To ensure everyone has a great time when hiking and bushwalking it is important to choose a walk that is the right match for you, your abilities, anyone else you are walking with, the time you have available and the weather.  

Check out these safety tips and find out how walking tracks are rated to have a safe and enjoyable hike in a park. 

Three hikers walk along the beach at Wilson Promontory National Park.

How walking tracks are rated

Learn how to use the hiking grade symbols to understand the features of each trail and choose the best spot for you.
Two women on the porch of the communal shelter at Djardji-Djawara Hiker camp on southern section 2 of the GPT

Top tips for enjoying a safe hike

We've pulled together our best advice to make sure you have a safe, fulfilling hike. You’ll also be reaping the proven physical, social and mental health benefits that come from spending time in nature.
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