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Written by Sairam on May 2, 2020 Share on

Top 10 best hiking trails in Australia

Australia has long known to be one of the best beach destinations in the world. With a long coastline covering almost 26,000 Km, there are a plethora of activities for the beach and aqua lovers. Whilst the beaches are on one side, Australia and Tasmania are also home to some of the most beautiful forests, mountains and hiking trails. These trails pass through some of the most beautiful locations in Australia, some not visited by everyone. 

Best Places to Hike in Australia 

The Hiking trails of Australia are spread all across the country in different regions. Some of the popular regions are central and northern territories, the western territory, the southern part of Australia and Tasmania. Let us take a look at them one by one. 

Central and Northern Territory of Australia 

1. Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory

The Larapinta Trail in Australia is one of the west McDonnel Ranges. It stretches for 223 Km and takes a fortnight to cover the entire trek. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that this trail is not for the faint of heart. It needs planning and preparation and prior experience. It is suggested to hike during the colder months from April to September. 

2. Fraser Island Great Walk, Queensland

The Fraser Island great walk in Queensland is one of the most scenic and yet revelling hikes in Australia. One gets to learn so much about the geography and the life there. It is a relatively easier trek of 84 km and can be done in 5 to 7 days with camping halts in between 

Fraser Island walk
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3. Thorsborne Trail, Queensland

The Thorsborne Trail in Queensland is one of the most beautiful treks and adventurous treks in Australia. The hike takes the hikers to some of the hidden jewels and secret spots. The hike can be done in 3 to 5 days with the difficulty level being intermediate. 

Western Australia 

4. Cape to Cape Track, Western Australia

The Cape to Cape track in Western Australia is one of the best ways to experience the scenic beauty of the region. This relatively easy trekking trail will take about 6 days to complete. It is one of the most unique experiences for hiking in Australia. 

Southern Australia 

5. Australian Alps Walking Track, Victoria/NSW/ACT

This is one of the most challenging and one of the best hikes in Australia. This hike enables you to cover the vast Australian Alps in all its glory. This trail covers about 655 km and takes about 45 to 60 days depending on the speed of the hiker. This is not a trail for beginners and can get challenged at certain points. 

Australian Alps
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6. Wilderness Coast Walk, Victoria To NSW

The Wilderness Coast Walk from Victoria To NSW is one of the most jaw-dropping and best hikes in Australia. It is one of the hikes that is enjoyed by experienced hikers and comes across some of the most beautiful sceneries in Australia. It is a hike that takes about 5 days to complete and is one of the most cherishable experiences. 

7. Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, Victoria

The Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, Victoria is one of the most exotic hikes in Australia. It goes through native bushlands and exotic wildlife. It will take the hiker through some of the unknown landscapes and takes them close to the coastline. It is a hike that covers both cold and hot climates as it goes through these diverse landscapes. 

Tasmania 

8. Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Tasmania

The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk in Tasmania in the northeastern end of Tasmania and the edge of the mount Williams national park. The hike takes the hiker through some of the untouched landscapes, secret beaches and pristine Australian waters. The hike is best taken in October to May and it is the best time to explore the hidden caves and secret beaches. 

9. The Maria Island Walk, Tasmania

This is yet another beautiful hike in the eastern part of Tasmania. The hike through the Maria Island National Park, takes us through some exotic beaches and unseen wilderness and wildlife. This is a serene hike and a must-do hike in Tasmania. 

Maria Island
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10. Freycinet Experience Walk, Tasmania

The Freycinet Experience Walk, Tasmania is one of the most unique experiences in Tasmania. This four-day hiking experience takes us through hazardous mountains, coastal forest and the famous pink granites. This hike takes us through the wildlife and nature of Australia. 

Hiking in Australia is one of the most underrated activities and is one of the most sought after by hikers all over the world. Australia offers a lot of diverse experiences and needs to be experienced at least once. Log on to pickyourtrail.com to customize your trip to Australia.

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