Best partially paved trails in Australia

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Explore the most popular partially paved 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 partially paved trails in Australia
Top trails (313)
#1 - 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
#2 - 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
#3 - North Head via Blue Fish Track
Sydney Harbour National Park
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
A stunning walk through coastal heath with a views of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline, South Head, and Manly Beach. Walk clockwise and take a dip at Little Manly Point on your return (calm, harbour side) or anti-clockwise and swim at Cabbage Tree Bay or Manly Beach (ocean side). Lots of stairs and uphill sections make this a good workout. You can catch a bus from the Manly Ferry terminal to the Barracks to shorten the walk. There's an interpretive display at the Fort's Visitor Centre and an excellent cafe with amazing views. If you have time consider adding a side trip to Q Station (old quarantine station) for more views, displays and tours.Show more
#4 - Narrabeen Lagoon Loop
Bilarong Reserve
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
#5 - Great North Walk: Sydney to Thornleigh
Lane Cove Bushland Park
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Length: 20.3 mi • Est. 9 h 11 m
The Great North Walk connects New South Wales' two largest cities from the obelisk in Australia's first planned town square to the wharf from which its oldest home-built steamship still sails in over 250 kilometres of history, mystery and fascination. This is the first section of the Great North Walk, to see the list of sections or the full trail go here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/great-north-walk--70. This section starts in the centre of Sydney CBD and after a ferry ride it winds along the Lane Cove river crossing urban park lands, bush and wetlands with some interesting points to stop at including sand stone caves and the possibility of seeing bell birds. It is normally a two-day walk staying at the campsite in Lane Cove National Park (bookings required www.lanecoverivertouristpark.com). But can also be done as a long day walk or split up into several day-walks. It can be done in either direction, but the classic way is from South to North. The trail is broken into parts so that both ends are easily accessible by public transport. Most of all enjoy Australia's social history and natural environment on a bush-hike that is accessible to virtually everyone. Show more
#6 - Three Capes Track
Tasman National Park
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Length: 28.0 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is an incredible trek not far from Hobart! The track is well-maintained with huts along the way. Expect sweeping cliff views. PLEASE NOTE this multi-day hike requires access via boat from Port Arthur. Trailhead located on map is inaccessible by foot. There are only 48 slots available to hikers each day, so please book in advance to ensure entry.Show more
#7 - Taronga Zoo to Chowder Bay Hike
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
This trail packs a lot of Australia into one day: a harbor ferry trip past the Opera House, getting up close with native wildlife and a walk through habitats ranging from eucalyptus to rainforest. And that's before you reach the beach. It starts with a ferry ride to Taronga Zoo, where you can easily spend half a day before walking around the harbor to Chowder Bay. You can skip the zoo if you are just looking for a half-day outing, just as you can opt to drive to the zoo instead of ferrying across the harbor; however, by doing so you will miss out on a lot of fun. You will get more out of this tour doing the whole thing, even if you have to pace yourself over two half days. Pack a towel and swimsuit if you fancy finishing the walk with a cooling dip at Chowder Bay or trying one of the more secluded beaches along the way.Show more
#8 - Wonga Walk
Dorrigo National Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
This is a great intermediate hike for all types of trekkers. You'll find excellent views and some beautiful waterfalls as it winds through lush rainforest. The trail is mostly paved which makes it easier. It should still be difficult enough to get your blood flowing!Show more
#9 - Cape Baily Track
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
This is a great coastal track that ends at the Cape Baily Lighthouse. The track is good for runners and trekkers of all ages. It is pretty exposed and windy so bring a hat and some sunscreen! Keep an eye on the ocean and you may see some whales.Show more
#10 - Bradleys Head to Harbour Bridge
Ashton Park
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Length: 17.0 mi • Est. 7 h 51 m
Explore Sydney's picturesque city skyline from along this trail from various lookout points from the north bay. This long route can be taken in smaller sections at a time, or as a point to point route that you can return alternatively via public transport. Perfect for a day-trip with plenty of opportunities for rest stops at cafes, restaurants and picnic areas.Show more
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