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Great Walks of Australia

A collection of inspiring walking holidays

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The Great Walks of Australia is a collection of premium guided walking holidays showcasing the best of Australia’s walking trails. The walks across the country offer the opportunity for guests to enjoy varied terrain, scenery and wildlife in the outback, inland and on the coast. This industry-led collective joins together Australia's best walking holidays, characterised by exclusive, special accommodation that compliments the walk perfectly.

Our pioneering developments of the Larapinta semi-permanent campsites has lifted the Larapinta Trail to a level of the world class standards of the Great Walks of Australia. Now featuring four award-winning, semi-permanent and eco-friendly comfortable campsites along the trail.

Not only are we the operator of the Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort, we also sell many of the Great Walks of Australia (listed below). This is a 'best-of' selection that uses our high-end trekking experiences with the aim of putting Australia on the map as a truly world-class walking destination.


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The Great Walks of Australia are a collection of Australia's greatest premium multi-day walks, taking in some of Australia's most iconic and stunning wilderness landscapes.  Ranging from two to six days in length, we offer unparalleled walking experiences, where you'll experience exploring Australia's most incredible terrains by foot during the day, and can relax in comfort by night, with gourmet food and wine and premium accommodation.   Led by expert guides in small, safe groups, you'll get up close with flora, fauna and wildife of all kinds and experience Australia in its true magnificent natural splendour.  Take the path less traveled and join us for unforgettable journeys of a lifetime on the Great Walks Of Australia.  For further information on our walks and to view upcoming departure dates, visit www.greatwalksofaustralia.com.au   #mygreatwalk #greatwalksofaustralia  Great Walks of Australia is one of the Signature Experiences of Australia (Tourism Australia).  The Great Walks of Australia include:  Arkaba Conservancy Walk, South Australia: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/arkaba-walk/  Murray River Walk, South Australia: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/murray-river-walk/  Bay For Fires Lodge Walk, Tasmania: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/bay-of-fires/  Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Tasmania: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/cradle-mountain/  Freycinet Experience Walk, Tasmania: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/freycinet-experience/  The Maria Island Walk, Tasmania: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/maria-island/  Three Capes Lodge Walk, Tasmania: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/three-capes-lodge-walk/  Scenic Rim Trail, Queensland: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/scenic-rim-trail/  12 Apostles Lodge Walk, Tasmania: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/twelve-apostles-lodge-walk/  Margaret River Cape To Cape Walk, Tasmania: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/margaret-river/  Classic Larapinta In Comfort Trail, Northern Territory: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/margaret-river/  Seven Peaks Walk, Lord Howe Island: https://greatwalksofaustralia.com.au/our-walks/seven-peaks-walk/  


A trek on the Larapinta Trail is an experience like no other, and can leave an impression on travellers long after they return home. From sweeping views across the sunburnt landscape, to fresh-water gorges that provide the ultimate refreshment, and sunrises that bathe the sky in vibrant hues of pink, orange and deep purple, it is an experience you simply must do!  Highlights include: - Trek the ancient landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges - Summit Mount Sonder for a spectacular sunrise - Stay in award-winning, exclusive eco-campsites - Visit highlights along the trail including the Ochre Pits, Ormiston Gorge, Standley Chasm and more - Gain an deeper understanding for the ancient Indigenous culture and Traditional Owners of tha land - Relax in the evenings around a campfire as the guides prepare delicious 3 course meals   Visit http://bit.ly/Larpainta for more information. Immerse yourself in Margaret River's stunning coastal scenery.   Join the Cape to Cape Track Walk for 8 days starting at Cape Naturaliste down to Cape Leeuwin.   Enjoy cliff top walks with stunning views of red granite boulders, white sandy beaches and wander through an ancient Karri forest   A delight walking experience exploring the South Western Australian coastline.  For more information: http://bit.ly/2kvSJZi  ------------------------------ Like this? Visit our websites: Trekking and guided tour information https://www.australianwalkingholidays.com.au/ http://www.LarapintaTrailWalks.com.au Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/australianwalkingholidays Find us on Twitter http://twitter.com/auswalking Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/AustralianWalkingHolidays Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/4/+AustralianWalkingHolidaysSydney Join Matthew Evans, The Gourmet Farmer from SBS, chef and owner of Tasmania's Fat Pig Farm, for highlights of his recent adventure on the Bay Of Fires Lodge Walk - one of the Great Walks Of Australia.   This special broadcast was part of Live From Aus by Tourism Australia, which aired on their Facebook page on May 17, 2020.   To watch the full video, visit: https://www.facebook.com/SeeAustralia/videos/928250110936772/ Spicers Scenic Rim Trail | 2 Day Walk The Great Ocean Walk goes from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. There are different ways to do the walk and this is just one of them: a group guided tour over three days, staying in luxury accommodation. Brought to you by http://www.southaustralia.com as part of the Great Walks of Australia program.  Australia's environment is one of the most diverse on earth and the best way to appreciate its subtleties is on foot.   With expert guides to interpret the geology, flora and fauna of the Flinders Ranges, the Four Day/Three Night Walking Safari brings a few luxury touches to an immersive bush experience.  Traversing Wilpena Pound and 40,000 acres of Arkaba's private wildlife conservancy, the walk is an opportunity to share with just a privileged few one of Australia's most spectacular outback landscapes.  For more information about the Arkaba Walk visit: http://www.southaustralia.com/atdw-tour-operator?type=Tours&name=ArkabaWalkbyWildBushLuxury&id=56b27022aeeeaaf773d023c1 Welcome to one of the world’s great walks.  Set on Maria Island, a world heritage listed national park just off the east coast of Tasmania, this gentle four day guided walk combines rare Tasmanian wildlife, spectacular scenery, and fascinating history.  Is there a better place on earth to spend four days? Probably not. The Freycinet Experience Walk is the original guided walk on Tasmania’s east coast, taking you through the pink granite Hazard Mountains and rich coastal forests, and the purest of white-sand beaches including the world-renowned Wineglass Bay. Guests stay at Friendly Beaches Lodge - for the exclusive use of walkers and known as the 'secret lodge'. You'll need a guide to find it!


Great Walks of Australia experiences

On each of the Great Walks journeys, you will enjoy the unique luxury campsites, purpose built sustainable eco-lodges, private villas and historic homesteads. Experience life in remote locations, signature star beds, safari tents in the outback, mountain huts, a houseboat, island guesthouse and glamping tents... there is so much variety in our beautiful accommodations on the Great Walks of Australia.  This is a collection of premium multiday guided walks. Enjoy our new videos featuring great walks, from two - six days in duration, in often remote and always stunning locations around Australia.

Eco-friendly and sustainably chosen accommodation

Sleep in comfort in accommodation which offer a sense of exclusivity, luxuriousness and remoteness – from wilderness safari campsites to purpose built ecolodges, glamping tents to historic homesteads. Each of the Great Walks of Australia holiday meet a strict set of criteria including ecotourism certification and reviews of sustainable operations in sensitive environments.


Luxury Lodges of Australia

Hike in comfort: gourmet meals & expert guides

Walk in Australia's most iconic landscapes with the comforts of a luxury holiday. Along with a sense of adventure, enjoy outstanding, quality meals and wine in remote Australian wilderness settings. Each immersive walking journey is led by expert guides with a deep understanding of the environment.


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