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    Looking for the best backpacking in Australia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Australia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

    Top Backpacking Spots in and near Australia

    • Glenisla, Victoria

      Backpack to The Fortress and Mt Thackeray

      17.4 mi / 3937 ft gain
      In the summer, this hike can be extremely dry, so make sure to bring lots of water. There are some creeks that offer water, but they can be mere trickles at certain times of year (as we found out!). The first day of the hike is 6km. To start, head to the south section of the car park and follow t...
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    • Fortescue, Tasmania

      Backpack Cape Pillar

      18 mi
      This hike has recently been newly built with a spectacular wooden boardwalk winding in and out of the forest and along the cliffs. As with other hikes in Australia, please make sure to book your campsite prior to heading out! The Three Capes Track, a newly built four-day hike starting in Port Art...
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    • Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

      Hike the iconic Overland Track

      49.7 mi / 4773.6 ft gain
      The Overland Track is a multi-day bushwalk located within the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park that spans 80km from the Northern Trailhead at Ronny Creek to the Southern Trailhead at Cynthia Bay, located on the edge of Lake St Clair - Australia's deepest freshwater lake. Along the way ...
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    • Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania

      Hike Tasman National Park to Fortescue Bay via Tasman Trail

      11.99 mi / 1604.3 ft gain
      Getting to Eaglehawk Neck by bus from Hobart is easy, with a stop at the intersection of Old Jetty Road and Arthur Hwy.  From that intersection starts an amazing trek down the coast of Tasman National Park. There are camping sites at Fortescue Bay and dispersed camping north of the Tessellated Pa...
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    • Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania

      Camp near the Tessellated Pavement in Eaglehawk Neck

      2.5 mi / 125 ft gain
      Getting to Eaglehawk Neck is easy by bus from Hobart. There is a stop at the beach located at the intersection of Old Jetty Road and Arthur Hwy. This is the starting point on this map. From there, make your way up the road (north) and follow signs to the Tessellated Pavement. Once here, there are...
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