Hiking tours in Australia with amazing views

Strap on those hiking boots and go walkabout with these rewarding guided hiking tours around Australia.

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Whether you’re an ambler who loves to unwind in a National Park or a seasoned hiker who loves the challenge of biting your thighs crossing mountains, Australia has a rich bank of pristine natural landscapes begging to be explored.

Take our lead and follow this guide for an educational and stress-free experience of some of nature’s most captivating viewpoints on these hiking tours throughout Australia.

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Top one-day hiking tours in Australia


1. Blue Mountains: Blue Mountains adventure and hike tour

Sightseeing, hiking, birdwatching and Dreamtime stories all come into play in this active Blue Mountains tour.

  • Highlights: Waterfalls, Aboriginal rock sites, native wildlife and the Three Sisters rock formation.
  • Difficulty: Moderate. This tour includes a two-hour hike down steep stairs and uneven terrain.
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.).
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2. Royal National Park: Figure 8 pools coastal adventure and hike tour

Swim, hike, sightsee, sunbake and go wildlife spotting in the world’s second oldest national park AKA Royal National Park.

  • Highlights: Figure 8 pools, Burning Palms Beach, Garie Beach, Bald Hill lookout and Stanwell Tops.
  • Difficulty: Moderate to high. Hike includes steep sections.
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.).
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3. Mount Lofty: Mount Lofty Hike and Cleland Wildlife Park day trip

Double down and combine your hike from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty with a visit to Cleland National Park for an up-close and-personal experience with Australia’s native wildlife.

  • Highlights: Views over Adelaide and Gulf St. Vincent and see and feed wallabies, kangaroos and koalas at the wildlife park.
  • Difficulty: Low. Hike is downhill.
  • Duration: 1–2 hours.
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4. Wilsons Promontory: Wilsons Promontory hiking tour by kombi van from Melbourne

Bust your butt along Wilsons Prom for stellar views of beaches, native eucalypt forest and rocky peaks as you make your way up the summit of Mt Oberon for hiking glory. Oh, and views over Melbourne’s countryside, naturally.

  • Highlights: Squeaky Beach, Lilly Pilly Nature Walk, Mt Bishop hike, Mt Oberon hike and Tidal River township.
  • Difficulty: Medium to high. Hike is challenging as it is uphill.
  • Duration: 11 hours.
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5. Springbrook National Park: Springbrook National Park hiking tours including Purling Brook Falls

Cascading waterfalls, ancient rainforest and its proximity to the Gold Coast make Springbrook a fave for vacationers searching for an active day out.

  • Highlights: Gondwana Rainforest, Purling Brook Falls, Gold Coast Hinterland, Springbrook Scenic Rim and Lee Nerang Creek Gorge.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Duration: 4.5 hours including transfers from Gold Coast. The hike is 4km.
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Top multi-day hiking tours in Australia

Seeking the ultimate challenge? Pack your bags, dust off those hiking shoes and take on one of Australia’s most famous multi-day hiking tracks.


1. Overland Track: The Overland Track tour

This monster of a track is a once-in-a-lifetime experience through Tasmania’s wilderness. On it, you’ll travel through the heart of Tasmania climbing mountain peaks and dashing around lakes.

  • Highlights: Cradle Plateau, Waterfall Valley, Lake Windermere, Lake Will, Mt Ossa and Fergusson Falls.
  • Difficulty: High. This is a long trek with numerous summit climbs.
  • Duration: 6 days. Minimum of 54km, 24 hours of walking altogether.

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2. Walls of Jerusalem: The Walls of Jerusalem Experience

A hike through the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is almost a religious experience with pilgrimages to fantastic outposts such as King David’s Peak, Lake Salome and Mount Jerusalem.

  • Highlights: King David’s Peak, Lake Salome, Mount Jerusalem, views of the Overland Track, Lake of A Thousand Lakes and Gate of the Chain.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Duration: 4 days. Minimum 30km and 20 hours of hiking time

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3. Larapinta Trail: Larapinta End to End

Capture incredible views of razorbacks and chasms in the heart of Australia amidst informative commentary about the land in a hiking tour that loops from Alice Springs.

  • Highlights: Simpsons Gap, Jay Creek, Standley Chasm, Birthday Waterhole, Serpentine Gorge and Mount Sonder.
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
  • Duration: 14 days. Minimum hiking distance of 243km

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4. Cape to Cape: Cape to Cape Track Walk

Tramp the coastal glories of Western Australia from Perth to Cape Leeuwin and back in this picturesque tour.

  • Highlights: Yallingup, Moses Rock, Gracetown, Margaret River, Boranup Forest, Cosy Corner and Cape Leeuwin.
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
  • Duration: 8 days. Minimum hiking distance of 134km.


5. Bibbulmun Track: Albany to Denmark

The forest meets the sea in this highly lauded trail. At over 900km, it’s the longest in Western Australia and begins in Kalamunda, traversing spectacularly lush forest and pristine coastline to Albany. This hike covers a good stretch of it.

  • Highlights: Beedelup National Park, Gloucester Tree, Mandalay Beach, Giant Tingle Forest, Conspicuous Cliffs and Peaceful Bay.
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
  • Duration: 7 days. Minimum hiking distance of 81.5km.


6. Heysen Txrail: Heysen Trail and the Flinders Ranges

Witness the majesty of the Australian outback, dipping into select walks on the Heysen Trail, and veering off to gaze on the rugged ridges and stunning peaks of the Flinders Rangers on this six-day highlights hike.

  • Highlights: Willow Spring, Bridle Gap and St Marys Peak.
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
  • Duration: 6 days. Minimum hiking distance of 62km

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7. Great Ocean Road: Great Walks of Australia 4 Day Twelve Apostles Walk

The time-poor may drive this historic road along the southern coast of Victoria but for the true blue Aussie experience, leg it from end to end and immerse yourself in its beauty firsthand.

  • Highlights: Shipwreck Coast, Castle Cove, Moonlight Head, Princetown and Twelve Apostles helicopter ride.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Duration: 4 days. Minimum hiking distance of 53km.
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8. Fraser Island: 3-day Fraser Island hiking and 4WD adventure from Hervey Bay

Adventurous souls with a love for sunning themselves on the beach can comb through Fraser Island seeking that Instagrammable pic on its pristine sands.

  • Highlights: Lake Wabby, Lake Mackenzie and Hammerstone Sandblow.
  • Difficulty: Low to moderate.
  • Duration: 3 days. Minimum hiking distance of 20km.
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