Explore Australia’s best wilderness areas in Queensland, Northern Territory and northern NSW on pack-free guided multi-day walks
Exploring Australia’s best wilderness areas is best done by foot, but what if you love hiking but don’t enjoy carrying a heavy pack or sleeping on the ground in a flimsy tent?
Life’s an Adventure combine the best parts of hiking while doing away with the discomforts. Enjoy great hiking adventures in some of Australia’s best wilderness regions, along with quality accommodation relevant to your surroundings. Whether it’s a local lodge, a fully equipped tented camp or cabin in the wilderness, sleeping ‘out bush’ has never been so comfortable. Best of all, these walks are all pack-free so you’ll have plenty of energy at the end of each exhilarating day on the trail!
Pack-free means swapping a bulky backpack for a small day pack and only carrying the basics – lunch, water, jacket and camera. The rest of your luggage is waiting for you at your accommodation after a day of walking, as is a warm shower, delicious dinner and glass of wine.
This iconic walk includes the big 4 including Kings Canyon’s Giles Track and Scenic Rim walk as well as a walk around world-famous Uluru (Ayers Rock) and through the stunning Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). No matter how many photos you may have seen of these famous rock monoliths, when you experience them first hand you will be amazed at their spectacular size and beauty. This trip has been designed to minimise your travelling time in the vast outback. Enjoy a scenic flight from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon on day 2, saving almost four hours of driving, and fly out of Uluru on day 5 to avoid the long drive back to Alice Springs. This walk has been specifically designed to cover just 300kms instead of the usual 1,000km circuit of the Red Centre.
Quickly becoming one of the country’s premier walking destinations, the Larapinta Trail showcases the Red Centre’s ancient beauty. Life’s An Adventure offers a 5-day Larapinta experience which includes walking with an Indigenous guide, exploring the area’s amazing gorges and waterholes, seeing the trail from the air on a scenic flight and returning each day to comfortable accommodation. While here you can add on a few of the other Northern Territory walks to extend your NT adventure.
Many people flock to Byron Bay for its beautiful coastline, but Byron’s Hinterland is just as impressive. Wander through forests of massive Antarctic beech trees, delight in the dramatic cascading waterfalls of Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Conservation Area and see the stunning high country of Border Ranges National Park. You’ll earn your tasty dinner on these wilderness walks!
This 7-day pack-free walk explores Queensland’s Bunya Mountains and Cania Gorge on your journey to the iconic Carnarvon Gorge. This walk will take you along deep water-carved gorges, over dry and harsh sandstone escarpments, through lush and verdant rainforest, and finally into ancient art galleries of immense cultural and spiritual significance.
There is also a 5-day Carnarvon option that cuts out the Bunya Mountains and Cania Gorge.
This four day pack-free guided walk takes you away from the glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast’s Main Beach strip to the spectacular Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland. This is a World Heritage Area comprising of Australia’s largest remnant of ancient subtropical Gondwana Rainforests. You’ll witness every shade of green on this enchanting walk and enjoy luxurious accommodation at Binna Burra Sky Lodge and O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat.
Explore a range of landscapes in beautiful Mapleton and Woondum National Parks with their tall open forests of blackbutt forest, scribbly gum forest, piccabeen palm groves and warm tropical rainforests. Make your way across pretty creeks and listen for the chorus of 32 different species of frogs that live here as well as abundant birdlife. Dinners will be enjoyed at The Pomona Bistro situated in the historical site of an early 1900s bakery where the features fresh food from paddock to plate.
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