More often than not on our list of best hikes in the world we promote “challenging” adventures.
The very dangerous West Coast Trail is our #1 pick. One in every hundred hikers has to be evacuated!
What if you don’t want to be evacuated?
From Our Hiking Blog:
We have come up with a short list that meets the following criteria:
– No death defying stunts required to complete the trip
– Relatively mountain / drop off free
– Challenging enough to make you feel a sense of accomplishment
– Multi day with at least 3 nights camping required
– Generally isolated and away from too much infrastructure
Before we give you the list, recall that Australia is chock full of dangerous animals. My friend from Canberra found a poisonous snake in the back seat of his car while putting his infant daughter into the car seat. I’d rather risk a Grizzly than meet a Brown Snake on the Trail.
The walks, in no particular order, are:
Great South West Walk – Victoria Wilsons Promontory Circuit Walk Overland Track – Tasmania Australian Alps Walking Track Thorsborne Trail – Hinchinbrook Island – Queensland Bibbulmun Track – Western Australia Great Ocean Walk – Victoria
Read the entire entertaining post – Hiking with Bathmophobia – 7 hiking trips that won’t scare you to death (too much) !
photo – besthike editor Rick McCharles – Overland Track, Tasmania – 2007 trip report
One Reply to “best SAFE hikes in Australia?”
I think you meet a better class of people out on the trail! Well, they don’t really have to be people do they?