Kick off your flip flops and grab your hiking boots to enjoy a whirlwind of natural beauty, luxury accommodation, local produce and warm and welcoming hospitality. With so much to see in Australia, walking can be the best way of igniting your senses, experiencing the sun on your face, the fragrant flowers in bloom and the sound of the surf breaking on golden rocks.
In Australia there is a walk to suit every traveller, from those who want a gentle ramble peppered with soft beds and divine dining or those who want to go all out with mountain climbs, simple huts and camping stoves. Take a glimpse at these 5 fabulous walks that will show you the very best of beautiful and awe inspiring Australia.
Tasmanian Overland Trek
The rugged and wind swept wilderness of the Tasmanian Overland Trek has been declared a world heritage site. This is the place to test your limits as you walk in a grotto of craggy peaks, soft alpine meadows, ancient forests and shimmering freshwater lakes. You can tailor the adventure to suit your needs, either heading for the spiralling peak of Mt. Ossa or rambling around for a few hours before heading back to an exquisite holiday home or luxury lodge for your own romantic retreat.
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Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Northern Territory
Those with only a day to enjoy exploring on foot should opt for one of the world’s best short walks. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk will take you deep into the world of the red rocks, the flaming sun and the historical significance of being a sacred aboriginal site. Teeter on top of the canyons for stunning views before descending into the Garden of Eden below. Close by you can find lavish luxury accommodation to rejuvenate at the end of the day in this natural oasis over spilling with colour.
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Great Ocean Walk, Victoria
Miles and miles of carved coastal cliffs, bonding blue surf, dolphins, whales and golden stretches of sand are sure to capture your heart. The Great Ocean Walk in Victoria is simply breath-taking. Meander through eucalyptus fresh forests, see the sun sink like a stone behind the 12 apostles, discover shipwrecks and watch for whales fanning their tails out on the horizon. The route is peppered with first class boutique accommodation, and the finest fresh mussels and crisp chardonnays to fuel you forward.
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Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains
Life is always an adventure in the Blue Mountains, especially on the six foot track. From Katoomba to Jenolan Caves you will cross rickety bridges swaying over deep cut gorges, pass through pristine forests of emerald green, stumble across tumbling waterfalls, and gaze in awe at the sweeping sandstone cliffs.
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Whitsunday Great Walk
Everyone has heard about the wonders gracing the blue and white paradise of the Whitsundays. Without a doubt it is the perfect place to walk if you want to discover picture-perfect views, exotic flora and fauna and plenty of secret swimming spots. Take the hike from Brandy Creek to Airlie Beach for a desert island adventure. With chic and adorable luxury holiday homes adoring the sands and surrounding areas you will have no problem exploring the beautiful Whitsundays before returning to white linen sheets and steaming showers.
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