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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.

    Top Hiking Spots in and near Australia

    • 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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    • Hugh, Northern Territory

      Hike through Standley Chasm - Angkerle Atwatye

      2 mi
      This spectacular chasm is a "must see" if you're staying in the Alice Springs region.  Standley Chasm (Angkerle Atwatye) is a private reserve, located within the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, 50km's from Alice Springs.  Standley Chasm is best known for the phenomenon of the midday sun li...
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    • Hallett Cove, South Australia

      Hike through Hallett Cove Conservation Park

      2 mi
      Located 22km south of Adelaide, the Hallett Cove Conservation Park is accessible via your own vehicle, or by public transport.  If you're driving, park along Heron Way, at the southern end of the park for easy access to the Glacier Hike and Coastal Walkway trails (there are public bathrooms, and ...
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    • Kirribilli, New South Wales

      Sydney Harbour Bridge to Balmoral - foreshore walk

      Sydney Harbour is arguably one of the best harbours in the world. There is no better way to explore than on foot and no better walk to take than the foreshore route from Sydney Harbour to Balmoral Beach. Start at Milson's Point at the Harbour Bridge’s northern stairs at Burton Street. Walk downhi...
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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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    • Karatta, South Australia

      Hike from Hanson Bay to Kelly Hill Caves

      11.2 mi / 328.1 ft gain
      You can start this hike either at Kelly Hills Caves, or at Hanson Bay (accessible off the S Coast Road, watch for a sign for Hanson Bay Road). The parking 'lot' is just before the Hanson Bay Sanctuary (hotel); there are bathrooms, but don't plan on water.  Starting at Hanson Bay parking lot, head...
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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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    • Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

      Hiking to the top of Mt Oberon

      2.2 mi / 1300 ft gain
      Mount Oberon is located in Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria, Australia. In my opinion it's a must hike when visiting the area. Considering Australia is rather flat, climbing to the top of this mountain is highly rewarding, with one of the best views in Victoria. I recommend doing this...
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    • Petermann, Northern Territory

      Walpa Gorge Walk

      1.6 mi / 400 ft gain
      Walpa Gorge Walk is a beautiful 2.6km family-friendly hike inside Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kata Tjuta is about 40km from Uluru. The trail is fairly exposed, so go early especially on hot, sunny days.  PERMITSA park pass is required for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Pa...
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