In Australia, we are lucky enough to have an endless number of hikes at our disposal, no matter where we are or where we are going.
To celebrate the release of the EFM Trek Outdoor Power Bank range, we are counting down the best Australian hikes to challenge you. From the stunning coastlines of Tasmania to the mysterious beauty of the Outback - we’ve got you covered!
Tasmania is world renowned for its wild beauty, outdoor loving locals and, in turn, its vast array of hikes on offer. Commencing in Launceston, The Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is a multi-day hike that many local tourism companies offer all-inclusive packages for. Four days experiencing first hand the beauty this breathtaking coastline walk offers? We’re in!
A fan favourite for locals who regularly tackle this track to stay active, the Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk is located less than an hour from Melbourne CBD in the foothills of the tranquil Dandenong Ranges.
The walk is commonly referred to as the “1000 Steps”, a nod to the number of steps to climb to reach the summit. But be prepared to sweat! While the 1000 Steps is only 3km long, and achievable for most of average fitness in around an hour and a half, the steep nature of this walk makes it a big challenge. The trail is jam-packed with visitors on weekends, so if you prefer a little peace and quiet, plan a weekday trip.
Don’t let the ominous name scare you off - Mt Warning is the perfect New South Wales hike to add to your bucket list!
Located in the Northern Rivers region of the state - a short drive south-west of Murwillumbah near the Queensland border - this once-volcanic remnant hike takes approximately five hours to complete (round trip). 8.8km and 1,159 metres awaits you, as does unmissable views of this beautiful region.
While many know Kata Tjuta as ‘The Olgas’, the traditional Aboriginal name is now widely used, and the numerous walks on offer around this Outback destination are an absolute must-visit for fitness fiends and curious amateur hikers alike.
The Valley of the Winds Walks are a selection of hikes designed to suit various fitness levels, from 2.2km return to a more challenging 7.4km circuit. Whichever you opt for, the Valley of the Winds is the ideal vantage point to see the world-renowned domes of Kata Tjuta for yourself. It’s also only 32km from Uluru, another Northern Territory location with a myriad of walks on offer.
If rugged bush vistas and getting up close and personal with native flora and fauna sounds like something you could get on board with, the Dutchmans Stern Hike in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia is for you.
Suited to those with a moderate level of fitness, the 10.6km circuit hike takes an average of five hours to complete. There is also an easier 4.2km one-way hike to the summit, which takes around 4 hours total. The Dutchmans Stern Hike is an easy two hour drive from the capital city of Adelaide, so an enjoyable day trip is completely achievable.
Have you completed any of these top Australian hikes? Are you keen to complete any of the hikes on our shortlist?
It goes without saying that, regardless of the length of the hike you’re undertaking, provisions should always be taken. A sturdy backpack equipped with GPS, water, food, maps of the region, rain gear, a first aid kit and sun protection are mandatory essentials, as is sturdy footwear designed for hiking. And don’t forget your EFM Trek Power Bank for added peace of mind!