Outback, tropical or coastal – which active holiday is for you?

Scale Euro Ridge | Gavin Yeates
Scale Euro Ridge | Gavin Yeates

Need help choosing where your next Australian holiday should take you? We’ve selected our top outback, tropical and coastal trips that are a ‘sure thing’ when it comes to the best nature, challenges and experiences on offer.
 

Best for experiencing iconic Australia: The Larapinta Trail

The Larapinta Trail is the quintessential Australian Desert walking experience. Set in the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges of Central Australia, the 223km long trail snakes through ancient landscapes and breathtaking scenery of the Red Centre. The Larapinta Trail offers one of the greatest desert treks on earth and is one of Australia’s most famous walking experiences.

Heading out onto the Larapinta Trail from our multi award-winning eco-friendly campsites |  <i>Andrew Thomasson</i>

Best for marvelling at natural wonders: The Bungle Bungles

Trek deep into the heart of the Bungle Bungles, exploring the spectacular canyons of Australia's most remote World Heritage wilderness. This fly-in, fly-out bushwalking adventure offers extraordinary opportunity to experience the Bungle Bungles up close, while avoiding the punishing overland travel.

Explore the spectacular beehive domes of the Bungle Bungles |  <i>Holly Van De Beek</i>

Best for remote trekking: The Heysen Trail and the Flinders Ranges

This guided and supported trekking adventure explores the best sections of the famous Heysen Trail in South Australia's Flinders Ranges. Journey past rolling ranges of majestic peaks and rugged ridges on this spectacular walk.

The Heysen Trail traverses the Bunyeroo Valley with Wilpena Pound in the background |  <i>Chris Buykx</i>

 

Best for experiencing the Top End on foot: Kakadu Explorer

A classic exploration of some of the Top End's best secret spots. Visit remote gorges, sparkling waterfalls and see ancient rock art on this tropical wilderness adventure in Australia's largest terrestrial national parks.

Taking in the ancient landscapes of Kakadu National Park |  <i>Tom West</i>

Best for chasing waterfalls: The Jatbula Trail

The Jatbula Trail is a renowned bushwalking adventure that explores waterfalls and swimming holes along the edge of the Arnhem Land escarpment. This full-pack expedition is ideal for both first-time and experienced bushwalkers.

The Jatbula Trail offers fantastic views over Seventeen Mile Falls |  <i>Steve Strike</i>
 

Best for scenic, high clifftop walks: Cape to Cape Tasman Peninsula

Discover Tasmania's premier coastal walk along the stunning cliffs of the Tasman Peninsular.

Cape Hauy with Cape Pillar beyond |  <i>Andrew Bain</i>

Best for exploring rugged coastlines: Flinders Island Walking Adventure

Enjoy 6 days exploring the breathtaking rugged beauty off the coast of Tasmania on Flinders Island.

Spectacular coastal walking on Flinders Island |  <i>Andrew Bain</i>

Best for visiting iconic coastlines: Twelve Apostles Walk

A guided lodge based walk along Victoria's spectacular Great Ocean Road.

Exploring the stunning coastal scenery on the Twelve Apostles Walk |  <i>Linda Murden</i>

 

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