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Trekking the spectacular Overland Track |  <i>Mark Whitelock</i> Walking along Central Australia's stunning Larapinta Trail |  <i>Graham Michael Freeman</i> Stunning reflections captured in the beautiful Yellow River in Kakadu on our Project Uplift Challenge |  <i>Jock Cameron</i> Crossing dry creek beds on the Remote Northern Flinders Camel Trek |  <i>Andrew Bain</i> First light over the Heavitree Range on the Larapinta Trail |  <i>Graham Michael Freeman</i>
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Our favourite Aussie walks

Exploring Down Under

For anyone keen on exploring Australia’s stunningly diverse landscape, nothing beats the feeling of trekking. While many start with our Larapinta Trek, there are plenty of other sublime walks that will get you back out enjoying this magical country of ours.

Every year our range increases and is enhanced with new features, and we think you will love our 2017 lineup! We've listed 5 of our favourites to help get you started!

Trekking the spectacular Overland Track  -  Photo: Mark Whitelock Camping with a view on the Overland Track -  Photo: Mark Whitelock Side walk to Lake Will -  Photo: Gesine Cheung Pausing for interpretation from our guide on the Overland Track -  Photo: Ashton Sayer The Overland Track offers well maintained boardwalks to protect the fragile environment -  Photo: Chris Buykx

The Overland Track

Length: 6 days, 70kms

The Details: The Overland Track is one of the greatest walking trails in Australia. This classic trek is a complete adventure experience every hiker should undertake. This 6 day full pack trek explores the true pristine wilderness of Australia, passing through deep forests, sub‑alpine plateaus, high peaks and spectacular highland landscapes. Winding your way along a graded trail through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, you’ll encounter breathtaking views, from the stunning crags of Cradle Mountain to the rainforest-clad shores of Lake St. Clair. Your guides are passionate, experienced, trained in first aid and will bring the famous track to life as they share their local knowledge and enthusiasm for this special part of the Tasmanian wilderness.

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"I have just completed the 6 day trek, a holiday of a lifetime. I feel like it truly changed my outlook of life. I have a new sense of respect for our environment and high level of appreciation of the flora and fauna. I can truly see why it is heritage listed and why people say it is so beautiful. I have made wonderful and hilarious friends that I hope to keep for a lifetime. Our guides Nick and Darren were phenomenal, from their knowledge of the history about Tasmania to their cooking and company - I honestly couldn't fault one thing. They were extremely patient with the first time whingy back at the pack types (aka me). Thank you SO much!" B. Nelson


Trekkers embarking at the beginning of the Larapinta Trail, the old Telegraph Station -  Photo: Peter Walton Photography

The Larapinta Semi-Permanent Camps enjoy a secluded wilderness location amongst the hills -  Photo: Sue BadyariClassic outback country in Australia's Northern Territory -  Photo: Paddy PallinEuro Ridge offers a stunning highpoint to Stage 1 of the Larapinta Trail -  Photo: Graham Michael Freeman for GWOA - Classic Larapinta TrekApproaching Simpsons Gap on the Larapinta Trail -  Photo: Graham Michael Freeman for GWOA - Classic Larapinta Trek

Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort

Length: 6 days, 68.5kms (with optional walks up to 25kms)

The Details: The Larapinta Trail is one of the finest walks in Australia. Walking the high ridgelines of the West MacDonnell Ranges we gain a rare perspective of vast flood plains, the razorback rocky outcrops and sheer scale of this ancient land. World Expeditions operates many different options on the Larapinta Trail.

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"Take me back" she cried the next day after returning home from the Larapinta Trail adventure. So it was, our epic adventure out to the West MacDonnell Ranges, 152km on the western side of Alice Springs to hike the Larapinta Trail. I can't really put into a few words the experience we had two weeks ago. Thirteen women, 76km of hiking on rocky ground, outside showers, intense, surreal scenery, endless night sky, fabulous conversation and bucketloads of bellylaughs. We had the chance to just be ourselves - a small escape from our everyday lives - to reconnect, recharge and relax. We knew we had something special that week and we soaked it all in. So, as we slip quickly back into the routine of our individual lives, we will hold on to the memories of this trip and hopefully "find that space" in our minds and mentally transport ourselves there for a brief moment in time when life gets a bit too much. " Y. Shepherd QLD, Australia


Walkers on the Heysen Trail in South Australia -  Photo: Chris Buykx St Marys Peak, Heysen Trail, South Australia -  Photo: Chris Buykx The Heysen Trail winds its way through the North Flinders Ranges -  Photo: Tim Morris

Heysen Trail and Flinders Ranges

Length: 6 days, 85kms

The Details: While the official Heysen Trail spans over 1,200 kms and takes between 50-60 days, not many of us have the luxury of taking two months off to go trekking. Which is why the Heysen Trail and Flinders Ranges is a pretty close second best! This guided and supported trekking adventure explores the best sections of the famous Heysen Trail in South Australia's Flinders Ranges, home to some of the most stunning landscapes in Australia. Amble past rolling ranges of majestic peaks and rugged ridges which combine exceptional views with achievable challenges. Best of all? The walk stays in a variety of comfortable accommodation, ranging from sheep station cottages to cosy hotels full of charm and character!

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"This was a fantastic trip. Wilpena Pound, St Mary Peak and the Geological Time Trail - all incredible. Also seeing the yellow-footed rock-wallabies and the wedge-tailed eagles up close! Our guides Wes and Andrea were exceptional. They made the trip, with all their incredible knowledge of the area and the care they took of everyone. They catered for our needs and went out of their way to help in any way. I would recommend travelling with World Expeditions to anyone." J. Germany


Trekkers walking along a section of the South Coast Track -  Photo: Michel Gueneau Rock hopping on the South Coast Track -  Photo: Steven Trudgeon Descending the Ironbound Ranges on the remote South Coast Track -  Photo: Phil Wyndham The South Coast Track is one of the Great Walks of Tasmania -  Photo: Steve Trudgeon The South Coast Track is one of the Great Walks of Tasmania -  Photo: Steve Trudgeon Trekker on the short but steep climb and descent over Red Point Hills. -  Photo: Phil Wyndham

The South Coast Track

Length: 9 days, 85kms

The Details: What do you get when you combine 9 days, 85 kms and unspoiled wilderness on Tasmania’s southernmost shores? The South Coast Track – one of Tasmania’s finest long distance walks. Trek the untouched beaches, mountains ranges, wild rivers and towering rainforests, where wildlife is aplenty; wombats, quolls and even the orange-bellied parrot, one of the world's rarest bird species inhabit the area! You can expect to walk 10-15 kms a day, carrying a full pack that weighs up to 20kg, spending your evenings camping under the stars, far from the city lights and noises of home. Following in the footsteps of early indigenous Australians and ancient seafarers - the South Coast Track was built as an escape route for shipwreck survivors –you’ll finish the trek with a newfound appreciation for Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed Southwest National Park..

Don’t take our word for it!

""I highly recommend doing the South Coast Track. The coastal and mountain scenery is great. The walk itself is so varied with plenty of challenges to break up the walking day eg mud, water crossings, beach and rock walking. The leaders- Paul, Will and Vincent, through their planning, hard work and care made the trip feel comfortable, relaxed and so much fun. Their passion for hiking and exploring the natural environment was infectious. I think the entire group would agree that the hike left its mark on us, in terms of amazing memories that we are revisiting often, new friendships, and a thirst for the next adventure." A. McCormick


Walk Into Northern Rockhole on the Jatbula Trail, Nitmiluk National Park |  <i>Peter Eve/Tourism NT</i> Enjoy the scenic waterholes along the Jatbula Trail |  <i>Linda Murden</i> Enjoy the scenic waterholes along the Jatbula Trail |  <i>Linda Murden</i> Experience the breathtaking scenery along the Jatbula Trail |  <i>Linda Murden</i> The first waterfall experienced on the Jatbula Trail is the Northern Rockhole |  <i>Steve Strike, Tourism NT</i>

The Jatbula Trail

Length: 6 days, 60kms

The Details: Want a walk that will really make your trekking buddies green with envy? The Jatbula Trail in the Northern Territory explores the magnificent Arnhem Land escarpment over six days – taking in diverse landscapes including open forest, woodlands, monsoon forests, and riverine landscapes. This challenging full pack walk allows you to spend your mornings trekking, with lunches and afternoons spent relaxing by crystal clear waterholes. Combined with the wilderness camping and delicious meals prepared by your guides, this trek is the complete tropical wilderness experience!

Don’t take our word for it!

"A note to say what an amazing time we had on our Jatbula Trail with Steph and Josh as our guides. What a great team they were. Steph was so well organised and really had an art for gauging how our group of friends were at all times. She led us along the trail with leadership skills not seen in all people, always keeping us as a team. The terrain was ever changing and the water holes were always a welcome sight after the hours of hiking. The clinic was open every morning for those who needed a little treatment on the feet, which Steph did so graciously, even when dealing with blisters!The food prepared by Steph and Josh was always a treat and enjoyed by all. From the lentil curry to the (renamed) 'Steph Waldorf Special' and then the lovely fresh rice paper roles with all fresh ingredients on the last night topped off with mini pavlovas with fruit and cream. What a great culinary delight with very limited facilities.The Trail was magical and it was so special to have the camp sites so limited to 15 persons maximum, making the experience of each of the water holes even more special.Thank you to the Jawoyn People for sharing this part of Australia with all people." B. Nelson

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