There is something very humbling about walking. Not only does it slow the pace of things down, it also puts your feet on the ground and gives you the opportunity to fully engage with your surroundings.
Australia has the best walking tracks in the world due to its pristine and untouched coastlines, uninterrupted mountain views, unique native animals and its diversity of landscapes- from mossy forests to red dirt tracks. Wishing to really explore Australia? A walking holiday is the perfect way to see this vast and beautiful land, from the ground up.
Below is a list of Australia’s best walking holidays offered by TripADeal; lace up your shoes and book one!
1) Bruny Island
Bruny island is one of Tasmania’s best kept secrets. It is teeming with white-sand beaches, lush bushland, unique wildlife and truly spectacular views. Slowing it down to walking pace is a very good idea on this island to ensure that you don’t miss its beauty. While walking, look out for the Bruny White Wallaby, dolerite rock formations at Miles Beach, gorgeous coastline and breath-taking views from Mount Bleak and Mount Mangana.
2) Snowy Mountains
Mount Kosciuszko is the highest peak of mainland Australia, tick it off your bucket list and take your time to explore its beauty on foot. Soak up the allure of Kosciuszko National Park, witness the beauty of Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass and walk along the cascading waters of Thredbo River. Keep an eye out for a range of gorgeous quintessential native animals, including wallabies, kangaroos and even the occasional cheeky platypus.
A walking holiday is the perfect way to see this vast and beautiful land, from the ground up.
3) Victorian Alps
The Victorian Alps is one of those landscapes that you could gaze at for hours- with its vast, undulating expanse of mountain peaks and scenic lookouts, to its open grasslands and winding forest trails. Get amongst gorgeous gum forests and walk to the tallest mountain peaks of Victoria such as Mt Jaitmathang, where you will be rewarded with stunning views across Kiewa Valley to Mt Feathertop.
4) Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is such a beautiful stretch of coastline. Take your time and discover it on foot as you witness the Twelve Apostles, Cape Otway and Apollo Bay. Keep your eyes peeled to see the colony of Australian Fur Seals at Marengo Beach and experience real Australian rugged coast as you walk from Milanesia Beach to Moonlight Head.
Exploring on foot is a completely different holiday experience. TripADeal has a great variety of walking tours, check them out here.