This is a list of published trails in Australia, suitable for walking in three days or longer.
|Name||State(s)||Distance (km)||Recommended walking time (days)|
|Australian Alps Walking Track||Vic, NSW, ACT||683||40-60|
|Bellarine Rail Trail||Vic||32|
|Bicentennial National Trail||Vic, NSW, QLD||5,330||1 year|
|Cape to Cape Track||WA||124||6-8|
|Yuraygir Coastal Walk||NSW||65||4|
|Carnarvon Great Walk||QLD||86|
|Coastal Plains Walk Trail||WA||55||3.5 |
|Cooloola Great Walk||QLD||102||5|
|East Gippsland Rail Trail||Vic||96|
|Fraser Island Great Walk||QLD||90||6-8|
|Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk||QLD||54||3|
|Gold Coast Oceanway||QLD||36||2-5|
|Great Dividing Trail||Vic||304||15-20|
|Great North Walk||NSW||250||14-16|
|Great Ocean Walk||VIC||104||8|
|Great South Coast Walk||NSW, Vic||660||22-30|
|Great South West Walk||Vic||250||14|
|Hume and Hovell Track||NSW||440||24-28|
|Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail||SA||61||5|
|Katoomba to Mittagong Trail||NSW||132||6-8|
|Lavender Federation Trail||SA||212||10|
|Mackay Highlands Great Walk||QLD||56||5|
|Penguin Cradle Trail||Tas||83||5-7|
|Port Davey Track||Tas||65|
|Railway Reserve Heritage Trail||WA||63|
|Six Foot Track||NSW||45||3|
|Scenic Rim Trail||QLD||28||2|
|South Coast Track||Tas||82||6-8|
|Stirling Ridge Walk||WA||29||3|
|Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk||QLD||58||4-6|
|Tops to Myall Heritage Trail||NSW||220||11-12|
|Wet Tropics Great Walk||QLD||110|
|Wilsons Promontory – Northern Circuit||VIC||58||3-4|
|Whitsunday Great Walk||QLD||30||2-3|
The Bicentennial National Trail (BNT), originally known as the National Horse Trail, is one of the longest multi-use, non-motorised, self-reliant trails in the world, stretching 5,330 kilometres from Cooktown, Queensland, through New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory to Healesville, 60 km north-east of Melbourne. This trail runs the length of the rugged Great Dividing Range through national parks, private property and alongside wilderness areas. The BNT follows old coach roads, stock routes, brumby tracks, rivers and fire trails. It was originally intended for horses, but is these days promoted also for cycling and walking, though it is not yet entirely suited to these two activities.Cooloola Great Walk
The Cooloola Great Walk is a 102 kilometres (63 mi) coastal bushwalking route in the Great Sandy National Park of South East Queensland, Australia. Opened in 2010, it runs from Noosa North Shore through Cooloola to Rainbow Beach, and is planned as a five-day trek. The hiking trail was officially opened by Climate Change and Sustainability Minister Kate Jones in March 2010.Fraser Island Great Walk
The Fraser Island Great Walk is a long-distance trail in Queensland, Australia. Hikers must be fully self-sufficient and carry water. The walk is rated easy to moderate on a difficulty scale being mostly at sea level and is traversed in one direction.
It leads from Dilli Village, an environmental education camp of the University of the Sunshine Coast, to Happy Valley. The entire 90 km walk, which includes numerous smaller walks branching off the main trail, can be completed in 6 to 8 days. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) provides 8 walkers' camps for which a booking is essential.
The landscape during the walk changes between coastal heathland, mangrove forest, woodland and subtropical rainforest. The crystal-clear lakes and sand dunes are the highlights of this track. Due to the rain season, it is better not to do this hike from January to March.
A 40-kilometre (25-mile) extension to the walk from Lake Garawongera to Arch Cliffs, was developed by volunteers in 2010 and increases the length of the main trail to 90 kilometres (56 miles).Great South West Walk
The Great South West Walk is a 250-kilometre (155 mi) walking track, established in 1981, and located predominately in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia. Much of the route of the track passes through the Lower Glenelg National Park, the Cobboboonee National Park, the Discovery Bay Coastal Park, the Mount Richmond National Park and the Cape Nelson State Park, and may be explored through shorter or overnight hikes, or the entire 12- to 14-day circular hike, starting and finishing in either Portland or Nelson. A short portion of the track is located in South Australia, near Donovans.The track is administered, maintained and promoted by The Friends of the Great South West Walk Inc., a volunteer organisation, in partnership with Parks Victoria.List of long-distance footpaths
This is a list of some long-distance footpaths used for walking and hiking.List of people who have walked across Australia
People who walk across Australia can walk from either of the geographical extremes of the continent, or from directly opposed cities on opposite shores. The western-most geographical extreme of Australia is Steep Point, whereas the eastern-most extreme is Cape Byron. Similarly, the northern-most geographical extreme is Cape York Peninsula, and the southern-most is the South East Cape. The distance between the east and west as the crow flies is 4,030 km (2,500 mi), or 3,685 km (2,290 mi) from north to south. The western-most capital city in Australia is Perth, and the eastern-most capital city is Brisbane. The northern-most city is Darwin, and the southern to the southern-most city is Hobart.
Walkers who choose to circumambulate Australia can follow the National Highway for large sections of their journey. Of the people who have successfully circumambulated the continent, it took a range of 365–897 days to complete. Distances involved are in the vicinity of 14,300 km (8,900 mi) to 17,000 km depending on the route taken.
Only six people are known to have completed solo unaccompanied circumnavigations, passing through all mainland states and territories, without a support vehicle. These include Aidan de Brune, Nobby Young, Colin Ricketts, Andrew 'Cad' Cadigan, Scott Loxely, Mike Pauly and Terra Roam.