Summary of Hikes

A summary of hikes (by length) and trip reports. All links for the hike location are to the starting point (trailhead) on Google Maps.

Australia ACT / NSW / NT / QLD / VIC / TAS / WA
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Australia – ACT

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mount Tennant (1,375m) Namadgi Visitor Centre  Moderate All year 14.7km return
Gibraltar Peak (1,038m) Dalsetta carpark, Tidbinbilla  Easy All year 7.7km circuit

Australia – NSW

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For a comprehensive list of multi-day walks – Overnight Walks around Sydney

Sydney North – West Head

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Koolewong Track West Head (Sydney north) Easy All year (8am-6pm) 1.2km return
West Head Army Track West Head (Sydney north) Easy All year (8am-6pm) 1.3km return
Flannel Flower Beach West Head (Sydney north) Moderate All year (8am-6pm) 2km return
Topham Track West Head (Sydney north) Moderate All year (8am-6pm) 2.5km return
America Bay Track West Head (Sydney north) Easy All year (8am-6pm) 2.6km return
Flint & Steel Bay West Head (Sydney north) Easy All year (8am-6pm) 3km circuit
Challenger Trail West Head (Sydney north) Easy All year (8am-6pm) 3km return
Hungry Beach West Head (Sydney north) Moderate All year (low tide) 3.6km return
Resolute Loop Trail West Head (Sydney north) Easy All year (8am-6pm) 4.3km circuit
Elvina Bay Circuit West Head (Sydney north) Hard All year (8am-6pm) 5.4km circuit
Towlers Bay West Head
(Sydney north)
Easy All year (8am-6pm) 9.4km return
Waratah Trail West Head
(Sydney north)
Easy All year (8am-6pm) 9.5km return
Bairne Trail West Head
(Sydney north)
Easy All year (8am-6pm) 9.6km return
Bairne to Basin Circuit West Head
(Sydney north)
Easy-moderate All year
(8am-6pm)
12km circuit
Salvation Loop, Wallaroo and Yeomans Tracks West Head
(Sydney north)
Easy All year
(8am-6pm)
13.6km return

Sydney North – including Ku-ring-gai NP, Brisbane Waters & Bouddi NP

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Bullimah Spur Circuit Bouddi National Park Easy All year 4.6km circuit
Pipeline Track St Ives,
Sydney (north)
Easy All year 5.5km circuit
Cascades Track St Ives,
Sydney (north)
Easy All year 5.6km circuit
Piles Creek circuit Girakool Picnic Area (Girakool) Easy All year 5.7km circuit
The Spit to Manly Mosman, Sydney (north) Easy All year 10km one-way
Bouddi Coastal Walk Little Beach or Putty Beach Easy All year 14km return
Cowan to Berowra Cowan or Berowra station Moderate All year 14km one-way
Thornleigh to Berowra (Great North Walk) Bellamy St, Pennant Hills Moderate-hard  All year 26-29km one-way

Sydney West – Blue Mountains & Wollemi NP

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Bulcamatta Falls Track Burralow Creek camping ground Easy All year 3km return
Glow Worm Tunnel via Pagoda Track Old Coach Road carpark (Wollemi NP) Easy All year. 6.8km return
Glow Worm Tunnel from Newnes Near Newnes (Lithgow area) Moderate All year 9km return
Wollangambe Canyon (Upper) Mt Wilson, Blue Mountains Moderate Summer 9km circuit
Grand Canyon to Pulpit Rock Neates Glen car park Easy/Moderate All year 9.3km one-way
Lost World Lookout Farm Road, Springwood (Blue Mts) Moderate Avoid summer 10.3km return
Glenbrook Creek (Warrimoo to Glenbrook) Florabella St, Warrimoo (Blue Mts) Moderate Summer 12.8km one-way
Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum Forest Mt Hay Road, Blue Mountains Moderate All year 13km
return
Ruined Castle Katoomba,
Blue Mountains
Moderate All year 14km return
Wollangambe Canyon (Lower) Mt Wilson, Blue Mountains Moderate Summer 13.8km circuit
Blue Labyrinth (Faulconbridge to Glenbrook) Faulconbridge & Glenbrook Moderate  All year 24km approx
Kanangra to Kowmung River Kanangra Walls carpark Hard  All year 26km approx
Six Foot Track Explorers Tree, Nellies Glen Rd Moderate All year 45km one-way (1-3 days)

Sydney South West – Bungonia Gorge & Nattai NP

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Russells Needle & Starlight Track Wattle Ridge Rd, Nattai NP Hard All year. 30km loop

Sydney South – Royal NP, Dharawal NP

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Figure 8 Pool Royal National Park Easy All year. Low tide. 6.5km return
Jingga Pool and Minerva Pool Dhawaral NP Easy All year. 6.5km return
Waterfall to Engadine Waterfall or Engadine stations Easy/Moderate All year. 15.6km one-way
Illawarra Escarpment Track Stanwell Park railway station Easy/Moderate All year 17km one-way

South West NSW

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Fitzroy Falls East to West Rim Yarrunga Lookout Access Trail Easy All year 8.1km mostly
one-way

South Coast

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mumbulla Falls Near Bega, South Coast Easy All year 800m return
Drawing Room Rocks Brogers Creek Road, near Berry Easy Best at sunset / sunrise 2.8km circuit
Murrays Beach and Governors Head Booderee National Park Easy All year 3km return
Little Dromedary (186m) Central Tilba (south coast) Moderate/Hard All year /w permission 5km return
(off-track)
Steamers Beach Booderee National Park Easy All year. 6.3km return
Mt Dromedary (806m) Central Tilba (south coast) Easy-moderate All year 14.5km return

Snowy Mountains – Kosciusko NP & Jagungal Wilderness

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mt Jagungal (2,061m) Snowy Mts Moderate Nov-Apr best 38km circuit
(2 days)

Northern NSW

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Wonga Walk Dorrigo NP Easy All year 7.1km circuit
Mount Warning (Wollumbin) (1,156m) Tweed Ranges, northern NSW Moderate All year 8.8km return
Rocky Crossing, Barrington Tops Williams River Picnic Area Easy All year 17km return
Careys Peak,
Barrington Tops
Lagoon Pinch Picnic Area Moderate All year 21km return
Fernleigh Track Belmont / Adamstown, Central Coast Easy (cycling & hiking track)  All year 31km one-way
Mount Gower (875m) Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island Moderate All year. Book local guide 11km return

Trip report: A week exploring Lord Howe Island

Australia – NT

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Tabletop Track, Litchfield NP Approx 100km from Darwin Hard May-Sep (Dry season) Approx 45km circuit

Australia – VIC

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mount Pilot (545m) Mt Pilot carpark, Chiltern-Mt Pilot NP Easy All year 600m return
Wilsons Promontory (Southern Circuit) Tidal River, Wilsons Prom Moderate/Hard All year 59km (shorter options)

Australia – Queensland

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Chance Bay Whitsunday Islands Easy All year 5.1km return
Passage Peak & Escape Beach Hamilton Island Resort Easy/Moderate All year 14km circuit
Mount Barney (1,351m) Yellow Pinch, Mount Barney NP Hard All year. Winter best Approx 22km return
Binna Burra Lamington NP (Gold Coast) Moderate All year 27km

Australia – Tasmania

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Launceston Region & Great Western Tiers

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Liffey Falls Liffey Falls upper carpark  Easy All year 2.4km
return
Meander Falls Meander Moderate All year 12km circuit

East Coast (inc Tasman Peninsula)

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mount Amos (454m) Freycinet carpark  Moderate All year (when dry) 4km
return
Fossil Cliffs & Reservoir Circuit Maria Island Easy All year 7.8km circuit
Bishop & Clerk (620m) Maria Island Moderate All year 13.8km circuit
Freycinet Peninsula Coles Bay Moderate  All year 41km circuit
(2-3 days)
Three Capes Fortescue Bay, Tasman Peninsula Hard  All year 41km circuit
Darlington to Frenchs Farm, Haunted Bay & Mt Maria (711m) Maria Island Moderate  All year 70km circuit (3 days)

Trip report: Wombats & Devils on Maria Island

Central Highlands

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Kitchen’s Hut Cradle Mountain Moderate All year 11.5km return
Narcissus Hut to Cynthia Bay Lake St Clair Lodge (Cynthia Bay) Moderate All year 19km one-way
Dixons Hut, Walls of Jerusalem Walls of Jerusalem NP Moderate Sep/Oct – April 22km return
Mt Rufus (1,416m) and Little Rufus circuit Lake St Clair Lodge (Cynthia Bay) Moderate Sep/Oct – April best 25.5km circuit
Barn Bluff (1,559m) Cradle Mountain Moderate Sep/Oct – April 24-28km circuit

Flinders Island

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Castle Rock Allports Beach,
Flinders Island
 Easy All year (low tide best) 4km
one-way
Egg Beach West End,
Flinders Island
 Easy All year (low tide best) 5km
return
Mt Strzelecki (756m) Trousers Pt Rd, Flinders Island Moderate All year (morning best) 6.6km return
Mt Killiecrankie circuit (316m) Killiecrankie, Flinders Island Hard All year 18km
circuit

Trip report: Flinders Island

Australia – Western Australia

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Monadnocks & Mt Cooke loop (Bibbulman Track) Albany Hwy, 9.5km after Jarrahdale Rd Moderate / Hard All year 40km loop

Austria

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Schneeberg (2,076m) Puchberg am Schneeberg  Easy/Moderate May-Nov

Botswana

Trip report: On Safari in Botswana

Hong Kong

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Dragon’s Back (284m) Shek O Country Park  Easy All year 10.5km
one-way

Indonesia

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mt Agung (3,031m) Pura Besakih, Bali  Hard All year 16.2km
return

Italy

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Villa Gregoriana and Monte Castillo Tivoli (near Rome)  Easy All year Approx 11km
Mount Faito Castellammare Di Stabia station (Sorrento)  Easy All year 3.6km return

Malaysia

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Pisang Falls Karak Highway near Batu Caves, Selangor  Easy All year 5km return
Medang Falls Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor  Easy All year 12km return
Bukit Kutu (1,050m) Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor  Moderate All year 12km return
Gunung Angsi (825m) Near Seremban  Moderate All year 12km open loop
Mt Kinabalu (4,095m) Timpohon Gate, Kinabalu NP  Hard All year 2 days / 12km
Mount Trusmadi (2,642m) Sinua, in Keningau District.  Hard All year 3 days / 24km
Pinnacles (Mulu) Mulu National Park. Sarawak, Malaysia  Hard All year 7km caves tour + 21km Pinnacles

Trip report: Chasing Orangutans in Borneo

Namibia

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Damaraland Desert Hiking Camp Kipwe Easy All year 3-5km
Giraffe Trail Okonjima Nature Reserve Easy All year 5km circuit
Kalahari Dunes Walk Kalahari Red Dunes Easy All year 7.5km circuit
Olive Trail Naukluft Mountains Moderate All year 9.7km circuit

Trip report: Two Weeks Around Namibia

New Caledonia

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Ouen Toro Promenade Pierre Vernier Easy All year 2-4km
Pic Malaoui Mont Koghi (30min from Noumea) Moderate All year 7.1km return

New Zealand

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Tongariro Northern Circuit Whakapapa Village Moderate / Hard Oct-Apr 59km

Norway

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Reinebringen (448m) Reine Moderate Jun-Oct 2km return
Plateaufjellet Longyearben, Svalbard Easy Jun-Sep 3.1km return
Trondheim city walk Trondheim Easy All year 7.2km circuit
Fløya (590m) Svolvaer Moderate/Hard Jun-Oct 4km return
Glomtinden (419m) Henningsvær Easy May-Nov 6km return
Sukkertoppen (456m) Hamn i Senja Moderate Jun-Nov 6.2km return
Stokkvikskaret Å (Lofoten Islands) Moderate May-Nov 7km return
Storhaugen (1,142m) Lyngen Moderate/Hard Jun-Oct 8.8km return
Trollsteinen (850m) Longyearben, Svalbard Moderate Jun-Sep 10km return
Nordenskioldfjellet (1,053m) Longyearben, Svalbard Moderate Jun-Sep 11km return
Justadtinden (738m) Hagskaret, near Leknes Easy/Moderate Jun-Oct 12km
return
Sommarsetvatnet  Sjøvegan  Moderate  Jun-Oct 12.5km return
Trolltunga (1,100m) Skjeggedal  Moderate Jun-Oct 23km
one-way

Trip Reports:
Senja & the Lofoten Islands
Svalbard (and also Pyramiden, in Svalbard)

Philippines

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mt Maculot traverse Cuenca, Batangas  Moderate All year (Jan-Mar best) 9km circuit

Poland

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Giewont (1,894m) and Kasprowsky Wierch (1,987m) Kuźnice (2hr from Krakow)  Moderate May-Nov 15km one-way

Singapore

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Changi Boardwalk Changi Point  Easy All year 2.2km
one-way

United Kingdom

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Black Mountain Glyntawe, Brecon Beacons  Moderate All year 26.6km
circuit

USA

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Tuff Canyon Big Bend NP, Texas Easy All year 1.2km return
Hamilton Pool Dripping Springs, Texas Easy All year. Booking Apr-Oct 800m – 2.4km return
Canyon Overlook Zion NP Easy All year 2km return
Santa Elena Canyon Big Bend NP, Texas Easy All year 3.2km return
Badland Loop Zabriskie Point, Death Valley Easy Avoid summer 4.3km loop
Badwater Badwater Basin, Death Valley Easy Avoid summer Up to 6.4km return
Enchanted Rock Central Texas Easy All year 7.3km
loop
Lost Mine Trail (2,088m) Big Bend NP, Texas Easy All year 7.8km
loop
The Chimneys Big Bend NP, Texas Easy All year 8.4km
return
The Window The Basin, Big Bend NP (Texas) Easy All year. Avoid after storms 9km return
Cherum Peak (2,128m) Near Kingman, AZ Easy All year 8.5km return
Telescope Peak (3,368m) Mahogony Flat Campground, Death Valley Moderate All year 22.1km return
West Rim Trail Zion NP Moderate Jun-Nov 24km one-way
Emory Peak via North and South Rim (2,385m) The Basin, Big Bend NP (Texas) Moderate All year 24.6km circuit
Bryce Canyon – multiple trails Sunrise Point or Sunset Point Moderate/Hard All year 26.8km circuit
Havasu Falls Hualapai Hilltop, AZ Moderate All year (need permit) 47km
return
(2 days)

Trip report:  The Best of Big Bend (Texas)

Vanuatu

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mele Cascades 12km from Port Vila Easy Anytime (9am-5pm) 4km return