Australia

 
Uluru Base Walk, Northern Territory, Australia, 2010

Uluru Base Walk, Northern Territory, Australia, 2010

Distance:  6.6 miles (10.6 km) Avg.Time:  3.5 hrs Start / Finish:  Mala or Kuniya carparks Season: All year. Summers can be scorching hot, whilst winter nights can occasionally dip below freezing. Maps / Info: Upon entering Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park, you will receive a brochure that contains information and basic walking maps for […]

 
Springbrook – O’Reilly’s, QLD, Australia, 2009

Springbrook – O’Reilly’s, QLD, Australia, 2009

Distance : 58 km approx. Avg.Time :  2 or 3 days. Start / Finish : Settlement Campground, Springbrook National Park – O’Reilly’s, Lamington National Park. As of 2013, there are no public transport options to either trailhead. If you don’t have access to private transport, you may be able to organize a ride with a […]

 
Cape to Cape Walk, WA, Australia, 2010

Cape to Cape Walk, WA, Australia, 2010

Distance : 135 km Avg. Time : 5 or 6 days Start / Finish : Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin. No public transport available to either trailhead. Reasonably priced taxis are available to Cape Naturaliste from Dusborough and from Augusta to Cape Leeuwin. Click here for details. Season : All year. Maps / Info : […]

 
Larapinta Trail, NT, Australia, 2010

Larapinta Trail, NT, Australia, 2010

Distance :   231km Avg. Time :   14 days Start / Finish : Redbank Gorge – Telegraph Station. No problems accessing the easterly trailhead at Telegraph station, which is literally just a few kilometres walk away from downtown Alice Springs. Getting to the western terminus is another matter altogether. There is no public transport […]

 
Bibbulmun Track, WA, Australia, 2010

Bibbulmun Track, WA, Australia, 2010

Distance : 961km Avg. Time : 40 – 45 days Start / Finish : Kalamunda – Albany Click here for transport details to and from the trailheads. Season : All year. Can be scorching in summer and bushfires are not uncommon. Best seasons are spring and autumn. Maps / Info : For online information your […]

 
Fraser Island Central Circuit, QLD, Australia, 1996

Fraser Island Central Circuit, QLD, Australia, 1996

Distance : 58km Avg. Time : 2-3 Days Start / Finish : Eurong See the QLD Government website for details of getting to and from Fraser Island. Season : All year. Maps / Info : When I did this hike in 1996 I used the map and trekking notes contained in John Chapman’s Bushwalking in […]

 
Freycinet Peninsula Circuit, TAS, Australia, 2009

Freycinet Peninsula Circuit, TAS, Australia, 2009

Distance : 30km Avg. Time : 1 or 2 days Start / Finish : Walking Tracks car park, 4km past Coles Bay. Click here for public transport options to Coles Bay. There are regular shuttle buses from Coles Bay to the Walking Tracks car park. Season : All year Maps / Info : You will […]

 
Overland Track, TAS, Australia, 1996

Overland Track, TAS, Australia, 1996

Distance :  65km Avg.Time :  4 or 5 days (add on an extra day or two for side trips) Start / Finish : Cradle Valley – Cynthia Bay See the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service website for details of getting to and from the trailheads. Season :  November – April. Maps / Info : The […]

 
Thorsborne Trail, QLD, Australia, 2006

Thorsborne Trail, QLD, Australia, 2006

Distance :   32km Avg.Time :  3 days Start / Finish : Ramsay Bay – George Point. The Thorsborne Trail runs along the eastern side of Hinchinbrook Island. Boat services to and from the island need to be booked in advance. Click here for ferry reservations to the northern end of the island. For boats to […]

 
South Coast Track, TAS, Australia, 2002

South Coast Track, TAS, Australia, 2002

Distance :  80 km approx. Avg.Time :  5 days Start / Finish : Cockle Creek – Melaleuca Click here for public transport options to Cockle Creek. Melaleuca is accessible by light aeroplane with Par-Avion. Season : November – April February and March represent your best chance (chuckle, chuckle) of good weather. Maps / Info : […]

 
Western Arthurs Traverse, Tasmania, Australia, 2002

Western Arthurs Traverse, Tasmania, Australia, 2002

Distance :  44.7 miles (72 km) Avg.Time :   6 days Start / Finish : The Western Arthurs Traverse is a loop route that starts and finishes at the Scotts Peak Dam trailhead. The starting point is three hours by road from Hobart. Unfortunately at the time of writing (2013), regular shuttle bus services to […]