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Take a Hike

April 23, 2019
Take a Hike

Summer’s coming to an end, and whilst our hearts may be full of joy and our stomachs still full of Christmas pudding, there’s no better time than Autumn to pull up the socks and get cracking on some of the most picturesque and beautiful walks that Australia has to offer.

Travelling around in your RV doesn’t mean that you have to stay confined to the quarters of your vehicle – rather, enjoy the spaces that it allows you to go. We’ve compiled a list of the most scenic walking tracks you’ll find in the country, and with the sun on your back and the birds in the sky, there’s no reason not to tick these awesome adventures off your bucket list.

Pinnacles Desert

Where: Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre, Nambung, WA 6521

Distance: 1.5 km return or a 4 km driving trail

Time Suggested: 45 minutes

Price: $13 entry per car

Difficulty: Leisurely

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The Pinnacles Desert is stunning, to say the least, with its thousands of gorgeous weathered limestone pillars and grazing western grey kangaroos, this is one place you won’t want to miss. The Pinnacles Desert remained unknown to most Australians until 1967, and the naturally processed flora that it boasts will take your breath away. It’s $13 entry per car and once you’re in, you have the option of going along the walking trail or heading out in your car if you want to see a little bit more.

For more information, head to the Pinnacles of Beauty website.

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Cape Hillsborough - Beachcomber Cove Track

Where: Cape Hillsborough National Park, Cape Hillsborough, QLD 4740

Distance: 2.2 km return

Time Suggested: 1.5 hours

Price: Free

Difficulty: Moderate

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This walk begins at the northern end of Cape Hillsborough and takes you through the beautiful eucalypt forest, home to hoop pines, ferns, and vines. It wraps around the beach and takes you to Beachcomber Cove, where you can enjoy stunning views from the top of the ridge. But take note, at low tide, you can return to Cape Hillsborough along the beach, but at high tide, you will need to retrace your steps along the track. Make sure you check the tide movements before you head off.

For more information, head to the Beachcomber Cove Track website.

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Blue Mountains National Park

Where: Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath, NSW 2785

Distance: 6.3 km loop

Time Suggested: 3 - 4 hours

Price: Free

Difficulty: Challenging

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This walk was first graced in 1907 and its breathtaking waterfalls and sandstone walls have well and truly stood the test of time. Walkers that enjoy breaking a sweat will be rewarded by the stunning views of Grose Valley from Evan’s lookout, and the picnic areas offer you a place to sit and enjoy your lunch.

You don’t need specialist hiking gear or equipment, so comfortable walking shoes will be fine.

For more information, head to the Blue Mountains National Park website.

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