Adventure holidays are rising in popularity as families want something extra from their time away. If you like to explore your surroundings by foot, bushwalking is a special way to discover new places on your break.
Nature walks have also been proven to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing. According to a US study by the University of Michigan, group nature walks have been found to lower depression, reduce stress levels, and improve an individual’s mental health.
So if you are looking for the perfect hiking holiday, filled with discovery and adventure, then follow our guide to some of the best walking trails in Australia and New Zealand.
The Hunter Valley has a beautiful landscape that is ideal for walkers and hikers alike. Wollombi in Yengo National Park is a fantastic walking trail that is a tough and long walk that provides a fantastic workout for keen walkers and nature lovers.
Explore the great outdoors and discover the natural beauty of Tamborine National Park with this scenic trail. This hike reaches the top of Cameron Falls and you can bask in the views across to Mount Flinders and Brisbane. An easy hike at just 2.6km that is suitable for all ages.
If active holidays are your choice of getaway then book to stay in Cradle Mountain. It is ideal for trekking and there are plenty of adventure tours in the area. If you love to discover the great outdoors and enjoy breathtaking views by foot then this bush walk in the Lake St Clair National Park is perfect. An opportunity for a tough workout plus you will get magnificent views of northern Tasmania.
This is a trekking trail which is recommended for walkers with some bushwalking experience. A tricky walk but has spectacular views across the Dargo Valley. The recommended time for walking is between the months of November and April. These iconic tracks are a fantastic experience and will warm the heart of all keen walkers.
If you want to take your active holiday to another level then why not consider completing this 145km walk. You can explore Canberra from a very different perspective with this trail which goes through city and rural settings. This is popular with hikers and cyclists as it provides an overview of the iconic surroundings.
This hike provides spectacular views in an amazing location in New Zealand. If you are planning a holiday to New Zealand’s North Island then Northland is a fantastic adventure for all the family. With a variety of vineyards and restaurants you will be spoilt for choice to relax after your day of trekking.