With its pristine beaches, remote wildernesses and unique animals, Australia has global appeal for outdoorsy travelers. At roughly the size of the Contiguous United States, Mainland Australia covers 7.69 million square kilometers (2.97 million square miles) making it earth’s largest island or smallest continent depending on your perspective. There are 23.5 million Aussies spread out across the land, which is about 13% of the population of the United States. Not to be forgotten is the the island of Tasmania, located 250 kilometers off the south coast of Victoria. Tasmania covers approximately 68,000 square kilometers (26,000 square miles) and is a secluded destination for hiking, camping, and touring.
Hikes in Australia
This collection of hiking trails in Tasmania and Victoria, Australia, lists the hikes roughly from west to east and north to south. The table may also be sorted alphabetically or by distance to help you pick your next hike in Australia. A search feature can be used to quickly isolate the hike you are looking for. Each trail links to its own report complete with photos, maps, directions, and all the other information needed to locate and enjoy these hikes. Below the table is an interactive map with the location of each trail.
|750||Nobbies Boardwalk on Phillip Island|
This short out and back walk on Point Grant provides excellent coastal views highlighted by Seal Rocks, Nobbies, and the Nobbies Blowhole.
| 1 km|
|760||Penguin Parade to the Nobbies on Phillip Island|
This coastal 4-kilometer long road can be walked, driven, or biked between the Penguin Parade Visitor Center and the Nobbies Centre.
| 8 km|
|770||Summerlands Beach on Phillip Island|
This short out and back return hike brings you to a picturesque surf beach that is taken over by little penguins in the evening.
| 1 km|
|780||Pyramid Rock on Phillip Island|
This short out and back walk takes hikers out onto a grassy point to two overlooks of Pyramid Rock, a triangle-shaped rock island just off the coast.
| 0.8 km|
|790||Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island|
This loop explores the fantastic boardwalks in the Koala Conservation Centre as well as a longer trail through eucalyptus woodlands.
| 1.2 km|
|800||Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island|
This loop along beaches and bluffs is packed with Cape Woolamai highlights, including Woolamai Surf Beach, the Pinnacles, Cape Woolamai Beacon, Old Granite Quarry, and Cleeland Bight.
| 8.5 km|
|850||South Norman Bay to Little Oberon Bay in Wilsons Promontory National Park|
This out and back hike is packed with coastal views, traveling from Tidal River Campground to Norman Bay and across Norman Point to Little Oberon Bay, a pristine beach with pale sand and clear turquoise water.
| 9.5 km|
|895||Mount William in Tasmania|
This out and back hike tops a short summit that is the high point of Mount William National Park with panoramic views over the coastline at the northeast corner of Tasmania.
| 3.6 km|
|905||Saint Columba Falls in Tasmania|
This out and back hike descends into a rainforest to the base of a powerful 90-meter tall waterfall.
| 1.2 km|
|915||Cataract Gorge in Tasmania|
This loop combines Zig-Zag Track, Cataract Walk, and Bridge Walk to explore Cataract Gorge Reserve, an impressive natural area just outside the center of Launceston.
| 3.4 km|
|925||Liffey Falls in Tasmania|
This out and back walk in the rainforest passes the Upper Cascades on the Liffey River to reach the base of lovely Liffey Falls, one of Tasmania's finest waterfalls.
| 2.2 km|
|945||Apsley Waterhole & Lookout Track in Tasmania|
This loop travels through a eucalyptus forest to a popular swimming hole on the Apsley River in Douglas-Apsley National Park.
| 1.2 km|
|950||Friendly Beaches in Tasmania|
This hike explores a long, pristine beach on the east coast of Tasmania north of the Freycinet Peninsula.
| 0.1 km|
|953||Cape Tourville in Tasmania|
This short circuit provides big views along the east coast of Freycinet Peninsula, circling 100-meter tall bluffs to reach the Cape Tourville Lighthouse.
| 0.6 km|
|960||Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Circuit in Tasmania|
This rewarding loop through Freycinet National Park visits pristine light sand beaches at Hazards Beach and the renowned Wineglass Bay.
|965||Moorland Mosaic in Tasmania|
This out-and-back boardwalk in Mount Field National Park crosses an alpine meadow covered with an interesting mix of plants.
| 0.65 km|
|970||Russell Falls & Horseshoe Falls in Tasmania|
This hike in Mount Field National Park visits one of Tasmania's most famous and beautiful waterfalls and can be extended from 1.8 to 2.65 kilometers by venturing to the top of Russell Falls and nearby Horseshoe Falls.
| 1.65 km|
|978||Pinnacles Boardwalk & Summit Trig in Tasmania|
The short walk on the top of Mount Wellington explores two short boardwalks and a trig station at the summit.
| 0.75 km|
|980||Octopus Tree and Circle Track in Tasmania|
This loop in Hobart's Wellington Park reaches a unique eucalyptus tree with tentacles for roots that wrap around a boulder.
| 1.1 km|
|985||Coal Mines Historic Site in Tasmania|
This short loop explores the ruins of an old prison and coal mine that relied on convict laborers.
| 0.8 km|
|990||Blowhole & Fossil Bay Lookout in Tasmania|
This short walk in Tasman National Park reaches a coastal vista point and a wave-carved tunnel through a rocky point that has the potential to spray up like a whale spout.
| 0.45 km|
|991||Tasmans Arch & Devils Kitchen in Tasmania|
This short walk visits two impressive features on the coast of the Tasman Peninsula, a natural bridge and a chasm carved by the sea.
| 0.9 km|
|996||Cape Raoul in Tasmania|
This bushwalk explores the pristine coastline at the southwest end of the Tasman Peninsula, reaching a cape with daunting 200-meter tall cliffs dropping to swirling seas.
|12 - 14 km|