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Tigers Nest walking tour Bhutan

New trip! Spectacular Bhutan hiking

New trip! Spectacular Bhutan hiking Himalayan hiking, a cultural festival, the Tigers’ Nest and more  Bhutan is no ordinary country. It’s a place where happiness is part of the national identity. It’s a place where the people are warm and welcoming, the Himalayan peaks are spectacular and the travellers are few and far between. Join us on on our brand new 10-day walking tour of Bhutan from 7-16 December 2020, hiking through the highlights of this remote, serene and beautiful country. Hike the Himalaya We’ll take a sunrise walk through a quiet valley to the Khamsum Yulley Temple. We’ll take the ancient Gakidh ‘happiness

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Autumn fungi - Tarkine walking tours Tasmania

Autumn in the Tarkine – the forest floor comes to life

Autumn in the Tarkine – the forest floor comes to life We have limited places available at the special price of $1699 per person* this March As we roll gently in to Autumn, things begin to happen in the Tarkine. As the rain picks up, the rainforest comes into bloom. A huge array of fungi push their heads from the forest floor and emerge clinging to the sides of fallen trees. The shapes and colours bring the forest floor to life. Lurid blue, bright red, sunny yellow, lime green – the colours you usually associate with flowers can be found in the Autumn

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Billabong Northern Territory walking tours with park trek

Top 3 reasons to visit Kakadu and the Top End with Park Trek

Top 3 reasons to visit Kakadu and the Top End with Park Trek  (And $200 off our Top End trips is reason number 4)   1. It’s an iconic part of Australia  The top end of the Northern Territory is an important part of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage. Wetlands teeming wth birdlife, rugged escarpments, stunning waterfalls and significant rock art make this an iconic Australian region. On Park Trek’s 8-day Top End tour, you’ll visit the classic icons of northern Australia – Kakadu, Litchfield National Park, Arnhem Land and Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. 2. The walking is incredible  The walking on this tour really gets

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Great Ocean Walk walking tour with park trek

#HolidayHereThisYear and receive $100 off these Victorian tours

#HolidayHereThisYear and receive $100 off these Victorian tours Support our hard-hit regional tourism businesses by holidaying at home this Autumn Right now, many of our local tourism operators are struggling to stay afloat. Tourist numbers have had a dramatic decline in the wake of recent events and small businesses are suffering.  The brutal bushfire season has affected many regions across the country, seriously impacting businesses over the usually busy Christmas holiday period. Coronavirus has also has the very rapid effect of sharp drop in tourist numbers from China. Park Trek is a tourism operator based in Gippsland in regional Victoria, and

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Tarkine walking tour with Park Trek

24-hour FLASH SALE – last minute special for this Friday’s Tarkine tour

24-hour FLASH SALE – last minute special for this Friday’s Tarkine tour Take $300 off beautiful Tarkine Rainforest walking – departing this Friday!  If you can get yourself to Launceston by this Friday, we’ve got a great deal for you. Our Tarkine Wilderness tour departing this Friday 7 February still has five places available which we’d love to fill up. This is a popular trip exploring the depths of the remote Tarkine Rainforest – one of the largest cool-temperate rainforests in the world. This is an incredible trip through the glorious wilderness of Northwest Tassie. You’ll take the pretty rainforest walk to

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Victorian Alps Bushfire Charity Walk with Park Trek

Victorian Alps Bushfire Charity Walk

Victorian Alps Bushfire Charity Walk Four days of classic alpine hiking with 100% of profits going to bushfire recovery  Many of our beloved wilderness areas have been devastated in the recent bushfires. In the aftermath of fire there is a significant ongoing cost to local communities that are struggling to get back on their feet – the cost of reduced tourism.  North East Victoria is one region that has been hit hard. According to an article by Great Walks, over half of the tourism businesses in Victoria’s North East reported 100% profit loss from 2-9 January, with ongoing tourism loss in the

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Daylesford Goldfields Track walking tour

A charming walk through the Victorian Goldfields *over $350 off*

Due to cancellation, we have four places available on the Daylesford Goldfields Track walking tour departing 2 March 2020 at the special price of $1499 per person.  Part walking holiday, part relaxing getaway, our Daylesford Goldfields Track walking tour treats you to the best of this beautiful region.  On this tour we’ll walk through the best of the Goldfields region of Victoria. These are quintessential Australian landscapes reminiscent of the paintings of the Heidelberg group. Along the way we’ll pass reminders of the gold rush era – diggings, mining ruins and old equipment. The tiny townships give us insight into what this region would have been like in its gold

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Last minute Three Capes & Tasman Peninsula – 5 places available on 20th February tour

Last minute Three Capes & Tasman Peninsula – 5 places available on 20th February tour A rare opportunity at the special price of $1399 per person We have had a February cancellation on one of our most popular tours – the 4-day Three Capes & Tasman Peninsula walking tour. There are now five places available on the 20th February departure. It very rarely happens that you can find a place on this tour without booking well in advance. This is a great chance to snap up a great trip at the great last-minute price of $1399 per person (that’s $751 off!). The four-day walking

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arctic norway hiking - northern lights

Spectacular Arctic Norway hiking – new tour date just released

Glaciers, fjords and the Northern Lights – join us in September 2020  Our first ever Arctic Norway tour is almost sold out. With just one place left, we’ve opened a second tour date in September 2020, so there is another a chance to join us for this magical hiking trip-of-a-lifetime.  The tour departs from the northern Norway city of Tromso, the gateway to the Arctic. Tromso is accessible by direct flight from London and other European hubs and it’s well worth spending a couple of nights here pre-tour. You’ll meet up with your guide and group in Tromso before heading further

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Daylesford Goldfields track

Daylesford Goldfields Track – $350 off – 10 places available in Feb/Mar 2020

We have ten places available on Daylesford Goldfields Track walking tours in February and March. Book now to secure your place at the special price of $1499 per person twin share.  The Daylesford area is well known as Victoria’s luxury spa getaway region. With burbling mineral springs, beautiful landscapes and a scenic lakeside town to cap it off, it’s easy to see why this region is so popular. What many people don’t know is that there are some wonderful walking trails here. Walking the trails that wind through pretty hills and along rocky creeks, you’ll see mine shafts, mining relics and historic towns. The region

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The best long pack-free walks for 2020

Fjords, waterfalls, deserts and mountains – take a look at our line-up of the best fully-guided, multi-day, pack-free hikes for 2020. Walk with a group of like-minded hikers each day and settle in for a delicious home-cooked meal each night – these are spectacular hiking challenges without the heavy back pack. Arkaroola & Lake Eyre duration:  8 days departs:  from Adelaide; May & Sept walking:  52km style:  pack-free walking, lodge accommodation  price:  from $2950 highlights:  Hiking in the remote and spectacular northern Flinders Ranges; the vast salt plains of Lake Eyre; walk the narrow chasm of Alligator Gorge Great Ocean Walk duration:  7 days departs:  from Melbourne; Apr, Oct & Nov 

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Cape Hauy Three capes walking tour

Three Capes final summer sellout – $1399 per person, limited availability

We are selling out the last available places on the 2019-2020 summer season at a huge discount! It’s your last chance to jump on our Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walking tour for the upcoming season. Our Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walking tour is enormously popular. Our 2019-2020 summer season is largely booked out, however we still have a few remaining places available on some tours. Right now, we’re having a huge sellout of all the last places at a huge discount – just $1399 per person twin share. 2019 – 2020 summer season dates & availability Fri 13 to Mon 16 Dec – 4 placesThu 19 to Sun 22

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*Three Capes* – 8 places available in January 2020 – special price $1,399pp twin share – be quick

*Three Capes* – 8 places available in January 2020 – special price $1,399pp twin share – be quick   Due to cancellation we have 8 places available on the Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walking tour 16-19 January 2020. Grab your spot at a one-off special price. The Three Capes and Tasman Peninsula walking tour is one of our most popular tours and it is usually booked out months in advance. In fact, the whole season of this tour is virtually booked out for 2020.  Due to a cancellation, we now have 8 places available on the 16 January 2020 departure of the tour. Opportunities to grab a

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Walk the full length of one of Australia’s most iconic trails

Take on the 105-kilometre challenge of the complete Great Ocean Walk The Great Ocean Walk is a trail that traverses Victoria’s spectacular southern coastline. It winds along clifftops, drops on to sandy beaches and wanders through rainforest. The full end-to-end trail is 105 kilometres – it’s a solid physical challenge wrapped up in spectacular scenery.  Park Trek’s Great Ocean Walk 7-day walking tour offers the chance to take on this iconic challenge as part of a fully guided group hike. You’ll walk each day and stay in comfortable accommodation each night.  The walk heads off from the pretty township of Apollo Bay. You’ll

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Explore Tassie’s vast and ancient rainforest – the Tarkine

Explore Tassie’s vast and ancient rainforest – the Tarkine *Tarkine for Two* – special deal – bring a friend and save 20% off their tour price  The Tarkine is one of the largest tracts of cool-temperate rainforest in the world. Set in remote north-west Tasmania, this region is well known for its towering trees, lush understory, beautiful waterfalls and mighty rivers. Our five-day Tarkine Wilderness walking tour takes you to the highlights of this very special region. We’ll walk among towering stringybark trees, take a close-up look at delicate mosses and keep our eyes open for Tasmanian Devils. We’ll walk to Tasmania’s highest single drop

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Take $200 off the Kimberley in 2020!

Take $200 off the Kimberley in 2020! Our 20th birthday celebrations continue with another great special offer As you may have heard last week, Park Trek is turning 20 in 2020. To add to our 20th birthday celebrations we’re offering another brilliant special: $200 off all of our 2020 Kimberley tour departures.  Our Kimberley tours have been revamped for 2020 and for the first time we are offering a choice of Kimberley tour styles. You can choose a swag/camping option or an accommodated option. Both tours follow the same brilliant itinerary; it’s simply a choice of accommodation styles – under the stars or between

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Celebrating 20 years of Park Trek – $200 off Kakadu in 2020, our birthday gift to you!

In 2020, Park Trek turns 20 years old – so we are celebrating with a special $200 off Kakadu sale! In the year 2000 Park Trek was launched, offering just a handful of walking tours. The philosophy of the company was built around a love of walking and an enthusiasm to share the beautiful Australian wilderness with others.  Over the last 20 years, we’ve grown. We are now a company with a fleet of vehicles, a staff of talented and experienced hiking guides and an offering of walking tours right around our beautiful country – plus some international tours too.  Our philosophy

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Last minute – two places now available on our Vic Alps packhorse walking tour

There’s time to squeeze in one more adventure for 2019 A late cancellation has left two places available on our popular Victorian Alps packhorse tour. This nine-day tour takes us through the spectacular Victorian Alps with hiking highlights including the summits of both Mt Bogong and Mt Feathertop. Packhorses will carry our food, clothing and camping gear, leaving you are free to walk with just a day pack.  You’ll be eating around the campfire and sleeping under the stars – it’s a wonderful escape and a genuine adventure of a lifetime. The nine-day tour departs from Melbourne on Friday 29 November. This trip is usually booked out,

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Join us for a breathtaking day walk in October

A fun and social day out along Victoria’s spectacular south-eastern coast will launch our day walk program Our new day walk program kicks off in just over two weeks with our first walk along the breathtaking George Bass Coastal Trail in south-eastern Victoria on Saturday 19 October. This spectacular 15km return trail wanders along the clifftops of Victoria’s Bass Coast. The coastal scenery here is rugged and beautiful – expansive views across the water keep us company for the entire walk. Native plants cling precariously to the windswept cliff tops and below, waves roll and crash into the rugged rock

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Hiking clothes – what should you wear for day walking?

We investigate the best way to dress for a day on the walking trail The clothes you wear while hiking will impact on your comfort and safety. While specific garments are a matter of personal choice, some types of garments will offer more flexibility, safety and comfort. With the right range of clothes, you’ll be comfortable in any conditions. Here’s an overview to help you choose the right hiking clothes for you. Pants or shorts Whether you walk in pants or shorts will depend on the conditions that you’ll be hiking in and your own personal preference. Shorts are cooler

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Walk with us on Tassie’s island gem, beautiful Bruny

Hike, birdwatch and get back to nature on our new Bruny Island walking tour Bruny Island is a like a little retreat from the ‘mainland’ of Tasmania. It is undeveloped and quiet, with rolling hills, eucalyptus forests and deserted beaches. It’s a great place for a getaway, with beautiful scenery, delightful walking and amazing birdwatching opportunities. Bruny Island sits off the coast of Tasmania, just an hour or so south of Hobart, and is accessed by ferry. It is made up of two land masses: North Bruny and South Bruny are almost two separate islands, but a remarkable narrow isthmus connects

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Hike the incredible landscapes of Arctic Norway 

This is as far away from home as you can get. The far north of Norway is one of the most remote and spectacular regions of the world. The mountainous landscape is studded with lakes, waterfalls, glaciers and fjords. Elk and reindeer roam the land, kittiwakes and storm petrels fly overhead. Villages in this region are few and far between.  This is the area that we’re exploring on foot in our brand new Arctic Norway walking tour. To get a feel for how remote this area is, open up Google Maps and search for the Lyngen Alps. It’s north of the Arctic Circle.

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Three new day walks to get you out on the trail

Test out your hiking legs and get a taste of small-group walking on the spectacular trails of coastal Victoria. Last week we released our new Get Hiking Ready brochure to help you get the right gear and the right fitness levels for hiking.  In conjunction with Get Hiking Ready, we’re pleased to be launching a series of day walks that will go one step further – they will get you out on the trail, testing your hiking fitness and giving you a taste of the small-group hiking experience. It’s a program designed for fun and for a social experience – along with a bit of walking training.

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Getting ready for a hike? We can help.

Getting ready for a hike? We can help. All the information you need is at your fingertips in our new ‘Get Hiking Ready’ brochure If you’ve booked on one of our walking tours in Australia or overseas and you’re wondering how to get prepared, we can help.  We have put together a comprehensive new brochure called Get Hiking Ready. It’s full of detailed information that will help you get your fitness levels up and ensure that you have the right equipment for your trip. The brochure covers four major areas: Choosing the right day pack for you and ensuring that it

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Daylesford Goldfields Track – a walking tour with a seriously relaxing edge

Daylesford Goldfields Track – a walking tour with a seriously relaxing edge Wander along bush trails, sample local produce and explore the heritage towns of the beautiful Victorian goldfields While Park Trek’s Daylesford Goldfields Track trip is most definitely a walking tour, it’s fair to say it’s one of our most civilised and relaxing tours. We’ll do a substantial walk each day but we’ll also explore the best this beautiful region has to offer – we’ll sample local produce, soak in mineral baths and explore the pretty heritage townships.  The walking is along the Goldfields Track – a 210-kilometre trail that explores

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Nine days in the wilderness – a true outback adventure 

Nine days in the wilderness – a true outback adventure  One hundred kilometres of walking in the spectacular northern Flinders Ranges – with a team of camels to do the heavy lifting. If you’re looking for a true wilderness experience and a unique adventure, consider our nine-day Flinders Ranges walking tour. This is not like most of our tours, which have a comfortable accommodation base to take day walks from. This adventure takes you out into the wilderness of the northern Flinders Ranges, where you’ll walk each day and camp each night. A team of pack camels will carry all the food and

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Want to walk with other women?

Kangaroo Island, Tarkine Wilderness, Bay of Fires and the Bibbulmun Track – we have the country’s best walks on offer as women-only hiking tours. Park Trek has put together a full range of hiking trips which we offer to women only. These trips offer a friendly, welcoming and non-competitive space to take on a personal challenge, explore a beautiful environment and have a few laughs with some new like-minded friends.  The itineraries are exactly the same as our regular walking tours, we simply offer them as ‘women-only’ to provide an opportunity for women to accept the challenge of their next

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Arkaroola and Lake Eyre – an incredible trip to the heart of Australia 

Arkaroola and Lake Eyre – an incredible trip to the heart of Australia Venture into the remote outback wilderness of South Australia  If you’re prepared to travel long distances into the outback, to venture into rarely-visited wilderness, to clamber over rocks on rough tracks and traverse along steep mountain-side trails, this trip will reward you with an outback experience like no other.  Park Trek’s 8-day Arkaroola & Lake Eyre walking tour will take you on some of the best day walks South Australia has to offer, exploring the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park, Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and Lake Eyre-Kati Thanda National Park. From Adelaide

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Hiking and yoga – a spectacular alpine retreat 

This serene combination of hiking and yoga in the Victorian Alps will nourish your mind, body and spirit  We are very excited to offer a brand new journey – a tour that will take you to the heart of the Victorian Alps, challenge your body and enliven your spirit. Park Trek has teamed up with yoga instructor and personal trainer Liz Donohue to develop this unique itinerary combining hiking amongst the beauty of the Victorian Alps with a rejuvenating yoga and meditation experience.  Liz has created a series of sessions working with Yin Yoga techniques to reduce stress, increase flexibility and promote wellbeing. She will

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Should I use hiking poles? Our answer to the walker’s question

Hiking poles? Or no poles? It’s a question that many walkers will ponder at some point. Here’s our advice to help you make an informed choice. Hiking poles (also known as trekking poles or walking poles) look a lot like stocks for skiing. People use them while hiking to aid with propulsion along the trail or to assist with joint support, balance and stability. Some hikers swear by them – but others can’t see the point.  We’re going to take a look at the different reasons that people use hiking poles and the different pole options that are out there. With

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Three reasons we’re super-excited about the Kimberley in 2020

Our 2020 Kimberley season dates and itineraries have just been released – and it’s going to be amazing! We’re always excited about the Kimberley. The rugged landscapes, dramatic gorges and pristine waterholes make the remote Kimberley region one of Australia’s most spectacular destinations.  But there are three very special reasons why we’re super-excited about the 2020 Kimberley season launching next May. 1. Our new Kimberley walking tour itinerary We’ve gone back to the drawing board and refined our itinerary to ensure it offers a complete Kimberley experience. Our trips start and end in Kununurra and journey along the famous Gibb

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Snap up an early bird deal – take $300 off Kakadu in 2020

Be an organised Jabiru and book ahead for 2020. You can take $300 off the trip price on our incredible 8-day Top End walking tour.  Our popular Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Nitmiluk and Litchfield 8-day walking tour takes you to the highlights of this fascinating and beautiful region.  Brilliant Top End experiences include:  Exploring the amazing Nourlangie rock art site – the famous Namarrgon or ‘lightning man’ is just one of the highlights of the artwork here Enjoying a fascinating cultural day tour into Arnhem Land with a local indigenous guide Hiking a 10-kilometre circuit at Nitmiluk National Park with fabulous views along Nitmiluk

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Looking across to Mt Feathertop

Get amongst Victoria’s highest peaks in the Vic Alps

Incredible walking in the Bogong High Plains awaits on this magnificent 4-day tour. The Bogong High Plains offers a very special mountain experience. This large, undulating plains area sits up at an altitude amongst the highest peaks in Victoria – Mt Bogong, Mt Feathertop, Mt Nelse, Mt Hotham and Mt Jaitmathang. You can walk on the High Plains at mountain-top-altitude without doing the climb to get there.  On Park Trek’s 4-day Victorian Alps walking tour, we’ll head out from our comfortable lodge in Falls Creek each day to explore the area. The walks are mainly undulating and while we’ll cover quite

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Walk the Grampians Peaks this Spring

We’ve got a special deal on our 4-day Grampians tour this Spring – bring a friend and they can take 25% off the tour price*. Details below.  Spring is surely the best time of year to visit the Grampians. The array of wildflowers spray delicate colour across the rugged, rock-strewn landscape. And the weather is perfect for hiking.  The Grampians Peaks Trail is an iconic multi-day walking trail in the Grampians National Park and Park Trek’s four-day Grampians tour will take you to the highlights of the trail.  We’ll hike the steady ascent to Boronia Peak for fabulous views across the Wonderland

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Take The Challenge – Walk The Entire Great Ocean Walk This October

Take the Challenge – walk the entire length of the Great Ocean Walk this OctoberThe Great Ocean Walk is a 105-kilometre trail running along Victoria’s southern coast. This magnificent track winds its way along beaches, across clifftops and through coastal forests from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles.   Park Trek is offering the opportunity to walk the entire length of the Great Ocean Walk in 2019. If you’re looking for a challenge, join us to tackle this iconic track. Anyone with a moderate level of fitness, an enthusiasm for walking and a love of spectacular scenery should be able to complete this

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Experience Kangaroo Island in Spring (and save $200)

After the cold winds of Winter have blown away and the pale Spring sun begins to warm the ground, things start to happen on Kangaroo Island. Birds forage in the undergrowth. Goannas emerge from their winter burrows. Wildflowers bloom in a carpet of vibrant colour.    When spring arrives, the bloom of colour and life add magic to the rugged coastlines and wild inland landscapes, to make Kangaroo Island a perfect walking destination. Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island. It sits just 14 kilometres off the coast of South Australia and it holds several nature reserves that protect the abundant flora and

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Explore the unique landscape of the Flinders Ranges

From Alligator Gorge to Blinman Pools, discover that landscapes that inspired Hans Heysen  Australian artist Hans Heysen travelled to the Flinders Ranges when he was 49 years old and was captivated by the landscape. Over the next twenty years he made 10 more trips to the Flinders Ranges and what he found there inspired him to create some of his finest artworks. The Flinders Ranges in South Australia is a stunning wilderness of rocky creeks, rugged deserts and dramatic gorges – a colour palette of rust, sand and dusty green, backed by clear blue skies.  Hiking in the Flinders Ranges, there

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The Tarkine and Tasmanian walking track development

The Tarkine is an important and beautiful Tasmanian wilderness. And it may soon be launched to fame if a new walking trail in the region is approved. What is the Tarkine? The Tarkine is a 477,000 hectare area of wilderness in Tasmania’s north-west that includes the largest cool temperate rainforest in the southern hemisphere. But it’s not just rainforest – there’s heathland, rugged coastline, caves, rivers, waterfalls and sandy beaches. The region is home to many species of wildlife including several rare and endangered species. Well-loved native creatures including platypus, wombat and echidna make their home here as well as

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Boots or shoes? What is the best footwear for hiking?

Hiking footwear is an important consideration for every walker – the comfort of your feet will play a big part in your enjoyment of a walk. Blisters, hot spots, damp socks, sore soles and twisted ankles are all problems that involve your footwear. Aiming to answer the eternal hiking question ‘are hiking shoes or hiking boots better?’ we spoke to footwear guru James from Melbourne outdoor retailer Bogong Equipment. And the answer to the simple question is not that simple.  “If you look at the whole outdoor footwear category, ‘boots or shoes’ oversimplifies the product range and the customer usage,”

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Spectacular Bay of Fires – special price on 4th May tour

Do you love walking amongst spectacular scenery? Can you get a couple of days off in May? Then have we got a special deal for you. Our 4-day Bay of Fires & Mt William National Park tour departing 4thMay 2019 still has seven places available. We’re offering a staggering $300 per person twin share discount to the next seven people to book on the trip. That’s a great saving on a fabulous trip and this doesn’t happen often – the Bay of Fires is one of our most popular destinations. Book now to ensure your place at this special price. 

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Park Trek Arnhem Land and Kakadu five-day walking tour - Great photo opportunities

Great walks in the north – Australia’s Top End

Some regions are compact and easy to explore on foot. But for a destination as vast and wild as Australia’s Top End, there are often hundreds of kilometres to travel before you can even begin exploring the many different landscapes and eco-systems.  So let’s break it down – where are the best areas to walk in the Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory? Explore the rock art of Kakadu Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park, covering almost 20,000 square kilometres. It is a place deeply connected to the traditional owners of the land, holding important archaeological rock art sites and places

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Park Trek Arnhem Land and Kakadu five-day walking tour - Aboriginal rock art guided tour

Book now and save on Classic Australian Wilderness Walks

The vast Australian landscape is so diverse it cannot be easily defined. From dramatic rocky gorges to pristine rainforest, from white-sand beaches to rugged bushland, Park Trek Walking Holidays offers small group walking adventures to destinations right across this beautiful country. Which classic Australian wilderness walk will you choose? The Northern Territory’s stunning national parks are home to vast wetlands, deep gorges, remote waterfalls and fascinating indigenous rock art sites. Park Trek’s Top End tour is the only tour that offers walking in Arnhem Land – a local indigenous guide will lead this very special cultural experience including a hike

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The top walking destinations in Australia for 2019

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

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5 places left – Three Capes 28 April departure

Due to a cancellation we have 5 places left on the Three Capes & Tasman Peninsula tour departing Hobart on Sunday 28 April to Wed 1 May departure, so get in quick before it sells out! This is one of the most popular Tasmanian hikes on offer and the last availability for the season. You will stay at Stewart’s Bay Lodge for three nights and explore some fantastic walks including Cape Raoul, Cape Hauy and Crescent Bay.  This hike incorporates some of Tasmania’s most spectacular scenery. Enjoy towering clifftops, marvel at amazing rock formations and take a cruise around the spectacular Tasman

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Hike the Tarkine this autumn

The Tarkine in Tasmania’s central west wilderness region is on the bucket list of many hikers. It offers a range of landscapes and experiences and it is a truly amazing destination to visit. Think towering tree ferns, magnificent old growth forests and beautiful waterfalls – the Tarkine has it all! Walk with us on our five-day Tarkine adventure and wander through cool temperate rainforest, enjoy coastal vistas, cruise down the mighty Pieman River aboard the MV Arcadia, visit stunning Montezuma Falls and hike Mount Donaldson. You’ll love the gorgeous cabin-style accommodation at Corinna Wilderness Experience and relaxing by the lake

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camel train with rocks

Hiking with camels in the northern Flinders Ranges

Imagine walking through the spectacular and remote northern Flinders Ranges following a camel train and settling in to watch a million stars in night sky. This unique tour, which has been developed in partnership with Flinders and Beyond Camel Treks, includes 7 days of walking. Carry just a light day pack while the camels transport all of the group’s food, camping equipment, clothing and bedding on this incredible journey.  The walk departs and returns from Blinman and takes in the springs, gorges, creeks, and of course unrivalled vistas through the ranges. You will walk with two experienced cameleers and a

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Tarkine & Cradle Mountain

This tour includes combines the magnificent Tarkine Wilderness and the world-renowned Cradle Mountain. Spend three days exploring the rainforest and coastal region of the Tarkine with the cruise on the MV Arcadia, a hike up Mount Donaldson and a visit to beautiful Philosophers Falls. We spend two days wandering the trails of Cradle Mountain and embark on some fantastic hikes visiting Dove Lake and Marion’s Lookout. The beauty of this trip is that it combines two great destinations in the one tour. You’ll travel with our local, passionate Tasmanian guiding team and enjoy healthy, wholesome and hearty meals. As with all

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rocky stream - South West Wilderness walk

Tassie’s South West Wilderness

Tasmania’s South West Wilderness is coming into its own with the region appearing on ‘must do’ lists of avid hikers and recreational walkers alike. This remote area of the state’s south-west offers magnificent scenery of rugged peaks, wild rivers and unique flora and fauna. Explore Mount Field and South West Wilderness NPs over four sensational days of walking and sightseeing, all the while carrying your day pack only. This itinerary includes some of the best walks in the region. Due to the mountainous terrain, a good level of fitness is required and some days are classed as moderate to hard.

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NEW 5 day Pack horse hike – Vic Alps

This tour is the ‘little brother’ of our 9-day packhorse hike, but similarly spectacular. Enjoy five days in the High Country, including three days of hiking in the Victorian Alps exploring remote and untouched areas walking with just a light day pack. This is the only tour of its kind where you can hike the Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing without a full pack. Our horse friends do all of the heavy lifting. Park Trek has partnered with Bogong Horseback Adventures to offer this truly unique tour that allows you to walk in style and comfort. Hike with experienced and

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20% off Kakadu & Top End tours

For a limited time we are offering 20% off 2019 departures of the amazing Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Nitmiluk and Litchfield tour. This special deal offers great savings for guests to experience the wonder of walking in the Top End. Trip dates include: Sunday 23 to Sunday 30 June 2019 Wednesday 3 to Wednesday 10 July 2019 Walk among monsoon rainforest, through sandstone escarpments and past ancient Aboriginal art sites. The tour includes a trip into Arnhem Land touring Injalak Hill with a local Aboriginal guide, plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, swimming, bird watching, photography and wildlife spotting. Park Trek’s 8-day Top End

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NEW Victorian Alps pack horse hike

Embark on a once in a lifetime journey through the magnificent Victorian Alps, walking with a day pack only accompanied by pack horses. Hike to Mount Feathertop, Mount Fainter, Mount Nelse and Mount Bogong to visit the stunning and unique high country cattleman huts. This is the only pack horse hike of its kind in Australia and there are only 12 places for hikers on this tour. This unique hike combines the beauty of packhorses and their ability to carry comfortable camping equipment and food through the Alpine environment, allowing hikers to walk with the comfort of a day pack only over a multi-day

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Walk Kangaroo Island this spring

Walk Kangaroo Island this spring Kangaroo Island is a stunning spring-time walking destination with a myriad of wildflowers that carpet the landscape, seals, birds, kangaroos and a plethora of other local wildlife that you’ll see on the trail. We have availability for spring departures on the following dates: Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 September and Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 September (Women’s only tour in conjunction with Adventurous Women) Walk sections of the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail and enjoy easy to moderate trails walking with your day pack only. Visit the Remarkable Rocks at sunset, see the beautiful sea lions

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2 places left on June 5 Kimberley tour

Due to a cancellation, we now have 2 places available on our June 5 Kimberley tour. If visiting the Kimberley is on your bucket list, then get in quick to snap up the last available spots on our 2018 Kimberley departures. They won’t last long! Our 11 day Kimberley tour, departing and returning Kununurra is the best way for avid bush walkers or active travellers to explore the vast variety of landscapes this pristine and remote part of Australia offers. We have combined relaxed paced & comfortable 4wd touring with the very best day walks the region has to offer.

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Is this the right walking tour for me?

If you’re wondering if our walking tours for you, in this post, we talk about the sort of guided walks we offer, what the walks are like, the sort of food and accommodation you’ll experience on one of our walks.

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Training for a multi-day walking tour

Our experience is that the fitter you are, the more enjoyable and safer your walking tour will be. Plus, training for a walk is half the fun. Here are some ideas to help you get ready for your guided walking holiday with Park Trek.

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Iceland – it’s what dreams are made of

We have partnered with the awesome team at Wandering the World to bring you a walking tour in an absolute bucket list destination – Iceland! This 13-day trip, which is available in 2018 and 2019, provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore this amazing country. It’s what dreams are made of.

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Recommended gear for multi-day hikes

Bringing the right gear on one of our multi-day hikes means you’ll have a comfortable, safe and fun experience. What you’ll need to bring will depend on the weather, the time of year and the terrain, but there are some essential items we recommend.

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Fiji – Trekking, yoga and culture

We have partnered with our friends at Adventurous Women to offer a genuine cultural experience and a real insight into rural Fiji. This journey takes you away from the tourist resorts, walking in a landscape of dramatic peaks, pristine forests, sparkling rivers, remote villages, exploring vibrant traditional culture and unique history. After five days hiking, you’ll enjoy three days of relaxation and restorative yoga overlooking the Pacific Ocean on Fiji’s Suncoast. Tour date for the 9-day trip is: July 30th to August 7th, 2018 Tour cost is $3,050 per person twin share which includes: Trek to the ridgeline in Nadarivatu or Lomalagi Guided

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Explore NZ’s Southern Alps in May

We have partnered with Adventurous Women to bring you a walking tour that is an enticing blend of adventure, culture and hiking, an ideal way to experience New Zealand’s rugged Southern Alps. Think magnificent snowcapped peaks, tumbling glaciers, turquoise lakes and golden hills on this 10-day adventure of New Zealand’s south. Hike the Hooker Valley Trail – Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, arguably one of NZ’s best day walks and a section of the Routeburn Track to Key Summit for sweeping panoramic views. Tour date for the 10-day trip is: 16th to 25th May, 2018 Tour cost is $3,695 per person twin share which

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