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Spectacular Hikes Through Australia (16 Photos)

By now, you’ve heard that Australia is a gorgeous continent. But these five hikes take that word to the extreme. And with fall rapidly approaching stateside, now is the perfect time to book your flight to the land down under.

Through rainforest, over mountain ridges, across open plains, beside lakes and oceans, Australia has so much to offer the hiker who’s prepared to pull the boots on and get stuck in.

With the peak walking season for Tasmania’s stunning Overland Track beginning on October 1, here’s our list of great hikes, taking from half a day to a week.

Bouddi Coast Walk – Central Coast, New South Wales

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Larapinta Trail – West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

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1000 Steps Walk – Melbourne, Victoria

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Grand Canyon Track – Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales

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Bondi to Bronte Walk – Sydney, New South Wales

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Din Din Barron Falls Lookout Track – Cairns, Queensland

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Tahune AirWalk – Huon Valley, Tasmania

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Lake Burley Griffin – Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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The Giles Track – Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory

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Summit Trail – Mount Augustus, Western Australia

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Coomera Circuit – Lamington National Park, Queensland

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Mount Warning – Tweed Range, New South Wales

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Jatbula Trail – Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory

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One Mile Jetty – Carnarvon, Western Australia

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Carnarvon Gorge – Carnarvon National Park, Queensland

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Flinders Chase Coast – Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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