5 FANTASTIC SUMMER WALKING DESTINATIONS
Rejoice! Winter is on the out and the warm weather is coming our way. This means it’s time to stop hibernating and get outdoors.
The next question is where are you going to go. Well, we at Life’s An Adventure might be a bit biased but we reckon a 3-5 day guided pack-free walking holiday is what you need to cure the winter blues so let us offer five recommendations.
Our Three Capes walk in Tassie is first off the rank. This guided walk explores the beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. You’ll see the dramatic coastline with its spectacular sea cliffs and discover pretty eucalypt forests. You’ll walk Cape Raoul and Cape Hauy and see Cape Pillar from the air on a helicopter or sea on a cruise. Accommodation and dinner is at Stewarts Bay Lodge near Port Arthur where you’ll stay in first-class accommodation and enjoy locally sourced meals and wine.
Staying in the Apple Isle, another excellent summer destination is our Bay of Fires walk. Famous for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches and orange lichen-covered granite boulders, the Bay of Fires is one of the state’s most popular conservation reserves. You finish the walk with a superb eco cruise. Accommodation is at Life’s An Adventure’s own Waterfront Beach Shack featuring plenty of creature comforts. Heads up, we’re planning some Bay of Fires photography walks in 2020 for anyone interested in improving there skills behind the camera.
Back on the mainland, New South Wales’ best kept secret is the pacific gem of Lord Howe Island, a two hour flight from Sydney. When David Attenborough visited it in the 70s he described it as “so extraordinary it is almost unbelievable… few islands, surely, can be so accessible, so remarkable, yet so unspoilt.” Our six-day walking tour showcases the stunning clifftop views, volcanic mountains, lush forests, pristine beaches, and a beautiful 6km coral reef that forms a lagoon teeming with marine life. This is a bucket-list destination.
Heading to Victoria, our three-day Great Ocean Walk showcases the best of the dramatic Shipwreck Coast – and once again accommodation is first-class. You’ll be staying at the Alkina Lodge. Designed by renowned architects, Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin, the lodges were designed to ‘touch this earth lightly’ and maintain a minimal carbon footprint. The lodges are fitted with only the most luxurious of features, including north-facing windows to allow light to pour in and a bespoke wood fireplace. Plus the food… where do we start!?
And the final summer destination we’d like to share is the four-day Cape to Cape walk in WA’s Margaret River region. We showcase the best walking sections of this pristine coastline, wandering along high limestone cliffs for magnificent views as well as meandering through pretty coastal heathland and idyllic forests. And of course, they’ll be plenty of time to visit a few vineyards. It’d be rude not too!
So there you have it five summer walks to get you exploring our beautiful country but of course, there are plenty more pack-free guided walks on offer through Life’s An Adventure so make sure you check out our website for all the info.