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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 Illawarra Escarpment Track between Stanwell Park and Austinmer follows the top of the escarpment, with multiple lookouts providing spectacular views up and down the coast. There's even a cafe at Sublime Point, just before the steep descent at the end of the walk, where you can enjoy a coffee or a cold drink!
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.
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.
Mt Ku-ring-gai to Berowra along the Berowra Track is a pleasant bushwalk that follows Cowan Creek for most of the way, with views on the descent from Mt Ku-ring-gai and the remains of a metal boat hull at Waratah Bay.
Mt Maculot is one the of the most popular (and arguably the most scenic) mountain in the Batangas south of Manila, in the Philippines. The reward for a steep and tough climb is a spectacular view over Taal Lake and its volcanic island.
A spectacular circular day walk that combines Shadow and Forgotten Lakes with an ascent of Mt Rufus (1,416m asl) and a side-trip to Little Hugel (1,274m asl). Two mountain peaks, alpine lakes, rainforest and incredible displays of flowering heath.
Mulu Caves and The Pinnacles is a three day hiking adventure. It explores one of the biggest cave systems in the world, beore climbing up to The Pinnacles, a unique karst formation in Mulu National Park.
The Murramarang Aboriginal Area Walking Track is a pleasant loop along the coast and coastal heath on the NSW south coast. It passes some nice beaches, but there is no evidence left of indigenous occupation.
The hike from Narcissus Hut to Cynthia Bay along Lake St Clair is the last (or first!) section of the Overland Track, and also makes a pleasant day walk. Although it's a relatively boring walk in its own right - Shadow Lake circuit or Mt Rufus makes for a better day walk.
The Natural Bridge Loop combines the Natural Bridge Track and Currie Road Trail to form a short loop. The bushwalk crosses a natural sandstone bridge and goes down to the water at Bantry Bay via the Cook Street Trail.
Bryce Canyon - the best hikes in one day! An extended Bryce Canyon hike that incorporates the Navajo Loop Trail, Peekaboo Loop, Queens Garden Loop and Fairyland Loop to take in the most spectacular sections of the canyon.
One of the many routes through the Blue Labyrinth, the two-day walk from Faulconbridge to Glenbrook in the lower Blue Mountains combines tracks along Sassafras and Glenbrook Creeks with sweeping views from Lost World Lookout. It's a varied walk with lots of potential camping sites.
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.
A large and spectacular swimming hole along Erskine Creek in Glenbrook. Multiple natural pools offer sandy beaches, rocky ledges and small cascades. A steep descent via Pisgah Rock is needed to reach the pool.
The Pogson Trig Loop combines the Blue Gum Walk, Pogson Trig Trail, Quarry Firetrail and Benowie Track (Great North Walk). Sections of this loop require approval (as it crosses behind the Hornsby rifle range), or the walk can be accessed from both Westleigh and Hornsby to avoid the closed sections of track.
The Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach Loop combines stunning coastal scenery with ocean and hinterland views from Durras Mountain. The walk is best done anti-clockwise from Pretty Beach, but a few different permutations are possible.
The Pylons Loop from Warrimoo to the St Ives Wildlife Garden is a varied and partly off-track loop. It links the Warrimoo Track, Ryland Trail, Callamine Trail and Showground Trail and makes use of a number of fire trails that service electricity pylons.
Muddy tracks and wet feet from multiple creek crossings is part of the fun on the West Canungra Creek Circuit. The reward is some stunning rainforest scenery and waterfalls as you follow the West Canungra Creek upstream from the Yerralahla Pool.
A surprisingly quiet and picturesque walk that follows the Williams River through rainforest up to Rocky Crossing, with several side trips to features along the river. The Rocky Crossing trail includes the Blue Gum Loop Trail (which can also be done separately as a shorter walk)
Combining the Rosewood Creek Track and Red Cedar Falls Track in Dorrigo National Park into a 10km loop is a great way to experience some of the best rainforest and to visit the highest waterfall in the park.
Russells Needle is a narrow tower of sandstone that just up above the Nattai Valley. It can be reached via a partly off-track circuit, which connects the Slott Way Track and Starlights Track. Spectacular views from Ahearn Lookout (a short detour) and the top of Russells Needle, and secluded camping by the Nattai River.
The Six Foot Track has become one of the "classic" NSW overnight walks since it was opened for bushwalking in 1984. It follows the route of the original six foot wide bridle track between Katoomba and Jenolan caves built in 1884.
The Slippery Dip Loop is an interesting circuit in Garigal Land and Garigal National Park that combines the Slippery Dip service trail with the XC Track, Road to Nowhere and Deep Creek bushwalking tracks.
The Leggy Point Loop combined with an unofficial loop around Little Redhead Point offers some stunning coastal views. Follow this route rather than the official route to avoid a section of walking along Scout Camp Road.
A short walk in the Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park, exploring two self-guided caves and Balancing Rock, an enormous limestone boulder. Near Balancing Rock is one of two accessible Aboriginal art sites in the Chillagoe Caves area.
This North Head Loop is an interesting bushwalking circuit around North Head in Manly, which uses some "secret tracks" as well as official trails. The loop passes some stunning viewpoints and World War II historical ruins.