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Wide open spaces, stunning scenery and small groups are just a few of the reasons walking holidays in Australia are so popular.  And they are even more appealing for travellers in the current environment..  On top of that – a full day of walking, followed by guilt free gourmet meals and local wines makes an Australian walking holiday the perfect option for your next holiday at home.

Below are some of the best walking holidays in Australia.  There are fabulous options for all interests and fitness levels.  Ask us which one will suit your travel requirements and interests best.  We would love to help you choose your next walking holiday at home.

* These walks are all experiencing high levels of demand with the current travel restrictions.  Some of these walks remain closed for 2020 due to Covid-19 closures or may have sold out – let us know your preferred dates and we will inquire for you.

Walking Holidays in Australia

New South Wales

Seven Peaks Walk | Lord Howe Island

The Seven Peaks Walk by Pinetrees explores the World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island, just a short flight away from Sydney.  This walk is a combination of walking (that can be at times challenging), gourmet meals and wonderful accommodation.  Your daily walks and climbs will be rewarded by incredible views from peaks and lookouts.  Discover and snorkel in sheltered swimming coves, explore subtropical palm forests, freshwater creeks, rugged sea cliffs and volcanic peaks..

Tour Dates: April & May, September – November.  Very few places remain for 2020.
Duration: 5 days/6 nights

Victoria

Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk

The Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk is a four-day guided walk covering 46.5 kilometres of stunning Victorian coastline. Prepare for untouched beaches and towering Eucalypts just three hours from Melbourne. With expert guides by your side on the track and long table dinners come nightfall, your only task now is to get that bag packed.

Tour Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Tour Dates: September – May

Queensland

Scenic Rim Trail

Explore undiscovered parts of Queensland while experiencing Spicer’s relaxed luxury service.  You’ll walk along the Great Dividing Range, through World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest and see native fauna and flora in all its glory. Experience awe inspiring views as you traverse the Scenic Rim, and all within one and a half hours of Brisbane.

Pack-free walking means luggage is transferred daily with guests only carrying a daypack.  As an all-inclusive experience guests can relax knowing that everything is taken care of.

Small groups of up to 12 walkers will join expert guides as they venture on foot through one of Australia’s most unique landscapes.  Travellers can choose the length, with the five and seven-day walks both encompassing the new trail and accommodation, and the two and three-day walks continuing to depart from Spicers Canopy.

Tour Dates: March to November
Tour Duration: 2, 5 & 7 night options

Northern Territory

Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort

This trek takes you to the ancient landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges and combines stunning scenery with rich indigenous history.   You’ll walk up to 72km over six days,  parts of which can be challenging

This trek is fully supported, meaning you’ll carry only your day pack whilst you walk.  At the end of the day, enjoy the comfortable camps with safari-style tents, hot showers, campfire and gourmet 3 course dinners.  Your guides will prepare all the meals and the camp is run with small elements of guest participation.

Tour Dates: April – September. Currently closed – will open for remaining season when border restrictions ease.
Tour Duration: 5 days/6 nights

South Australia

The Arkaba Walk

The Arkaba Walk crosses an ancient outback landscape, now a private wildlife conservancy in South Australia’s Ikara-Flinders Ranges and takes you on a journey of 600-million years of geological history.

The Arkaba Walk goes beyond a walking safari in a big outback Australian setting. You’ll learn about Arkaba’s transformation from a working sheep station to a thriving private wildlife conservancy, the results to be seen and heard as you walk through the landscape and meet the wildlife.

This is a pack free walk and after the first two days you’ll unwind with three course campfire dinners & premium SA wines, and retreat to your signature swag bed under the stars.  The final night will be spent at Arkaba’s 1850’s homestead (a Luxury Lodges of Australia property).

Tour Dates: March – October. Closed for 2020. Reopening for 2021 season.
Tour Duration: 4 days/3 nights

Murray River Walk

The Murray River Walk is a good option for those wanting a less challenging walk or anyone unsure how they will cope with walking over multiple days.  This walk is a mix of walking at a slow pace (an easy 40 kms over largely flat ground), and river cruising.   You’ll spend 3 nights on a modern 10 berth houseboat which will transport you to your next days walking destination.  Your gourmet meals feature the best local produce.

Tour Dates: May – September. Closed for 2020. Reopening for 2021 season.
Tour Duration: 4 days/3 nights

Tasmania

Maria Island Walk

The Maria Island Walk has been operating for 17 years and in that time has become recognised as one of Australia’s leading guided walks. Join a small group of a maximum of 10 guests with two fabulous local guides on a walking journey on this remarkable world heritage listed island national park, Maria Island.  The walk (with pack free option on select departures) is a blend of heritage, rare wildlife, stunning beauty and tranquillity and every night you’ll enjoy candlelit dining and fine food.

For an enhanced experience combine your 4 day Maria Island walk with a two night stay at Saffire afterwards.
Staying in winter?  There’s a two night three day lodge based Winter Escape between June to August. Ask us for details.

Tour Dates: October – April. Winter Dates June – August.
Tour Duration: 4 days/3 nights or 3 days/2 nights for Winter Packages

The Freycinet Experience

This all-inclusive walk takes you the entire length of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast, including the iconic Wineglass Bay.

Discover forests of towering white gums where you and your walking companions feel like the only souls on Earth. Walk beaches of powder white sand. Hike spectacular pink granite mountains carrying only a small daypack. Explore the region by boat, go fishing, swimming and snorkelling and travel to uninhabited Schouten island. Return to your beachside eco-lodge for a delicious, candle-lit meal, steaming hot shower or deep bath and comfortable beds await you.

Tour Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Tour Dates: October – April

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is located at the edge of Mt William National Park in north-eastern Tasmania. You’ll immerse yourself in one of the most pristine environments that Tasmania has to offer.  This magnificent coastline provides walkers with stunning scenery – the bluest of water, rocky bolder strewn headlands, and gorgeous white sandy beaches.

Your accommodation includes one night at a beach camp with the final two at multi award winning Bay of Fires Lodge.  You’ll be treated to the finest Tasmanian produce and local wines to help you rejuvenate after your days walk.

Tour Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Tour Dates: October – May

Cradle Mountain Huts Walk

Discover the rare beauty and diversity of Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park on the Overland Track.  Each evening you’ll enjoy the only private accommodation along the trail. Your guides during the day become your chefs in the evening.  They’ll also take the heavy load, leaving you with just a lightweight pack.  At the end of each day, retreat to a hot shower, sumptuous meals, freshly baked bread, a glass of Tasmanian wine and a comfortable bed.

Tour Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights
Tour Dates: October – May

Three Capes Lodge Walk

Journey along some of the world’s highest sea cliffs with The Three Capes Lodge Walk, the only fully guided Three Capes Track experience with accommodation inside the National Park.

Over the course of four days, immerse yourself in one of the most pristine environments that Tasmania has to offer. Walk the spectacular coastline and enjoy the comfortable lodges.

Tour Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Tour Dates: Year round

Western Australia

Margaret River Cape to Cape Walk

This fully guided walk combines the best sections of the Cape to Cape track with incredible food & wine experiences and luxurious cliff top accomodation.  4 days walking with stunning views, feature dining at award winning venues &  lunch at a local winery to celebrate the end of your walk are just a few of the highlights.

Tour Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Tour Dates: March – June & September – November