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Auswalk Walking Holidays

Leave the car behind – get some fresh air and a healthy dose of exercise on a comfortable INN-to-INN walking holiday. While you walk your luggage is moved ahead of you. The trips can be done Self-Guided using easy-to-follow walking notes and marked maps, or you can choose a guided holiday.

You only need to carry a light day pack containing your picnic lunch, jacket, camera etc. Forget about sore back! When you arrive at the next accommodation your luggage will already be in your room.

Each day has an average of 4-5 hours walking, leaving plenty of time for taking photos and enjoying leisurely lunch breaks. There are options along the way so its easy to increase or decrease the amount of walking you do.

Emerge from the National Park at the end of each day’s walking to be pampered in style. The B&Bs, boutique inns and guesthouses have been hand selected ensuring variety, cleanliness, a comfortable bed, great food and a warm welcome.

INN-to-INN walking holidays are available in the following locations:

NSW – Snowy Mountains, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury Trail
Victoria – Grampians, Great Ocean Walk
Queensland – Lamington Traverse, Fraser Island, Magnetic Island

Auswalk offers a range of walking holidays in many other regions of Australia too.

Touring Options

Lord Howe Island Guided Walking Holiday

If you had to design the perfect island, Lord Howe would surely be it! Start with swaying palm trees, breathtakingly beautiful coastal scenery and a crystal clear lagoon fringed by the most southerly coral reef in the world. Bless it with a temperate climate often described as perpetual spring. Make it home to 64 species of unique plants, teeming seabird colonies and one of the rarest birds in the world. Locate it in the South Pacific Ocean only a couple of hours flight from Sydney. Add an excellent network of walking trails that criss-cross the island, traverse ridges high above the sea and lead to stunning vantage points. And finally, bestow it with a prestigious World Heritage Listing. Lord Howe Island – an inspirational place for a walking holiday.

This walking holiday will be guided by Ian Hutton, author of the excellent “Australian Geographic Book of Lord Howe Island” as well as various guidebooks on the birds, plants and reef life on the island.

Blue Mountains INN-to-INN Walking Holiday – 5 days

Well known for the famous 3 Sisters rock formation, the sheer beauty and botanical significance of the Blue Mountains has recently been recognised with a prestigious World Heritage listing. Towering cliffs, dramatic lookouts and numerous cascading waterfalls await those travelling on foot. Retrace the journey taken by early European explorers in search of fertile pastures. Explore remote rainforests, descend into the depths of pretty canyons and walk along trails that hug the sheer cliff faces. Walk from one place to the next whilst we move your luggage. Emerge from the National Park at the end of each day’s walking to be pampered in style in our hand-selected accommodations.

Self guided: Use our easy-to-follow walking notes and marked maps to find your way.
Guided: Weekly departures on demand for a minimum of two people booking together.

Blue Mountains INN-to-INN walking holiday – 7 days

Well known for the famous 3 Sisters rock formation, the sheer beauty and botanical significance of the Blue Mountains has recently been recognised with a prestigious World Heritage listing. Towering cliffs, dramatic lookouts and numerous cascading waterfalls await those travelling on foot. Retrace the journey taken by early European explorers in search of fertile pastures. Explore remote rainforests, descend into the depths of pretty canyons and walk along trails that hug the sheer cliff faces. Walk from one place to the next whilst we move your luggage. Emerge from the National Park at the end of each day’s walking to be pampered in style in our hand-selected accommodations.

Self guided: Use our easy-to-follow walking notes and marked maps to find your way.
Guided: Weekly departures on demand for a minimum of two people booking together.

Rainforests & the Waterfall Way Guided Walking Holiday

Where in Australia can you find World Heritage rainforests, spectacular gorges, stunning waterfalls, dramatic escarpment country and wilderness coastline all in the one region? “Rainforests & the Waterfall Way” covers them all. Explore the wonders of the Waterfall Way as it meanders through dramatic escarpment country to the jewel amongst NSW National Parks – Dorrigo. The walking tracks lead through a diverse range of environments from short walks to spectacular lookouts to remote hikes in World Heritage wilderness country. Down to coast for the picturesque Byron Bay walk includes stunning beaches, rocky headlands, rare littoral rainforest and the Byron Bay Lighthouse. Head back up into the rainforests of Lamington National Park. Climb the strangler fig tower, marvel at the upper levels of the forest on the Tree Top Walk and walk right across the plateau along the scenic Lamington Traverse. Plus you’ll be pampered at 2 of Australia’s most famous eco retreats – O’Reillys Guesthouse and Binna Burra Lodge.

Australian Alps Guided Walking Holiday

From our base in Jindabyne, we travel to a different part of the Kosciuszko National Park each day. Millions of years of weathering has eroded the once massive mountain tops of Australia’s highest mountains down to a gently rolling plateau containing plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. Glacial cirque lakes grace the heads of deep valleys, colourful alpine heathlands carpet the hillsides and gnarled, twisted snowgum trees cloak the lower slopes. Step back in time as we visit an historic cattleman’s hut. High above the tree-line we’ll learn how delicate plants can thrive in such challenging conditions and gain an insight into the geology of this rugged landscape. The grand finale is the summit of Mt Kosciuszko – the highest mountain in Australia. At 2228 metres, Kosi (as it is affectionately known by locals) is a mecca for walkers from all around the world. Sounds like a tough walk- but we’ll let the chairlift do some of the climbing for us!

Lighthouses Trek Guided Walking Holiday

Have you always wanted to stay in remote lighthouses? On this holiday you can expect adventure, romantic locations and precious out-of-the-way places that few people ever get to. This fabulous walking holiday includes a section of spectacular coastline from southern NSW to the eastern most part of Victoria. There are coastal walks on sandy beaches and cliff top tracks through colourful heathland – including the “Light to Light” walk in Ben Boyd National Park and a section of the “Wilderness Coast Walk” in Croajingolong National Park. Plus a couple of peaks to climb that overlook this scenic stretch of coast. We’ll travel by boat to remote Montague Island, stopping at a seal colony along the way. We’ll explore the island on foot, visit the restored lighthouse keepers cottages and have a tour of the lighthouse. We’ll stay at 2 lighthouses in historic keeper’s cottages – experience the solitude of these special places, learn the unique history of the early keepers and enjoy the camaraderie of the group.

Hawkesbury Trail INN-to-INN walking holiday – 6 days

Auswalk’s Hawkesbury Trail is a journey of discovery through three diverse National Parks, staying in B&Bs along the way. It follows the Hawkesbury River downstream by foot and by ferry as it meanders its way through the dissected sandstone plateaux of the area. Walk through lush forests, pass by sleepy river communities that are accessible only by boat and stroll around bustling marinas housing lavish motor cruisers and sailing yachts. Some sections of this trip incorporate different types of river travel – a great way to meet the locals! Eventually the river reaches the sea and the dense forests and peaceful river inlets give way to the breathtakingly beautiful beaches and dramatic cliff tops of the coast.

Self guided: Use our easy-to-follow walking notes and marked maps to find your way.

Roof of Australia INN-to-INN walking holiday – 6 days

Appropriately called the ‘Roof of Australia’, this walking holiday traverses Australia’s Alps, staying overnight in secluded ski villages. These high peaks are true ‘Man from Snowy River’ country. Legend has it that this brave young man rode his horse where no other riders dared go in pursuit of a valuable stallion who had escaped to run with the wild bush horses. Will you be lucky enough to spot a wild brumby? On this walk you will see an ancient landscape carved out by receding glaciers of the last Ice Age, enjoy lunch beside a pristine lake and walk through snowgum woodlands and colourful alpine meadows. In summer the wildflowers have to be seen to be believed – fields of snow daisies, alpine buttercups, billy buttons, golden everlastings and unique alpine gentians. The route culminates in an ascent of the highest mountain in Australia, Mt Kosciuszko – with a little help from a chairlift!

Self guided: Use our easy-to-follow walking notes and marked maps to find your way.

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