Great Walks of Australia

Walking is a great way to fully immerse yourself in Australia's natural environment. The Great Walks of Australia are world class experiences and the best guided, multi-day walks Australia has to offer. From Tasmania's pristine wilderness to the rugged outback of the Northern Territory, they're a pilgrimage through the some of the world's most unique and spectacular landscapes. You won't have to forsake comfort either with comfortable eco-lodges, unique wilderness camps, hot showers, and gourmet meals to enjoy at the end of your day. So lace up your hiking boots, strap on a backpack and follow your guide on an adventure into Australia's great outdoors. Great Walks of Australia
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Great Walks of Australia

Discover some of the best guided walks around Australia. These multi-day hikes let you explore unique and spectacular landscapes in comfort.

Walking is a great way to fully immerse yourself in Australia's natural environment. The Great Walks of Australia are world class experiences and the best guided, multi-day walks Australia has to offer. From Tasmania's pristine wilderness to the rugged outback of the Northern Territory, they're a pilgrimage through the some of the world's most unique and spectacular landscapes. You won't have to forsake comfort either with comfortable eco-lodges, unique wilderness camps, hot showers, and gourmet meals to enjoy at the end of your day. So lace up your hiking boots, strap on your backpack and follow your guide on an adventure into Australia's great outdoors.

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Mount William National Park, TAS. © Tasmanian Walking Company & Great Walks of Australia

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, TAS

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Tasmania

At the edge of Mount William National Park in north-eastern Tasmania, the magnificent coastline known as the Bay of Fires appears as if untouched for thousands of years. This pristine stretch of azure water and rocky headlands provides dramatic landscapes, amazing diversity and plenty of wildlife. From October to May walk the soft white sandy beaches, explore coves, and kayak the Ansons River on the four-day guided Bay of Fires Lodge Walk. Rest at Forester Beach Camp for the first night, then enjoy the warm hospitality of the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge for two nights, and indulge in fine Tasmanian local produce and locally produced Tasmanian wines.

Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Cradle Mountain, TAS

Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, TAS

Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Tasmania

Discover one of Australia’s most spectacular World Heritage Areas while trekking the world famous Overland Track in the peaceful and exquisite terrain of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park. Cradle Mountain Huts Walk has two different walks: a six-day for the more ambitious walker, or a shorter four-day walk for those who have less time. You’ll wander through ancient rainforests, past waterfalls and alpine meadows and button grass plains once covered by glaciers. At the end of each day, wind down in the comfort and privacy of the remote Cradle Mountain Huts. Guests can also choose to add a side trip to Mount Ossa, Tasmania’s highest peak.

Freycinet Experience Walk, Freycinet, TAS

Freycinet Experience Walk, TAS

Freycinet Experience Walk, Tasmania

The Freycinet Experience Walk covers the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s east coast. Walk through the pink granite Hazard Mountains and rich coastal forests to the pure white sand beaches of Wineglass Bay. The four-day walk will take you off the beaten track to remote and rarely explored corners of the Freycinet National Park. Travel in the footsteps of the Oyster Bay Tribe, walking the same ancient tracks trodden some 30,000 years ago. Welcomed each evening to the award winning Friendly Beaches Lodge; guests enjoy stunning architecture, selected works from some of Tasmania’s finest artists, the freshest ingredients carefully selected from local providores, relaxing hots baths and private rooms with comfortable beds.

Larapinta Trail by World Expeditions, West MacDonnell Ranges, NT. © World Expeditions & Great Walks of Australia

Larapinta Trail by
World Expeditions, NT

Larapinta Trail by World Expeditions, Northern Territory

Soak up the ethereal scenery of vast flood plains, razorback rocky outcrops and the glorious scale of this ancient land, on a guided walk along the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Range. The Larapinta Trail by World Expeditions is ideal for the experienced and ambitious walker with some challenging sections making up this 72 kilometre, 6 day selection of spectacular walks. You’ll follow in the footsteps of the land’s traditional owners, early explorers and modern adventurers. Enjoy the option of sleeping under the stars in a true bushman’s ‘swag’. Stay in exclusive wilderness camps while your hosts prepare meals from local produce in the splendid isolation of the Australian outback.

Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers, Main Range National Park, QLD. © Spicers Retreat & Great Walks of Australia

Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers, QLD

Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers, Queensland

Discover a stunning collection of ancient volcanic plateaus, mountains, ridges, escarpments and forests of South East Queensland’s Main Range National Park on the Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers. This 4 day walk showcases the unique wildlife and vegetation of the Scenic Rim Region. Your guide will reveal stories, rituals and traditions of the indigenous inhabitants and connect them to the natural living environment of today. Relax for two nights in the eco safari-style camping tents with king size beds and an outdoor campfire pit to share stories from the day. Your final night is spent at the luxurious Spicers Peak Lodge, Australia highest non-alpine lodge where relaxation comes naturally.

The Arkaba Walk, Flinders Ranges, SA. © Wild Bush Luxury & Great Walks of Australia

The Arkaba Walk, SA

The Arkaba Walk, South Australia

Traversing the ancient Flinders Ranges in outback South Australia, the guided four-day Arkaba Walk is an experience that immerses you in the story of the land. More than 600 million years of geological history echo through the rich red glow and spectacular outback scenery of Wilpena Pound and the Elder Range. Kangaroos, wallaroos and emus are regular sightings along the walk. Around the campfire you’ll hear the stories of the early pioneers who settled in this harsh but beautiful country. Spend two nights camping under endless starry skies and then enjoy the comfort of the elegantly restored historic 1850s homestead at Arkaba Station.

The Maria Island Walk, Maria Island, TAS. © Tourism Tasmania

The Maria Island Walk, TAS

The Maria Island Walk, Tasmania

There are few places on the planet that offer the tranquillity and unspoiled natural beauty of Maria Island National Park, just a few kilometres off Tasmania’s east coast. It’s a delightful blend of rare wildlife, convict heritage and spectacular landscapes. On the Maria Island Walk, you’ll enjoy gentle walking along empty white-sand beaches by day and candlelit gourmet dining at night. Enjoy a barefoot stroll exploring for rare shells or swim in the crystal clear waters.  For the more adventurous a hike up Mount Maria or Bishop and Clerk provides the most spectacular views.. Stay in comfortable wilderness camps for two nights then relax in the historic and elegant Bernacchi House for the final night..

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, Great Ocean Road, VIC. © Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, VIC

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, Victoria

Discover Australia’s wild beauty on the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk.  The walk traverses the length of the Shipwreck Coast and Great Ocean Road, along the spectacular coastline between Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles. Delight in the variety of landscapes from cool-climate rainforest and remote beaches to coastal cliff tops, and finally view it all from the air on a Twelve Apostles scenic helicopter flight.  The trail is alive with native wildlife: fur seals, wallabies, koalas, and plants unique to this special corner of the world. Each night you’ll return to the comfort of a luxury eco villa, with hot showers, private bathrooms and foot spas and dine on fabulous chef prepared regional food and wines.

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