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These are the top multiday Great Walks in Australia. See individual trail pages for info on permits, reservations, transportation, routes, and seasonal accessibility info.

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off trail
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of the best trail runs ever completed. Such great scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

we walked this track in mid October 2018. very mixed weather conditions, it even snowed! Beautiful, would love to walk it again.

Completed Cape to Cape in 2016 with my husband and 2 son's (5 and 6 years of age). Took us 8 days as the youngest set the pace. We enjoyed it that much we have decided to hike the trail again this October but from Dunsborough town centre to Augusta town centre.

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muddy
rocky
snow
2 months ago

Completed across 4 days in June 2018. The weather was perfect for 95% of the time. Gorgeous place, am doing it again in July 2019.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike which we completed in 4 days. The beach sections are tough going but the scenery along the way is amazing. We did cape Naturaliste to Moses rock day 1 (32k), Moses rock to restate beach day 2 (46k!), redgate to Hamelin bay day 3 (30k) and Hamelin bay to Cape Leeuwin day 4 (26k).

on The Overland Track

hiking
2 months ago

We did this hike in 4 days in November and it was awesome. Some rain and mist, but also a couple beautiful days. It’s pretty flat apart from the mountain and Pelion pass, a well maintained path for the most part and you meet several rangers along the way. Huts get busy fast, but the elevated camping pads are just fine. And if you camp, you can smell the lovely eucalyptus trees on the breeze... so nice. We were quite lucky and got the last two spots on the ferry- I’d recommend booking in advance if you can, or plan the extra day around the lake. We’re from Canada and both found the track reminded us of Canadian landscapes, so it felt like home away from home. The wildlife was so different, though! Many wallabies and even an echidna or two crossed our path!

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no shade
3 months ago

Exellent trail for 7days backpacking. Well marked, great combination of coastal sandy beach walk and bush walk.

hiking
4 months ago

We walked Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturalist. Everyday had a different challenge. Found it hard and rewarding. Mosses to Ducksworth was tough. long treck with no affordable alternative accommodation and very little access to water.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

My first overnight hike. Scenery was beautiful, weather went from freezing to sunshine to rain and back to sunshine. Met some great people, rangers were never too far away. Had some long ascends, mud, slippery tree roots & trees down around lake St clair (last day). Overall amazing!

hiking
4 months ago

I loved this hike! It was the first major one I’d completed but it has definitely left me wanting to do more. Facilities along the trail are excellent and there are national park rangers along the way if you need any assistance. Very enjoyable and beautiful scenery

hiking
5 months ago

This track had it all. we had rain, hail, sleet, snow and sunshine along with all the different terrain and scenery. walking through rain forest one moment and then open woodlands the next, there was never a dull moment. it was so challenging as a first multi day hike but also so rewarding. Not for everybody but such an amazing experience for all those who conquer it. Would highly recommend it.

THE best way to see Fraser Island hands down. I'd been to Fraser by 4x4 previously but the lakes were overcrowded and not that much fun. In the 5 days we hiked the Great Walk, every afternoon we had a lake to ourselves because the walk took you to parts of the lake that were inaccessible by vehicles. We went in April. The trail is pretty flat most of the way with not many hills.

on The Overland Track

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muddy
rocky
5 months ago

REALLY GOOD

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely fantastic views, mostly great trails. I’d definitely recommend completing the cradle summit on day one, the views from the top are indescribable! Would happily do again and recommend to others!

backpacking
7 months ago

Unbelievable hike! Took us 7 nights and 8 days starting in melaleuca and ending at cockle creek. We got very lucky with weather and because of that we lucked out with some wildlife, like the spotted tailed quoll and most of the endemic birds! The days over the passes are pretty tough though so be ready for a challenge. I would recommend camping as close as you can to the base of the iron range before going over (Louisa River). Would highly recommend this hike to people who want remote wilderness and some unbelievable beaches along the way.

hiking
8 months ago

Great track with much see and enjoy. Make sure you take your time to enjoy the side trips. Need to take wet weather gear because the weather can change rapidly.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing 16 days hiking solo end to end on the Larapinta in May/June 2018. This was longer than needed and ended up having a rest day. Lovely to be able to take my time. Worth getting up early to summit Mt Sonder to watch the sunrise on the last day to end the trip. Also worth camping at Brinkley Bluff or Mt Sonder lookout for amazing sunrises and sunsets. Counts lookout amazing and worth the small side trip. Distances are slightly longer than indicated in a lot of the sections due to track upgrades.

hiking
8 months ago

beautiful! waterproof shoes are essential though!

trail running
9 months ago

Truly amazing. 4 days back to back of “running” half marathon each day. An event organised Rapid Ascent (August 2018). All we had to do was run (and take lots of photos), they did the rest. Absolutely stunningly beautiful ancient country.

Done it twice. Keen for the next one already. Hopefully Winter next year.

on The Overland Track

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing views!

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