If you’re lucky, you might spot a Thorny Devil (or Thorny Dragon) on the ground like I did near Uluru. One of the most popular single-day hikes in Australia is the Kings Canyon Rim Walk in Watarrka National Park. Lord Howe Island is a small volcanic island 10km long in the Pacific Ocean, a 2 hour flight from Sydney. Bibbulmun Track, Tingle Forest, near Walpole, Western Australia. While ascending the tallest mountains on most continents involves at least multiple days of hard hiking, if not the risk of death, Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko, is only 2228m tall. Spend your days hiking and watch the sunset, sleeping in a tent and waking up to a chorus of birdlife on some of these spectacular hikes. A full day challenge, it can only be done on a guided walk. The Blue Mountains is a beautiful area to explore but if you want to get up close and embark upon a real adventure book this guided abseiling and canyon tour. Here are my favourites from the south-eastern corner that you can climb in a day. It begins at the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre, where you’ll also find displays and videos that explain the bizarre geology of the desert. Fairy Cove, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria © Mark Watson, Visit Victoria. I have done the two Tasmanian ones and they would probably rate at the top of my list., Wineglass Bay and the Hazards were superb. }, Don’t stroll past some of the best cellar doors along the way, including Mitchell Wines and Claymore Wines. The highest mountain on the island, it rises 875m directly up from the shore. Here are 10 of the best day hikes in Australia, most of which I’ve done (often multiple times! 5 of The Best Hikes in Australia 1. Australia is a great place for the outdoors and walking trails. *Product Disclaimer: *Product Disclaimer: Tourism Australia is not the owner, operator, advertiser or promoter of the listed products and services. The Coast Track in the Royal National Park, an hour south of Sydney, is technically an overnight hike. Nearly 22km long, this route crosses the Snowy River on stepping stones and passes by Blue Lake and Carruthers Peak on the way to Kosciuszko, before returning along the old car road. Can anyone give me some recommendations? There is such a variety of natural landscapes throughout the country, from tropical to desert to alpine. Here are 10 of the best day hikes in Australia, from the coast to the desert. Begin from the car park at the end of Coles Bay Road, then choose between heading toward Hazards Beach or Wineglass Bay. "startScreen": "gigya-reset-password-screen" Link Copied! This title will not be in stock until March 2021.Lonely Planet's Best Day Hikes Australia is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Author: Darren Edwards – Trail Hiking Australia . Here’s our top 10 list of best hikes in Australia! Route. From mountain traverses to sand islands and outback tracks, here’s our pick of the best long-distance hiking trails in Australia. Australia is a great place for the outdoors and walking trails. The Gibraltar Peak walking trail stretches through 8.2 kilometres (five miles) of rough bushland and will take approximately three to four hours return. One of the best ways to explore a country like Australia is to get out there on two feet and go hiking. Australia’s rocky, tree-covered islands are havens for hikers. Kings Canyon, part of Watarrka National Park in the Northern Territory, overflows with awe-inspiring nature. "startScreen": "gigya-update-profile-screen" Thanks to COVID, my 2 week trip through NT/SA has blown up and I'm scrambling to make last minute plans (it could be worse I guess...) So I am thinking of doing a multi day hike somewhere in NSW. However, these days the local Aboriginal population ask visitors not to do this (plus it will be permanently closed from late 2019), so most visitors choose to do the walk around the base of Uluru. 1. Think again: Australia has more than 28 million hectares dedicated to national parkland, making it a boundless playground for lovers of outdoor activities. Their location on a coastal rock shelf means they’re only accessible on foot. There are numerous trails for hiking in Australia including Larapinta Trail, Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Scenic Rim Trail, The Arkaba Walk, Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk, … List of long-distance hiking tracks in Australia. Here, you can find yourself walking a chain of beaches, trekking through mountainous hinterland or traversing Australia’s iconic red outback. Jump to navigation Jump to search. One of the most popular single-day hikes in Australia is the Kings Canyon Rim Walk in Watarrka National Park. This well sign-posted walk has some short steep hills and steps, so expect to take three to four hours along the track. Just over 300km via road from Uluru is located the equally impressive Kings Canyon. Here are 10 of the best day hikes in Australia, from the coast to the desert. Larapinta Trail, West MacDonnell Range It certainly isn’t the easiest trail of the four, and the 223 km Larapinta Trail can take as much as 20 days to complete, … It can easily be done in about 3 hours, even by men dressed up for a stag party (yes, I’ve seen that!). The Best Hiking in Australia . Stroll verdant hillsides, discover hidden coastlines, or explore the Outback. Hi all, Thanks to COVID, my 2 week trip through NT/SA has blown up and I'm scrambling to make last minute plans (it could be worse I guess...) 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