Australia Adventures

We're Your Australia Tour, Travel & Vacation Guide!

4WD Treks - Activities - Fishing Trips - National Parks - Popular Destinations - Tours & Vacations - Wineries

horizontal rule

horizontal rule

Australia Travel > Victoria > Adventures > Bushwalking

 

Even within a 75 mile radius of Melbourne, you will find an extraordinary diversity of bushwalking environments, ranging from coastline to grassy alpine plateaus and tall forests of mountain ash; and if you venture further afield, you can hike amid snow-capped peaks in the Australian Alps or through semi-desert in the far north-west – Victoria’s own outback. One of the state’s most visited national parks is Wilsons Promontory, which has walks of various lengths and levels of difficulty, ranging from though four-day treks to short outings from the promontory’s only settlement, Tidal River. Equally spectacular but less busy coastal walks can be found in Croajingolong National Park in the state’s south-east, while the south-west has the Great South-West Walk, an eight to ten day circuit departing from Portland, with half of the trail running parallel to the coast and much of the remainder following the Glenelg River. The mountains in the eastern half of the state are ideal for summer walking. In the Alpine National Park, for example, historic bushwalking routes traverse the Wonnangatta Wilderness and the Bogong High Plains. Highlights include the four-day Wonnangatta Horseshoe (a classic crest walk across Mount Howitt and the Crosscut Saw) and the two-day Razor and Viking circuit. Shorter walks on the Mount Buffalo plateau, with its granite tors and views across the farmlands of north-east Victoria, will also give you a fell for the alpine environment. Walks in the rain-drenched Otways wind through patches of temperate rainforest and tall eucalyptus trees. To the north-west, the dramatic Grampian Mountains feature impressive sandstone escarpments that provide magnificent views across densely wooded valleys, and an extensive network of bushwalking tracks that radiates outward from the mountains’ principal settlement, Halls Gap. There is  also virtually unlimited potential for off-track hiking.

horizontal rule

horizontal rule

Australia Map   |   Australia Pictures   |   Popular Destinations in Australia   |   Submit URL

New South Wales | Northern Territory | Queensland | South Australia | Tasmania | Victoria | Western Australia

Canberra    |    Sydney    |    Darwin    |    Brisbane    |    Adelaide    |    Hobart    |    Melbourne    |    Perth

Contact Us - Privacy Policy - Terms of Service - Site Map

 

©2003 - 2009 Australia Adventures 

Sedo - Buy and Sell Domain Names and Websites project info: australiaadventures.com Statistics for project australiaadventures.com etracker® web controlling instead of log file analysis