At Great Walks of Australia, we believe we’ve captured Australia’s quintessential walking experiences. Our unique collection of independently owned, guided, multiday walks is designed to actively immerse you in Australia’s most iconic landscapes. Many are a rite of passage, a pilgrimage for travellers young and old, offering the opportunity to explore, on foot, some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes.
Combining the personal experience of walking through nature with the benefits of a professional guide will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the areas you visit – you’ll hear the stories behind the places you walk in and you’ll also feel safe each step of the way with Great Walks of Australia.
Each operator takes the utmost care to select their guides, as well as maintaining the highest standards of training, safety and equipment. Walking groups are kept small, ensuring personal service. Whatever your ability of fitness, there is a great walk to suit everyone. Terrain varies across the walks so make sure to check out the walk snapshot information or send us an email if you’re not sure. We want you to do the right walk for you – and then of course come back for more. Many of our guests use the Great Walks of Australia collection as their walking bucket list! We love that.
We offer warm and genuine hospitality accompanied by high quality meals and Australian wines*. Our accommodation is primarily exclusive, often remote and includes wilderness safari campsites, purpose built eco-lodges, private villas, glamping tents and historic homesteads. It’s all part of the walker experience. You’ll sleep in comfort on the Great Walks of Australia.
*wines not included on all walks but available for purchase when not
Our commitment to the environment
Naturally, at Great Walks of Australia we’re highly conscious of the effect of tourism on our environment. All walks in the collection take pride in respecting the environment in all aspects of their experience. Each walk meets a strict set of selection criteria to become a member including ecotourism certification and reviews of sustainable operations in sensitive environments.
Great Walks of Australia is a member of the Signature Experiences of Australia collections, supported by Tourism Australia.
All walk products must meet strict selection criteria in order to be approved and admitted by the Board as collective member walks. Each walk showcases a location and service that is second to none.
Each walk in the collective is a member walk of Great Walks of Australia. This is a single tier/level membership program with membership reviewed on an annual basis in line with the selection criteria.
Great Walks of Australia (GWOA) currently features 12* guided multi-day adventures offering unparalleled walk experiences (*as at July 2019).
The journeys are led by expert guides with a deep understanding of the environment who help to bring alive the culture, nature and history of each destination along the way. Small intimate group departures, accommodation with a sense of exclusivity and outstanding food and wine combine remote wilderness locations with the ultimate in luxury walking holidays.
Membership applications are reviewed by the Executive Officer and a site visit is then undertaken. Applications are presented to the Membership Committee, then the GWOA Board for approval. Any exceptions to the rules laid out in the criteria will be reviewed by the Board. In the case where applying member walks do not meet all the selection criteria, a special majority vote of the Board is required. The GWOA Board meet four times per year.
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