By now, you’ve heard that Australia is a gorgeous continent. But these hikes take that word to the extreme. And with fall rapidly approaching stateside, now is the perfect time to book your flight to the land down under.
Through rainforest, over mountain ridges, across open plains, beside lakes and oceans, Australia has so much to offer the hiker who’s prepared to pull the boots on and get stuck in.
With the peak walking season for Tasmania’s stunning Overland Track beginning on October 1, here’s our list of great hikes, taking from half a day to a week.
Bouddi Coast Walk – Central Coast, New South Wales
Larapinta Trail – West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
1000 Steps Walk – Melbourne, Victoria
Grand Canyon Track – Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales
Bondi to Bronte Walk – Sydney, New South Wales
Din Din Barron Falls Lookout Track – Cairns, Queensland
Tahune AirWalk – Huon Valley, Tasmania
Lake Burley Griffin – Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
The Giles Track – Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory
Summit Trail – Mount Augustus, Western Australia
Coomera Circuit – Lamington National Park, Queensland
Mount Warning – Tweed Range, New South Wales
Jatbula Trail – Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory
One Mile Jetty – Carnarvon, Western Australia
Carnarvon Gorge – Carnarvon National Park, Queensland
Flinders Chase Coast – Kangaroo Island, South Australia