Best Trekking Routes In Australia
Australia is obviously a paradise for trekkers from all around the world. It is practically impossible not to find something that you will absolutely love. In order to help you make a decision faster, let us take a quick look at the best trekking routes in Australia. We are sure you will love them.
Overland Track – Tasmania
This is a track that is 65 kilometers long. It will take 6 days to finish it and you will go through Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, which is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List. You can trek independently or you can book a trip with the local Parks & Wildlife Service. There are also various guides and tour operators in the region.
Out of the various highlights you can experience, we should mention Marion’s Lookout, D’Alton Fall, Ferguson Fall and Barn Bluff. In the event that the weather is good and you have the time, you may also want to climb Mount Ossa.
Great Ocean Walk – Victoria
The trek covers 104 kilometers and starts at Appolo Bay. It will take you through eucalypt and gum forests, reaching Cape Otway Lightstation, making its way through cliff-top, beaches and sand dune tracks. You can inspect many attractive shipwrecks and you will love the view that is offered of the Twelve Apostles, a limestone sea stack group that is highly photographed.
If you plan to go on the trek independently, you should ask about the shuttle service that will take your gear from stop to stop. It will help you move more freely. Inn-to-inn packages are available for self-guided or guided walk tours.
Larapinta Trail – Northern Territory
This trek route offers the opportunity to experience an ancient and rugged landscape. You start from Alice Springs and you get to experience the natural beauty of Ormiston Gorge, Mount Sonder, Standley Chasm and Simpsons Gap.
Keep in mind that the entire trail is quite remote so it is best to go with a group or with a guided tour. Some consider this to be the best trek in the world, a 6 days experience that is usually chosen over the 14 days full experience, which covers the entire length of the trek (223 km.)
Six Foot Track – New South Wales
This Blue Mountains track can only be described as being iconic. It lasts 3 days and has a length of 44 kilometers. It will take you through Explorers’ Tree, Megalong Valley and will cross Coxs River through the adrenaline packed Bowtells Swing Suspension Bridge.
If you are an experienced trekker, you can also go on an extra trail that takes you towards Black Range before reaching the caves. However, it is a tougher route.
While these are the most popular treks in Australia, there are dozens of others that can be considered. Learn all that you can about them and only deal with reputable operators so you have the best possible experience.