Outside in the fresh Australian air, with ample time to immerse yourself in the tranquil majesty of nature, a walking expedition is the perfect addition to your next Australian journey. Explore the unique wilderness of Australia on foot to soothe your mind, body and soul. With knowledgeable guides, stunning landscapes and a plethora of different experiences on offer, we’ve collated some of the best walks of Australia for your upcoming adventure.
With the option for a walk to be fully customised to you with one of our experienced Travel Designers, this is the perfect time to lace up your boots, embrace the call of the wild, and embark on a transformative quest as you step into the heart of real Australia.
Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Embark on an extraordinary four-day journey along the Bay of Fires, hike across 32 kilometres (19.8 miles) of coastal paradise that beckon with squeaky white-sand beaches and untamed wilderness. From Boulder Point in Mt William National Park, immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of secluded coves and tales of early inhabitants, before arriving at the rustic Bay of Fires Lodge for two nights. Whether kayaking down the Ansons River or indulging in a relaxing ‘lodge day’, each moment is thoughtfully crafted to create memories that linger long after the adventure comes to a close.
Three Capes Walk, Tasmania
Join The Three Capes Signature Walk, a remarkable four-day adventure offered by the Tasmanian Walking Co., and immerse yourself in the world’s highest sea cliffs with cozy lodge stays within the National Park. Embark on a boat cruise to Denman’s Cove, where salty winds welcome you, and venture to Crescent Bay Lodge for stunning views of Cape Raoul. Summit Arthurs Peak and arrive at Cape Pillar Lodge, your home for the next two nights, offering the choice of exploring the silver gum forest leading to Cape Pillar and the renowned Blade, or indulging in a relaxing day at the lodge with mesmerising vistas of Tasman Island. Conclude your unforgettable journey with optional side trips to Cape Hauy or a direct route to Fortescue Bay, before raising a toast to cherished memories back in Hobart.
Wineglass Bay Walk/Sail, Tasmania
Adventure through the bays of Tasmania on an unforgettable six-day odyssey with the Wineglass Bay Signature Walk, an extraordinary journey offering a perfect blend of adventure and luxury aboard the beautiful 23-meter private yacht, Lady Eugenie. Starting at Fortescue Bay, take in the captivating vistas of Cape Hauy before setting sail along the east coast, where you’ll enjoy invigorating morning dips at Lagoon Bay and hike up Bishop and Clerk on Maria Island for breathtaking views. The rare beauty of Schouten Island awaits, with delightful treats of oysters and sparkling wine on the beach, leading you to the grand finale at Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park, where a Mount Graham climb and a sunset dining at anchor will leave you with cherished memories for a lifetime.
Maria Island Walk, Tasmania
Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Maria Island with the award-winning Maria Island Walk, a captivating journey filled with abundant wildlife, history, and breathtaking scenery As you explore the island’s white-sand beaches, scale majestic peaks like Bishop and Clerk and Mt Maria, and visit iconic sites such as the UNESCO World Heritage Listed settlement of Darlington, you’ll encounter an array of furry and winged inhabitants, from wombats to Tasmanian devils and parrots. With gourmet meals, comfortable bush tents, and the option for a “pack-free” experience, this active yet relaxing walking holiday offers an intimate connection to Tasmania’s extraordinary wilderness.
Scenic Rim Trail, Queensland
Embrace adventure on a four-day guided hiking adventure in southeast Queensland’s Main Range National Park with the Scenic Rim Trail. This exhilarating journey offers a unique blend of mountainous sub-tropical wilderness, stunning views and ancient rainforests, providing an opportunity to connect with Queensland’s diverse native fauna and flora. Led by experienced guides, traverse dramatic peaks, ridges, and escarpments, including venturing through the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest. Come to rest at the intimate Spicers Peak Lodge in renowned “relaxed luxury” through classic, yet contemporary accommodation and an elevated regional dining experience in Queensland’s highest accommodation.
Arkaba Walk, South Australia
A 4-day hike through the stunning Ikara-Flinders Ranges and the private Arkaba Nature Conservancy in South Australia that immerses you in the tales of the land. Abundant wildlife and spectacular outback will greet you as you explore creek beds, sandstone bluffs and open hill country on this 45km hike. Spot red and grey kangaroos, wallaroos and emus whilst listening to experienced guides tell tales of the diverse environment and the heroic failures of early pioneers who attempted to make a living off the harsh but beautiful country.
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