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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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    • Baw Baw Village, Victoria

      Backpack from Mt Baw Baw to Mushroom Rocks

      18.6 mi / 3933.7 ft gain
      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, depending on the year, you may need to buy a permit to dr...
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    • Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

      Hike Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

      11.2 mi / 5068.9 ft gain
      Cradle Mountain stands at 1545m high, making it the 5th tallest mountain in Tasmania. It is roughly a 2.5 hour drive west from Launceston and situated in the Central Highlands. The hike can be done on the well-known Overland Track (65km, 5-6 days), or as a day trip from Dove Lake. The day trip gi...
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    • Darling Downs, Western Australia

      Hike the Wungong Gorge

      7.5 mi
      This adventure is about 12 km's there and back. You can park your car on south western hwy and walk there and back, observing God's creation in the meantime. When you get at the end you can eat a snack at the picnic tables or even have lunch there. You can also walk up the road to the Yungong Dam...
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    • Rye, Victoria

      Photograph Lizard Head Point at Sunrise

      0.3 mi / 820.2 ft gain
      Victoria's Mornington Peninsula is a stunning example of one of Australia's many rugged coastlines, dotted with rock formations, pristine sand beaches & epic waves.  Lizard Head Rock is a unique formation rising out of the ocean which is especially beautiful at sunrise. The "hike" is really j...
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    • Walls of Jerusalem, Tasmania

      Backpack the Walls of Jerusalem Circuit

      18 mi / 4265.1 ft gain
      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, but as you are at a high altitude the weather can ch...
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    • Waitpinga, South Australia

      Trail Run the Newland Head Conservation Park

      7.1 mi
      Location Utilising a portion of South Australia’s infamous Heysen Trail, the majority of the run lies within the boundaries of the iconic Newland Head Conservation Park, a 90 minute drive south of Adelaide. As the trail section connects the Kings Beach carpark to the Waitpinga Campground, a total...
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    • Kalamunda, Western Australia

      Hike the Bibbulmun Track

      4.0
      624.5 mi
      The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world's great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda, a suburb in the hills on the outskirts of Perth, to the historic town of Albany on the south coast. It passes through the heart of the scenic south west of Western Australia. The Track is ...
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    • Quorn, South Australia

      Hike Devil's Peak, South Astralia

      5.0
      1.5 mi / 1322.2 ft gain
      While this 2.4km return adventure is a must for anyone visiting the Southern Flinders Ranges, please take note that it cannot be climbed during fire-ban season, which usually occurs between November and April. All this means, though, is that you can enjoy it in the winter months when the area is ...
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    • Finch Hatton, Queensland

      Hike the Finch Hatton Gorge

      5.0
      2.5 mi / 492.1 ft gain
      Finch Hatton Gorge is located around 80km West of Mackay in North Queensland. It lies within the Eungella National Park and is home to an expanse of waterfalls, gorges and pristine wilderness. From the car park there is a well maintained track which leads to the two main swimming holes. After tre...
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    • Whitsundays, Queensland

      Hike Passage Peak

      3.1 mi / 787.4 ft gain
      If you're looking to catch the sunrise make sure to get up nice and early, as the walk from the trailhead to the summit could take up to an hour and a half (depending on how strong your coffee was). I aim to be at the peak about half an hour before dawn. When the insects of the night have stopped...
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    • Naturaliste, Western Australia

      Hike the Cape to Cape Track

      83.9 mi
      More Information: The official website website offers more information of the track. I highly recommend to get the Guidebook (available in every book or outdoor store around the area) which contains detailed maps, where to access or exit the beach, wildlife and vegetation of the trackStart/End: ...
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    • Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland

      Hike the Thorsborne Trail

      19.9 mi
      Here's a chance to get properly "off the grid" in a tropical wilderness. Protected since 1932, Hinchinbrook is one of Australia's largest island national parks, and lies within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Hikers on the island are strictly limited to 40 a day, so chances are you wo...
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    • Devils River, Victoria

      Hike Blowhard Circuit

      13 mi / 1738.8 ft gain
      Starting off at the carpark, walk back the way you came about 500m until you reach Merlo's Lookout. Here, you can take in some great views of the lake before you start the summit.From the lookout, there is a trail that leads uphill directly behind you. The trail is well marked and ascends quickly...
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    • Cape Hillsborough, Queensland

      Hike the Andrews Point Trail at Cape Hillsborough

      3.2 mi / 328.1 ft gain
      Located around 50km from the city of Mackay, Cape Hillsborough National Park offers unspoilt wilderness like no other. Dense rainforest meets secluded beaches and there's a 99% chance you'll see a kangaroo bounding along the coastline.The Andrews Point Trail is one of the most scenic hikes I've e...
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    • Booth, Australian Capital Territory

      Hike to Brandy Flat Hut

      13.7 mi / 1640.4 ft gain
      Drive south out of Canberra on Tharwa Drive, over the Tharwa bridge on to Naas Road. Follow Naas Road for 11km and then turn left onto Top Naas Road. Travel a further 4km on dirt to the Top Naas Homestead driveway. Starting in the valley (640m) at the Top Naas Homestead driveway, we walked up and...
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    • Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

      Backpack Wilson's Promontory's Northern Circuit

      37.3 mi
      Most of the northern section of Wilson's Promontory is designated as a wilderness zone and as such there are vast sections of the park that have only sparse markers to guide the way. There are sections as well where you may need to cross creeks that are as high as 1.5m. Since this is a difficult ...
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