Best Treks For First Time Walkers

Maria Island, an ideal destination for first time trekkers
Maria Island, an ideal destination for first time trekkers
If you’re a newbie when it comes to trekking, or looking for the perfect introductory hike that will give you a relaxed yet complete immersion into the wilderness, check out our top introductory hikes! 
Hidden in this fascinating selection of trips are plenitude of trails that showcase the alluring charm and appeal of trekking some of Australia’s most exceptional locations. 
Whether you’re traversing the spectacular coastline of Western Australia’s Cape to Cape, embarking on a short and blissfully sweet Larapinta Experience in Comfort, or exploring the beautiful and pristine Flinders Island, these walks are accessible for beginners – and better yet – absolutely fantastic! 
So, what are you waiting for? Here are our seven top Australian walking adventures for beginners. 

Larapinta Experience In Comfort - NT

Hikers admiring Simpsons Gap |  <i>Shaana McNaught</i>
Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty: Introductory to Moderate 
Best Season: April - September   
While the Northern Territory's complete Larapinta Trail spans 223kms over 14 days, the Larapinta Experience in Comfort is the perfect option for those short on time who still want to experience the highlights of the trail in relative comfort! Walking between 7-18 kms each day, you’ll visit the spectacular Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm Loop Walk, Serpentine Gorge, the colourful Ochre Pits and the expansive Ormiston Gorge. 
Exclusive to our clients, the Larapinta Experience in Comfort spends evenings at our semi-permanent campsites - a relaxing respite at the end of the day, with amenities such as a hot shower that make it feel like glamping, while still embracing the outback charm and wilderness. 

Cape To Cape Track Walk - WA

Walking along the Cape to Cape Track, Western Australia
Duration: 8 days 
Difficulty: Introductory to Moderate 
Best Season: September, October, March and April 
Western Australia's Cape to Cape walk is an eight day adventure that consists of day walks between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin on the Margaret River coastline. Carrying only a backpack, these day walks can be up to 20kms a day – but are vehicle supported and evenings are spent in relaxing accommodation each night. 
Check out all the Cape to Cape walks.

Flinders Island Walking Adventure - TAS

Spectacular coastal walking on Flinders Island |  <i>Andrew Bain</i>
Duration: 6 days 
Difficulty: Introductory to Moderate 
Best Season: November – February Rugged, rural, remote.... and.... refreshing! 
The Flinders Island Walking Adventure is a 6 day walking trip that introduces trekkers to a diverse itinerary that explores the island’s most spectacular landscapes. Perfect vistas? Check! Abundant Wildlife? You bet! Spectacular scenery? We bet our money on it! Carrying only a daypack, walk through the stunning ecosystems, from dunes and lagoons to woodland and mountainous granite ridges. Best of all, stay in our semi-permanent campsites each evening, where our guides will prepare delicious meals for you while you stargaze. 

The Maria Island Walk - TAS

Stunning coloured rocks on the Maria Island walk |  <i>Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett</i>
Duration: 4 days 
Difficulty: Introductory to Moderate 
Best Season: October to April
The magic of walking on Maria Island will mesmerise all who come to experience its World Heritage listed ruins, rugged cliffs and mountains, sweeping bays and abundant wildlife. Located just off the East Coast of Tasmania, the island is a walker's paradise with no motor vehicles or shops to distract you from the island's unspoiled wilderness

Bay Of Fires Lodge Walk - TAS 

Explore the magnificent Bay Of Fires coastline |  <i>Tourism Tasmania Anson Smart</i>
Duration: 4 days 
Difficulty: Introductory to Moderate 
Best Season: October – May 
What’s better than a four day exploration of the Bay of Fires in Tasmania? Combining it with accommodation at the award-winning Bay of Fires Lodge! The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is an awe-inspiring escape as you explore deserted beaches, coves, sand dunes and the rich biodiversity of the nearby woodlands. 
Carrying only a daypack, your days will be filled with wildlife-viewing, stunning vistas and picture-perfect photographic opportunities, while your evenings are spent relaxing at the luxurious Bay Of Forest Lodge, dining on scrumptious meals and trying to work out why it took you so long to book this trip in the first place! 
Book on the Bay Of Fires Lodge Walk today.  

Warrumbungle Summits - NSW

Warrumbungle Summits scenery |  <i>Gesine Cheung</i>

Duration: 6 days 
Difficulty: Moderate 
Best Season: April – August 

The name ‘Warrumbungle’ is a Gamilaroi word meaning crooked mountains. And when you get there, you’ll see why this mountain range got its name. These jagged volcanic peaks poke up above the surrounding plains like figures from a dream.

And speaking of dreaming: Warrumbungle National Park, is Australia's first Dark Sky Park and on clear nights you will encounter the starriest of skies. This is the backdrop of our exclusive new adventure.

On this trip we take in all the Park has to offer including hikes to the summit of Mt Bluff, Mt Exmouth, Lugh's Throne, Belougery Split Rock and famous Breadknife Gap which offer close up views of the park's iconic rock formations. Our trip concludes at the lesser known Pilliga National Park where we undertake a stunning short walk on the Sandstone Cave walking track.

View Warrambungles Summits walk.  


Six Foot Track - NSW

Hiking the Six Foot Track |  <i>Rob McFarland</i>

Duration: 3 days 
Difficulty: Moderate 
Best Season: March – November 

The Six Foot Track is one of Australia's most iconic and well-known trails.

Originally built as a bridle trail to shorten the journey to Jenolan Caves, which was growing in popularity as a tourist attraction during the mid- and late-nineteenth century. Prior to its creation the journey to the caves from Sydney was a long one, via rail and a lengthy horse ride from the nearest railway station at Tarana (between Lithgow and Bathurst). In 1884 a new horse track from Katoomba across the Coxs River was marked out and constructed to be six feet wide in order that two loaded horse-drawn carts could pass each other.

For walkers, the Six Foot Track remains an enjoyable multi day 45-kilometre journey through a mix of dense native bushland, towering sandstone cliffs, granite creek beds, open farmland, pine forests and the unique limestone geology of Jenolan.

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