If you’re thinking about a walking holiday in Australia this year, take a look at our line up of the best destinations for 2019. Some of these walks are classics and some are new on the scene, but all are rising in popularity right now – and with good reason. Spectacular landscapes and remote wilderness make them the perfect challenge for an active adventure.
Here’s our line up of six of the best in Australia. Put them on your hit list!
1. Kangaroo Island walking
Everyone is talking about this island off the coast of South Australia. It is fast becoming one of the hottest destinations for nature tourism. The scenery is stunning, the wildlife is abundant and the rolling landscapes offer perfect mid-range walking opportunities.
On our 5-day Kangaroo Island walking tour, you’ll cross sand dunes and visit inland lagoons, stroll to historic ruins, hike along rugged coastline and hopefully see fur seals, sea lions, echidnas and – of course – kangaroos.
2. Hike the incredible Flinders Ranges
With an increase in interest in wild and remote adventures, many people are turning their eyes towards the Flinders Ranges. This is an area of big skies and rugged landscapes, remote gorges, towering ranges and lots of wildlife!
Choose from a 5 day, 7 day or a 9 day camel hiking adventure.
Our longest Flinders Ranges adventure is a 9-day Flinders Ranges with camels hike that puts you right out in the wilderness. Camels carry your food and supplies, leaving you to walk through this pristine wilderness with just a day pack. Sleep in swags under the stars and sip billy tea by the campfire. This is a bush adventure like no other.
3. The iconic Light to Light Walk
The coastline of southern New South Wales is a treasure trove of rock pools, hidden coves and stunning ocean lookouts. The iconic Light to Light walking trail traverses this spectacular coastline from historic Boyds Tower to the Green Cape Lightstation.
On Park Trek’s 4-day Light to Light and Sapphire Coast walking tour, you’ll hike along high cliffs, meander across sandy beaches and walk through coastal forests that are rich with birdlife, including the intriguing lyrebird. If you’re lucky you might also spot a migrating humpback whale rolling in the sapphire waters.
4. Explore Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Nitmiluk
There is a reason Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) are world-famous destinations – because they are quite simply spectacular. Walking in these remote regions, you’ll come face to face with the raw beauty of the landscape and gain some insight into the lives of the indigenous people of this region.
Our 8-day Top End walking tour takes you to the best of Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Park. Stroll through wetlands, visit fascinating rock art sites, spend time with a local indigenous guide, river cruise through stunning gorges and hike to remote swimming holes and waterfalls.
5. Hike Tasmania’s Three Capes
If you want to walk this year’s hottest destination, you’ll have to book well in advance. Tasmania’s Three Capes walk has fast become Australia’s most sought-after walking trail. This is a spectacular hike through rugged Tasmanian wilderness, along dramatic cliff tops and across exposed coastal heath.
With Park Trek’s 4-day Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walking tour, you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing all this spectacular wilderness carrying just a day pack. Hike each day and relax each evening in comfortable accommodation with a delicious home-cooked meal. Remember – you’ll need to book ahead. We are almost fully booked until September 2019.
6. Classic Wilsons Promontory walking
Today, more people than ever are keen to tick Australia’s best walks off their hit list. Wilsons Promontory fits that bill – it is renowned for its pristine white-sand beaches, wild landscapes and beautiful rock formations. Walking right across the promontory you can visit the remote lightstation and isolated inlets only accessible on foot or by boat.
Park Trek’s 5-day Wilsons Prom and Gippsland walking tour also visits the beautiful Tarra Bulga National Park on the edge of the Strzelecki Ranges. Here you’ll walk through mountain ash forest and take a high-access walk through rainforest canopy.
To find out more about any of these trips, or to book a trip, phone (03) 5639 2615 or book online