Best kid friendly trails in Australia

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Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Australia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of kid friendly trails in Australia
Top trails (1792)
#1 - Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk
Werribee Gorge State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
The Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri Peoples are the Traditional Owners of the region where the Werribee Gorge is nestled. This circuit is a beautiful route along the Werribee River and is well-signed. There are a few technical areas requiring some scrambling and a short cliff section with cables, but they’re not that difficult to manoeuvre. The area is generally heavily trafficked especially on weekends given its proximity to Melbourne, only one hour north-west. There are even some areas to go swimming to take in the picturesque gorge.Show more
#2 - Spit Bridge to Manly Walk
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
This route can be done in either direction, but most people go from Spit Bridge to Manly. The trail can get a bit dusty in summer, and doesn’t offer much shade so wear plenty of sunscreen! Feeling energetic? You can continue through Little Manly to Collins Beach and then up to North Head. If you’re taking public transportation, you can bus to Spit Bridge and then ferry or bus back from Manly. Show more
#3 - Twin Falls Circuit
Springbrook National Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
This is a great family friendly hike that can be done in around an hour and a half. Awesome, easygoing trail through some truly beautiful and amazing rainforest. Massive rocks and boulders, waterfalls galore, birdlife & incredible views to Surfers Paradise in the distance. This route can be done in either direction, but most people choose to go anti-clockwise.Show more
#4 - Purling Brook Falls
Springbrook National Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
This is a short picturesque walk good for the whole family. There are great valley views and stunning waterfalls. You can hike it either direction, but most choose to go clockwise. The first half of the walk is heading down into the valley to the base of the waterfall, with lots of views. The base of the falls makes a great lunch or snack spot (please take your rubbish out with you). Over the suspension bridge and back up the other side of the falls. This gets the heart rate up a bit but fine for people of average fitness or better. Not as many view points on the way out but very pretty rainforest and lovely rock features. Beware this trail can get quite busy on a nice weekend day.Show more
#5 - Enoggera Reservoir Circuit
Enoggera Reservoir
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h 33 m
Note: As of August 16, 2020, partial trail closures have been reported around Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre and Araucaria Circuit for planned burn operations. Please consult the park's website before visiting. This loop is great for trail running and normally takes 1-3 hours. There is mix of narrow trails and wide fire trails. Relatively hilly but enough of a break between climbs to keep well rested. Section 1: Walkabout Creek to Fire Trail This section is a nice single track trail that winds it's way along the water edge through trees Grade: Easy non technical well maintained and flat Section 2: Fire Trail around lake Relatively easy with a few steep ascents and descents but plenty of separation to get your breath back. Steeps sections can be rutted out and stoney but mostly good under foot. Few creek entries and while not flooded be aware in the wet. Grade: Easy mildly technical fire trail all the way Section 3: Around Reservoir wall to Walkabout Creek Road section which is a shame after such a nice forested trail Grade: Easy slight uphill on grass, road and pavementShow more
#6 - Mount Ngungun Summit Track
Glass House Mountains National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 39 m
Great for those who want to build up to the more challenging mountains. Can be challenging. The path can be slippery and a little muddy just after rain and there are a few steep sections. Amazing views at the top but take care near the edges and be sure to supervise children.Show more
#7 - Lane Cove Riverside Walk
Lane Cove National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Please note, users have reported that there is construction in one area that has created a small detour. When walking out to Lane Cove road, turn right and head for the bridge - and don't cross the road. The closed area should be open by December 1st. This is a great family-friendly track that will make you feel like you’re out of the city even though you’re right in it! There is plenty of shade and light breezes accompanied by wildlife like ducks and bush turkeys. There are some great picnic spots along the route, even a cafe.Show more
#8 - Sugarloaf Reservoir Circuit
Sugarloaf Reservoir Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 26 m
This is a great family friendly walk around the Sugarloaf Reservoir. There are plenty of kangaroos and lizards to see. Make sure to bring sunscreen and enough water! This area is particularly buggy so consider bringing bug spray as well.Show more
#9 - Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach Walk
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
A must do if you are in Sydney. The trail can certainly be crowded, but this is easily overcome by the jaw dropping vistas at every turn. There is great bus service to both Bondi and Coogee. Apply plenty of sunscreen and wear a bathing suit so you can cool off in the many accessible beaches. There are many water sources and eating options along the way. Give yourself 5 - 7 hours (one way) if you are snapping photos, grabbing food and taking a dip. This route may be frustrating for runners given the high amount of people on the trail.Show more
#10 - Kondalilla Falls and Rock Pools via Great Walk Loop
Kondalilla National Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
This is a great little walk for the whole family. The only difficult part is the stairs. Make sure to bring a swimsuit if you want to cool off in the pools!Show more
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