Iconic walks of Australia

Australia offers an extraordinary range of walks, in locations ranging from tropical rain forests to harsh desert landscapes to wild coastlines. Australia also boasts vast tracts of unique bush wilderness that provides a rare opportunity to experience the world as it once was.

On this page, Australia’s iconic walks are listed by reference to the State or Territory in which the walk is located. Click the State/Territory to skip to that section.

 
 

Victoria

 

 

Lighthouse Circuit

The southern most point of the Australian mainland is full of natural and isolated riches.

⏱ Duration: 3 Days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 61km
β›° Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - Nov

 

Great OCean Walk

One of Victoria’s most stunning walks, featuring the famous Twelve Apostles.

⏱ Duration: 6 Days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 104km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: September - June

 

Falls to Hotham Crossing

Journey through the ethereal world of the Victorian High Country.

⏱ Duration: 3 Days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 37km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: Nov - May

 
 

Grampians Peaks Trail

Explore the best of the Grampians on this beautiful walk.

⏱ Duration: 3 Days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 36km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - June

 
 
 
 

Tasmania

 

 

Overland Track

Australia’s premier alpine walk, the Overland Track features on β€˜world best walks’ listings.

⏱ Duration: 4 - 6 days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 64 km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: Oct - May

 

Three Capes Track

Sensational clifftop walking on a new, purpose-built track. It has rapidly rocketed to fame.

⏱ Duration: 4 days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 46 km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - May

 

Freycinet Peninsula Circuit

Get up close to the stunning Hazards and swim and sleep in the remarkable Wineglass Bay.

⏱ Duration: 3 days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 30 km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - May

 
 

Bay of Fires

Tranquil walking along white sand beaches next to turquoise waters and orange lichen rocks.

⏱ Duration: 3 or 4 days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 32 km+
β›° Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - May

 

Maria Island

A collection of excellent day walks on this remote, beautiful and historically notable island.

⏱ Duration: 3 or 4 days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 34 km+
β›° Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - May

 

Frenchmans Cap Track

One of the most challenging and rewarding walks, at the heart of Tasmania’s wilderness.

⏱ Duration: 3 to 5 days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 46 km
β›° Difficulty: Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: Dec - May

 
 

South Coast Track

For those looking for the challenges that come with a true wilderness adventure.

⏱ Duration: 9 days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 89 km
β›° Difficulty: Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: Nov - May

 

Walls of Jerusalem

Dolerite peaks, bluffs and cliffs create a natural fortress on a pristine alpine plateau.

⏱ Duration: 3 to 6 days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 30 - 38 km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: Dec - Apr

 
 
 
 

New South Wales

 

 

Blue MOuntains TRAVERSE

Stunning vistas across vast forested valleys, escarpments and plateaus, and only an hour from Sydney.

⏱ Duration: 3 Days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 47km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: All year

 

LoRD howe Island

An exquisite island gem that offers spectacular mountain and coastal scenery with walks to match..

⏱ Duration: Day Walks
πŸ—Ί Distance: Up to 12km
β›° Difficulty: All difficulties
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - May

 

Light to Light Walk

Vast ocean and coastal views, pristine beaches and red-rock platforms along the stunning Sapphire Coast

⏱ Duration: 2-3 Days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 31km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: All year

 
 

Queensland

 

 

Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Ancient subtropical rainforest, costal views and mountain streams and waterfalls. An unforgettable walk.

⏱ Duration: 3-5 Days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 60km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: March - Oct

Lamington Plateau Traverse

In the same stunning National Park as the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk. Vast forest and costal views.

⏱ Duration: 4 Days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 33km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: March - Oct

O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat

Explore some of the most beautiful terrain Australia has to offer.

⏱ Duration: 5 days/ 6 Nights
πŸ—Ί Distance: 45km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - Nov

 

Binna Burra Lodge

Explore some of the most beautiful terrain Australia has to offer.

⏱ Duration: 5 days/ 6 Nights
πŸ—Ί Distance: 45km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - Nov

 
 
 

South Australia

 

 

Kangaroo Island Walk?

Explore some of the most beautiful terrain Australia has to offer.

⏱ Duration: 5 days/ 6 Nights
πŸ—Ί Distance: 45km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - Nov

 

Flinders Ranges Walk?

Explore some of the most beautiful terrain Australia has to offer.

⏱ Duration: 5 days/ 6 Nights
πŸ—Ί Distance: 45km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - Nov

Fleurieu Peninsula Walk?

Explore some of the most beautiful terrain Australia has to offer.

⏱ Duration: 5 days/ 6 Nights
πŸ—Ί Distance: 45km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - Nov

 

Murray River Walk?

Explore some of the most beautiful terrain Australia has to offer.

⏱ Duration: 5 days/ 6 Nights
πŸ—Ί Distance: 45km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - Nov

 
 

Western Australia

 

 

Cape to Cape Track

This costal walk looks out on to the Indian Ocean, offering stunning sceneries as well as plants and wildlife.

⏱ Duration: 7 Days
πŸ—Ί Distance: 135km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate
πŸ—“ Best Time: Feb - Oct

 
 

Northern Territory

 

 

The Larapinta Trail

Explore some of the most beautiful terrain Australia has to offer.

⏱ Duration: 5 days/ 6 Nights
πŸ—Ί Distance: 45km
β›° Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
πŸ—“ Best Time: Sept - Nov