Victoria > East Coast

Cape Liptrap

Site photo
Type Coastal Cliffs
Conditions W,SW
Height 300' / 90m asl
Rating PG4 / HG Intermediate
150km SE of Melbourne.

Near Venus Bay. Drive almost to Venus Bay via the South Gippsland Highway and follow the signs to Cape Liptrap. Takeoff is the second bowl from the lighthouse. Access to the launch is via a walking track 200 meters before the lighthouse car park. No parking along the road, you must park at the car park. Launch is roughly 500 meters away from the start of the track.


Parks Victoria. This site is licenced to VHPA via SAFA.

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MHGC , Skyhigh


A beautiful coastal soaring site consisting of five large bowls and approximately 11km of low sand dunes. The five bowls cover a distance of about 3km. Launch is ideal for paragliding and adequate for hang gliders although not really steep enough. In a firm wind, launch is no problem.


Rounded ground ramp cliff top.


Top landing only. Large 60m x 20m cleared area to the left of takeoff. From the air the landing area is clearly visible, do not fly beyond the roadway/powerline, you may find penetration difficult and undershoot into the tea trees.


Excellent flying, reminiscent of Flaxmans and Bells with superb views over Wilson's Promonotory.

Hazards / Comments

Do not fly at Cape Liptrap alone. The site is relatively remote and has few visitors. There is little or no mobile phone reception. Only fly this site in winds strong enough to stay up due to the lack of bottom landings. If the wind shifts to the west or south the points create turbulence. The bowl adjacent to the lighthouse faces SSW, the remainder of the coast faces SW. It is a long walk out if you bomb out on the beaches to the north.