Australia Hiking Resources
Bushwalking Blog - A website about hiking, focused on (but
not limited to) Victoria, Australia.
Bureau of Meteorology
Hiking Trips From Melbourne - This is a fully searchable
Journal of bushwalking, hiking, and coastal trips, compiled
by Bob Padula, OAM, of Mont Albert, Melbourne. Victoria. It's
updated whenever a new excursion is completed, which are usually
short half or full day expeditions out of Melbourne. The entries,
with images, highlight the places visited, with links to location
Parks Victoria - Parks Victoria is the custodian of a diverse
estate of significant parks in Victoria and of the recreational
management of Port Phillip Bay, Western Port and the Yarra and
The Great North Walk - The Great North Walk is a 250 km
path from central Sydney to downtown Newcastle in Australia.
It is fantastic for holidays, family weekends, bush exploration
and treasure hunts. This site offers information on hikes, access,
visits and accommodation.
Tracks and Trails of Victoria - Hike a challenging alpine
track to a secluded waterfall. Victoria's walking and riding
trails provide the perfect getaway for everyone. You will find
many trails are close to Melbourne and most are within easy
driving distance of the city.
Trail Hiking Australia - Trail Hiking was established in
2014 to further the development and promotion of hiking trails
throughout Australia. Offering detailed information on hiking
trails primarily throughout Victoria, including trail descriptions,
key features, pictures, maps, gpx files, elevation profiles
Victorian National Parks Association - VNPA is dedicated
to the protection of Victoria’s unique natural environment and
its biodiversity. A member-based, not-for-profit organisation,
that run the largest bushwalking program in Victoria.
Victorian Orienteering Association - Orienteering offers
people the chance to learn how to navigate confidently - whether
it be through local streets and parks of Melbourne or out in
the state forests in Victoria. While there are many forms of
orienteering, the common element that applies to all of these
is a map. In most cases, the map identifies
Clubs & Federations
Bayside Bushwalking Club - Founded in 1984, the BBC has
grown steadily and is one of the most active bushwalking Clubs
Bushwalking Australia - Bushwalking Australia is the National
body representing the interests of bushwalkers and other recreational
walkers. There are many issues affecting bushwalkers which extend
beyond the boundaries of any one State or that require some
level of national coordination or support.
- Bushwalking Victoria - The Victorian Federation is also
fairly large representing about 70 clubs with 12,000 members.
The web site is still growing and contains useful links to local
Bushwalking Queensland - A large site with very good general
advice and a useful set of brief notes to many walks in southern
Brisbane Catholic Bushwalking Club - Provides details of
regular bushwalks in South East Queensland. Includes committee
member list, meeting times, and events calendar.
Canberra Bushwalking Club - organises walks in the Canberra
and South East New South Wales region.
Coast and Mountain Walkers of NSW Inc Bushwalking Club -
Established in 1934 and based in Sydney. Offering a walk programme
for members, social timetable, conservation policy, and list
of equipment suppliers.
Hobart Walking Club - Encourages bushwalking, skiing and
outdoor activities, and promotes interest in the preservation
of flora, fauna, and natural scenery.
James Cook University Bushwalking Club - Provides students
with access to NQs wilderness areas, and promotes an understanding
and appreciation of nature.
Mountain Devils Bushwalking and Social Club Inc - A Macarthur
bushwalking club dedicated to making friendships through shared
outdoor and social activities including , bushwalking, backpacking,
Perth Bushwalkers Club - Walking guides, event outlines,
photo album, and joining information.
Sydney Bush Walkers - One of the oldest bushwalking clubs
ROC - The Outdoors Club is one of the largest clubs at RMIT
University in Melbourne. The club offers many Activities, including
Bushwalking, Rock Climbing, Cross Country, Backcountry Skiing,
Mountain Biking, Caving, Kayaking and Canoeing, Orienteering,
Rogaining, Mountaineering, Adventure Racing and regular Social
Walking Federation of South Australia - This website represents
33 clubs in South Australia. This site started in May 1999 and
is still small consisting mainly of club lists and information
on how to join.
YHA Brisbane Bushwalking - We are a Brisbane-based bushwalking
club. We walk throughout South-east Queensland and Northern
New South Wales.
Friends of the Heysen Trail. They are responsible for much
of this track's maintenance and should be contacted if you are
contemplating this trail. The web site does not contain a lot
of information to download but they do produce good printed
information for walkers to purchase.
Dividing Trail - The Great Dividing Trail Association has
constructed a walking track from Castlemaine to Ballarat. This
active group is currently working on extensions to Bendigo and
the side track through Lerderderg Gorge to Bacchus Marsh.
Short Walk in Victoria - Most walks described are located
in the general area around Melbourne, but there are many further
Bibbulmun Track - An excellent overview of the Bibbulmun
Track in Western Australia by The Friends of the Bibbulmun Track.
Website includes, detailed maps, facilities, history, photo's,
track services and offers a membership.
Aushiker - A small site concentrating on walks in Western
Geoff Murray - A small site containing photographs of some
of Tasmania's walking areas. There are some nice photos here
that will give you another view of what these places look like.
Geoff Wise's Wilderness - Has some good trip reports, a
selection of photographs and a set of links to other sites.
The Links page is extensive and a great site to browse for other
bushwalking related sites. This site is also regularly growing
and is worth revisiting.
John Chapman - Selected bushwalking tracks and ski-touring
in Australia, details of my guide books along with update notes
for those books.
Peter Sundstrom - A selection of photographs of the Australian
wilderness and National Parks, in New South Wales, Australian
Capital Territory, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania from a
number of Peter's bushwalking and ski touring trips, to show
just some of the diversity Australia has to offer.
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