Australia's Epic and Iconic Hikes

Australia boasts some of the world’s most magnificent and challenging walks. Pack your gear and set yourself up for these monster epic and iconic kikes.

Experience Australia at its best with an Epic and Iconic Hike through the country’s most iconic scenery, beautiful national parks and diverse landscapes. Map View Epic and Iconic Hikes allows you to use your mouse to explore the state and click the icons for more details.

Once you find a hike you can click to view more information or get directions to the trail head using Google Maps.

If you believe that another hike should be listed on this page, please let me know so I can add your epic journey.

Australia’s Epic and Iconic Hikes

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All hikes have been graded according to the Australian Walking Track Grading System, a nationally consistent system to grade the level of difficulty of the track walking experience. Read more about each Grade here.

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Thorsborne Trail

Thorsborne Trail (32km)

Thorsborne Trail is a 32km, grade 5 One Way hike located in Hinchinbrook Island National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.
Jatbula Trail

Jatbula Trail (62km)

Jatbula Trail is a 62km, grade 3-4 One Way hike located in Nitmiluk National Park Northern Territory. The hike should take approximately 5 days to complete.
Frenchmans Cap (46km)

Frenchmans Cap (46km)

Frenchmans Cap is a 46km, grade 5 Return hike located in Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 3-5 days to complete.
Larapinta Trail

Larapinta Trail (223km)

Larapinta Trail is a 223km, grade 3-4 One Way hike located in West MacDonnell Ranges Northern Territory. The hike should take approximately 20 days to complete.
South Coast Track (85km)

South Coast Track (85km)

South Coast Track is a 85km, grade 5 One Way hike located in Southwest National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 6-8 days to complete.
Heysen Trail

Heysen Trail (1200km)

The Heysen Trail is a 1200km, multi-grade one-way hike located in South Australia. The trail provides something for every walker, from a short stroll through the Adelaide Hills to a 60-day hike along its entire length.
Overland Track (65km)

Overland Track (65km)

Overland Track is a 65km, grade 4 One Way hike located in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 6 days to complete.
Bibbulmun Track (1000km)

Bibbulmun Track (1000km)

Bibbulmun Track is a 1000km, grade 4 One Way hike located in South West Region Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 50 days to complete.
The Buller Huts Trail Australia

Buller Huts Trail (96km)

Buller Huts Trail is a 96km, grade 5 circuit hike located in the Alpine National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 7 days to complete.
Cape to Cape Track Trail Hiking Australia

Cape to Cape Track (135km)

The Cape to Cape Track is a 135km, grade 4, one way hike located in Margaret River, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 6-7 days to complete.
Three Capes Track (46km)

Three Capes Track (46km)

Three Capes Track is a 46km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Cape Pillar State Reserve Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 4 days to complete.
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Wilderness Coast Walk (100km)

Wilderness Coast Walk is a 100km, grade 3-4 One Way hike located in Croajingolong National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 8-10 days to complete.
Ten-Highest-Peaks

Australia’s Eleven Highest Peaks (46.8km)

Australia's Eleven Highest Peaks is a 46.8km, grade 3-4 circuit hike located in Snowy Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3-4 days to complete.
Australian Alps Walking Track

Australian Alps Walking Track (650km)

Australian Alps Walking Track is a 650km, grade 4 One Way hike located in Namadgi National Park ACT. The hike should take approximately 49 days to complete.

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5 thoughts on “Australia’s Epic and Iconic Hikes

  1. The Overland Track is actually 80 km, not 65 km as stated here. The last 17 km around Lake St Clair are in many ways the toughest and also have the most spectacular rainforest vegetation.

    I finished it last Monday!

    The epic South Coast Track is also on my list for March. It is actually much longer if the Port Davey Track is included.

    The Frenchmans Cap walk (all planned for January) would be a contender for the list?

    1. Cheers Peter,

      Good point re the distance. Most people, even Parks and Wildlife Tassie, label the Overland as a 65km hike with an option to add 17km, should you choose to walk the last section around the lake. So I thought it best so stick with how the land managers promote it. Personally I think you can’t do the overland without track without doing all the side trips and the extra days into Pine Valley so technically (well at least in my mind) the trail is really well over 100km. I suppose by promoting the shortest length they can attract more people. Who knows.

      Irrespective of this, hope you had an amazing journey.

      Re Frenchmans. I agree completely and have just added this to the list. It is a stunning hike.

      Regards

      Darren




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