There are some hugely Popular Walking Trails in Australia. If you enjoy the relaxation of a quality walking trail then you are in good company. Some people call it bush-walking or trail walking but whatever you call it, there is no question its one of the most calming experiences you can have. Take a trail that involves camping overnight to give yourself a real treat. Walking is good for your health and good for your soul. Lose yourself in nature an get fit at the same time. We have compiled a list of Australia’s more popular walking trails. We will add more trails as time goes by so if you have any you want us to add, give us a yell and we can include it.
1. Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory
Definitely one of Australia’s most breathtaking and trekking experiences is along this 223 km trail. This amazing long distance walking trail, known as the Larapinta Trail is split up into 12 parts, with each one taking 1 to 2 days to walk. You get many stunning views and photographic opportunities as the trail makes its way through sheltered gorges and gaps as well as over steep climbs over rugged terrain.
2. The Overland Track, Tasmania
This trek through a World Heritage-listed wilderness in Tasmania is famous for its 65 km stretch from Cradle Mountain all the way to Lake St Clair. It will take 6 days to do the full Overland Track, but you can also do shorter walk days that go from Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre and Dove Lake. Cradle Mountain walk offer a six day trek which is definitely on my bucket list. This physically challenging walk is a perfect chance to commune with nature. Take in the gorges, forests and lakes, moons and mountains, stunning waterfalls and peaks that are steep and stony.
3. Six Foot Track, New South Wales
See the spectacular scenery of Blue Mountains as well as the 200 years of history along the original horse track from 1884 that stretches from Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. Walking is the ideal way to appreciate the amazing views along the Six Foot Track. Trek through past cliffs, fragrant bushland, waterfalls and caves. Take in the 150 bird species along with wallaroos, kangaroos, echidnas, butterflies and wombats on the trail.
There are 3 camping grounds on the way, two of them include basic facilities or you can set up your own tent in the peaceful bushland. I have done this track and can highly recommend it. Remember it gets quite cold up in the Blue Mountains in winter so pack your thermals!
4. The Heysen Trail, South Australia
Along this trail, you will find South Australia’s best wildly diverse spectacular natural beauty. Proceed to Deep Creek Conservation Park with its waterfalls and visit Hahndorf the historic German village. Taste the legendary wine from Barossa Valley and also see settler-relics in the surrounding grazing countryside. In Flinders Ranges, you will discover millennia-old fossils along with rock art by the Aboriginals that is around the same age as the Dreaming. Hike over Mt Remarkable to the edge of Wilpena Pound the centuries-old, astounding crater. Overnight in huts, shelters, campsites or even towns that dot the entire Heysen Trail.
5. The Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia
Explore grand forests, peaceful farmland in addition to untamed beach locations along this prize-winning trek throughout the south-west of Western Australia. Explore vineyards, walk close to waterfalls and wildflowers, clamber over boulders of granite and wander amongst sky-scraping Karri trees, all of which are highlights of the Bibbulmun Track. Trek in parts or combine days together with multi-day treks based on your schedule, the beautiful places you would like to observe and your energy levels. The path is well-equipped with camping sites and hikers’ huts approximately a day’s walk between them.