Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail. From alpine mountain peaks to rugged coastal cliffs and inland ranges, hiking and bushwalking is a popular nature activity all year round.  

Be inspired by the spectacular outlook atop Mount Stapylton, panoramic views from the Pinnacle Lookout and ancient rock features of the Grand Canyon along the Grampians Peaks Trail.  

Alternatively, Alpine National Park offers winding hiking trails through snow gum woodlands and snow grass plains, over rocky summits and past historic huts, offering an achievable and rewarding hiking challenge with spectacular views every step.  

Or hear the sound of waves crashing against coastal cliffs as you enjoy stunning views of the ocean along the Great Ocean Walk. 

Closer to Melbourne, there are multiple national and state parks with both short and medium distance hiking and bushwalking trails, perfect for a day trip.

Choose a track to suit your fitness and experience level in Lake Eildon National Park, experience remote, unspoilt bushland in Lerderderg State Park, or climb to the summit of Mt Donna Buang in Yarra Ranges National Park. 

A female hiker with a large backpack looks out from the Great Ocean Walk walking track

Long distance hikes

If you’re a serious hiker and are looking for a longer hiking challenge, then these iconic trails may be a perfect match.
A young couple walks up through ancient lava flows to Sundial Peak in the Central Grampians.

Grampians National Park

Rising abruptly from the surrounding Western Plains, the Grampians (Gariwerd) is a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges and forests rich in wildlife. One of Victoria’s most popular holiday destinations, the park is a great venue for camping, climbing, scenic drives, bushwalks and nature study.
A picturesque photo of the stone hut near the Horn at Mt Buffalo.

Mount Buffalo National Park

Sheer cliffs, granite tors, waterfalls and big views make Mount Buffalo a must-see alpine retreat
Sunset on the rocks at Whiskey Bay in Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Welcome to Wilsons Prom, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. Walk remote coastal bushland trails and swim at pristine beaches dominated by granite tors. Camp in comfort at family-friendly Tidal River or hike to a more secluded campsite
A couple walk along the Bogong High Plains near Mt Nelse.

Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park is an adventure-lover’s dream. Hike Victoria’s highest mountain ranges, explore wildflower draped landscapes on horseback or head out on world-class mountain bike trails
A woman leads her partner across the Razorback track surrounded by stunning views of the Rubicon Valley.

Cathedral Range State Park

The Cathedral Range is a spectacular seven km ridge of sharply upturned sedimentary rock.
Three friends enjoy a picnic on the grass in front of the historic Wallace Hut.

Top circuit walks

There's nothing better than a circuit walk taking in great scenery and interesting natural and cultural landmarks. For a taste of Victoria's best, check out this selection on your next getaway.
Two people walk across a dry pink salt lake.

Five great winter hikes in north-west Victoria

The days might be getting shorter, but don’t rush to pack away your hiking boots. Getting out into nature in the crisp, clear days of winter is invigorating in a whole new way.
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