Needing a break from the madness of city life – then why not take a walk on the wildside!
Bush walking has always been a favourite pass time in Australia, considering we have some of the best climate in the world. Walking is free, good exercise, clears the head and is great for the soul, so why not take some time out and enjoy what Australia has to offer!
The Bibbulmun Track, stretches almost 1000km from the Perth hills to Albany on the south coast of Western Australia. Six to Eight weeks is the average time taken to walk the whole track, but many people choose to walk on the track for much shorter walks. The facilities along the track are well maintained and there is easy access to several towns along the way if you a wanting to freshen up or need to stock up on essential items. This is a spectacular walk covering a wide range of walking experiences, from coastal cliffs in the south through to jarrah forrests in the north.
New South Wales
World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains, just two hours from Sydney is a walkers paradise! The area is well known around the world for the Three Sisters rock formation, but there is so much more to explore. There are awesome trails & beautiful lush scenery to marvel, as you hike through remote canyons, along dramatic cliff top tracks and past numerous waterfalls.
Great Ocean Walk, is a walking track that traverses the 91km dramatic coastline from Apollo Bay to Glenample historic homestead. The trail itself offers breathtaking scenery, remote terraine, magnificent forests and abundant wildlife as it passes through two national parks, over looks a marine national park and a marine sanctuary. A fantastic edition to this walk, is to journey onto the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.
Carnarvon Gorge in the QLD outback is hard to beat for beauty, contrast and indigenous culture – a place you will never forget. The central feature is a beautiful stream flowing the length of the gorge, forming a cool and refreshing oasis for unusual plants and birdlife. Several intriguing side gorges can also be explored on foot. There is also a dramatic lookout on top of the gorge rim……amazing photo opportunities!
The Larapinta Trail situated in the heart of central Australia, extends over 223 kilometres along the backbone of the West MacDonnell Ranges. The track is divided into 12 sections, each one being about a one to two day walk. Whilst meandering through this spectacular landscape, you will be spoilt by some of the major attractions of these ranges, including Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen and Simpsons Gap, so don’t forget your camera!
The Flinders Ranges is very popular for bushwalkers, particularly during spring when the wildflowers are in full bloom. Some of the more popular walks are the Heysen Trail, Mt Remarkable National Park and Wilpena Pound. The Heysen Trail is 1200 kilometres long and is one of the world’s longest continuous footpaths designed for either serious trekkers or casual walkers. The trail offers a diverse range of landscapes from farms and national parks, through to wine regions.
World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair National Park is perfect for walkers seeking adventure or gentle relaxation. There are many trails to choose from and each one offers breathtaking views, close encounters with unique flora and fauna and plenty of photo opportunities. If your up for the challenge, why not summit this Tasmanian icon!
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