The Best Hiking in Australia

Looking for the best hiking in Australia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Australia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Australia

  • Wentworth Falls, New South Wales

    Hike to Wentworth Falls

    5.0
    While you are on Highway 32 (away from Sydney) you will look for Falls Road on the right (heading south). Follow this until you get to the parking lot. Once to the parking lot follow signs for the National Pass trail.Hike down a cliff edge carved into the stone, and follow it all the way to the...
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  • Bondi Beach, New South Wales

    Hike the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

    4.3
    4.1 mi / 700 ft gain
    The Basics: Australia's pristine beaches and coastlines are probably its main tourism attraction, and one of the most famous beaches is Bondi Beach in Sydney. It is only 45 minutes by train from Sydney Intl. Airport, or 2-3 train stops from Downtown Sydney. From Central Station, take the T4 line ...
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  • Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales

    Hike to Kosciuszko Summit

    5.0
    12.4 mi / 1476.4 ft gain
    The walk to Kosciuszko's Summit is easily one of the most scenic walks Australia has to offer. Australia's 'Snowy' Mountain range is enveloped in deep snow through Winter, so Spring, Summer and Autumn are the best times to hike this track - although a weather check doesn't go astray in the cooler...
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  • Newnes Plateau, New South Wales

    Explore Deep Pass Canyon

    Hiking up Nayook Creek - Deep Pass Canyon, provides a unique opportunity within the Blue Mountains to escape the crowds and experience one of the many canyons that litter the range.The walk begins at the carpark of a small dirt road, which is accessed via turning off the popular Glowworm tunnel r...
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  • Buderim, Queensland

    Explore Serenity Falls, Buderim

    Perched atop Buderim Mountain (590ft), and among a 45 hectare secluded oasis, Buderim Forest and Serenity Falls are a short drive through the Sunshine Coast town of Buderim, along Quorn Close (approx 1km from Buderim village). From the car park, Serenity Falls are a short hike down hill along a r...
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  • Binna Burra, Queensland

    Hike Lamington National Park's Coomera River Track

    4.5
    Aim to reach the carpark of the national park just after sunrise as this hike will take you a full day well If you're anything like me and stop to take photos every 30 steps it definitely will!The walk starts off on clearly visible paths that are well worn from the many people who do the half day...
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  • Bundeena, New South Wales

    Hike to Wedding Cake Rock

    4.0
    3.1 mi
    The trailhead is located about 30 minutes outside of Sydney, NSW in the Royal National Park.Finding the trailhead was a bit difficult as Google Maps had taken us (as well as others we met along the way) to a different trail head in the park. So make sure you know where the trailhead is before you...
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  • Katoomba, New South Wales

    Hike to Katoomba Falls

    5.0
    0.93 mi / 521 ft gain
    The hike starts out at the Prince Henry Cliff Walk at the popular Scenic World in the Blue Mountains. The length of the trail isn't very long, but it's a very steep drop down to the bottom and the hike back out is quite strenuous. We took snacks with us and hung out the bottom for a while before ...
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  • Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

    Climb Mt. Gower On Lord Howe Island

    8.7 mi / 2870.7 ft gain
    Starting at sea level, the hike begins as a gentle stroll along the coast. However, don't get lulled into a false sense of security, this hike gets tough very quickly. Climbing up around 50-60 metres from sea level, it's time to strap on a helmet and use the ropes that are fixed to the sheer clif...
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  • Beech Forest, Victoria

    Explore Beauchamp Falls on the Great Ocean Road

    0.5 mi
    Located between Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles in Beech Forest, hidden behind a dense array of ferns, is a temperate rainforest.  Containing a high biodiversity and homing many of Australia’s unique flora and fauna, the Otways National Park. Beauchamp Falls offers free dog friendly camping making...
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  • Glass House Mountains, Queensland

    Summit Mt. Tibrogargan

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 1194.2 ft gain
    Starting from the Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive, follow the signs to the Mt Tibrogargan picnic area. Upon arrival at the carpark, make sure you have all your gear and any food and water you will need as the climb and descent takes a minimum of 2 hours.Caution, this climb is a minimum of a 5...
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  • Glass House Mountains, Queensland

    Hike to the Summit of Mount Ngungun

    5.0
    1.9 mi / 590.6 ft gain
    At 253m tall, Mt Ngungun is one of the smaller Glass House Mountains. This trail is perfect for beginners but still rewards you with great views.The trailhead starts at the Carpark located along Fullertons Rd. This is quite a popular hike so you may have to park down the road a little. The trail ...
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  • Taggerty, Victoria

    Backpack the Cathedral Ranges

    5.0
    7.5 mi / 3018.4 ft gain
    This is a great hike to introduce yourself to scrambling - most of the first day is up on the ridge.I have indicated below where this can be turned into a day hike, which is what a majority of the people we met on the hike were doing. The first day took us around 5 hours (6 kms) and the second da...
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  • Mount Warning, New South Wales

    Hike to the Mount Warning Summit

    4.7
    5.5 mi / 2300 ft gain
    Standing at 3,793 feet tall, Mount Warning in New South Wales, Australia is the first peak to see the sunrise in all of Australia every morning. Though you can hike the mountain at any time of the day, most people arrive in the middle of the night in order to hike it in time for the sunrise.The m...
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  • Fingal Head, New South Wales

    Photograph Australia's Giant's Causeway

    5.0
    Just an hour and a half drive from brisbane you will find the little town of Fingal Heads. Park at the end of the Lighthouse Parade Rd and follow the Fingal Lighthouse Track out towards the water and explore from there.Some of the most beautiful beaches Australia has to offer are just along here,...
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  • Seal Rocks, New South Wales

    Camp and Surf in Seal Rocks

    5.0
    Just a three-hour, 280km drive north of Sydney is the sleepy town of Seal Rocks. Meandering round the tight bends to the end of the headland, you’ll find yourself a 10-minute walk from the picturesque lighthouse, which offers views up and down the deserted coastline.There is a small holiday park ...
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