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Hiking in Australia: The Best Destinations to Explore On-Foot

April 12, 2021 Insurance No Comments

From towering mountain adventures to remote bushwalks, coastal walks and more, Australia is home to some truly amazing trails. Throughout the country’s diverse landscape there is a selection of world-class hiking routes just waiting to be explored. Whether you want that feeling of isolation or you are looking for an accessible destination, you will have your pick of trails in Australia. 

Before your hike, be sure to pack adequate supplies, wear the right clothing, pack a first aid kit and also carry a fully charged phone with you in case of an emergency. It’s also wise to take out a suitable domestic travel insurance policy that will provide you with the appropriate cover for your trip so you can enjoy your hike worry-free. 

Let’s take a look at some of the very best hiking destinations in Australia to inspire your next Aussie adventure. 

Kings Canyon Rim Walk

Located in Australia’s Red Centre in the Watarrka National Park, King’s Canyon is not easy to reach. However, for those that dare, the rewards are immense. Skirting around the lip of a jaw-dropping one hundred and fifty-metre deep canyon, this trail treats walkers to staggering views into the canyon and of the surrounding landscape. The hike begins with walkers climbing five hundred steps to reach the top of the canyon, walking through beautiful rock formations, peering at the mesmerising sandstone cliffs and offering a tranquil, rural experience for those that make the journey. 

Cape-To-Cape Track

Two hundred and sixty kilometres south of Perth in Western Australia is one of the country’s most iconic multi-day coastal hikes. The trail winds along the coastline for one hundred and thirty-five kilometres bringing walkers past stunning surf, untouched beaches, huge karri tree forests and over impressive coastal cliffs. Meandering along the Margaret River Coast, this rewarding route typically takes about a week to complete, taking hikers from the lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste to the lighthouse at Cape Leeuwin, for which the trail is named

Blue Gum Forest

If you are searching for that quintessential Aussie bushwalking experience, be sure to check out the Blue Mountains National Park. Located just one hundred and fifteen kilometres from Sydney, this World-Heritage-Listed National Park is home to some of the best walking trails in New South Wales. One of the jewels in the Blue Mountains crown is the steep hike to the infamous Blue Gum Forest. Taking approximately four hours to complete, this hike is an amazing opportunity to explore some of this sixteen-hectare forest and immerse yourself in the wilderness. 

Kosciuszko Walk

To take your hiking to new heights, why not consider summiting the country’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko. The 2,228-metre peak can be reached year-round in under a day with the help of the Thredbo resort’s Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. Once you are off the chairlift, it’s a fourteen-kilometre loop to take you up to the summit and back down to the lift again. The views are absolutely incredible on a clear day and this is definitely one to tick off the bucket list for any Australian walker. Be sure to check the weather before you go and aim for a summer trip and avoid the snow season.  

Get Your Boots On And Start Exploring Australia’s Trails

From easy half-day walks to epic multi-day adventures, there is a range of walks on offer throughout Australia, with something to suit walkers of every level. Take some time to find a route that is within your abilities and that sounds interesting to you. Whether it’s in the outback, the bush, along the coast or in the mountains, you can be sure that Australia’s trails will leave you awe-struck and inspired to hike more often.

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