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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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    • Iguana Creek, Victoria

      Backpack Mitchell River

      23.6 mi / 4986.9 ft gain
      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. Given it was springtime, the forest was full of wi...
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    • Wildes Meadow, New South Wales

      Swim at Belmore Falls

      2 mi / 426.5 ft gain
      Belmore Falls is Plunge Type waterfall with three drops estimated at 77–130 metres. There is secret track that leads you down to the bottom of the water where you will be able to swim underneath the waterfall. Duration of walk to the bottom of the water is 40mins - 1hour 
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    • Zumsteins, Victoria

      Hike to Fish Falls, Grampians NP

      2.9 mi / 150 ft gain
      Start at the Zumsteins Picnic Area Car Park, and follow the signs and track to Fish Falls to the right. You'll follow along the river for about 2.5km before coming up onto Fish Falls. The path is very easy to follow, and has some areas of gradual ascent/descent along the walk. Along the way you'l...
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    • Mount Buffalo, Victoria

      Hike Mount Buffalo

      14 mi / 3937 ft gain
      I love this walk. It ticks all the boxes of the perfect day walk for me. A fantastic variety of vegetation and terrain. A superb ascent (and descent) with an impressive 1200m gained over 11km! The views are simply spectacular and there's a real sense of community among walkers, trail runners and ...
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    • Mount Cooke, Western Australia

      Hike Sullivan's Rock to Monadnocks

      7.5 mi / 1650 ft gain
      Sullivan Rock to Monadnocks is a tricky one to find initially, but once you've worked out where to start and you've got the start of the trail sorted, it's easy from there. Start by pinning the corner of Albany Highway and Jarrahdale Road in your GPS. It's the easiest point from which to locate t...
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    • Freycinet, Tasmania

      Backpack Freycinet National Park Circuit

      18.1 mi / 2690.3 ft gain
      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 these).The four day circuit can be made harder if y...
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    • Torndirrup, Western Australia

      Hike the Bald Head Walk Trail

      7.8 mi / 2063.6 ft gain
      In Western Australia it’s not unusual to have to travel long distances to experience something out of the ordinary so when you can travel 20 minutes from a city centre and be immersed in a different world, you take advantage.The Bald Hill Walk Trail is a short drive from Albany in the state’s sou...
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    • Violet Street, New South Wales

      Explore Scenic World

      1.5 mi
      The Katoomba area of the Blue Mountains is so packed with epic sights that it's difficult to see them all! Scenic World allows you to see many of these sights, such as Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and walking on the forest floor in just a few hours. You also get the added experience of ridi...
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    • Mossman Gorge, Queensland

      Hike and Swim at Mossman Gorge

      3.7 mi
      Mossman gorge is a beautiful attraction located in the southern part of Daintree National Park, 80 kilometres north of the regional town of Cairns and about five kilometres from the cane-farming town of Mossman. From the car park at the Mossman Gorge Centre begin the 1.8km walk from the Centre to...
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    • Uluru, Northern Territory

      Hike the Uluru Base Trail (Ayers Rock)

      5.8 mi
      In the middle of nowhere within the Northern Territory Red Centre desert sits an amazing and iconic site of Australia - Uluru. Also known as Ayers Rock, this sandstone rock is said to be the largest monolith in the world standing at 1142 ft high.To get to here you’ll fly directly into Uluru airpo...
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    • Deep Creek, South Australia

      Hike the Deep Creek Circuit

      7.5 mi
      The single-day Deep Creek Circuit hike is a varied trail that meanders through 12km of varied coastal wilderness. While there are options to do various, smaller segments of the trail, the best option is to cover the all-encompassing Circuit Track in a clockwise direction from the Tapanappa Lookou...
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    • Mount Victoria, New South Wales

      Hike the Fairy Bower/Cox's Cave Loop

      3.1 mi
      This hike is around a 5 kilometre (3 miles) round trip, starting from fairy bower picnic area, the track follows beside a creek, and is slightly muddy after rain. On reaching the intersection turn right heading up hill through the grotto, an absolutely magical spot with many ferns and mosses. Upo...
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    • Shoal Bay, New South Wales

      Climb Tomaree Head Summit

      0.6 mi / 528.2 ft gain
      Driving through Shoal Bay along the water you will come to a car park at the end of the road. There is beach access to Zenith Beach and this is also where Mount Tomaree Head Summit walk begins. The walk starts off fairly easy and is paved or has metal stairways for the duration of the summit. Aft...
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    • Staughton Vale, Victoria

      Hike the Ted Errey Nature Circuit

      7.5 mi
      The hike is quite well marked, identified by blue markers, but as this park has several trails that cross paths, make sure to bring your map. It is twelve kms and there are some hills, but it is overall a relatively easy hike. There is lots of wildlife in the park, so look out for lots of beautif...
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    • Deep Creek, South Australia

      Hike to Blowhole Beach, South Australia

      4.2 mi / 902.2 ft gain
      After following a long dirt road, park at Cobblers Hill for the start of the hike. If you're in a four wheel drive you can drive the last few last few kms down a steep and muddy path to the beach. Otherwise you will have to hike around 3kms down the valley to reach Blowhole beach. Even from the t...
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    • Petermann, Northern Territory

      Hike the Kings Canyon Rim Walk in Watarrka NP

      3.7 mi / 900 ft gain
      Kings Canyon is not a place to be missed in Australia's Northern Territory. Located at the western end of the George Gill Range in Watarrka National Park, you'll find an easily accessible but less well-known area of the Red Centre. Both for beautiful light and for staying cool in the heat of the ...
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