Take your extraordinary Australian adventure off four wheels and onto two feet. 

Walking tours are full of highs and lows from that ‘on-top-of-the-world’ feeling you get when you’ve finished trekking your way through challenging terrain to the weariness that comes with being on your feet for hours at a time. But with every uneven path comes unforgettable landscapes and our Australia walking tours and holidays boast views that’ll have you catching your breath time and time again. Whether you want to walk across Tasmania’s rugged scenery, hike through the Northern Territory’s desert wilderness, or trek along the cliffs in Western Australia, the magic of Australia’s natural beauty is waiting – all you have to do is put one foot in front of the other.

Our Australia walking tours & holidays

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From Alice Springs, tackle four sections of the Larapinta Trail, taking in Ormiston...

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Tackle one of Australia’s greatest treks, among some of its most incredible scenery, on...

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From your base in historic Port Arthur, walk a section of the famous three capes track...

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Hike the Great Ocean Road on a 6-day walking adventure that will reveal the stunning...

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Explore the Northern Territory on an easy small group hiking trip which takes in Kakadu...

Tailor-Made trips

Take two or more on an exclusive trip and tailor your itinerary

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Get out of town and explore the stunning Bay of Fires region up close on this five-day...

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Discover a wild world of valleys, waterfalls, canyons and creeks on a 4-day walking...

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From Hobart, Spend six days on an active adventure following the scenic tracks and...

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Step out and discover the national parks, mountains and wildlife of Queensland’s Scenic...

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Explore Maria Island where you’ll discover convict history and First Nations sites, go...

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Hike the Cape to Cape Track, a 7-day walking adventure that will reveal the most...

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Set off on a six-day adventure through the Flinders Ranges, joining a local leader and...

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Walk Victoria’s High Country where you’ll discover gold rush history, admire stunning...

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Spend four days discovering the best of Tasmania’s East Coast coastal walks with...

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Explore the natural wonders of northern Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands on a 5-day...

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In four days, join a local leader to explore the best of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain...

Australia walking tours by state 

Highlights of our Australia walking tours 

A group of travellers walking around Wilpena Pound at sunset in the Flinders Ranges.

Marvel at the beauty of the Flinders Ranges

Get off the perfectly paved asphalt and onto the tourist road less travelled by exploring the culturally rich and breathtakingly beautiful Flinders Ranges. Home to the Adnyamathanha people and nestled in the South Australian wilderness, this mountain range will have you drowning in spectacular views from the outback landscape littered with kangaroos to the sensational scenery awaiting your arrival at the top of Mt. Ohlssen Bagge. 

A couple of travellers staring at the dense, green canopy in Lamington National Park

Walk the stunning Scenic Rim in Queensland

This astounding destination isn’t only scenic by name but scenic by nature with its varied landscapes and world-class wine regions just waiting to be explored. Soothe your soul under the dense canopies of Lamington National Park, weave your way up the impressive Mt Cordeaux, and dip your fingers into the cool waters of tranquil rock pools as the landscape comes to life with the sounds of native wildlife and wind that whispers.  

Lone traveller standing in the waters at Cape Leeuwin on a sunny day.

Tackle the Cape-to-Cape Track in Western Australia

Replace the city lights and traffic sounds for clifftop views and crashing waves on our guided walking tour of Western Australia’s remarkable Cape-to-Cape Track. Recognised as one of Australia’s great walks, this track will lead you on an epic journey past red granite boulders, along golden sandy beaches, and under forest canopies until you reach the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse – a peaceful spot that’s perfect for reflecting on your incredible adventure. 

Lone traveller standing on a rocky cliff edge overlooking the desert landscape of the Larapinta Trail

Trek the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory

Some landscapes take your breath away and then there’s the West MacDonnell National Park – an otherworldly expanse of shadowed gorges, twisting riverbanks, imposing mountains, and wide-open plains that are in a league of their own. Trek over sunburnt desert scenes under cloudless, baby blue skies and stumble upon sacred Aboriginal sites that have remained undisturbed for centuries on what is, quite simply, the hiking tour of a lifetime. 

A group of travellers walking the Cradle Mountain overland trek on a sunny day in Tasmania

Make your way across the Cradle Mountain Overland Track

No Australian bucket list is complete with exploring the wilderness of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and once you catch sight of its natural beauty you’ll know why. Lace up your hiking shoes and grab your sense of adventure to set out on a myriad of walking trails from the ‘I-could-do-this-in-my-sleep’ to the ‘how-much-further?’ Trek past jagged peaks and through thick forests – spotting wallabies and wombats as you go – for a holiday you won’t forget in a hurry. 

A lone travellers looking out over Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains

Take in the scenery at NSW’s Blue Mountains

Keep your head above the clouds but your feet on solid ground in the beautiful Blue Mountains, New South Wales’ natural playground. Delicately entwined in Eucalyptus haze and covered in ancient rock formations, this World Heritage listed mountain range promises misty forests straight out of storybook pages and untamed valleys full of waterfalls you won’t be able to stop looking at. All the best adventures start with a single step – take yours in this magical setting. 

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Australia walking FAQs

Everyone travelling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage. 

All travellers are required to produce:  

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

  • All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

  • If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. 

In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.

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Determining what time of year is the best time to embark on a walking trip in Australia largely depends on which state you're in and where you're planning to walk. If you're planning a trip to the Northern Territory it's advised that you don't travel during the summer season (December, January, and February) as it's cyclone season and this can lead to unpredictable weather patterns and unsafe walking conditions. This is the same for Queensland, especially in the far north. Any other state is suitable to visit all year round. 

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What to pack for a walking trip can depend on how difficult the walk that you plan to do is but generally it's a good idea to make sure you have the below items:

  • Backpack/day bag 
  • Comfortable walking shoes 
  • Sunhat 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Retractable walking poles
  • Reusable drink bottle 

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There are many outstanding walks throughout the entirety of Australia so regardless of which state you visit, you're sure to find a walk that suits your fitness level and appetite for breathtaking views. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory 
  • Cradle Mountain Overland Track, Tasmania
  • The Great Ocean Road, Victoria 
  • Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory 
  • Blue Mountains, New South Wales 
  • Cape to Cape Track, Western Australia
  • Flinders Ranges, South Australia
  • Scenic Rim, Queensland

Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

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