Gladstone, Lindeman and National Pass

  • Bushwalk
  • One way — 14 km
  • 7 hours
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Hard
  • 5/5
From the privacy of remote passes to the crowds of the main attractions of the Blue Mountains, this nice day-walk will be a great adventure ending with an easy stroll. A very nice hike for a hot day as you will be under the shade of trees near running streams much of the way. Access The Blue Mountains are extremely well served by train from Sydney, it is reasonably cheap and practical. Check the hours and rates on Transport NSW website. The trip from Sydney Central station takes a bit less than two hours and costs $12 to $15 return (depending if you ride off-peak or not). The cheapest (...)

South Australia

40 Great Short Walks There is a small guide named « 40 Great Short Walks », published by Trails SA, and it has good ideas and is well made. You can get it at the Adelaide Visitor Centre or just download it online: PDF, 10 MB. Most of the walks in the guidebook are around Adelaide or in the south of SA, but you’ll find some walks around the Flinders Ranges too. The guidebook is well written, with different kind of walks, most of them are easy to medium, and tracks are well signed and easy to access.

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About our maps

As always we are trying to get most things right here, so we are trying very hard to provide the best maps. For this we are working with OpenStreetMap, an open-source and open-data collective database where everyone can contribute to the maps. Because the data is free for everyone, the project started in 2009 with a completely blank map of the world. Since then thousands of contributors have recorded GPS tracks, and drawn roads, paths and cities from aerial imagery. And the work has been amazing, and once the maps have been filled they have incredible details you won’t find in any other (...)

Luxmore Hut

  • Bushwalk
  • Return — 27 km
  • 9 hours
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Hard
  • 5/5
Access and details Trailhead: Kepler Track car park (Lake Te Anau Control Gates). Access: by car, bicycle or foot (you can walk the 6 kms from the city centre, but this would make for a very long and hard day walk). Some private operators have a shuttle running from the town. Facilities: drop toilets and water tanks at the car park. Toilets, water, shelter and a large dining room at Luxmore Hut. Nearest town is Te Anau, 6 kms from the car park. Warnings: this is a long walk with a 1,000 meters climb, make sure to start early. Mt Luxmore is exposed, it might (and will) be windy, and cold. (...)

Upper Ferntree Gully - Dandenong Ranges NP

  • Bushwalk
  • Loop — 10 km
  • 3 hours
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Easy
  • 3/5
Walking in the Dandenong Ranges Access By car: 40 km east from the city centre of Melbourne. On Burwood Highway or Canterbury Road if you start from Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground. By train: take the train toward Belgrave and leave at the Upper Ferntree Gully station (not at the Ferntree Gully station, that is the one just before when we come from the city). Track When you get off the train, turn on the left to leave the station by the tunnel and follow the railway to the east (towards Belgrave). The Dandenong Ranges National Park is just about one kilometer, there is a small path on your (...)

Camels Hump — Mt Macedon Regional Park

  • Bushwalk
  • Loop — 10 km
  • 3 hours
  • Easy
  • 2/5
Acces Open map in new tab Start/finish: Camels Hump’s parking lot on Cameron Drive, called MacDonald Reservoir on the park leaflet. Alternatively, you can start from McGregors Picnic Ground where the parking lot is bigger. Around 70 km North West from Melbourne. By public transport: you can catch the train until Mount Macedon from Melbourne (lines Bendigo-Melbourne via Sundbury and Echuca/Moama-Melbourne via Bendigo or Heathcote) but you’re gonna walk around 10 km to join the start of the hike. Track Begin by climbing 450 metres on Camels Hump Track. Take the MRWT path which (...)

Bomaderry Creek Loop

  • Bushwalk
  • Loop — 5 km
  • 1.5 hours
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Easy
  • 4/5
The small regional park of Bomaderry Creek is nested in the town of Nowra, so it’s a perfect getaway: easy to access, but you are suddenly in the wild, watching Kookaburras and listening to Lyrebirds while walking between a quiet creek and small mossy cliffs. Access Trail head is at the Bomaderry Creek picnic area (sometimes also called the Narang Rd picnic area) 34 50 43 S 150 35 28 E. By car: park your car at the picnic area, on Narang Rd, in Nowra. By train or bus: Bomaderry/Nowra train station is a 2 kms (30 mins) walk away from the trail head. From Sydney it’s a 3 hours trip, (...)

A short walk in the Nullarbor — Mundrabilla Old Well Bushwalk

  • Bushwalk
  • Loop — 2 km
  • 45 minutes
  • Easy
  • 4/5
Crossing Australia along the Eyre Highway and its 1,700 kilometers is sometimes monotonous, and, we have to say it, boring. That’s why we tried to come up with a short walk in order to break the drive (or the bike ride) and enjoy a great view. We couldn’t find any “official” walking track in the Nullarbor so we just had to make this short loop, located at mid-distance between Perth and Adelaide. Access Park your car (or your pushbike!) on a car park situated between the Mundrabilla Roadhouse and the Hearder Hill Rest Area, that’s 25 km east of Mundrabilla RH and 41 km west of (...)

Nawulbinbin Walk — Judbarra / Gregory NP

  • Bushwalk
  • Loop — 1.7 km
  • 45 minutes
  • Easy
  • 4/5
This loop is short but filled with breathtaking views of the escarpment and the valley, and is a unique occasion to see aboriginal paintings and enjoy the shade of the palm trees. Access and details Trailhead is at Joe Creek Picnic Area 15 36 21 S 131 4 46 E on the Victoria Hwy, some 10 kilometers from Victoria River roadhouse. Access is by car (or bicycle) only, along the Victoria Hwy. No public transport. Facilities: drop toilets and picnic tables at Joe Creek Picnic Area. Nearest town is probably Timber Creek, 80 k’s from there. Warnings: saltwater crocodiles might be present in the (...)