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 (...)

Arrernte Bush Track — Ochre Pits, West Mac Donnell Ranges

  • Bushwalk
  • Return — 6 km
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • 4/5
Access and details Trail head: Park your car at Ochre Pits Rest Area 23 44 7 S 132 52 5 E on Namatjira Drive, a 110 km drive from Alice Springs. Access: by car (or bicycle) only. No public transport. Facilities: gas barbecues, pit toilets and tables at the rest area. Camping and open fires are forbidden. No water. Warnings: this walk may be really hot on sunny days, make sure to take sunscreen, a hat, at least 1L of water each and drink it. Track Open map in new tab From the Ochre Pits Rest Area follow the only walking track going to the Ochre Pits, and continue past the cliffs on the (...)

Explore a salt lake — at Lake Hart

  • Bushwalk
  • Return — 2 km
  • 30 minutes
  • Easy
  • 5/5
Most people just drive the Stuart Hwy without event looking out the window or leaving their air conditioned car. They don’t see the strange and colorful landscapes around them, they just try to get to the next town as fast as they can. How can anyone do that when the journey is so amazing? Yes the landscape can be monotonous and sometimes even boring, but the size of it makes it exceptional. And you can’t argue against a few stops along the way just to wander around and get a glimpse of the remote places you are getting through. Open map in new tab And one of those stops is the Lake (...)

Hidden Gorge — Mt Remarkable NP

  • Bushwalk
  • Loop — 17 km
  • 5 hours
  • Medium
  • 5/5
Access By car : park your vehicle on the day area of Mambray Creek Campground 32 50 19 S 138 2 28 E, in Mount Remarkable National Park. The access is from Highway 1 between Port Augusta and Port Pirie. Fee : $10 a day per vehicle or $18 per vehicle to camp at Mambray Creek (solar hot showers). Caution: from 2014 you have to book in advance on the South Australian national parks website. Free for pedestrians and cyclists. Itinerary Leave Mambray Creek Campground and follow the Mambray Creek Track. The good news is that most of the time this part has good shade, so it won’t be too hot. (...)

Montezuma Falls

  • Bushwalk
  • Return — 8 km
  • 3 hours
  • Easy
  • 4/5
The Montezuma Falls are one of the highest waterfalls in Tasmania at 104 meters. And it shows. The day we came there, it was practically impossible to see them. The water flow was so powerful that approaching the base of the falls made you instantly wet. Like if you just had gotten out of the shower. And the track? It was wet. It was raining. There was mud. In summary, it was a classic tassie experience, and an awesome one. Access Trail head: in Williamsford, a ghost mining town 41 49 47 S 145 30 9 E. By car: follow the Williamsford Rd from the Murchison Hwy (A10), just out of Rosebery. (...)

Shipstern Bluff and Tunnel Bay

  • Bushwalk
  • Return — 12.5 km
  • 5 hours
  • Medium
  • 4/5
This daywalk will take you to Cape Raoul, to see the amazing Tunnel Bay, where the ocean carved a natural tunnel in the cliffs, and to Shipstern Bluff, a surfers spot hosting one of the largest and most dangerous waves of the world. And you can see that from the shore. Just stay way clear of the water if you don’t want to get wet. Access Car park at the end of Stormlea Rd, after 9 km of a well maintained dirt road. 8 km west of Port Arthur. 43 11 42 S 147 46 38 E Public transport: none, the place is quite remote. Fee : the track is in the Tasman National Park, so park entry fees should (...)