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Hiking in Oceania

Find your hiking trail in Oceania

Hiking in Oceania offers a great opportunity to explore some of the most diverse landscapes in the world, from rainforests and rugged mountains to coastal tracks with stunning ocean views. This region includes not only Australia and New Zealand but also the vast many of islands across the Pacific Ocean, each providing unique hiking experiences. Discover Australia’s outback or explore New Zealand’s alpine terrains, Oceania is a dream for many hikers in the world.

Best hiking trails in Oceania


Australia’s scenic trails

Australia is home to a variety of hiking trails from coastal trails to Australia’s outback. The Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory is one of the most famous hiking trails, spanning approximately 223km through the heart of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike through the Australian outback with its ancient landscapes and Aboriginal cultural sites.

In Tasmania, the Overland Track is well known for its pristine wilderness. Covering 65km in Tasmania’s St. Clair National Park, this trail takes you through the forests and alpine moorlands and lakes, typically over six days.

Hiking in  New Zealand

New Zealand, known for its diverse landscapes and well-maintained trails, offers some of the best hiking in Oceania. The Milford Track is often a highlight for many, traversing 53km through Fiordland National Park. Known for its rainforests, rugged mountains, and waterfalls, the hiking trail takes four days to complete, ending at the stunning Milford Sound.

Another notable trail is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in the North Island, a one-day trek that spans 19.5km. It passes through volcanic terrain, climbing active volcanoes, emerald lakes, and huge craters.

The Routeburn Track bridges the gap between Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks. This 32km hike takes three days and offers a journey through ancient forests, alpine gardens, and serene lakes, with panoramic views over the Southern Alps.

Hike the Te Araroa

Araroa, meaning “The Long Pathway” in Māori, is one of the world’s most spectacular long-distance hiking trails, stretching approximately 3,000km from Cape Reinga in the north of New Zealand to Bluff in the south. Officially opened in 2011, this trail is an immersive experience through New Zealand’s diverse and stunning landscapes including beaches, volcanoes, mountains, and forests. Thru-hike the North and South islands in totality on this spectacular hiking trail through New Zealand.

Hiking on the Pacific Islands

The islands of the Pacific, such as Fiji, Samoa, and Vanuatu, offer distinctive hiking experiences that are rich in both culture and natural beauty. Fiji’s Bouma National Heritage Park on Taveuni Island provides an accessible hike to the famous Tavoro Waterfalls, a series of three waterfalls each with its own swimming hole.

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