This challenging 1,200-kilometre trail covers Cape Jervis to Flinders Ranges. The full endeavour (taking 50 to 60 days) is certainly for seasoned hikers in search of a full-on Aussie hiking experience. En route, explore coastal areas and native bushlands, stunning rock formations and impressive flora as well as towns, vineyards, farms and forests. There are five different levels of intensity and distances depending on the path chosen, catering for people of different fitness levels.
Heysen Trail. Cape Jervis to Parachilna Gorge. Cape Jervis. South Australia. +61 (08) 8204 1910
This six-day guided tour is for those in need of a touch of pampering as they pound the footpath. This luxury trek is located in Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Cradle Mountain. By day, explore the stunning wilderness effortlessly with the ease of only one light backpack (they do all the heavy lifting for you) and by night rest and refresh with a hot shower, delve into a gourmet grub and sleep in a comfortable bed. Not everyone’s idea of a trip into the wilderness but heaven for some.
Cradle Mountain Huts Walk. 1145 Westwood Road. Hagley. Tasmania. Australia. +61 (03) 6392 2211