Traveling to the land down under is almost always on travelers’ bucket lists. However, everyone seems to have their own unique way to see this part of the world. Visiting Australia can mean spending two weeks in a busy city like Sydney. Or it could be spending the same amount of time out in the bush. Of course, you may be interested in seeing the country via one of the many amazing walks in Australia. There are numerous guided walks in Australia to choose from. Some walking routes are on the mainland, while others are on nearby islands. The former walks can be long, while the latter walks can be much shorter. As a travel advisor, I can help you decide which guided walk is best for your family vacation.
Lord Howe Island is a quick two-hour flight from the city of Sydney. One of the best ways to experience the beauty of this island is to simply walk around. An expert guide will be with you, as you climb peaks, stop at lookouts, and take a break at the swimming coves. Your time out in the wilderness will include time in subtropical palm forests and near rugged cliffs. The entire time, you will find yourself watching local island wildlife.
When you have finished visiting with all the animals at Australia Zoo, you might want to step out of your comfort zone a little to walk on the Spicers Scenic Rim Trail. This Queensland trail is seventeen miles long. It takes two days to complete. A guide will show you the best features within Main Range National Park. They will also share the history of the Aboriginal inhabitants.
If your family loves the water, I highly recommend tackling the Murray River Walk while on vacation in Australia. This twenty-five-mile walk will take your family along the Murray River in The Riverland Ramsar Wetland. During this hike, you will explore the nearby red cliffs, red gum forests, and the wetlands. This guided walk in Australia is only available between the months of May and September. Therefore, we will need to schedule your trip carefully if you want this guided walking route on your list.
The Bay of Fires Walk will have you wandering along the coastline of this island. This guided walk takes four days to complete the entire twenty miles. The Bay of Fires Walk is only available between the months of October and May. During your walks, your family will explore the caves, see the local wildlife, and spend time on the sandy beaches.
Another amazing walk in Tasmania is the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk. This thirty-seven-mile walk takes six days to complete. Imagine walking through ancient rainforests before moving on to gorgeous meadows, mountain peaks, and rushing waterfalls. Every moment is better than the last during this walk through one of the best World Heritage Areas in Australia.
This incredible guided walking route in Australia will have you enjoying delicious wines and foods at a local winery. When you are not sipping wine, or walking, you will find yourselves swimming in the ocean at a local beach. This is the best guided walk in Australia if your family loves food and you love wine!
The Classis Larapinta Trek takes place within the West MacDonnell Ranges in Northern Australia. This walk is forty-five miles long. It takes six days to walk it all. The Classic Larapinta Trek is designed for more experienced walkers, who are ready for a challenge. Please keep that in mind when considering this guided walk for your next family vacation in Australia!
This walk begins with your family following the footsteps of Aboriginal people. The walks will take you to many of the mountain ridges. Make sure you don’t sleep in on the morning when everyone walks up Mt. Sonder to watch the sunrise. It is a sight you all won’t want to miss!
Wandering along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria is possible when you tackle the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk. This guided walk will take your family along the last thirty-four miles of the Great Ocean Walk. Your guide will share the local stories about the shipwrecks, as well as the local settlements. As you walk through rainforests, towards the tops of the cliffs, and on remote beaches, you will all experience the best this area has to offer. Animal lovers will enjoy seeing all the koalas, seals, and wallabies on this walking route.
Another one of the best walks in Queensland is the Carnarvon Gorge Walk. It is one of the most amazing ways to see this part of the country in the shortest amount of time. This walk will take four days to complete. Your walking days will never look the same during this gorge walk. From one moment to the next, you will be wandering through ancient canyons, crossing creeks, embracing the rushing waterfalls, and relishing the tranquility from the top of the cliffs. And if the daytime walks are not enough for your family, you can always take the nighttime wildlife walks too.
Kangaroo Island is filled with wildlife. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that your family would love to take a guided walk on this island. Your time walking will include time on the beach watching the sea lions, checking out the Remarkable Rocks, and exploring the forests.
The Southern Ocean Walk is a fantastic way to see the Fleurieu Peninsula. This walking route in Australia follows parts of the Heysen Trail. Your walks will take you past waterfalls and beaches where you can see some of the wildlife Australia is known for. If your family craves wildlife encounters, this guided walk must be at the top of your list.
One of the best rainforest walks in Australia is the Grand Canyon Walk. This walk is just under four miles in length. The Grand Canyon Walk will take you through the Blue Mountains. Depending on your family’s mood, you can begin at the bottom and end up at Evans Lookout on top. You can also reverse it or walk both ways to get almost eight miles in for the day. This walk has been around for more than one hundred years, so you can all have fun imagining how different it may look nowadays.
These are some of the most amazing walks in Australia. You must add at least one of them to your family vacation in Australia itinerary. Which one is up to you, but I can easily help you make a decision, as I am planning your Australia vacation.
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