Australia is a big place, but it's great for multi-day treks that take in the scenery at a slow pace. For those who don’t want to bring their own gear, there are several supported walks that handle all the logistics so walkers can focus on experiencing nature at its best. Here are some of the best hiking trails Australia has to offer.Larapinta Trail
The Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory is as expansive in its wilderness as the Overland Track, though the scenery is vastly different. The remote landscape can be harsh, and it’s best to do this walk as part of a tour. Hikers usually tackle only part of the trail from Alice Springs to Mt. Sonder, with support vehicles helping to shorten the 139-mile (223-kilometer) walk. Great Ocean Walk
The Great Ocean Walk in Victoria follows the coastline west from Apollo Bay to the Cape Ottway Lightstation. Hike along clifftops that rise high above the pounding ocean as seabirds soar above. Shipwrecks, the Twelve Apostles, and an abundance of wildlife are some of the many highlights to be seen along the walk. The hike usually takes walkers seven days to complete.The Arkaba Walk
The Arkaba Walk takes four days and crosses South Australia’s ancient Flinders Range from Wilpena Pound to the historic Arkaba Woolshed. Along the way, it passes through private wildlife private areas, Black Gaps Camp, the Elder Range foothills, and Arkaba Creek. Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
On Tasmania's east coast, the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk is a 4-day trek on sandy beaches and rocky shoreline. Along the way you can explore hidden coves, spot sealife off the coast, visit the Eddystone Point Lighthouse, snorkel, view birds in Ansons Bay, and even visit a vineyard.
Cradle Mountain Huts Walk
The Cradle Mountain Huts Walk in Tasmania's Lake St. Clair National Park offers two options: a 4-day walk and a 6-day walk. Along either option, you can take side trips to Mt. Ossa, Tasmania's highest peak, and Lake Will.
Freycinet Experience Walk
The 4-day Freycinet Experience Walk on Tasmania’s east coast winds along Wineglass Bay, over white-sand beaches, and through forests and ancient bush tracks. From Coles Bay to Isaac's Point, the path follows the same route used by the Oyster Bay Tribe more than 30,000 years ago.
Maria Island Walk
Tasmania's easy, 4-day Maria Island Walk is ideal for those looking for a comfortable trek. The coastal walk offers the opportunity for rare wildlife sightings and includes luxury accommodation along the route. The walk starts in Triabunna and passes through beaches and mountain peaks before ending in Fossil Bay.