There’s no better feeling than the freedom of exploring the great outdoors after being cooped up indoors for so long. Australia has no shortage of exciting places to discover, from outback tracks to pristine woodland trails, with many tracks accessible to people of all abilities. Armed with the best hiking gear in Australia, here are 5 outdoor getaways for the whole family that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or ability.
Adelaide Park Lands Trail, SA
A sprawling local track with wheelchair accessibility that cuts through the city’s parklands and crosses the River Torrens, the Adelaide Park Lands Trail offers 3 circuits with various lengths. You can enjoy a serene time birdwatching, having a picnic and simply relaxing by the many quiet spots along the river.
Dandenong Ranges, VIC
Enjoy the stunning shades of green in the Dandenong Ranges, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Grants Picnic Ground is perfect for its wide range of plants that attract spectacular local birds, like cockatoo flocks. Those with limited mobility can also marvel at the gorgeous views of the ash trees and fern gullies along the Margaret Lester Walk.
Blue Mountains National Park, NSW
Certain sections of the gentle slopes of the park’s rolling landscapes are wheelchair accessible. The Blue Mountains National Park of New South Wales is teeming with flora and fauna, with each path offering breathtaking views of deep valleys, dramatic cliffs and ancient rock formations that speak of a million years of history.
Buderim Boardwalk, QLD
Nestled in the tropical wonderland of the Buderim Forest Park of Queensland, the Buderin Boardwalk is an elevated walking track designed to be pram- and wheelchair-friendly. Everyone can enjoy the wet areas of the rainforest and take a break in its many picnic areas.
Russell Falls, Tasmania
Travel just one hour north-west of Hobart and you’ll be amongst some of the tallest flowering plants on Earth. This trail has great accessibility for prams and wheelchairs, making it a trip suitable for the whole family. The looping track can be done in 20 minutes, but account for extra time as you take in the view of the stunning waterfall.
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