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Australia’s best walks and hikes for luxury travellers

Australia’s best walks and hikes for luxury travellers

Image Courtesy of Tasmanian Walking Company – Three Capes Lodge Walk, Tasmania

Australia’s spectacular multi-day walks and hikes are bound to put a spring in your step

Walking is a fabulous way to really immerse yourself in the great Australian outdoors and the Southern Hemisphere Spring months are some of the best to enjoy any one of Australia’s spectacular multi-day walks and hikes .. so we’ve put together a list of our top 10 small-group guided walks that can be incorporated into your personalised Australia itinerary right now.

A collection of Australia’s best walks and hikes for luxury travellers

Three Capes Lodge Walk (Tasmania) – a 4-day, 46km, fully guided and comfortably accommodated experience traversing the Tasman Peninsula, showcasing dramatic Southern Ocean vistas and unspoiled rugged coastal landscapes. Watch eagles soar and gannets dive as you trek some of the Southern Hemisphere’s highest sea-cliffs. Year-round departures with a maximum of 14 walkers per trip.

Larapinta Trail (Northern Territory’s Red Centre) – a 6-day (72km) walk through Australia’s Red Centre following in the footsteps of traditional Aboriginal landowners, intrepid explorers and modern adventurers. Trekking some of the most isolated ancient landscapes on the planet, the Larapinta Trail is one of the nation’s more challenging walks. Adventurers are however treated to dramatic outback scenery, star-studded night skies, comfortable safari-style tented accommodation and gourmet meals incorporating true-blue Bush Tucker. Walks operate April to September.

Arkaba Walk (South Australia’s Flinders Ranges) – a 4-day (44km) journey back in time. Marvel at the ancient landscapes of Wilpena Pound, listen to heroic takes of early pioneers and see dozens of emus, kangaroos and wallaroos as you hike across this 60,000-acre private wildlife. Walks operate March to October.

Scenic Rim (South-East Queensland) – a 4-day (33km) walk through the stunning Scenic Rim region showcases lush Gondwana rainforests and ancient volcanic landscapes, introduces hikers to a plethora of uniquely Australia bird- and wild-life and treats walkers to comfortable glamping accommodation and delicious meals. The second day of this unique experience includes a guided walk and workshop with an Aboriginal elder. Walks operate March to November.

Wineglass Bay Sail Walk (Tasmania) – a 6-day sailing and walking experiences showcasing some of Tasmania’s most iconic and spectacular scenery. Sailing and staying aboard a luxurious 23 metre yacht, adventurers enjoy a series of short walks exploring diverse coastal landscapes from the Tasman Peninsula to Maria Island and picturesque Wineglass Bay. (4-day itineraries are also available. This experience operates October through to May).

Cape to Cape (Western Australia’s Margaret River) – a 4-day (41 km) hike following cliff-top walks, sandy shores and forest trails in Western Australia’s Margaret River Region. The walk showcases beautiful beaches, towering Karri forests and spectacular limestone caves whilst treating walkers to some of the nation’s finest wines, delicious regional produce and comfortable accomodation Operates March to June and September to November.

12 Apostles Lodge Walk (Victoria’s Great Ocean Road) – a 4 day (55km) walk that reveals dramatic coastal landscapes at every turn whilst introducing hikers to uniquely Australian flora and fauna. See shipwrecks and stunning rock formations dotted in the wild Southern Ocean, learn the legends of daring convicts and brave explorers, and stay in a private hiking lodge with comfortable beds, flushing toilets and hot showers. Operates September to May.

Cradle Mountain Huts Walk (Tasmania) – a 6 day (65km) hike, staying in twin-share ensuited and eco-friendly private huts, this classic Australian walk follows the Overland Track through some of Tasmania’s most awe-inspiring wilderness. Walk among towering ancient pines, past thundering waterfalls, over dramatic craggy peaks and with hairy-nosed wombats as you traverse the World Heritage Listed Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park.

Seven Peaks (Lord Howe Island) – a 5 day (45km) experience including a collection of guided walks on this tiny World Heritage listed island paradise. Explore exposed rock platforms and meander through sub-tropical palm forests. Experienced hikers will also delight in challenging climbs to the island’s scenic peaks. Operates April / May and September – November.

Bay of Fires (Tasmania) – a 4-day (33 km) walk over soft white sands and stunning rocky headlands, through remote coastal landscapes and pristine woodlands. Stay in safari-style camp and comfortable lodge accommodation whilst enjoying fresh local produce and fine Tasmanian wines. Operates October to May.

Contact Southern Crossings (ausdesign@southern-crossings.com), to put a spring in your step this Spring with our personalised Australian itineraries; and help incorporate one of Australia’s best walks with your luxury travel arrangements.