Three Capes Signature Walk, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania © Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Top guided walks in Australia
Step into the natural beauty of Australia on a multi-day guided walk.
Bringing you adventure by day and luxury by night, the Seven Peaks Walk is set among the UNESCO World Heritage-listed cliffs of Lord Howe Island. You’ll traverse the volcanic island landscape over five exhilarating days, spending your nights at the cosy Pinetrees Lodge. It's a challenge even for experienced hikers, but you'll be rewarded with aerial ocean views, epic cliff-top treks and unforgettable aquatic encounters.
An ancient tapestry of mountains, forests and volcanic plateaus awaits on Queensland's incredible Spicers Rim Scenic Trail. It’s a two-day, two-night walk leading to the twin peaks of Mount Mitchell through dense Gondwana rainforest. You'll stay in Spicers Canopy, a private glamping site complete with timber floors and king-size beds. After each trek, refuel with a gourmet dinner and local wines.
South Australia's outback holds profound geological history, and there's no better way to experience it than with a hike through its vibrant sandstone bluffs and dry creek beds. The Arkaba Walk is a small-group, four-day hike traversing the ancient Flinders Ranges. Your trek will reconnect you with nature, as you hear the stories of the land beneath your boots and experience the true scale of the Aussie outback.
Named for the beautiful blue mist that falls over its forests, the Blue Mountains offer a million hectares (2.5 million acres) of World Heritage-listed wilderness. On the guided Blue Mountains Grand Traverse, you’ll spend three days tackling tracks you might not reach on an average day hike. Ride a hanging railway over the trees, feel the cool mist of waterfalls, marvel at epic valley views and pass through impressive gorges.
South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula is a coastline that will inspire you. The Southern Ocean Walk invites you to leave the outside world behind as you trek white-sand beaches and dense forests. Nature is your soundtrack, and the Southern Ocean is your constant companion. The four-day, three-night offers prolific wildlife, too, with kangaroos, dolphins and birds commonly making an appearance.
Many walks in Tasmania are among the world’s best, and the wukalina Walk is no exception. This three-night, four-day Aboriginal-owned and operated trek is as much about Tasmania's magnificent landscape as it is about deepening your understanding of palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) culture. You'll follow in the footsteps of your palawa guide, immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Bay of Fires and stay in palawa-inspired dome huts. This genuine cultural experience is one you'll carry with you long after you leave.
Kangaroo Island, located off the coast of South Australia, is brimming with wildlife and stunning scenery. On the five-day Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, you’ll find out what makes the nature on this island so unique, from forests and lagoons to white-sand beaches and sea cliffs. A guided experience from Auswalk takes care of all the details so that you can focus on trekking to the beautiful rock formations and wandering the wild coastline.
In Tasmania, it's not difficult to find yourself within quiet nature without a city in sight. This is especially true on Bruny Island, located near the Hobart coastline. The island offers spectacular scenery, mouth-watering produce and off-the-grid accommodation, and you can experience it all on the Bruny Island Long Weekend guided walk. You'll trek to capes, beaches, rainforests and cliffs. You'll even wade out into the water to shuck your own Bruny Island oysters.
The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia's most memorable road trips, and you'll gain a more intimate experience of this exceptional coastline on the Twelve Apostles Signature Walk. Throughout the four-day walk, you'll pass shipwrecks, stroll along sandy beaches and gaze out at limestone towers that rise from the sea. The trail is one that's alive with Australian wildlife, and after a day's excitement, you'll rest in villas designed specifically for hikers.
Australia's outback gives way to some of the country's most jaw-dropping landscapes. Beginning in the outback town of Alice Springs, the Larapinta Trail covers 223km (138mi) of rugged, red bushland. On the Larapinta Trek in Comfort, you'll trace the footsteps of Traditional Custodians, who have lived on the land for over 60,000 years. Not only will you immerse yourself in the remote ridges and canyons of the desert landscape, but you'll also stay in beautifully isolated accommodation.
The perfect mix of expedition and luxury, the Three Capes Signature Walk takes in some of Tasmania's most dramatic nature over four days. The Tasman Peninsula's coastline is as rugged as they come, so expect rocky cliff walks, steep descents and patches of dense rainforest. In addition to the region's unforgettable landscape, you'll experience free-roaming wildlife, indulgent meals and incredible lodges.
The perfect combination of fine wines, luxury villas and seaside scenery, the Cape to Cape Walk by Walk into Luxury is a four-day, small-group guided experience along the Western Australia coast. The nature here is quiet and uniquely Australian; trek along the limestone coastline, over sea cliffs and through towering karri forests. As the sun sets, indulge in gourmet wining and dining before finishing your day in your private plunge pool.
The six-day Cradle Mountain Signature Walk takes in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park along the Overland Track, offering some of the state's most captivating nature. Each day leads you to new natural wonders, from deep lakes to towering mountain peaks, and each night you'll retreat to private accommodation. Your expert guides act as chefs come evening, serving up tasty meals and Tasmanian wine.