It’s not at all about relaxing on a beach anymore, Australians are increasingly happy to lace up their walking boots to explore the countryside on foot in their time off. On the ‘100 Greatest Holidays of Australia’ list walking of all types took centre-stage, from the exclusive luxury of Freycinet and Bay of Fires in Tasmania to the outback walks of the Northern Territory and a coastal walk in southern WA. One theme that did reign supreme was, well, Tasmania, taking out the top four spots on Australia’s Greatest Walking Holidays destinations. Here are the top 10 (with the number they finished overall in the 100 list in brackets):

1. Walk The Freycinet Experience, Tas (13)

2. Become a Firewalker, Bay of Fires, Tas (16)

7. Visit an ancient forest, Tarkine, Tas (41)

8. Follow the Larapinta Trail (with World Expeditions), NT (tied 56)

9. Experience the privilege of trekking with an elder, WA (59)


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10: Walk the Cape to Cape,WA, (60)



See the full list ‘100 Greatest Holidays of Australia

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