The short Mount Etna Caves Walk finishes at the Bat Cleft, where over 100,000 little bent-winged bats stream out in search of food at sunset. It must be done as a ranger-guided tour from December to mid-February.
An overnight guided hike to the summit of Mount Kinabalu (4,095m), the highest peak in Borneo's Crocker Range and the highest mountain in Malaysia. Ascent via the Timpohon Trail and descent via the Lows Peak Via Ferrata.
Emory Peak in Big Bend National Park is the the highest peak in the Chisos Mountains, reached by a long day-walk. It can be combined with the South Rim, Southeast Rim and Northeast Rim for even more spectacular views.
The Mackerel and Basin Loop joins the Mackerel Track and Basin Track at West Head with an off-track section along the coastline. It passes some Aboriginal sites and offers some nice views, but the Basin Track is pretty dreary.
Delicate Arch is one of the most iconic and spectacular rock formations in Arches National Park. While the popular trail is almost alway busy, a hidden vantage point provides a different perspective of the arch.
A short loop in the Red Hill Reserve
using both the Cromer North Trail (Red Hill Main Trail) and Cromer Trail. The bushwalk explores two trig stations and the Wheeler Heights Aboriginal engraving site.
A fairly popular bushwalk in the D'Aguilar National Park, the Greenes Falls Track descends through rainforest to a platform overlooking Greenes Falls. It's an easy and pleasant walk, but don't expect a spectacular waterfall.
An informal walking pad provides access to Refuge Bay at West Head. This spectacular spot has a waterfall which plunges onto the beach, a clifftop swimming hole, great views and fascinating WWII history.
A great half-day walk in the Koghi Mountains. Only 20min drive from Noumea , the walk traverses a range of environments, from tropical forest to low heath. It culminates with sweeping views over Noumea and the coast from the summit of Pic Malaoui.
The hike to Careys Peak (1,544m asl) involves a hard slog up the Corker Trail, with almost all the altitude gain in the first few kilometres. The reward is sweeping views from the peak towards the coast.
A challenging "hike" through a limestone cave system. The Capricorn Caves Adventurer tour takes you through tight passages, large caverns and to the top of a large rock outcrop for some sweeping views.
A guided NPWS bushwalk along well-maintained firetrail in the Muogamarra Nature Reserve, the Bujwa Fire Trail descends through tall and shaded forest to Bujwa Bay. Some nice views of Berowra Creek and wildflowers along the way.
A firetrail along Faulconbridge Ridge finishes at the Grose River Lookout, which has some sweeping views. It also provides access to the Grose River via an interesting bushwalking track down to a nice swimming hole.
The relatively unknown Wedgewood Fire Trail in Cowan ends at a large rock platform, which offers filtered bush views. It's not the most exciting trail, but offers some great wildflower displays in Spring.
A relatively short and easy ranger-guided bushwalk at Muogamarra, the Bird Gully Walk descends into a valley where it crosses Muogamarra Creek. You'll see wildflowers, birdlife and some Aboriginal grinding grooves,
The Cascades Track is a short trail down to a large rock platform and picturesque waterhole on Middle Harbour Creek, in the northern suburbs of Sydney. Combines with the Bare Creek Track and Cambourne Trail for a longer loop walk.
The Rams Head Range Loop is one of the easiest off-track alpine routes in Kosciuszko National Park. The bushwalk follows rhe Ramshead Range, traversing the Southerly Ramhead, Rams Head and North Rams Head peaks.
An exploratory bushwalk in McPherson State Forest, mostly following Crane Ridge Trail along Crane Ridge and down to Warre Warren Creek. Along the way we visit some side gullies and Aboriginal rock art sites.
A popular destination from Cairns, Babinda Boulders offers a number of spectacular swimming holes. A short walk to Devils Pool gives you good view of the cascades and rock formations along Babinda Creek.
The Bantry Bay Loop is a varied loop, which passes the Bantry Bay Aboriginal engravings next to the Engravings Track. It then descends to Bantry Bay along the Timber Getters Track and returns via the scenic Bluff Track.
Located just outside Queenstown, the tough half-day ascent of Ben Lomond (1,748m) rewards - on a clear day - with sweeping views over Lake Wakatipu and as far as Mount Earnslaw (Pikirakatahi) and Mt Aspiring (Tititea).
An exploratory walk out along Shark Rock Ridge to Want Trig, with some stunning views over Cowan Creek. There is a rough trail all the way along the ridge, although some navigation skills and a topo map are essential.
Boolimba Bluff offers sweeping views over Carnarvon Gorge and out to the Expedition Range. Best at sunrise or sunset, it's reached via a track with one steep section up through a slot in the cliff-line.
A slightly complicated loop walk in the Bouddi National Park, which combines Hawke Head Drive and Box Head Walking Track with a track along the coastline from Tallow Beach to the end of Box Head. Great views, beaches and a bit of rock scrambling!
Brooklyn to Cowan forms part of the Great North Walk, with the track ascending from Brooklyn and traversing a number of ridges before descending to Cowan Creek. The final section is a steep ascent from Jerusalem Bay to Cowan.
Covering a large portion of the Botany Bay Coastal Walk (from Kurnell to Cronulla), the Cape Baily Coast Walk hike follows the Cape Bailey Track and Tabigai Gap Track, taking in the spectacular coastal scenery
A wonderful loop walk from the Carrol Trig to The Cascades. The walk takes advantage of two "unofficial" tracks to descend to Middle Harbour Creek, with the majority of the walk along the shaded Middle Harbour Creek Track.
The Casuarina and Lyrebird Loop is an interesting bushwalk through Garigal National Park. It combines the Casuarina Track, Lyrebird Track and Carroll Creek Track, and has some very nice sections along Middle Harbour and Carrol Creek.
Pigeon House Mountain or Didthul is one of the best walks in Morton National Park and on the south coast. The steep climb culminates in a set of steel stairs, with stunning views from the 720m high summit.
A relatively short but interesting bushwalk along Fortress Ridge in the Blue Mountains. A wide firetrail leads to sweeping views from Fortress Rock, while a more challenging steep track leads to the fascinating Dr Darks Cave.
Two separate, paved bushwalking trails (which start at same place) take you to the rocky Pebble Beach and two viewpoints on Double Head. An informal track goes to the summit of the wee Pebble Beach Peak for more great views,
An easy walk along Coba Ridge via the Neverfail Fire Trail to Collingridge Point, which has nice views over Berowra Creek. A more challenging side-trip visits an Aboriginal rock art site and the Coba trig station.
The Daleys Ridge Loop is a moderately challenging circuit, which combines the Daleys Point Fire Trail and Rocky Point Trail (two easy fire trails) with some unofficial bushwalking tracks. The walk provides access to the Allen Strom Lookout and Daleys Point Aboriginal Site.
A fun, non-technical canyon in the Newnes area of Wollemi National Park, Deep Pass alternates between dark and narrow slots, and more open sections filled with ferns. The loop walk passes some picturesque cascades and swimming holes.
The Furber Steps provides a very scenic route into the Jamison Valley in the Blue Mountains National Park, with multiple vantage points over the Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls. Return the same way, or via the Scenic Railway.
Combining Nellies Glen (Six Foot Track) with the Devils Hole, this Blue Mountains bushwalk offers spectacular views from multiple lookouts, beautiful rainforest scenery and some fascinating history from the coal-mining era.
A partly off-track bushwalk in Marramarra National Park, which initially follows the Duckponds Ridge Trail (a firetrail). The last bit down to The Duckpond, a deep pool on Marramarra Creek, has no track.
From The Windows carpark, two short hiking trails provides access to three impressive arches in close vicinity. One trail goes to North Window and South Window, while the other takes you underneath the spectacular Double Arch.
A circular bushwalk in Popran National Park which combines the Mount Olive Trail, Hominy Creek Trail and 248 Track. The destination is the beautiful Emerald Pool, and there are multiple Aboriginal engraving sites along the route.
The Emily Miller, Dark and Myrtle Beaches Loop is one of the best coastal bushwalks in Murramarang National Park (on the NSW south coast). It takes you to three beautiful and secluded beaches, and provides sweeping views from multiple headlands.
A partly off-track route, this is a great bushwalk for a warm day. After descending the steep track (Tierney Track) from Pisgah Rock down to Erskine Creek, follow the downstream to the Jack Evans Track, which provides an easy route back up to the top.
One of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, the hike to Meander Falls can be done as a circular walk, taking in a variety of terrain and a number of smaller (but equally impressive falls) by taking the Split Rock Track back to the start.
The Wonderland Track, Sunbath Track and Colosseum Track form part of the network of historic Hydro Majestic walking tracks. They offer some great Megalong Valley views, and a steep descent through narrow slots in the rocks to the base of the Medlow Bath cliffs.
The Mullet Creek Tunnel (or more accurately, culvert) was built in 1889 as part of the Sydney to Newcastle railway line construction. The historic tunnel is reached via firetrails and a bushwalking track from the Mullet Creek Trail down to the creek.
A loop walk combining the Rhododendrum Trail and Five Lakes Trail, this hike in the Bach Ma National Park (between Da Nang and Hue) offers some spectacular swimming holes and waterfalls. You can do this hike on your own or as a guided tour.
A beautiful swimming hole with a large, sandy beach along Glenbrook Creek, the Glenbrook Creek Sandbar can be reached via a couple of bushwalking routes. You can also incorporate it into a nice loop walk.
A great bushwalk for a hot day, Glenbrook to Lapstone along Glenbrook Creek offers countless swimming opportunities and some spectacular scenery. The optional and more challenging side-trip up to Mount Portal Lookout provides some great views.
Located in the Glenrock State Conservation Area, Burwood Beach (or Glenrock Beach) can be reached via a number of walking tracks. Behind the beach is Glenrock Lagoon, which offers a safer swimming spot.
Goon Goon Dina is an easy and pleasant circuit in Blackdown Tableland National Park, which passes the Ghungalu rock art site. The bushwalk has signage explaining the park's history and how the Aboriginal people use plants for food and shelter.
A footbridge suspended over the Fier River through the Gorges du Fier provides a spectacular journey through a narrow and deep gorge. The path finishes at La Mer des Rochers (Sea of Rocks), where the river has carved deep channels through the limestone rocks.
One of the most spectacular lookouts in Blackheath, located on the western side of the Great Western Highway. Hargraves Lookout has sweeping views over the Megalong Valley, Narrow Neck, Medlow Bath and as far as Oberon to the west.
Granite Falls on the NSW south coast generally doesn't have a high volume of water, but the river plunges off a 63m-high sheer granite cliff. A cantilevered platform provides a great view of the falls and valley below.
An arduous day-walk or overnight loop walk in Bungonia Gorge. The route combines the Red Track (Slot Track) and White Track (Mount Ayre Track) with some off-track walking along Bungonia Creek. The reward for the steep descent and ascent is remote camping by the river and some great views.
A tough overnight walk through the jungle to the peak of Mount Trusmadi (2,642m) in Borneo, the second-highest mountain in Malaysia, via the Mannan Trail from Sinua. One of the best challenging walks you can do!
The Devils Garden Trail traverses one of the most spectacular sections of Arches National Park, to the Dark Angel rock formation at the end. Along the trail are eight arches, including Landscape Arch - the longest natural arch in America.
The Royal National Park Coast Track is a popular long day-walk or overnight hike from Otford to Bundeena, along the coastline. Enjoy stunning views, many pristine beaches and some spectacular waterfalls.
Larger than all the arches in Arches National Park, the enormous Corona Arch is over 140 feet (42m) high. On the way is the smaller Bowtie Arch. While a popular hike, this trail just outside Moab is much less trafficked than many other hikes in the area.
The Hippocrene and Vera Falls Loop is a challenging but spectacular bushwalk in Wentworth Falls. It descends deep into the valley via some remote tracks, before returning via a cliff-top track. The bushwalk passes 11 waterfalls and many lookouts.
Starting and finishing at Leura Station, this challenging loop passes a few waterfalls and lookouts before reaching the fascinating Lindeman Pass (also known as the Forgotten Pass). The steep Copeland Pass provides an exit back up to Leura.
The Lyrebird Loop is an easy, family-friendy bushwalk through lush, remnant rainforest about 20min from Kiama. The optional Minnamurra Falls Walk leads to a viewing platform in front of the spectacular Minnamurra Falls.
A relatively short and easy walk in the Grant Grove area of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Big Baldy offers some stunning views over the Sierra Mountains and out towards Fresno. Continue along the ridge beyond the summit for the best views.
The only "must do" bushwalk in the Mount Moffat section of Carnarvon National Park, the Maranoa River circuit track passes by The Chimneys and the Looking Glass, and a spectacular Aboriginal rock art site (The Tombs).
The Middle Harbour Creek circuit is a relatively long bushwalk around Middle Harbour Creek. The route goes down one side of the creek from St Ives to Roseville Bridge, returning on the opposite side. This loop combines the Governor Phillip Walk. Lyre Bird Track, Two Creeks Track and Lockley Track.
A long day walk along the Darling Ranges section of the Bibbulman Track: the route combines Mount Cuthbert and Mount Vincent (Sullivans Rock to Monadnocks) as well as Mount Cooke, the highest point of the Darling Scarp. It avoids backtracking by utilising the Bibbulman Track and surrounding 4WD roads.
The hike to Crater Lake at the top of Mount Ruapehu involves a steep track from Iwikau Village up to Knoll Ridge via Waterfall Descent, and then off-track scrambling over rocky terrain and loose scree.