GORATS is the Home of Outdoor Adventure on The Great Ocean Road

Hi! Welcome to GORATS. What is our goal? To give you what you want! That may be just a fun filled easy paddle down a lovely river, birds singing; and yes perhaps an instructor too. Or maybe you want (need) some serious, hard edged, adrenaline pumped adventure full of action and, yes, pain. Whatever it is we can provide, and always with a smile.    Read more »


YSAS Birribi (youth program) recently used Simon from Gorats for a mountain bike adventure in the You Yangs. Simon was supportive, motivating and a lot of fun. The ride in the You Yangs is a great track for jumps, up hill and down hill riding, which people of most ages will enjoy alot. Thanks alot Simon will organise another ride soon enough :)

Willem Winkler

" I feel that through GORATS our outdoor education group, had not only challenged ourselves, but enjoyed the experience. Job Well done, Simon is the best! " - Chelsea, Essendon Keilor College

"It's a rewarding experience that will bring people together" - Marcus, Essendon Keilor College

"The experience was exhilarating, you test your limits in ways you can't imagine!" - Tracey, Essendon Keilor College

Thanks Simon! ....,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Essendon Keilor College has been using the services of GORATS for the past 10 years. Simon and his team have always provided a very professional service catering for all ability levels. GORATS provides a flexible and individualised program which motivates, challenges and encourages the group to develop and improve not only their technical skills but also teamwork and resilience.

Matt Szewczuk

Essendon Keilor College

Testimonial: Oberon High School have been using GORATS services for a number of years as part of their Years 9 & 10 Adventure and Challenges classes. We have gone on Mountain Bike Rides (around Geelong and Anglesea) and Canoeing (along the Barwon River). They are very flexible and accomodating in how we structure our programs.  Their staff are always obliging and great with the students.

GORAT's Blog

Another great Bighill Downhill season!!

          This is a text I received from a Bighill rider.   

" Hi Simon, thanks so much for the terrific bike ride last week. It was the highlight of my 10 day holiday in Lorne. Incredibly well organised, great value and quite thrilling downhill. I'll definitly be looking you up when I get down there again. I am now looking to get myself a Mountain bike. Take care and best wishes, Sacha."

Women's day at You Yangs with Deanna Blegg


     "Thanks heaps for the day it was awesome.  Looking forward to another one!"  Amanda Steidle

Had an awesome day with the girls on Sun 9th, with good friend and total legend Deanna. Read more »

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