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The Best Hiking in Victoria

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

Top hiking spots in and near Victoria

  • 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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  • 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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  • Beech Forest, Victoria

    Explore Hopetoun Falls on the Great Ocean Road, Australia

    4.0
    Hopetoun Falls has around 200 stairs descending into the lush rainforest to reach Hopetoun Falls, it may seem like a daunting idea and one that could also be rough on the old’ knees.  It is worth the struggle though just so you can witness this 30 metre fall of ice-cold water into the Aire River....
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  • Portsea, Victoria

    Hike to Fort Nepean

    4.3
    4.3 mi / 98.4 ft gain
    Starting at the car park, you can choose to either head to the visitors centre (north east of the car park) to look at the information boards or you can head straight to the walk. At the visitors centre, you can arrange for a shuttle back from the fort if you wish or there are also washrooms avai...
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  • Mount Macedon, Victoria

    Hike the Macedon Ranges Walking Track

    5.0
    11.2 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
    The pin that has been dropped is across from the Mt Macedon Hotel, where there are many free public parking areas on the main road. If you park here (on the left side of the road coming in), you can easily circuit the walking track.The walking track can be circuited either way, but I walked the t...
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  • Wilsons Promontory, Victoria

    Backpack Wilson's Promontory

    4.5
    34.4 mi / 5446.2 ft gain
    Wilson's Promontory, or "The Prom," is one of the most famous walks in Victoria, just 3.5 hours drive outside of Melbourne. The park has diverse wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus, wombats, enchiladas, and possums. Make sure to also keep a lookout for snakes, which love to sun...
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  • Darley, Victoria

    Hike the Lerderderg Circuit

    4.0
    5.1 mi / 1476.4 ft gain
    Please note that this walk is quite steep, so leave ample time to get up and down the walk. As well, please note that water levels can vary on the Lerderderg River, so ensure you are prepared to get a little wet at certain times of the year!  From the parking lot, walk through the picnic area and...
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  • Lorne, Victoria

    Backpack from Sheoak Falls to Sharps Track Camping Area

    6.8 mi / 656.2 ft gain
    The Otways National Park sits right on the Great Ocean Road, a stunning, lush park with lots of amazing tracks to explore. This track takes you through dense trees and walks along several stunning waterfalls.  Day One (4.8km) From Sheoak car park, follow the track up the hill towards Sheoak Falls...
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  • Harrietville, Victoria

    Summit Mt. Feathertop

    5.0
    13.7 mi / 4921.3 ft gain
    Mt Feathertop is an iconic peak within the Victorian Alps. At the summit, spectacular 360 degree mountain views await as you stand over 1500m above the valleys below. There are two main access routes to the summit of Mt. Feathertop, Razorback Ridge from Mt. Hotham or the Bungalow Spur Track from ...
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  • Bells Beach, Victoria

    Hike from Bells Beach to Point Addis

    5.0
    9.6 mi / 853 ft gain
    Bells Beach is one of the first stops on the Great Ocean Road and an awesome spot to either surf or enjoy the small beach town vibe in the town of Torquay. Bells has some awesome storms and surges that come through so it's a great place to surf or watch the waves break. This trail can be either h...
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  • Taggerty, Victoria

    Hike the Cathedral Peak Loop

    4.3
    5.3 mi / 1837.3 ft gain
    From Ned's Gully carpark, cross the road where you see a small suspension bridge to the campground, taking a left towards the trail once you're on the other side. Follow the trail until you reach a junction and follow the Cathedral Track (rather than the Little River Walk). The trail will quickly...
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  • Ingliston, Victoria

    Hike to Falcon's Lookout and the Ingliston Granites

    4.0
    3.7 mi
    This hike is very short, but since it's so close to Melbourne it's great if you want to head out mid-afternoon for a few hours and be back by dinner. The route I've posted is comprised of two out-and-backs and has fantastic views of the gorge from several lookouts. Please note that the second por...
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  • Halls Gap, Victoria

    Backpack to Bugiga Hikers Camp

    5.0
    10.7 mi / 2755.9 ft gain
    Starting in the town of Halls Gap, leave your car in the car park indicated on the map. From here, make your way west, away from the town and towards the forest. You will walk past the botanical gardens and wild kangaroos to the start of the trail. At the start of the trailhead, there is a fork. ...
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  • Tawonga, Victoria

    Backpack Mt Bogong

    5.0
    17.1 mi / 4219.2 ft gain
    Mt Bogong sits at 1,986m and takes the crown for the highest peak in Victoria and 8th highest in Australia. The views both on the way up and at the top are amazing, especially once you pass the tree line. This hike is not only challenging because of its length and steepness nearing the top, but l...
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  • Iguana Creek, Victoria

    Backpack Mitchell River

    5.0
    23.6 mi / 4986.9 ft gain
    The thing I loved the most about this hike is how isolated it was. It may have been the time of year, but in the spring I saw no one else on the trail for two days, though I did see snakes, monitors, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and many birds. Given it was springtime, the forest was full of wi...
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  • Mount Buffalo, Victoria

    Hike Mount Buffalo

    14 mi / 3937 ft gain
    I love this walk. It ticks all the boxes of the perfect day walk for me. A fantastic variety of vegetation and terrain. A superb ascent (and descent) with an impressive 1200m gained over 11km! The views are simply spectacular and there's a real sense of community among walkers, trail runners and ...
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