If you’re willing to get lost somewhere in Australia, test your hiking limits and have a wonderful journey through the beautiful landscapes of this enormous island country, stay with us, because in this post, we are going to show you some of the most spectacular hiking areas.
Larapinta Trail (One-way hike)
Spreading across the Northern Territory of the country, in West MacDonnel Range, this hiking route, that’s 223 kilometers long, may take you up to 20 days, with time for resting, even though the faster hikers may conquer it in 16 days. It is the path recommended for the most experienced hikers since it has some pretty tough parts. If you see this path as a challenge, the best time for you to check it out is from April to September.
South Coast Track (One-way hike)
Use your summer days to explore Southwest Tasmania by 6 to 9 days hiking adventure on a pleasant and moderate South Coast route which is around 85 kilometers long. When it comes to accessibility of the route, you can charter a flight at the end, or walk additional 70 kilometers, to reach the area that’s covered by public transport.
Overland Track (One-way hike)
Passionate lovers of hiking willing to explore Tasmanian highlands will be thrilled to get on this track, which is accessible by public transport both at the starting and the ending point. The hiking should be booked in advance and it lasts from five to eight days. The difficulty of the path is moderate, it is 74 kilometers long and includes numerous side trips while hiking from north to south. In the period between November and May, hikers will need special permissions.
Australian Alps (One-way hike)
This hiking route is spread across Victoria, New South Wales, and Australian Capital Territory, and it is definitely one of the most demanding hiking routes in Australia, requiring 45 to 60 days with rest days for the distance of 655 kilometers. The route is easily accessible since it has a road access both at the start and at the end. This is the type of route that should be skipped during the colder months so make sure to do it in the warmer ones.
Western Arthur Range Traverse (Circuit hike)
WART is another attractive hiking route reachable by public transport and located in Southwest Tasmania. It’s recommended only for the most experienced hikers, during the summer months. The end of this dangerous 75-kilometer long path should be reached after 8 to 11 days.
Fraser Island Great Walk (One-way hike)
The amateur hikers will be happy to experience the charms of 84-kilometer long Fraser Island hiking route, which will lead them through the gorgeous landscapes of Queensland, including Lake kMcKenzie. Requiring less than a week to be conquered, this route starts and ends at the points that can be accessed by vehicles, but the island can only be reached by boat. Have in mind that the campsite should be booked earlier and that you’ll need a permit. The best season for hiking on this route is from April to September.
Thorsborne Trail (One-way hike)
Hinchinbrook Island situated in Far North Queensland is a home to Thorsborne Trail, which is considered as one of the moderate routes. The accessibility of this route is limited since the only way of reaching it (and leaving it) is by boat, and everything should be booked in advance. It won’t take you more than four or five days for this distance of 32 kilometers to be crossed. The perfect period of the year for this hike is from April to September.
Wilderness Coast Walk (One-way hike)
This path goes through the area of Victoria and New South West, and it has road access at one side while the other one is reachable by boat. After you book it and get the needed permission, you’ll be able to test yourself on a hiking route of medium difficulty that will require around five days for reaching its end, which is 61 kilometers away from the starting point.
Eastern Arthur Range (Return hike)
The most prepared hikers looking forward to exploring the area of Southwest Tasmania will enjoy conquering one of the toughest paths in Australia during the summer months, and this adventure may last up to nine days. The 89-kilometer long path is filled with steep areas requiring lots of climbing and it is accessible by public transport.
Cape to Cape Track (One-way hike)
If you’re an enthusiastic amateur willing to cross the distance of 135 kilometers in the area of Southwest Western Australia, you should reserve six to eight days to check out Cape to Cape Track that will enchant you with spring wildflowers all around. Be sure to bring some water with you since it’s not easily found on the path.
Having in mind all of the breathtaking routes listed above, it is obvious that Australia is a land of lots of hiking potential – it’s certainly one of the places where you can find a wide variety of diverse paths. Therefore, you’ll be able to find a path that’s the most suitable for you, no matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, so don’t hesitate to single out your favorite and start your hiking adventure right away!