Want to breathe some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors?
Enjoy a scenic bushwalk and experience some of the spectacular gems that Australia’s nature has on offer. There are plenty of accessible bushwalks in each state, we have a few listed below.
Bushwalking is a great way to rejuvenate your mind and body, leaving the hustle and bustle of the city behind. It is also a fun way to get exercise and if you go in a group, meet some awesome people!
Tips for a successful bushwalk
- Make a plan: research the route you will be taking & choose a meeting point if you or someone from the group is separated
- Come equipped: bring plenty of water & snacks, pack some sunscreen & a hat, wear lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes and bring a raincoat in case.
- Stay safe: check the weather, pack an emergency kit, research the trail to make sure the it has not been impacted by weather & let someone know where you’re going
- Travel in a pair or group - best to go with someone who is knowledgeable about the trail or is a confident bushwalker
- Take it slow & know your limits - start with short walks & build your confidence
The Top 5 Accessible Walking Trails
New South Wales
- Three Sisters walk in the Blue Mountains
- O’Hares Creek walk in Dharawal National Park
- Jennifer Street boardwalk in La Perouse
- Bungoona lookout and path in the Royal National Park
- Fairfax Heritage walking track
- Steavenson Falls Lower and Upper Lookouts in Marysville
- Westerfolds Loop Track in Yarra Valley Parklands
- Darebin Creek Trail: Darebin to Kew East
- Californian Redwoods Trail & Surf Coast Walk - both in the Great Otway National Park
- Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail: Williamstown to Altona
Want to join a Social Bushwalking Club?
Bushwalking can be fun on your own, but it can also be a great way to meet new people!
With a bit of planning, a group bushwalk can be an enjoyable, relaxed way of getting to know others. You will find yourself getting to know one another as you follow the trail, sharing interesting stories on your breaks, and swapping helpful bushwalking tips - all while you take in gorgeous views. It also helps if you’re not familiar with the trail, that way you can be guided by someone who does!
If you are interested in joining a Social Bushwalking Club in your state - let the Like Family team know by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or submitting this expression of interest form and we will connect you with other bushwalking lovers.