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Photo of Manly to Spit Bridge Walk (Manly Scenic Walkway) Photo of Thredbo To Kosciusko via merrits track Photo of Mount Superbus, Lincoln Wreck, Mount Roberts and Lizard Point two day trek
  • near Manly, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    7.79mi
    Elevation +
    541f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofManly to Spit Bridge Walk (Manly Scenic Walkway) Photo ofManly to Spit Bridge Walk (Manly Scenic Walkway) Photo ofManly to Spit Bridge Walk (Manly Scenic Walkway)

    MANLY TO SPIT BRIDGE COASTAL WALK Lookout over Sydney Harbour from the Manly scenic walkway Weaving through a mix of lush bushland and scenic harbourside trails, the 10 km Manly to Spit Bridge Coastal Walk is a serie...

    A fantastic walk and great way to view the magnificent Sydney harbour. If you start at Spit Bridge you can finish with a...
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  • near Thredbo Village, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    12.65mi
    Elevation +
    2963f
    TrailRank
    73
    Photo ofThredbo To Kosciusko via merrits track Photo ofThredbo To Kosciusko via merrits track Photo ofThredbo To Kosciusko via merrits track

    Thredbo To Kosciusko via merrits track. This is a great walk, marked moderate due to the length. Merrits trail is fairly steep so if you have leg issues use the chairlift. Once up top metal walkway most of the way with a...

  • near White Swamp, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    15.86mi
    Elevation +
    4724f
    TrailRank
    72| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofMount Superbus, Lincoln Wreck, Mount Roberts and Lizard Point two day trek Photo ofMount Superbus, Lincoln Wreck, Mount Roberts and Lizard Point two day trek Photo ofMount Superbus, Lincoln Wreck, Mount Roberts and Lizard Point two day trek

    This was an awesome weekend adventure with lots of memorable sights in one of the best parts of South East QLD. See our blog at www.puffnpuffin.com (or click the 'view more' link below) for a detailed description.

    We found quite a few trails markers out that made the way fairly easy to navigate. Appreciated the accurate info. We enc...
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    Bello paisaje, mis felicitaciones.
    Mr Hunter
  • near Blackheath, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    3.65mi
    Elevation +
    1056f
    TrailRank
    71
    Photo ofBlue Mountains National Park: Grand Canyon Track Photo ofBlue Mountains National Park: Grand Canyon Track Photo ofBlue Mountains National Park: Grand Canyon Track

    Probably one of the best walks in the Blue Mountains park. Very diverse: eucaliptus-filled plateaus and dry climate at the top part, with great lookouts to the valleys and cliffs of this area of the mountains, and dense ...

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  • near Charlotte Pass, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    21.56mi
    Elevation +
    3770f
    TrailRank
    71
    Photo ofMount Kosciuszko: summit and main range trails Photo ofMount Kosciuszko: summit and main range trails Photo ofMount Kosciuszko: summit and main range trails

    Mount Kosciuszko is the highest summit in mainland Australia. Townsend and Twynam are, respectively, the second and third summits by elevation. There is some controversy on whether this summit is also the continental ...

  • near Nitz Crossing, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    3.83mi
    Elevation +
    1460f
    TrailRank
    71
    Photo ofBig Mt Bally Circuit, Springbrook NP QLD Photo ofBig Mt Bally Circuit, Springbrook NP QLD Photo ofBig Mt Bally Circuit, Springbrook NP QLD

    Big Mt Bally Circuit Video here: https://youtu.be/zCT8Eysueg4 First run through of this track.... Good little circuit. Be aware that the initial third of the trail is pretty much mostly uphill. Absolutely love the ...

  • near Charlotte Pass, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    13.88mi
    Elevation +
    2283f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofKosciuszko (Main Range Walking Track) Photo ofKosciuszko (Main Range Walking Track) Photo ofKosciuszko (Main Range Walking Track)

    The Main Range Track and Summit Walk are linked as a loop walk. During spring, walk the Main Range Track as described below. If the stepping stones across the Snowy River are covered this walk is not recommended. Af...

    Well explained
    Orlando Catinari
  • near Sun Valley, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    11.77mi
    Elevation +
    1368f
    TrailRank
    69
    Photo ofLittle And South Bald Loop (2022 Update) Photo ofLittle And South Bald Loop (2022 Update) Photo ofLittle And South Bald Loop (2022 Update)

    South Bald Rock is one of the major bald rocks actually in the eastern section of Girraween but south of Bald Rock. It is best assessable from the NSW section called Bald Rock National Park. Alternate access to Bald R...

  • near Kyalami, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    10.39mi
    Elevation +
    2346f
    TrailRank
    67
    Photo ofBorder Ranges - Booyong and Rosewood Loop Photo ofBorder Ranges - Booyong and Rosewood Loop Photo ofBorder Ranges - Booyong and Rosewood Loop

    The Border Ranges National Park is a extension of rainforest that extends into NSW from the Lamington area in Queensland. For those familiar with a Lamington area this area has similar rainforest habitat but given its lo...

  • near Sun Valley, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    14.90mi
    Elevation +
    2005f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo ofBald Rock, South Bald Rock and Little Bald Rock Photo ofBald Rock, South Bald Rock and Little Bald Rock Photo ofBald Rock, South Bald Rock and Little Bald Rock

    Lovely hike after/in the rain. Great to see the regrowth after last year's bushfires. Many varieties of fungi and wild flowers. We did the main Bald Mountain last as visibility in the morning was not good but you could d...

  • near Sierra Gardens, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    7.18mi
    Elevation +
    2434f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo ofMt Cougal East via Boyd’s Butte from Cougal Cascades. Photo ofMt Cougal East via Boyd’s Butte from Cougal Cascades. Photo ofMt Cougal East via Boyd’s Butte from Cougal Cascades.

    Mt Cougal can be tackled either from Dungay, NSW or as we did, via the Cougal Cascades , Currumbin Valley, Qld. This 11km (return) hike took us up to Boyds Butte (ridge) then south along the saddle to East Cougal and ret...

  • near Cangai, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    12.01mi
    Elevation +
    1860f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo ofGibraltar National Park Washpool to Boundary Falls Photo ofGibraltar National Park Washpool to Boundary Falls Photo ofGibraltar National Park Washpool to Boundary Falls

    This hike goes from the Walshpool Coachwood Drive Picnic Area to the Boundary Falls Picnic Area. The hike also includes a diversion to Duffer Falls. The initial part of the walk climbs the hill towards O'Hara's rock and...

  • near Katoomba, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    14.79mi
    Elevation +
    4961f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo ofKatoomba - Federal Pass - Ruined Castle - Katoomba Photo ofKatoomba - Federal Pass - Ruined Castle - Katoomba Photo ofKatoomba - Federal Pass - Ruined Castle - Katoomba

    This was an absolutely spectacular trail with views over the blue mountains, waterfalls, beautiful forest walks and perfect nature. It me about 6 hours to do the whole loop to and from the train station. I'm quite a fi...

  • near Goorianawa, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    12.45mi
    Elevation +
    3163f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo ofMt Exmouth and the Cathedrals and Arch Photo ofMt Exmouth and the Cathedrals and Arch Photo ofMt Exmouth and the Cathedrals and Arch

    This hike begins from the split rock car park and proceeds up the Birbie fire trail all the way up to Bribie camp. From there you follow the track uphill to Janu camp. At the junction at Janu camp the track proceeds up t...

  • near Mount Numinbah, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    7.26mi
    Elevation +
    2497f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo ofMt Hobwee via bushranger caves track Photo ofMt Hobwee via bushranger caves track Photo ofMt Hobwee via bushranger caves track

    Stunning trail...steep elevation but so worth it. Back door into Lamington np Binna Burra section (phone died once returned back to caves)

  • Boyd's Butte via Cougal Cascades

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    near Sierra Gardens, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    3.78mi
    Elevation +
    1519f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofBoyd's Butte via Cougal Cascades Photo ofBoyd's Butte via Cougal Cascades Photo ofBoyd's Butte via Cougal Cascades

    Awesome weather for it....and a run back down...fun fun dun grabbing hold of trees as i continue descent fast.

  • near Sun Valley, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    3.39mi
    Elevation +
    551f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofBald Rock Bungoona Track (2022 Update) Photo ofBald Rock Bungoona Track (2022 Update) Photo ofBald Rock Bungoona Track (2022 Update)

    The walk up Bald Rock by the Bungoona Trail is a beautiful walk ready accessible by the majority of people. The walking track gradually climbs through granite boulders and tors to the summit of Bald Rock which at the top...

  • Bluff Mountain and High Tops Loop

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    near Gowang, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    9.94mi
    Elevation +
    2762f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofBluff Mountain and High Tops Loop Photo ofBluff Mountain and High Tops Loop Photo ofBluff Mountain and High Tops Loop

    This track starts from Pincham carpark which is a short drive from the main campsite. Grand High Tops lookout is in Warrumbungle National Park along Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk. This lofty summit is a great place...

  • Bondi to WATSON’s Bay.

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    near Bondi Beach, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    8.15mi
    Elevation +
    856f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofBondi to WATSON’s Bay. Photo ofBondi to WATSON’s Bay. Photo ofBondi to WATSON’s Bay.

    The 80km Bondi to Manly hike is a lovely walk along the Sydney ocean front and harbor shoreline. It’s full of interesting history, scenic views and stunning buildings. We stayed at a hotel near the CBD and travelled by U...

  • near Moffat Crossing, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    3.64mi
    Elevation +
    1729f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofSpringbrook Pinnacle via Alstonville Rd Photo ofSpringbrook Pinnacle via Alstonville Rd Photo ofSpringbrook Pinnacle via Alstonville Rd

    Definitely needs to be done in cooler weather, but others, stay hydrated and take your time. I've only done this track coming from other side and loved it so much...but this time thought i'd start from another road. Not...

  • near Sun Valley, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    12.92mi
    Elevation +
    1864f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofSouth Bald Rock and Little Bald Rock Loop Photo ofSouth Bald Rock and Little Bald Rock Loop Photo ofSouth Bald Rock and Little Bald Rock Loop

    This hike start from the Bald rock campground and proceeds out on a Little Bald rock track out to Little Bald Rock and then progresses across to the caves at South Bald Rock and then climbs South Bald rook to it's pinnac...

  • Gould Circuit and Spirory View

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    near Gowang, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    5.45mi
    Elevation +
    1106f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofGould Circuit and Spirory View Photo ofGould Circuit and Spirory View Photo ofGould Circuit and Spirory View

    Starting at Pincham carpark which is a short drive from the Blackman campsite. Initially you follow Spirey Creek to immerse yourselves in the peaceful sights and sounds of dry woodland. After about 1.8km, you take the Go...

  • near Cangai, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    8.08mi
    Elevation +
    912f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofGibraltar National Park The Needles and the Tree Ferns Forest Photo ofGibraltar National Park The Needles and the Tree Ferns Forest Photo ofGibraltar National Park The Needles and the Tree Ferns Forest

    This trail goes to the Needles and also does the loop out through the World Heritage Trail through the Giant Treefern Forest. The track starts and finishes at Mulligans day use area. The needles consist of 6 Granite col...

  • near South Durras, New South Wales (Australia)
    Distance
    10.21mi
    Elevation +
    1932f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofPretty Beach & Durras Mountain Loopwalk NSW Australia Photo ofPretty Beach & Durras Mountain Loopwalk NSW Australia Photo ofPretty Beach & Durras Mountain Loopwalk NSW Australia

    Excellent Coastal Loopwalk on Australias 'Kangaroo Coast'. The coastal section with isolated beaches reminds of Abel Tasman in New Zealand, the inland art of the track is through bushland and rainforest. Kangaroos garant...

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