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    Looking for the best hiking 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.

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    • Manly, New South Wales

      Hike North Head Sanctuary

      8.1 mi / 1099.1 ft gain
      Since there are many different walkways, I have put together several different ways to get to North Head, though there are many different places to explore along the way. It's a great way to get outside the Sydney and escape for a few hours without a long commute. If you follow the paths around t...
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    • Beech Forest, Victoria

      Explore Hopetoun Falls on the Great Ocean Road, Australia

      Hopetoun Falls has around 200 stairs descending into the lush rainforest to reach Hopetoun Falls, it may seem like a daunting idea and one that could also be rough on the old’ knees.  It is worth the struggle though just so you can witness this 30 metre fall of ice-cold water into the Aire River....
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    • Repentance Creek, New South Wales

      Hike Minyon Falls Loop

      5.1 mi
      Located within Nightcap National Park, Minyon Falls is approximately 30 minutes South-West of the sleepy, hippie town of Mullumbimby. Mullum has an eclectic market on the third Saturday of the month from 9am-2pm with which you could synch your hike.Minyon Falls itself flows over a 100m cliff befo...
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    • Portsea, Victoria

      Hike to Fort Nepean

      4.3 mi / 98.4 ft gain
      Starting at the car park, you can choose to either head to the visitors centre (north east of the car park) to look at the information boards or you can head straight to the walk. At the visitors centre, you can arrange for a shuttle back from the fort if you wish or there are also washrooms avai...
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    • Waterfall, New South Wales

      Hike to Uloola Falls

      8.7 mi / 70 ft gain
      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 Falls. The path is well cleared and marked. With a fe...
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    • Kurnell, New South Wales

      Hike the Cape Baily Coast Walk

      5 mi / 492.1 ft gain
      This is a great hike if you enjoy heights and looking out on the ocean, as most of the hike takes you along white rocky cliffs on the edge of the park.Given the majority of the walk is exposed, please make sure to bring sun protection and lots of water.I've started the walk at the Cape Solander c...
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    • Bundeena, New South Wales

      Hike the Coast Track from Bundeena to Wattamolla

      14.9 mi / 1246.7 ft gain
      This hike is a part of the 26km Coast Track in Royal National Park. Please note that you must purchase a parking permit from one of the visitors centres. Another option is to make this hike into a point-to-point and leave the second car at the Wattamolla day area.You can also get to Bundeena from...
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    • Royal National Park, New South Wales

      Hike Curra Moors Loop Track

      6.2 mi
      Please note that a lot of the track is exposed, so make sure if it's a nice day to bring a hat and sun protection. If it's rainy, please be careful of the rocks and note that the trail can get boggy.At certain times of the year, you can see whales off the coast as the track follows their migrator...
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    • Mount Macedon, Victoria

      Hike the Macedon Ranges Walking Track

      11.2 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
      The pin that has been dropped is across from the Mt Macedon Hotel, where there are many free public parking areas on the main road. If you park here (on the left side of the road coming in), you can easily circuit the walking track.The walking track can be circuited either way, but I walked the t...
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    • Kanangra Walls Lookout, New South Wales

      Catch the Sunrise at Kanangra Walls

      0.6 mi / 65.6 ft gain
      The Drive Kanangra Walls is a 220km drive from Sydney. Expect to take 3 1/2 hours + add some time for a pit stop. The easiest way to navigate here is to use your GPS and head for Boyd River Campground. This will take you along the Great Western Highway through the Blue Mountains til you reach the...
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    • Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

      Backpack Wilson's Promontory

      34.4 mi / 5446.2 ft gain
      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 also keep a lookout for snakes, which love to sun...
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    • Maroon, Queensland

      Hike to the Summit of Mt. Maroon

      3.7 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
      The trail begins at the car park at the end of Cotswold Road, easily found on Google Maps. This is an unsealed road but is suitable for most vehicles. You will see a Pathogen Control Station (shoe scrubber), this is where the actual trail starts.Follow the trail through open grazing land for a fe...
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    • Lorne, Victoria

      Backpack from Sheoak Falls to Sharps Track Camping Area

      6.8 mi / 656.2 ft gain
      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, follow the track up the hill towards Sheoak Falls...
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    • Darley, Victoria

      Hike the Lerderderg Circuit

      5.1 mi / 1476.4 ft gain
      Please note that this walk is quite steep, so leave ample time to get up and down the walk. As well, please note that water levels can vary on the Lerderderg River, so ensure you are prepared to get a little wet at certain times of the year!  From the parking lot, walk through the picnic area and...
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    • Harrietville, Victoria

      Summit Mt. Feathertop

      13.7 mi / 4921.3 ft gain
      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 Ridge from Mt. Hotham or the Bungalow Spur Track from ...
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    • Bells Beach, Victoria

      Hike from Bells Beach to Point Addis

      9.6 mi / 853 ft gain
      Bells Beach is one of the first stops on the Great Ocean Road and an awesome spot to either surf or enjoy the small beach town vibe in the town of Torquay. Bells has some awesome storms and surges that come through so it's a great place to surf or watch the waves break. This trail can be either h...
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