Top ten Australian trails? Too easy. Try a top one hundred! Yes, here’s the ultimate mega list of trails to target as your next Australian bushwalking odyssey. No chit-chat, here ’tis:

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

The Coast Track, Royal National Park, NSW
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Royal-National-Park/the-coast-track/walking

Great North Walk, central coast, NSW

www.thegreatnorthwalk.com

Light to Light Walk, Ben Boyd National Park, southern coast, NSW
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Ben-Boyd-National-Park/Light-to-Light-Walk/walking

Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains, NSW

www.sixfoottrack.com

Kanangra-Katoomba walk, Blue Mountains, NSW

http://bushwalkingnsw.com/walk.php?nid=240

Main Range Walk, southern NSW
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kosciuszko-national-park

Mount Gower, Lord Howe Island, NSW

http://bushwalkingnsw.com/walk.php?nid=205

Great North Walk, Newcastle-Sydney, NSW
www.thegreatnorthwalk.com

Hume & Hovell Track, NSW
www.lpma.nsw.gov.au/about_recreation/walking_tracks/hume_and_hovell_walking_track

Green Gully Track, Oxley Wild Rivers, National Park, NSW

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/greengully

Mountaineer-Glowang Trail, Barrington Tops, central NSW

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/barrington-tops-national-park/mountaineer-glowang-trail/walking

Cascade Hut Trail, southern NSW

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kosciuszko-national-park/cascade-hut-trail/cycling

Wilderness Walk, New England National Park, Central NSW
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/new-england-national-park/new-england-wilderness-walk/walking

Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station, Ku-ring-gai National Park, NSW
www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/parkWalking.aspx?id=N0019

Overnight Alpine Trek, Kosciouszko National Park, southern NSW

www.lakecrackenback.com.au/alpine-guided-walks.html

Tops to Myall Heritage Trail, Barringtong Tops, NSW

www.john.chapman.name/nsw-tops.html

Newnes-Glow Worm Tunnel track

http://users.tpg.com.au/newnes/g/gwtun.htm

Mt Solitary & Kedumba Loop Walking Track

www.wildwalks.com/bushwalking-and-hiking-in-nsw/blue-mountains-katoomba/mt-solitary-and-kedumba-valley-circuit.html

 

VICTORIA

Australian Alps Walking Track

http://theaustralianalps.wordpress.com/experience/aawt/

Great Ocean Walk, west coast, Victoria.

www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/greatoceanwalk

Hotham to Falls, Alpine National Park, High Country, Victoria.

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/alpine-national-park/things-to-do/falls-to-hotham-alpine-crossing

Wilderness Coast Walk, Croajingalong, east coast, Victoria
http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/croajingolong-national-park/things-to-do/walking-the-wilderness-coast

Great South West Walk, west coast, Victoria

www.greatsouthwestwalk.com

Great Walhalla Alpine Trail, Gippsland, Victoria

www.greatwalhallaalpinetrail.com

Great Dividing Trail, central goldfields, Victoria

http://gdt.org.au

Walk Into History, Yarra Valley, Victoria
www.depi.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/225705/FS0033_-_Yarra_State_forest.pdf

Wilsons Prom Walk, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/514928/Parknote-Wilsons-Promontory-NP-Overnight-Hikes.pdf

Surf Coast Walk, Surf Coast, Victoria

www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/surfcoastwalk

Grand Strzelecki Track, Gippsland, Victoria

www.grandstrzeleckitrack.org.au

Mt Rosea Loop, Grampians National Park, Victoria
http://www.trailhiking.com.au/mt-rosea-sundial-peak/

Mt Buller trails, Mt Buller, Victorian Alps

www.mtbuller.com.au/Summer/Environment2/Eco-Tourism2/Bushwalking2

Hut to Hut loop, Victorian Alps

www.tourdetrails.com/huttohut-tour-details (tour)

Langi-Ghiran Walk, Ararat, mid west Victoria

http://www.bushwalkingvictoria.org.au/walks-directory/item/langi-ghiran-walk-and-overnight-hike

Mollisons Galleries Track, Mt Buffalo, Victoria

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/315597/Park-note-Mt-Buffalo-Great-Granite-Plateau.pdf

The Razorback, Victorian Alps, Victoria

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/313163/Park-note-Alpine-NP-Walks-around-Feathertop.pdf

Cathedral Range Walk (Razorback & Ridge Tracks), Cathedral Range State Park, Victoria

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/cathedral-range-state-park

McMillans Track, Woods Point-Dargo High Plains, Victoria
http://www.john.chapman.name/vic-mcm.html

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory

www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/parks/walks/larapinta

Jatbula Trail, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory

www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/parks/walks/jatbula-trail-nitmiluk-national-park

Tabletop Track, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory

www.nretas.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/10217/tabletop_track_10.pdf

Giles Track, Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory

www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/parks/walks/gilestrack

Jarrangbarnmi-Koolpin Gorge Walk, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

www.parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/pub/koolpin.pdf

Ormiston Gorge (Mt Giles Walk), MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/9948/overnight_walks_of_ormiston.pdf

Uluru Base Walk, Uluru, Northern Territory

www.parksaustralia.gov.au/uluru/do/bush-walking.html

Valley of the Winds Loop Walk  – Kata Tjuta

www.parksaustralia.gov.au/uluru/do/bush-walking.html

 

QUEENSLAND

Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island National Parl, Queensland

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/hinchinbrook-thorsborne/

Fraser Island Great Walk, Fraser Island, Queensland
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-fraser-island/

Conondale Range Great Walk, south east Queensland

http://nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-conondale-range/index.html

Carnarvon Great Walk, Carnarvon National Park, central Queensland

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/carnarvon-great-walk/about.html

Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail (paddling), Whitsundays, Queensland

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/whitsunday-ngaro-sea-trail/index.html

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk, Sunshine Coast, SE Queensl;and

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-sunshine-coast/index.html

Wet Tropic Great Walk, Wallaman Falls section, Northern Queensland

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-wet-tropics-wallaman/index.html

Cooloola Great Walk, Sunshine Coast, SE Queensland

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-cooloola/index.html

Mackay Highlands Great Walk, central Queensland coast, Queensland

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-mackay-highlands/index.html

Whitsunday Great Walk, Conway National Park, Queensland

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-whitsunday/index.html

Mount Norman, Girraween NP, SE Queensland

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/girraween/about.html#mount_norman

Mt Bartle Frere, near Cairns, Far North Queensland

www.babindainfocentre.com.au/what-to-see/walking-treks/bartle-frere-track/

Green Mountains loop, Lamington National Park, south east Queensland
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/about.html

Mt Barney, Mt Barney National Park, south east Queensland

www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-barney/

Gold Coast Hinterland Walk, Lamington and Springbrook National Parks, south east Queensland

http://nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-gold-coast-hinterland/index.html

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Heysen Trail, South Australia

www.heysentrail.asn.au

Yurrebilla Trail

www.southaustraliantrails.com/top_trails.asp?yurrebilla

Mawson Trail, South Australia

http://www.southaustraliantrails.com/top_trails.asp?mawson

Reisling Trail, South Australia

www.southaustraliantrails.com/top_trails.asp?riesling

Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/kangaroo-island/flinders-chase-national-park

Hidden Gorge Hike, Mount Remarkable National Park, South Australia

http://www.walkingsa.org.au/walk/find-a-place-to-walk/hidden-gorge-hike-mambray-creek/

Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Flinders_Ranges_Outback/Flinders_Ranges_National_Park/Wilpena_Pound

Investigator Trail, Lincoln National Park, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

www.environment.sa.gov.au/files/3d351b5a-536c-4cc1-8e0a-9e4f00b3ad3b/056710.pdf

Arkaba Walk, Flinders Ranges, South Australia

www.arkabawalk.com

Sea to Summit Trail, South Australia

www.walkingsa.org.au/walk/walking-guides/sea-to-summit-trail-map-kingston-park-beach-to-mt-lofty-summit/

Oyster Walk, Coffin Bay, South Australia

http://coffinbay.net/what-to-do-around-coffin-bay/walks-and-hikes/

Blinman Pools, Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia

http://www.walkingsa.org.au/walk/find-a-place-to-walk/blinman-pool-walk-flinders-ranges/

 

TASMANIA

Overland Track, central Tasmania

www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=7771

South Coast Track, south west Tasmania

www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=2265

Port Davey Track, south west Tasmania

www.bushwalktasmania.com/port-davey-track.htm

Maria Island Walk (guided), south east coast, Tasmania

www.mariaislandwalk.com.au

Western Arthurs Traverse, south west Tasmania

www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=8234

Three Capes Track (inaugurated 2015), incorporating Tasman Coastal Trail, south east Tasmania

www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=21484 / http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=2271

Walls of Jerusalem, central highlands, Tasmania

www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=27104

Freycinet Peninsula Circuit, central east coast, Tasmania

www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=2258

Frenchman’s Cap, Franklin-Gordon Rivers National Park, central west Tasmania

www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=2255

Hartz Peak, Hartz Mountains NP, south west Tasmania

www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=3396

Flinders Island West Coast Walk, Flinders Island, Tasmania

www.visitflindersisland.com.au/experience/bush-walking

Goldfield Trail, Wooroonooran National Park, far north east Queensland

http://nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/wooroonooran-goldfield/index.html

Lake Rhona, via Rasselas Track, south west Tasmania

www.wildtigertasmania.com/2006/04/lake-rhona.html

Penguin Cradle Track, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

http://www.nwwc.org.au/index.php/en/13-penguin-cradle/21-penguin-cradle-trail

Bay of Fires Lodge Walk, north east coast, Tasmania

www.bayoffires.com.au

East Cloudy Head Track, Bruny Island, Tasmania

http://www.kingborough.tas.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/36%20East%20Cloudy%20Head%20track.pdf

Tarkine Trail, north west Tasmania

http://www.tarkine.org/walks/

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Cape to Cape, south west Western Australia

www.capetocapetrack.com.au

Bibbulmun Track, south west Western Australia

www.bibbulmuntrack.org.au

Stirling Ridge Walk, Western Australia

http://www.stirlingrange.com.au/viewStory/Ridge-Walk

Mundabindi (cycle), south west Western Australia

https://www.mundabiddi.org.au/the-trail/

Mt Bruce Summit , Karijinji NP, north west Western Australia
http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/karijini

Cape Le Grand National Park, south west Western Australia

http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/cape-le-grand

Murchison River Walk, Kalbarri National Park, central coast Western Australia

http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/park/kalbarri

Piccaninny Gorge, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)

http://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/piccaninny-creek

 

Australian Capital Territory

Square Rock Walking Track, Namadgi National Park, ACT

www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/404603/Square-Rock-accessible.pdf

Settlers Track incorporating Waterhole Hut, Namadgi National Park, ACT

www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/404591/The-Settlers-Track.pdf

Centenary Trail, Canberra, ACT

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/parks-and-reserves/find-a-park/rural/canberra-centenary-trail

 

 

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