted and 'check-in' prior to entry.
Inland Ridge PG SE to ENE 5-15kt / HG: ESE through to ENE 4-20kt. PG4 / HG4 750ft (250m) AMSL
Possums
  • Private Property - All pilots must be inducted and 'check-in' prior to entry. No Parking at Launch.
Inland Ridge - Thermic Flying and Coastal Winds. NNE-E. PG4 - PG Only 160m or ~500ft asl

New South Wales > Hunter Valley

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Glennies Ridge - Lake St Clair (Little Europe)
Inland ridge SW-NW PG3 / HG Intermediate 1950ft/596m asl

New South Wales > Mid North Coast

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Bartletts Reserve - NE Bonnys
South of Port Macquarie. Small Coastal Ridge PG4 / HG Advanced 18m asl
Crescent Head
  • S launch
  • E launch
About 350km northeast of Sydney. Coastal E-S
Grants Headland - SE Bonnys
South of Port Macquarie on Ocean Drive. Coastal Dune E-SE PG3 / HG Supervised 35m asl
Harrys Lookout
In Port Macquarie. Coastal Ridge ENE-ESE PG3 / HG Supervised 35m asl
Indian Head
South of Port Macquarie. Coastal Ridge SSE-ESE 35m asl
Middle brother
  • SW
  • SE
SW, SE PG4, HG intermediate SE 1800' / 548m, SW 1590' / 485m asl
Nellies
Overlooking the Lansdowne Valley, 20km inland from St Johns River. WNW-SW 1680' / 515m asl
North Brother Lookout
Near Laurieton. Mountain near coast NNE-E PG4, under PG4 please contact local CFI / HG Supervised 465m asl
Rocky Beach
In Port Macquarie. Small Coastal Ridge ENE-ESE PG4. Not suitable for HG.

New South Wales > Newcastle

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Catherine Hill Bay (Catho's)
Coastal ESE PG3 / HG Intermediate 125ft, 38m
Strzelecki lookout
Strzelecki lookout car park, Memorial Drive, Bar Beach Coastal cliff S- ESE HG Intermediate, PG3 250ft, 75m

New South Wales > New England

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Manilla - Mt Borah
  • East launch
  • West launch
  • South launch
  • Northeast launch
Near Tamworth, 350km N of Sydney. Inland Hill All PG2, HG Intermediate 820-880m / 2500-2700ft asl

New South Wales > Northern Beaches

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Bungan
Sydney's Northern Beaches. Coastal Cliff with grass slope above. Grass area slopes away from cliff edge. Best in ENE as it allows flights along ridge above beach without turbulence from Bungan Headland. Strictly PG5 (not recommended for HG) 100' / 30m
Cooks Terrace
Sydney's Northern Beaches. Coastal Cliff HG: NE-E, PG: East. Site will accommodate ENE to ESE for PG2. PG4 rated pilots may fly NE ridge in NE wind direction. PG4 with the following exceptions: * PG3 but only after approval from an SPHGC Safety Officer or SPHGC Duty Pilot before each launch. * PG2 need direct on-ground supervision from an SPHGC Safety Officer or SPHGC Duty Pilot during the period of their operations. UHF radio must be used. HG Advanced. 25m / 82' AMSL
Long Reef NE
Sydney's Northern Beaches. Moderately steep coastal hill. North East PG2 (as per SAFA requirements) / HG Supervised 100' / 30m
Long Reef SE
Sydney's Northern Beaches. Steep coastal hill, covered in grass, scrub and shale. South to South East PG2/3 under the supervision of an SPHGC Safety Officer or SPHGC Duty Pilot. HG Advanced 30m / 100' AMSL
Mona Vale
Sydney's Northern Beaches. Coastal Cliff with grass slope above. Narrow chute launch between low trees on cliff edge. South to South East. Flight characteristics change with slight wind direction variation. Best in S-SSE. Do not launch in SSW due to rotor from upwind headlands and beachside trees. PG4 (not recommended for HG) 66' / 20m
Newport
Sydney's Northern Beaches. Small coastal cliff plus high coastal hill. South to South East PG4 in front of the road. Otherwise PG5. HG Intermediate. 80' / 25m
Turimetta
Sydney's Northern Beaches. Mixture of coastal cliffs and steeply sloping faces with many knolls South East but will tolerate ESE PG4 / HG Intermediate 60' / 20m
Warriewood
Sydney's Northern Beaches. Coastal Cliff North East. Does not tolerate too much deviation from straight on at launch before flying characteristics change. PG4 / HG Intermediate 130' / 40m

New South Wales > Riverina

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Conargo (Deniliquin)
  • Conargo North Tow Strip
  • Pretty Pine Tow Strip
  • Conargo Tow Strip
Near Conargo and Deniliquin. Tow paddocks

New South Wales > South Coast

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Cambewarra
Near Nowra, 120km S of Sydney. Ridge soarable, thermals E-S HG Intermediate with inland experience / PG5 2225ft / 680m
Hill 60
Coastal NE PG2 / HG Supervised 200ft / 60m
Stanwell Park - Bald Hill
  • East Launch
  • The Point
About 40km south of Sydney. Coastal S-E PG4 / HG Intermediate 600ft/180m
Tongarra
Overlooking Macquarie Pass, 90 km SSW of Sydney. Escarpment behind coast NE 620m / 2030ft asl

Northern Territory > Alice Springs

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Mt Gillen - West Gap, South Face
Closed

Dec 2022: Airservice Australia have advised that Mt Gillen now has an Aboriginal Heritage overlay. Access is restricted to ASA and telecom personnel only and they must not deviate from the access tracks. No recreational activities are permitted.

Queensland > North Queensland

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Eungella
  • Caravan Park
  • Chalet
75km W of Mackay. Inland ENE-SE 660m asl/ 460m agl

Queensland > North Queensland > Cairns

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Gillies Lookout
40km South West of Cairns. Inland mountain range SE-NE HG Advanced / PG5 2,450ft / 750m ASL
Rex Lookout
40km N of Cairns. Coastal E-SE HG Supervised, PG4 55m / 170ft

Queensland > South Queensland

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Dalby Aerodrome
Darling Downs South East Qld. Aerotowing 1131ft / 345m

Queensland > South Queensland > Canungra

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Beechmont - Rosin's Lookout
Gold Coast hinterland. SSE-NE HG Advanced / PG3 1738ft/530m ASL
Flying Fox
Hinchcliffe's (Hart's, Flattop)
Gold Coast hinterland. E-S PG2, HG Intermediate 1730ft/527m ASL
Mt. Tamborine
Gold Coast hinterland. NW-SW PG4 , Hang gliding - Supervised. 1798ft/548m ASL

Queensland > South Queensland > Sunshine Coast

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Alexandra Headland
Closed

May 2020:

As you may know, changes to the runway geometry will soon be implemented at Sunshine Coast Airport. As a result of these changes, the current areas of operation at Point Cartwright and Alex Headland (as described in clause 3.1 of LOA 3318) will no longer be segregated from operations to or from Sunshine Coast Airport.

In such circumstances, Airservices will no longer be able to provide approval for hang gliding operations in Port Cartwright and Alex Headland as contemplated by clause 3.2 of LOA 3318.

Accordingly, please accept this letter as notice of termination of LOA 3318, effective 15 May 2020. Hang gliding operations in the affected areas will not be possible on and from this date.

Gerrards Lookout
7 km south of Montville Inland ridge ENE-E Supervised = PG1, PG2 375m / 1230ft
Mt. Widgee
SE HG Adv, PG5 2,035ft, 620m
North End Sunshine Beach
S-SSE All levels 33m / 108ft
Point Cartwright
Closed

May 2020:

As you may know, changes to the runway geometry will soon be implemented at Sunshine Coast Airport. As a result of these changes, the current areas of operation at Point Cartwright and Alex Headland (as described in clause 3.1 of LOA 3318) will no longer be segregated from operations to or from Sunshine Coast Airport.

In such circumstances, Airservices will no longer be able to provide approval for hang gliding operations in Port Cartwright and Alex Headland as contemplated by clause 3.2 of LOA 3318.

Accordingly, please accept this letter as notice of termination of LOA 3318, effective 15 May 2020. Hang gliding operations in the affected areas will not be possible on and from this date.

Rainbow Beach - Carlo Sand Blow
180km N of Brisbane. Coastal NNE-ESE PG2 / HG Supervised 90m / 295ft
Sunrise Beach
Closed

Nov 2020: Closed until further notice.

Teewah Beach
15km N of Noosa. E All Levels. Intermediate skills required for launch. Experienced pilots required on launch to assist with take offs. 30m / 98ft

South Australia

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Barn Hill (The Bluff)
~180 km north of Adelaide, ~20km NNW of Snowtown. ~ 10km SW of Redhill ~ 5km E of Mundoora. Inland Hill Main ridge SW-SE, small W face. Best ridge lift in due S. Best wind direction for XC ~ SSW. PG2/ HG Supervised 1100' / 335m asl, 550ft / 168m agl
Cape Jervis
85 km from Adelaide, south on the Fleurieu Peninsula. WSW-WNW Supervised HG, PG2 200'/60m asl
Eucla
Eucla (pop. 86) is the easternmost locality in Western Australia, on the Eyre Highway a few km west of the South Australian border.
Myponga Cliffs
5km south of Sellicks beach, 50 km south of Adelaide. Coastal ridge / cliff Closed

Closed due to legal access issues. Do not attempt to access or fly here. Contact SAHPGA for current status.

Ochre Point - Maslins
40km south of Adelaide off Karko Dve just North of Maslins beach. NW-SW Supervised HG, PG2 170'/50m asl
Sellicks Beach
1 km south of Sellicks Beach shop. 45km south of Adelaide. Coastal ridge / cliff NW- WSW (best WNW) HG Intermediate, PG2 200' / 60m
Tunkalilla
Remote beach location east of Deep Creek. 80km south of Adelaide. Coastal ridge ~ 10 km SE - SSW PG2 / HG Supervised, top landing HG Intermediate 280'/85m asl, 250' agl

Tasmania > North-West

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
The Don Head
Coastal hill NW-N PG3, HG - supervised

Tasmania > South East

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Eaglehawk Neck
Coastal E-NE Lower launch: PG2, HG supervised, upper launch: PG4, HG intermediate Lower launch: 25m (asl), upper launch: 350m (asl)
Kempton Hill
Inland hill E-NE PG2, HG supervised 355m launch (asl), 195m lz (asl), 160m (agl)
kunanyi - Mount Wellington
Mountain NNE-ENE PG5, HG advanced 1230m launch (asl)
Lemon Hill
NE-E or W-WSW PG2/PG3 – HG supervised/intermediate
Mary Ann Bay
Coastal cliff NW-N PG4 1230m launch (asl)
Single Hill
NNE-SSE PG2, HG supervised
Tunbridge Tier
Inland hill NNE-E PG5, HG advanced 885 launch (asl), 320m LZ (asl), 565m (agl)
Winton Hill
Inland Hill SSW-SE PG2 / HG Supervised 165m launch (asl), 40m LZ (asl), 125m (agl)

Victoria > East Coast

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Arthurs Seat
Near Dromana, Mornington Penisula, 50km S of Melbourne. Large Coastal Hill Closed

This site is currently prohibited by Parks Victoria.

Cairns Bay
90km S of Melbourne. Coastal S - SSW - SW PG4 / HG Intermediate 100' / 30m asl
Cape Liptrap
150km SE of Melbourne. Coastal Cliffs W,SW PG4 / HG Intermediate 300' / 90m asl
Craigie Rd, Mt Martha
50km S of Melbourne. Coastal Cliff WSW-WNW PG5, PG4 Endorsed (Other PG4 under supervision) / HG Advanced 100'/ 30m asl
Eagles Nest
Cape Patterson 100km SE of Melbourne. Coastal Cliff SE PG4 / HG Intermediate (PG2 / HG Supervised?) 120'/ 35m asl
Flinders Golf Club
75km S of Melbourne. Coastal cliffs S, SSE PG2 / HG Supervised 114' asl, 35m asl
Flinders Monument
75km S of Melbourne. Coastal cliffs E Advanced HG, PG5 120'/40m asl
Kilcunda
100km SE of Melbourne. Coastal Dunes S-SW PG2 / HG Supervised 50' / 15m asl
Mentone
20km S of Melbourne. Coastal Closed

Within controlled airspace around Moorabbin airport. As per Section 4.7 (e), Section 6.5.10 and Section 6.5.11 of the SAFA Operations Manual, flying within 16 km of a controlled aerodrome or below 3000 feet within 8 km of an aerodrome with regular public transport services is prohibited. This is regardless of whether flights are below 300 feet or greater than 25 metres from roads or buildings.

In 2010, the VHPA applied for an exemption for this site. CASA declined, stating: "The area surrounding Red Bluff and Mentone is one of high traffic density with both fixed wing and helicopter traffic transiting, often at 500 to 600 feet, as well as being in close proximity to final approach of the NDB A approach. Given these circumstances and the potential impact on the safety of other airspace users CASA cannot approve the establishment of hang gliding and paragliding operations at these locations, even with the controls proposed in your application."

Portsea
65km S of Melbourne. Coastal dunes/cliffs S-SW up to 20kts maximum PG2 / HG Supervised 70' / 20m asl
Red Bluff
In suburb of Black Rock, 20km S of Melbourne. Coastal SSW-WSW 9-15kn PG5 with endorsement - PG4 under the on site supervision of an endorsed PG5 20m ASL
Shoreham
75km S of Melbourne. Coastal Cliff E - ESE PG4 / HG Intermediate 80' / 24m asl
Sunnyside
Near Mornington, 50km S of Melbourne. Coastal Cliff Closed

Since March 2016: Temporarily closed whilst development works take place on the golf course and other launch options are being considered.

Victoria > East Coast > Phillip Island

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Dunvegan Road, Phillip Island
Coastal cliff SSW (214 deg true) HG Int, PG4, PG3 under supervision of PG5 50ft
Fisher Street, Phillip Island
On Phillip Island. Low coastal cliffs. NNW-NW PG4 12m / 40ft
Grossard Point, Phillip Island
On Phillip Island. Low coastal cliffs. NW at 10-15kn PG4 / HG Intermediate 17m / 55ft
Phillip Island
85km SSE of Melbourne. Coastal
Potters Road, San Remo
90 km southeast of Melbourne via the Bass highway, just ouside San Remo. Grassy coastal cliff Closed

This site is temporarily closed, at the request of the owners.

Rhyll, Phillip Island
On Phillip Island. Low coastal cliffs. East to NNW, North is best. 10 + Knots. PG5 / HG Advanced 16m / 52ft

Victoria > East Inland

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Eagle Rise
Near Beechworth, 210km NE of Melbourne. Inland ridge S, SE, SSW HG only - Intermediate 1,200'/365m agl, 1,850'/565m asl
Gundowring (Savhill)
  • SW-NW launch
40km SSE of Albury/Wodonga, in the north end of the Kiewa valley. Inland ridge NNW, SSW PG4/HG Supervised, PG2 Require PG4 supervision, PG3 must be in the company of PG4, HG Sup require HG Int Supervision 2100' / 640m amsl, 1310' / 400m agl
Landscape
70km N of Melbourne. Inland hill N and W Launches HG Advanced / PG4, PG3 supervised 1400'/425m agl, 1804'/550m asl
Locksley Field
33km north of Seymour on the Hume highway. Air field 540'/165m asl
Manny's
Near Beechworth, 210km NE of Melbourne. Inland ridge S-SSW PG2 / HG Supervised. PG2 require PG4/SO supervision. HG Sup require HG Int supervision. 496m asl, landing 250m asl
Mt Broughton (Thistle Hill)
95km NE of Melbourne. Inland hills SW PG2, HG Intermediate 2100'/630m asl 1400'/420m agl
Mt Buffalo – Reed’s Lookout Paraglider launch
Near Bright, 220km NE of Melbourne. Inland mountain PG5, PG4 under FI/SSO supervision. Unsuitable for Hang gliders. 4527' / 1,380m amsl, 975m / 3,200ft agl
Mt Buffalo - The Gorge HG Ramp
Near Bright, 220km NE of Melbourne. Inland mountain NE The Gorge HG Launch - HG Advanced, HG Int under HG Adv supervision. Unsuitable for Paragliders. 4527' / 1,380m amsl, 975m / 3,200ft agl
Mt Dandenong
30km E of Melbourne. Inland mountain WNW Advanced HG. PG5 (with advanced inland experience and ground handling skills) 1460'/ 445m agl, 1935' / 590m amsl
Mt Donna Buang
Near Warburton, 90km NE of Melbourne. Inland mountain range Light to moderate S or light N Advanced HG only 3100' / 945m agl; 3540' / 1080m asl
Mt Elliot
  • North-East
  • Main launch (north-west)
Near Corryong, 320km NE of Melbourne. Inland mountain N, NE PG4 / HG Intermediate. PG2 and PG3 require PG4 supervision. HG Sup require HG Int supervision. 2000' / 600m agl, 2952' / 900m amsl
Mt Emu
  • Emu 2
  • Emu 1
Near Mt Beauty, 230km NE of Melbourne. Inland Mountain SW (Emu 2: NW) PG4 / HG Intermediate. PG2 require FI/SSO supervision. PG3 require PG5 supervision. HG Sup require HG Int supervision. 1360m / 4460' asl, 975m / 3200' agl
Mt Mittamatite
Near Corryong, 320km NE of Melbourne. Inland Mountain Closed

As of February 2024: Closed by Parks Victoria, negotiations are under way to reopen the site.

Mt Terrible
115km ENE of Melbourne. Inland Mountain NE PG5 / HG Advanced 4215' / 1297m asl, 3152 ft / 970m agl
Murmungee
South of Beechworth, North East Victoria. Inland ridge SSW The site is rated PG5. PG4, PG3 and PG2 require FI/SSO supervision. Closed to HG due to no suitable bombout. 1200'/ 365m agl, 2428' / 740m amsl
Mystic
Near Bright, 220km NE of Melbourne. Inland, Ridge, Mountain N (valley wind) PG4 / HG Intermediate. PG2 and PG3 require PG4 supervision. HG Sup require HG Int supervision. 797m / 2614' asl, 477m / 1564' agl
Tawonga Gap
Near Mt Beauty, 220km NE of Melbourne. Inland mountain ridge NE PG4 / HG Advanced. PG2 and PG3 require FI/SSO supervision. HG Sup and HG Int require HG Adv supervision. 3182' / 970m amsl, 610m / 2000ft agl
The Paps
  • South east
  • South west
  • South
  • North
  • West
  • East
Near Mansfield, 120km NE of Melbourne. Inland hill Various launches face, N, W, E, SW, S &amp; SE PG4 / HG Intermediate 1060' to 1320' (320m to 400m) agl, 700m / 2300' asl (N launch)
The Pines (Buckland Ridge)
Near Beechworth, 210km NE of Melbourne. Inland ridge Closed

Nov 2013: The pines site is no longer available to fly. Nearby Eagle Rise is only flyable for the local schools, closed to free flyers. Check with the locals for current status. Murmungee a few km to the east can offer an alternative.

Three Sisters (Flowerdale)
Near Flowerdale, 60km NNE of Melbourne. Inland hill Closed

2024-03-25: Over the last few weeks ShyHigh have been working with the land owners of the Three Sisters flying site to resolve public liability insurance issues regarding flight activity at the site. Unfortunately the land owners advised they they are unable to obtain public liability insurance while flight activities are allowed at this site.

For this reason the Flowerdale - Three Sisters site is closed effective immediately.

Please be assured that SkyHigh will make all efforts to resolve the issue and have requested VHPA and SAFA assistance.

Warrigal Rocks
Near Yea, 90km NE of Melbourne. Inland Closed

1992: No suitable landing areas.

Yarragon
Near Leongatha, 120km SE of Melbourne. Inland Hill N PG2 / HG Supervised (PG4 / HG Intermediate?) 900' / 275m agl, 1378' / 420m amsl

Victoria > West Coast

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Barwon Heads (13th Beach)
  • HG launch 40W
  • PG beach launch 30W
90km SW of Melbourne, Via Geelong. Coastal dunes S-SW HG Supervised / PG2
Bells Beach
  • Southside
  • Jarosite
Near Torquay, 90km SW of Melbourne. Coastal Cliffs S - E PG2 / HG Supervised Southside: 35m, Jarosite: 75m asl
Bells Beach - Winkipop
Near Torquay, 90km SW of Melbourne. Coastal Cliffs SE - E HG Adv / HG Int supervised by HG Adv / PG forbidden 100' / 30m asl
Eumeralla (Red Rocks)
Near Anglesea, 100km SW of Melbourne. Coastal Cliffs Closed

This site is not on the current Parks Victorian Licence.

Flaxmans Hill
Near Warrnambool, 240km SW of Melbourne. Coastal Cliffs SW PG4 / PG2 supervised by PG4 / HG Int / HG Sup supervised by HG Int 180' / 55m asl
Grannies Grave
Warrnambool, 240km SW of Melbourne. Coastal dunes S PG4 / PG2 supervised by PG4 / HG Int / HG Sup supervised by HG Int 60' / 18m asl
Johanna
About 30km W of Cape Otway, 180km SW of Melbourne. Coastal Cliffs S-SSW PG4 / PG2 supervised by PG4 / HG Int / HG Sup supervised by HG Int Saddle launch: 200'/60m asl
Levy's Point Beach
Warrnambool, 240km SW of Melbourne. Coastal dunes SW
Logans Beach
Warrnambool, 240km SW of Melbourne. Coastal dunes SSW-SW PG4 / PG2 supervised by PG4 / HG Int / HG Sup supervised by HG Int 60' / 18m asl
Marriners Lookout
Apollo Bay, 160km SW of Melbourne. Coastal Hill SE PG2 / HG Supervised 750' asl, 230m asl
Mt Meuron
Via Wye River, 160km SW of Melbourne. Large Coastal Hill S, SSE PG4 / HG Intermediate 450' / 140m asl
Ocean Grove
90km SW of Melbourne, via Geelong. Coastal Dunes S-SSW PG4 / PG3 supervised by PG4 / HG Intermediate 45' / 15m asl
Portland
  • Murrells Beach
  • Amos Road - Whites Beach
  • Bishops Rock/Shelleys Beach
  • Cape Bridgewater Seal Cliffs
  • Golf Course / Harbour Trust Road
  • Discovery Bay
  • Bridgewater Bay
  • Dutton Way
  • Nuns Beach
  • Murrells Beach NW
Portland area, 320km WSW of Melbourne. Dunes &amp; cliffs Various - all except N Various - PG2 / HG Supervised to PG5 / HG Advanced Various - 30' - 400' / 9m - 120m asl
Spion Kop (Fairhaven, Aireys, Moggs)
  • Spion
  • Mad Max
Near Aireys Inlet, 130km SW of Melbourne. Coastal Hill SSW to SSE PG2 / HG Supervised - Students prohibited 150' / 45m asl
Teddys Lookout
Above Lorne, about 70km SW of Geelong. Coastal hills SSE-ESE PG5 / PG4 supervised by PG5 / HG Advanced - not recommended 110m / 350ft asl

Victoria > West Inland

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Ben More
Near Beaufort, 140km W of Melbourne. Inland Ridge SW PG2 / HG Supervised 1000'/300m agl, 2050'/625m amsl
Ben Nevis
Near Beaufort, 140km W of Melbourne. Inland Mountain W, NW PG4 / HG Intermediate 1350' / 410m agl, 2400' / 730m amsl
Birchip Tow Paddock
280km NW of Melbourne. Flatlands All - 280'/ 85m asl
Cave Hill
Near Beaufort, 140 km west of Melbourne. Inland Mountain W, WSW Experienced Intermediate - HG only 1200' / 360m agl, 3182' / 970m amsl
Colliers Gap
Near Beaufort, 140 km west of Melbourne. Inland Mountain N to NE Advanced - HG only 1100' / 335m agl, 2297' / 700m amsl
Elmhurst Hill
Near Beaufort, 140km W of Melbourne. Inland hill Closed

Flying at this site has been suspended subject to approval from new landowner.

Gordon
  • South launch
  • South-East launch
Near Ballarat, 100km W of Melbourne. Inland Hill S, SE, ESE (fair), SSW(difficult) PG2 / HG Supervised (PG4 / HG Intermediate?) 400'/ 120m agl, 2200'/670m amsl
Grampians
220km WNW of Melbourne. Closed

Changes in visitor infrastructure makes launching from the site unsafe for hang gliders and paragliders. Operations have been suspended by agreement with Parks Vic.

Mt Buangor
Near Beaufort, 140km west of Melbourne. Inland Mountain S, SSW Advanced, HG only 1850' / 560m agl, 3182' / 970m amsl
Mt Buninyong
Near Ballarat, 100km W of Melbourne. Inland hill E -ESE PG5 / HG Advanced 600'/ 180m agl
Mt Elephant
Derrinallum, 130km W of Melbourne. Inland Closed

The Mt. Elephant management committee currently does not allow any sports including hang-/paragliding. There is a reopening effort underway by the Dynasoarers club, but do not fly here while the site is still closed.

Mt Hollowback
  • South launch
  • North launch
Near Ballarat, 100km W of Melbourne. Inland hill S to WSW (West ok but avoid power lines), N (caution rotor) PG2 / HG Supervised 300'/ 90m agl, 1800' / 545m asl
Mt Langhi Ghiran
Near Beaufort, 140km W of Melbourne. Inland Closed

1997: Road Closed

Mt Lonarch
Near Ballarat, 100km W of Melbourne. Inland Mountain E or light NE PG4 / HG Intermediate with minimum Int. Glider 1350' / 410m agl, 2559' / 780m amsl
Mt Sugarloaf
Near Beaufort, 140km W of Melbourne. Inland Mountain N PG4 / HG Intermediate 1250' / 380m agl, 2300' / 700m amsl
Mt Tarrengower
Near Maldon, 120km NW of Melbourne. Inland hill WSW to WNW HG Strict Intermediate; PG4 250m agl, 1739' / 530m amsl
Werribee Gorge
Near Bacchus Marsh, 40km NW of Melbourne. Inland - Side of Gorge N, NE PG5 / HG Advanced 500' / 150m above valley floor, 918' / 280m amsl

Western Australia > Albany and South Coast

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Back Beach
Near Albany. Coastal Cliff SW PG2 / HG Supervised 120m
Dingo's Beach
Near Albany. Coastal Ridge Closed

The National Parks service currently do not allow flying from this site, which previously offered an alternative to Shelley beach in stronger winds. The only way to fly it now is to fly across from Shelley Beach (it’s the next beach to the east). If interested in flying here contact HGAWA to see if it can be included as a flying site in future revisions of the National Park Management plan. Fantastic white beach, away from the tourists, and enough rocks around the edge for a little thermal or two.

Lowlands Beach
Near Albany. Low Coastal Ridge E, SE PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 30m
Muttonbird Beach
Near Albany. Low Coastal Ridge S-SW PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 20m
Parry Beach - Point Hillier
70km W of Albany. Coastal Ridge/Cliff E-NE PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 50m
Perkins Beach
Near Albany. Bushy Dune SSE PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 5m
Point King - Albany Town
In Albany. Coastal Ridge SE PG4 / HG Intermediate 20m
Porongorups
About 50km N of Albany. Inland Mountain Range N, W, S Not a rated site 500m+
Sand Patch
Near Albany. Coastal Ridge SW PG4 / HG Intermediate 150m
Shelley Beach
Near Albany. Coastal Ridge ESE-SSE PG2 / HG Supervised 85m
Stirlings
About 100km N of Albany. Inland Ridge Closed

The biggest hills in the southwest, but access for flying has not been agreed with the National Park authorities.The National Park Management plan specifically forbids flying from Bluff Knoll and Hamilla Hill, although it has been flown from in the past. The Park management plan has provision to work with the HGAWA to approve flying sites in the Park in future. Please contact the HGAWA if .you are interested in doing this. The peaks are mostly covered with low scrub, in a few places it is possible for a paraglider to launch if you don't mind the possibility of line damage. Landing options are also few and far between, but there are some old gravel pits beside the main roads which provide reasonable landing grounds. The National Park does not permit landing in car parks or on roads. Towing up nearby and trying to thermal across the ranges is an option, but landings areas could still be a problem.

Windy Harbour
D'Entrecasteaux National Park Low Coastal Ridge W, ? ? 0 - 30m

Western Australia > Esperance

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Frenchman's Peak
30km East of Esperance. Inland Hill Closed

Spectacular walkup site in Cape Le Grand National Park. Flying from this site is not permitted in the National Park Management Plan. If you wish to fly here contact HGAWA to see how National Parks can be approached to request flying permission.

Observatory Point - Twilight Beach
On the coast very near Esperance. Coastal Ridge SE? Supervised (PG) 200m?
Wagga (80m dunes)
On the coast west of Esperance. Coastal sand dunes SE++ Closed 200m+

Western Australia > Geraldton and Midwest

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
City View
Near Geraldton. Table Top Hill SW-W PG2 / HG Supervised 200ft / 60m AGL
Horrocks Beach
Near Geraldton. Coastal Ridge SSW-NW PG2 / HG Supervised 300ft / 90m AGL
Kalbarri North Coastal - Zuytdorp Sea Cliffs
130km N of Geraldton. Coastal Ridge SW-NW Supervised - Advanced 0 - 300ft / 90m AGL
Kalbarri South Sea Cliffs
120km N of Geraldton. Coastal Ridge SW-NW PG4 / HG Intermediate 300ft / 90m AGL
Lynton Farm
70km N of Geraldton. Coastal Ridge SW-NW PG2 / HG Supervised 300ft / 90m AGL
Mount Rennie
Near Geraldton. Table Top Hill SSW to SSE PG4 / HG Intermediate 300ft / 90m AGL, 615ft / 190m ASL
Wozza's Knob
Geraldton. Table Top Hill SE, NE, W PG2 / HG Supervised 200ft / 60m agl

Western Australia > Goldfields

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Kalgoorlie - Lake Perkolilly
Near Kalgoorlie. Towing HG/PG/WM/PPG All PG2 / HG Supervised

Western Australia > Margaret River and Southwest

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Brunswick Junction
200km south of Perth on the south west highway. Inland Hill W PG2 / HG Supervised About 600ft / 180m
Bunbury Back Beach
150km south of Perth. Low Coastal Cliff / Dune WSW-WNW PG4 / HG Intermediate (PG2 / HG Supervised with conditions) 50ft / 15m
Conto Springs
15km south of Margaret River. Coastal Ridge WSW-WNW PG2 / HG Supervised 200ft / 60m
Cosy Corner
30km south of Margaret River. Coastal Ridge S-SSW PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 100ft / 30m
Dalyellup
150km south of Perth. Coastal Ridge Closed

January 2011: On hold - Do not fly. We're hoping that we may be able to reopen it soon.

Greenhills
40km south of Margaret River. Coastal Ridge SW PG2 / HG Supervised 250ft / 75m
Injidup
30km north of Margaret River. Low Coastal Ridge/Dune SW-NW-NE PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 70ft / 20m
Moses Rocks
20km north of Margaret River. Low Coastal Ridge WNW PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 60ft / 20m
Point Matthew
50km south of Margaret River. Coastal Ridge SE-S PG Intermediate, HG Advanced 100ft / 30m
Sarge Bay
50km south of Margaret River. Coastal Ridge SE-S PG4 / HG Intermediate 0 - 20ft / 6m
Yallingup - Rabbit Hill
35km north of Margaret River. Coastal Ridge W PG2 / HG Supervised 10m
Yallingup - Three Bears
40km north of Margaret River. Coastal Ridge W PG2 / HG Supervised

Western Australia > North-West > Gascoyne

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Cape Couvier
Gascoyne region, about 500km north of Perth. Coastal Ridge W-NW PG2 / HG Supervised 300ft / 90m

Western Australia > North-West > Kimberley

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Bastion
  • North Launch
  • Sunset/West Launch
Kimberley, 450km SW of Darwin. Big Hill SW-NW, NW-NE PG2 / HG Supervised 1100ft / 330m
Mt Harrison
Kimberley, 450km SW of Darwin. Inland Ridge NW-NE PG2 / HG Supervised 800ft / 250m
Wyndham Towing
Kimberley, 450km SW of Darwin. Tow All PG2 / HG Supervised 4km long tow strip

Western Australia > North-West > Pilbara

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Mount Nameless
Pilbara region, about 1500km north of Perth. Mountain All Lots
Table Mountain
Pilbara region, about 1500km north of Perth. Table Top Hill All PG2 / HG Supervised Big

Western Australia > Perth Region

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Avalon
60km south of Perth. Low Coastal Dune NW PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 50ft / 15m
Burns Beach
Northern Perth. Low Coastal Dune SW-W PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 50ft / 15m
Cottesloe
Perth. Low Coastal Cliff / Dune W PG5 with induction / HG Advanced with induction 50ft / 15m
Gingin
70km north of Perth. Inland Ridge SSW-SW PG2 / HG Supervised 100ft / 30m agl
Mosman Park
Perth. Sheer Cliff Closed

Currently closed.

Mullaloo Beach
Northern Perth. Low Coastal Dune W PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 50ft / 15m
Quinns Rocks
Northern Perth. Low Coastal Dune W Supervised with Intermediate supervision 0 - 50ft / 15m
Seabird
80km north of Perth. Low Coastal Dune W PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 50ft / 15m
Serpentine
40km south of Perth. Inland Ridge SW-WNW PG Intermediate or Supervised with Advanced supervision / HG Intermediate 400ft / 120m agl
Two Rocks Beach
50km north of Perth. Low Coastal Dune W PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 50ft / 15m
Warnbro
40km south of Perth. Low Coastal Dune SW-W PG2 / HG Supervised 0 - 50ft / 15m

Western Australia > Wheatbelt

Name Location Type Conditions Rating Height
Masters
70km northeast of Perth. Inland Ridge Closed

Contact Cloudbase Paragliding Club or the Hill Flyers Club to check on the current access arrangements. This site is privately owned, and the current owners have not granted permission for pilots to enter or fly from their land.

Mount Bakewell (lower launch)
90km east of Perth. Inland Ridge SSE-SSW PG: Supervised with Advanced Supervision / Intermediate with Site Induction; HG: Intermediate theory + 15 hours 400ft / 120m agl
Mount Bakewell (top launches)
90km east of Perth. Inland Ridge E-S PG: Supervised with Advanced Supervision / Intermediate with Site Induction; HG: Intermediate theory + 15 hours 840ft / 255m agl
Mt Nardie, Toodyay
70km northeast of Perth. Inland Ridge Closed

At the time of writing 1 May 2004 access to this site is closed. Contact Cloudbase Paragliding Club or the Hill Flyers Club to check on the current access arrangements. If you wish to contact the owner please go through the club.

Noondeening Hill
70km northeast of Perth. Inland Ridge Closed

Contact Cloudbase Paragliding Club or the Hill Flyers Club to check on the current access arrangements. This site is privately owned, and the current owners have not granted permission for pilots to enter or fly from their land.

The Range, Toodyay
70km northeast of Perth. Inland Ridge Closed

Due to change of ownership from 30 June 2007 the previous arrangement for permission to use this site has lapsed. The new owner has requested no-one enter the property. HGAWA representatives will be meeting with the new owners to try to get permission to use the site for flying again. In the meantime no-one is to enter the site. Please spread the word to pilots who may not be aware of this, to ensure no-one inadvertently enters the site without permission. This web page will be updated as soon as the status changes. Check with the HGAWA (Rick Williams) or your club if you want to check on the current status.

Westonia Tow Paddocks
Near Westonia. Towing HG/PG/WM/PPG All PG2 / HG Supervised 350m asl
White Lakes Farm, Toodyay
70km northeast of Perth. Inland Ridge SE PG: Intermediate with Site Induction / HG: Intermediate theory + 15 hours 70ft / 20m agl
Whitfield Hill (Wicklow)
70km northeast of Perth. Inland Ridge Closed

May 2003: This site is closed to hang gliding and paragliding until further notice as a result of change of ownership. Please do not tresspass on this private property. Contact Cloudbase Paragliding Club or the Hill Flyers Club, to check on the current access arrangements. This site is privately owned, and the current owner have not granted permission for pilots to enter or fly from their land.

Windmill Hill, Toodyay
70km northeast of Perth. Inland Ridge NW PG: Intermediate with Site Induction; HG: Advanced (not recommended) 300ft / 90m agl
Wyalkatchem
200km east of Perth. Tow Paddock Any PG2 / HG Supervised
York Airstrip
100km east of Perth. Airstrip towing NE/SW PG2 / HG Supervised
York - Greenhills Towing
  • Humphrey's
  • John Salmon's
  • Penny's (Closed)
100km east of Perth. Tow Paddock All PG2 / HG Supervised
York Silos - Gwambygine Hill
70km northeast of Perth. Inland Ridge NE PG: Supervised; HG: Intermediate theory + 15 hours 200ft / 60m agl