Auswalk Walking Holidays

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The highlights of an Auswalk walking holiday go far beyond exploring the iconic landmarks that you are going to experience on the track.

Auswalk allows you to discover Australia’s greatest landscapes in comfort. You will be carrying only a day pack as your luggage is transferred on to your next accommodation while you progress along the track. Arrive each evening to your next comfortable accommodation, ready to enjoy another display of the local produce. Rest assured that a wine list will also never be too far away.

On group guided trips you will travel with a group of like-minded people, accompanied by two professional guides allowing for the flexibility of easier and harder walk options.

For the ultimate adventure and flexibility Auswalk’s self guided inn-to-inn trips allow you to walk any day in the season, with your own group of two or more people. You will still enjoy their full support as you progress along the track from one accommodation to the next with luggage transfers, marked maps and detailed walk notes.

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Great South West Walk End to End - Self-Guided

The Great South West track has got to be Victoria’s best kept secret – a 250km continuous loop of untouched environment, from dramatic isolated coast with massive limestone cliffs and pristine beaches, to meandering rivers and remote bushland teaming with wildlife. Aboriginal heritage sites, the mighty Southern Ocean and freshwater lakes make this one of the most varied walks in Australia. This walk is a “Symphony in Four Movements”, depicted beautifully in this video.

The first stage of the Great South West Walk is the Cobboboonee Forest containing the headwaters of the Surry and Fitzroy Rivers. Here kangaroos are visible bounding across the track with the loud calls of red-tailed black cockatoos in the background. Next is the picturesque Glenelg River, which stretches out as it nears the coast then carves its way through a spectacular limestone gorge. Onto the pristine sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and freshwater lakes of Discovery Bay Coastal Park. The grand finale is the Three Capes and Bays section where the track hugs the clifftop all the way. These rugged, wave-bashed headlands are the highest in Victoria and are perfect for whale spotting in season.

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great South West Walk 6-Day Highlights - Self-Guided

This is a shortened version of the Great South West track which is often touted as Victoria’s best-kept secret. The loop walk is a 250km distance in total, which can take up to 14 days to complete. We understand that not everyone has this amount of time, so we have broken it down into what we think are the four best walks and a good snapshot of the variety of landscapes this walk has to offer.

The first walk is along the stunning Glenelg River, followed by a walk in the Discovery Bay Coastal Park via the coast. We follow this up with a magnificent walk at Cape Bridgewater, Victoria’s highest sea cliffs and what is often referred to as the Three Capes section of the walk. The last day we have you walk into Portland along the glorious coast. The walk is characterised by its’ pristine sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, freshwater lakes and the serenity of the Glenelg River.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great Ocean Walk - Self-Guided

The Great Ocean Walk is our most iconic coastal walk, for good reason, as it traverses one of Australia’s most dramatic coastlines from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles through the Great Otway National Park. The 104 km walk meanders its way through Manna gums with koalas only a few feet from the track, to traversing massive sea cliffs, cliffs that have made this location famous. You’ll walk through giant Mountain Ash forest, beneath the tallest flowering plants in the world and on along some of the most remarkable pristine beaches in Australia.

There are plenty of days when the ocean’s azure sparkle looks spectacularly inviting, but when you witness the awesome power of the Southern Ocean’s eternal tidal assault, you’ll see why this coastline is known as the Shipwreck Coast. There are also ample opportunities to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, ranging from kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and koalas to black cockatoos, sea eagles, wedge-tailed eagles, dolphins and whales.

  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Grampians Peaks Trail Explorer 7-Day - Self-Guided

The Grampians unique landscape is a phenomenal setting for a one of kind walking experience. The walk follows sections of the new Grampians Peaks Trail from Mount Zero via Halls Gap and south to Dunkeld. We’ve included walking on the unique western side of the mountains, portions of trail that will one day be part of the Grampians Peaks Trail. Walk through rugged, craggy-yet-strangely-beautiful landscapes with some of the best views seen by foot anywhere in Australia.

The Grampians walks take you via Venus Baths, Grand Canyon, Elephant’s Hide, Silent Street and the Pinnacle. Explore Mt Stapylton in the Northern Grampians as well as MacKenzie Falls, Mount Zero, Rosea and Sturgeon and much more.

This is the place to see Australian native fauna with cliffs and rough valleys providing refuge for many native animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, koalas and an abundance of bird species. The sandy soil is ideal for native plants, making this national park famous for its spring wildflowers. There are over 800 varieties of indigenous plant species, many of them wildflowers which come into vivid bloom each spring.

  • Family Friendly
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great Alpine Walk - Group-Guided

Few places in Australia offer such a diversity of pristine scenery and hiking options as the Victorian Alps. Striking alpine, sub alpine and stunning temperate forest landscapes make for a mesmerising walk. With breathtaking panoramic views over the alps and surrounding plains almost daily, views like these can only be reached on foot. Take a breath and be filled with the scent of fresh alpine air while the stresses of modern life will be left behind on these stunning alpine hiking trails.

The Great Alpine Walk is a paradise for photographers, wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Highlights include the breathtaking Razorback Ridge to Mt Feathertop – the second highest peak in Victoria. The undulating ridge walk offers panoramic views all the way and is complemented beautifully by the descent through stunning Mountain Ash forest to Harrietville.

The walk from Hotham to Falls Creek via the Cobungra Valley, Derrick Hut and Dibbins Hut is not only epic, but provides a real sense of accomplishment. The historic huts circuit walk will delight history buffs and remote Mt Tabletop is a splendid place to sit and ponder the dramatic beauty of the region.

  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Extended
  • Customised
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great Alpine Walk 7-Day - Self-Guided

Few places in Australia offer such a diversity of pristine scenery and hiking options as the Victorian Alps. This inn-to-inn walk traverses striking landscapes of alpine forests, grassland, snow-blanketed mountains, precipitous ridges and high plains. The alpine hiking trails cover some of the most spectacular sections of the 700km Alpine Walking Track from Walhalla to Canberra.

With each breath of fresh alpine air, the stresses of modern life will slowly be left behind. Take in dramatic views from the breathtaking Razorback Ridge to Mt Feathertop, the second highest peak in Victoria. The undulating ridge walk is complemented beautifully by the decent through stunning Mountain Ash forest to Harrietville. The walk from Hotham to Falls Creek via the Cobungra Valley, Derrick Hut and Dibbins Hut is not only epic but provides a real sense of accomplishment.

The Great Alpine walk is an epic immersive mountain experience where you will be supported by the team on the ground all the way. At the end of each day you’ll have the luxury of having a hot shower, a chef prepared dinner and breakfast and a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed, rising refreshed and primed for each day.

  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Grampians Hike - Group-Guided

The Grampians’ unique landscape is an extraordinary landscape and the perfect platform for a one of kind hiking experience.

The walk follows parts of the Grampians Peaks Trail from Mount Zero via Halls Gap and south to Dunkeld and includes walking on the unique western side of the mountains, portions of trail that will one day be part of the Grampians Peaks track. Walk through rugged, craggy, yet strangely beautiful landscapes with some of the best views as you walk anywhere in Australia.

This stunning handpicked selection of Grampians walks take you via Venus Baths, Grand Canyon, Elephant’s Hide, Silent Street and the Pinnacle. Explore Mt Stapylton in the Northern Grampians as well as MacKenzie Falls, Mount Zero, Rosea and Sturgeon and much more.

This is the place to see Australian native fauna. Hundreds of cliffs and rough valleys provide refuge for many native animals, including prolific quantities of kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and koalas and an abundance of bird species. The sandy soil is ideal for native plants, making this national park famous for its spring wildflowers. There are over 800 varieties of indigenous plant species, many of them wildflowers which come into vivid bloom each spring.

  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great South West Walk Highlights - Self-Guided

The Great South West track has got to be Victoria’s best kept secret – a 250km continuous loop of untouched environment, from dramatic isolated coast with massive limestone cliffs and pristine beaches, to meandering rivers and remote bushland teaming with wildlife. Aboriginal heritage sites, the mighty Southern Ocean and freshwater lakes make this one of the most varied walks in Australia. This walk is a “Symphony in Four Movements”, depicted beautifully in this video.

The first stage is the picturesque Glenelg River, which stretches out as it nears the coast then carves its way through a spectacular limestone gorge. Then it is onto the pristine sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and freshwater lakes of Discovery Bay Coastal Park. The grand finale is the Three Capes and Bays section where the track hugs the clifftop all the way.

  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great Ocean Walk Long Weekend - Group-Guided

With its breathtaking coastal scenery, magnificent forests, abundant wildlife and sheer diversity of landscape, the Great Ocean Walk bears the mantle of being one of Australia’s most iconic walks.

As you walk you will meander your way through giant mountain ash forest, the tallest flowering plants in the world, and along some of the most remarkable pristine beaches in Australia, then traverse massive sea cliffs, that have made this location famous. There’s also ample opportunity to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, from kangaroos to wallabies, echidnas and koalas, to black cockatoos, sea eagles, wedge-tailed eagles, dolphins and whales.

This Great Ocean Highlights Walk includes the Twelve Apostles, plus more stunning views as you progress along the track at Castle Cove and at The Gables, as well as Wreck and Johanna beaches. The pristine nature and deafening surf make Johanna Beach one of the ultimate beach walks. The breathtaking and deserted coastal landscapes, ancient Gondwana forests of Antarctic beech, shady wooded glades and heathland plateaus are the backdrop to a walk that will inspire, challenge and reward you with a real sense of accomplishment.

  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great Ocean Walk - Group-Guided

With its breathtaking coastal scenery, magnificent forests, abundant wildlife and sheer diversity of landscape, the Great Ocean Walk bears the mantle of being one of Australia’s most iconic walks.

Walk the 104km Great Ocean Walk track from end to end as it meanders its way through manna gums with koalas only a few steps away, to traversing massive sea cliffs that have made this location famous. Step through giant Mountain Ash forest, beneath the tallest flowering plants in the world, and along some of the most pristine beaches in Australia.

  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Mornington Peninsula Walk 5-Day or 6-Day - Self-Guided

Even though the Mornington Peninsula walk is less than 1.5 hours from Melbourne, its natural wealth has remained unspoiled. Explore the large tracts of native forest in Mornington national park and traverse the magnificent coastline. Experience Mornington Peninsula’s coastal culture, wartime history and world-class food and wine. Stay in the stunning towns of Flinders and Sorento and explore galleries and eateries, with the added benefit of both villages being located on the stunning coast.

Highlights:

Four distinct sections to this 100km continuous circuit track:

Two Bays Track: crosses the widest section of the Mornington Peninsula leading to its highest point at Arthur’s Seat, traverse inland forest to the serene Bushranger Bay

The coastal hike section: cliff-top walks with dramatic views, rugged beach stretches, coastal forest and Cape Schanck Lightstation on the southernmost tip of the Peninsula.

The Point Nepean section: fascinating wartime relics including historic forts and 270-degree views over the ocean.

The last section: walk the Bay along the coast (on six day only).

  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Customised
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Mornington Peninsula with 5-Star Jackalope 4 or 5-Day Self-Guided

The walk begins with a private transfer of less than two hours from the airport or your Melbourne hotel to the beginning of the Mornington Peninsula Two Bays walk. You’ll stay at 5 Star Jackalope and its’ Willow Creek Winery, indisputably Mornington Peninsula’s finest Hotel slash winery. The trip is fully inclusive and includes fine dining degustation dinners at Jackalope and chef-prepared cooked breakfasts.

The walk traverses everything from dramatic views over rugged stretches of beach, dense forest, Mornington’s coastal culture and its wartime history. The track starts with the Two Bays Track, making its way via Arthur’s Seat to Bushranger Bay. Cape Schanck Lightstation is our next stop on our way to Point Nepean and Sorrento, via Gunnamatta and its stunning beaches.

Why not incorporate a rest day at Sorrento where you can take the ferry across to historic Queenscliff for the day or visit the hot springs or more wineries.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Customised
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic

Wilsons Promontory in Style 4-Day - Self-Guided

This walk includes private transfers from Melbourne CBD or from Melbourne Airport to the Prom and back. Have the freedom to walk by yourself, with the added security of knowing you have the full 24/7 support of one of Auswalk’s professional guides. The price of this walk is based on four or more walkers.

Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s most popular walking destinations, for Victorians that is. Its low key profile outside of the state is largely because, we (meaning we as Victorians), have kept it that way. The Prom is an unspoilt pristine natural wonderland. Wilsons Promontory is also a sanctuary for a vast array of fauna including emus, wombats, echidnas and a plethora of birdlife. There’s also 15000 hectares of seascape under protection, making this Victoria’s largest marine Park.

We will have you walk the ‘Prom’, omitting the boring sections of fire track. This four day walk will traverse isolated beaches like Sealers Cove and Oberon Bay, over massive granite rock formations and across coastal escarpments and rocky headlands. With the added bonus of superb views as you walk.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Extended
  • Air
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Grampians Peaks Trail Highlights 5-Day - Self-Guided

The Grampians Peaks Trail is a 12-day walk that runs north-south from the very northern tip of the Grampian Ranges to all the way to the southern end in Dunkeld. We have pieced together 3 of the best walks on the Grampian Peaks Trail, beginning in Halls Gap with a slow climb up and over the mountains via the Pinnacle and Mount Rosea. Trek over rugged escarpments with superb views almost all the time as you walk. The walk finishes with the Mount Sturgeon portion of the Peaks Trail, making your way into Dunkeld and your accommodation at the Royal Mail.

The beauty of walking in the Grampians is the immensity of the place and the slim chance of knocking into anyone, especially on the last two walks. Walk light through the Grampians with just a light pack with the knowledge that your bags will be safely transported to your next accommodation.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great Alpine Walk 6-Day - Self-Guided

This self-guided independent walk has you trek over spectacular ridgelines, through valleys packed tight with Mountain Ash, high alpine forests and grassland and past snow-capped mountains. The sheer diversity of landscape and the glorious views as the track winds its way from Falls Creek via Hotham, Dinner Plain to Harrietville are just some of the highlights.

Breath in the fresh alpine air as you take in the dramatic views from the breathtaking Razorback Ridge and Mt Feathertop. Climb the second highest peak in Victoria. The hike from Falls Creek to Mount Hotham via the Cobungra Valley is probably one of the best hikes the Alps has to offer and provides a real sense of accomplishment.

The descent through stunning Mountain Ash forest as you walk down to Harrietville and soaking your feet in the Ovens River is a fine way to end this walk. For those people that want to immerse themselves further in the Victorian Alps, we recommend taking a rest day at Dinner Plain as there are stacks of shorter walks in the area.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great Ocean Walk 6-Day Unplug - Self-Guided

This is your chance to walk the walk and unplug on Australia’s most iconic coastal walk. Auswalk Walking Holidays have pieced together the best of the Great Ocean Walk track, following the coast through the Great Otway National Park via mountain ash forest, over pristine beaches and over what’s said to be the grandest sea cliffs in Australia. This brilliant diversity of landscape works in concert with the fauna and flora to make this walk very special. The energy and power of the massive swells are an amazing backdrop to the walk as are the koalas, the roos and the abundant birdlife that make this place their home. Walking into the 12 Apostles makes for a dramatic end to this amazing walk.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great Ocean Walk End to End Challenge - Self-Guided

Challenge yourself to walk the Great Ocean Walk Australia’s most iconic coastal walk in just five days. A walk that stretches for 105kms from Apollo Bay to the Twelve Apostles via a diverse range of landscapes with changing flora. The walk slices through the Great Otway National Park and meaders along the coast on top of some of the highest sea cliffs in Australia.

The walk makes its way through Mountain Ash and Manna gum forest, with koalas only metres from the track. The massive sea cliffs at the 12 Apostles, that have made this location famous, are a fitting end to this stunning walk.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate

Great Ocean Walk Highlights - Self-Guided

With its breathtaking coastal scenery, magnificent forests, abundant wildlife and sheer diversity of landscape, the Great Ocean Walk bears the mantle of being one of Australia’s most iconic walks.

As you walk you will meander your way through giant mountain ash forest, the tallest flowering plants in the world, and along some of the most remarkable pristine beaches in Australia, then traverse massive sea cliffs , that have made this location famous. There’s also ample opportunity to spot wildlife in their natural habitat, from kangaroos to wallabies, echidnas and koalas, to black cockatoos, sea eagles, wedge-tailed eagles, dolphins and whales.

  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Basic

Wilsons Promontory - Group-Guided

Wilsons Promontory is a vast granite mass of land that teems with wildlife and offers walkers endless opportunities to unplug and explore one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal landscapes. This unspoilt pristine natural environment is a place to immerse and interact with nature, which Melbournians affectionately refer to as ‘The Prom’.

The Wilsons Promontory walks provide a sanctuary for a vast array of fauna including emus, wombats, echidnas, including a plethora of bird life like Crimson Rosellas, Yellow Tailed Cockatoos and Black Faced Cormorants. The sanctuary doesn’t stop at the coast either, extending to 15000 hectares of seascape, making Victoria’s largest marine Park a living natural aquarium to dive into.

The walking will take you along pristine beaches like Sealers Cove and Oberon Bay that are punctuated by massive granite rock formations, then across coastal escarpments and rocky headlands and of course magnificent views as you walk. This area is so diverse that it also includes picturesque rivers and dense rainforest, not to mention the varied contrasting coastal flora.

  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Extended
  • Land - Motorised
  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Walking and Biking Tours
  • Moderate
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