Best Backpacking in Australia

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  • Backpack the Cathedral Ranges

    This is a great hike to introduce yourself to scrambling - most of the first day is up on the ridge.I have indicated below where this can be turned into a day hike, which is what a majority of the people we met on the hike were doing. The first da...

    7.5 miles 3018.4 ft gain

  • Hike to Uloola Falls

    The trail begins at the waterfall station commuter car park. Head down the small flight of stairs at the rear of the parking area to the forest where you will find a sign for the hike. Follow the path for 7 KM staying with the signs for Uloola Fal...

    8.7 miles 70 ft gain

  • Backpack Wilson's Promontory

    Wilson's Promontory, or "The Prom," is one of the most famous walks in Victoria, just 3.5 hours drive outside of Melbourne. The park has diverse wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus, wombats, enchiladas, and possums. Make sure to...

    34.4 miles 5446.2 ft gain

  • Summit Mt. Feathertop

    Mt Feathertop is an iconic peak within the Victorian Alps. At the summit, spectacular 360 degree mountain views await as you stand over 1500m above the valleys below. There are two main access routes to the summit of Mt. Feathertop, Razorback Ridg...

    13.7 miles 4921.3 ft gain

  • Backpack from Sheoak Falls to Sharps Track Camping Area

    The Otways National Park sits right on the Great Ocean Road, a stunning, lush park with lots of amazing tracks to explore. This track takes you through dense trees and walks along several stunning waterfalls.  Day One (4.8km) From Sheoak car park,...

    6.8 miles 656.2 ft gain

  • Weekend Getaway to Double Island Point

    Starting in Tewantin, a mere two hour drive north of Brisbane on the outskirts of Noosa, drive north on Moorindil St. onto a barge which takes you across the Noosa River, delivering you a short 2 miles from the beginning of your adventure! After d...

  • Backpack to Bugiga Hikers Camp

    Starting in the town of Halls Gap, leave your car in the car park indicated on the map. From here, make your way west, away from the town and towards the forest. You will walk past the botanical gardens and wild kangaroos to the start of the trail...

    10.7 miles 2755.9 ft gain

  • Backpack Mt Bogong

    Mt Bogong sits at 1,986m and takes the crown for the highest peak in Victoria and 8th highest in Australia. The views both on the way up and at the top are amazing, especially once you pass the tree line. This hike is not only challenging because ...

    17.1 miles 4219.2 ft gain

  • Backpack Mitchell River

    The thing I loved the most about this hike is how isolated it was. It may have been the time of year, but in the spring I saw no one else on the trail for two days, though I did see snakes, monitors, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and many birds. ...

    23.6 miles 4986.9 ft gain

  • Backpack Freycinet National Park Circuit

    We saw a significant amount of wildlife on this walk, so keep your eyes peeled! Wildlife that we saw included wallabies, dolphins, manta rays, and lots of beautiful birds. Also seen here are wombats, fairy penguins, and possums (though we missed t...

    18.1 miles 2690.3 ft gain

  • Backpack from Mt Baw Baw to Mushroom Rocks

    Please note that the weather on this walk can change drastically, so be prepared for anything! The first day on our walk was +15 and sunny and we woke up to a blanket of snow and had to walk back in freezing temperatures. Please note that, dependi...

    18.6 miles 3933.7 ft gain

  • Backpack the Walls of Jerusalem Circuit

    This is a great hike if you're looking for some stunning views, but also has some sections of unmarked trail where you will need to have either GPS or the ability to navigate with your compass/map (preferably both!). The mountains are stunning, bu...

    18 miles 4265.1 ft gain