Arkaba landscape, the Outback, Australia

Great Walks of Australia

Explore this giant country one step at a time
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Written by
Leanne Anglo

Published on: May 21st, 2018

Last modified: July 28th, 2023

With an abundance of coastline and a vast land mass, there are plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs in Australia.

Explore the diverse country of Australia on foot, spending days hiking and nights under the stars.

Follow the winding coast of Margaret River in the west, escape into Arkaba's outback or traverse the iconic Scenic Peak Rim. These are the great walks of Australia.


Perth and Margaret River

Cape to Cape Walk

Set in the heart of Western Australia’s wine region, the Cape to Cape route in Perth is a series of stunning coastal walks that can be experienced over the course of four nights. One of the country’s easier routes, base yourself at a luxurious and intimate lodge before heading out on a different trek each day, meandering through majestic forests and endless vineyards. Along the 41 kilometres you will cover, take time to enjoy epic sunsets, sensational picnics and glorious surroundings.


Arkaba landscape, the Outback, Australia

South Australia

The Arkaba Walk

Explore Australia’s outback at this luxurious retreat, set in 60,000 acres of private wildlife conservancy and shared with only nine other guests. Perfectly designed for a digital detox and a return to nature, take trips out from here to learn more about the country and the 600-million year old history of the ancient Flinders Range. A moderate to hard hike, expect to encounter inquisitive wildlife as you cross creeks, ridges and ranches over four days and 45 kilometres. 

Arkaba landscape, the Outback, Australia


The Twelve Apostles Walk

Over the course of four days, this wonderful expedition takes you through some of Victoria’s most exhilarating landscapes, including the iconic Great Ocean Walk. Stay with your hospitable hosts at a luxury eco-lodge as your base before heading out to different locations with your knowledgeable guide each day. Best for the more experienced, these hikes are a combination of easy and hard and culminate at the Twelve Apostles rock formations for a magical finale.

Arkaba landscape, the Outback, Australia


Spicers Rim Walk

Covering 33 kilometres in three days, you will start your walk in the beautiful Main Range National Park, with lush greenery and rugged mountains at every turn. Continue your journey along an original route through creeks and valleys carved out for Indigenous traders from inland to the coast. Ramble through the dense rainforest of Spicer’s Peak while learning about the stories of this region’s inhabitants. Upon completion of your daily hikes, enjoy chef-made delicious dishes and 360-degree spectacular views as you relax in your tranquil lodge.

Arkaba landscape, the Outback, Australia

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