We were invited to join a project being run by Tripbase.com to share our 3 best kept travel secrets, and being hiking types, we have chosen three special place that you, and the readers at Tripbase may enjoy. They are all in Australia and cover a wide variety of environments across three different States.
A little background:
“The aim of this game is to unite travel bloggers in a joint endeavor – to create an amazing list of top travel recommendations across the globe to share with the entire online travel community.”
“We’ve collected so many incredible secrets that we’ve decided to compile all the posts in a Free Travel Secrets E-book to be shared with the entire online travel community”– Katie from Tripbase.com.
And our winners are?
1. The Overland Track – Tasmania – Australia
This 65km (40 mile) track is a spectacular bushwalk through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area. Hikers generally take 5 nights and enjoy the isolation, wonderful scenery, basic facilities and many side trips. It can change lives, and gives those that complete it a huge sense of achievement.
- Pristine wilderness
- Incredible scenery
- Fantastic sidetrips to mountains, lakes and waterfalls
- Chance to see wombats, platypus, tasmanian devils or wallabies in their natural habitat
- A huge sense of achievement completing a “tough” hike in all the conditions that Tasmania can throw at you.
- Can be guided or do it yourself depending on experience, time, confidence and budget
- Can be very tough, snow in summer, rain at any time, packs can be heavy
- Isolated, no phone service, no internet, no power, untreated water and you have to carry all your gear.
2. The Great Ocean Walk – Victoria – Australia
This terrific, newly developed coastal walk, ends near the 12 Aposles, a “must visit” attraction in Victoria, Australia. Instead of just driving along the Great Ocean Road, you can enjoy 100km of beautiful coastal trekking.
- Coastal scenery to die for
- Isolated camp sites in some spectacular locations
- Only 8 camp sites available each night , uncrowded
- Easy to do in sections if short of time
- Can stay in B&B’s or luxury accommodation nearby, walking each day, relaxing each night
- Echidnas, kangaroos, koalas, whales (in season)
- Can’t think of one reason, you can “tent it” or stay off track. The only reason you is if you don’t like walking….
3. Thorsborne Trail – Hinchinbrook Island – Queensland – Australia
Hinchinbrook Island, one of Australia’s largest island National Parks (39,900ha), is off the north Queensland coast between Townsville and Cairns in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The 32km Thorsborne Trail runs along the Island’s east coast and combines some toughish inland walking with wonderful rain forests, inspiring waterfalls and out of this world beaches.
- Freshwater swimming holes that take your breath away
- Huge isolated beaches where you can walk or swim at the end of most days
- Only 40 people allowed on the trail at any one time
- Beautiful tropical island hiking with terrific vistas
- Off “the beaten track”, isolated and wild
- This is crocodile country and you need to be careful when swimming in the ocean. It’s usually well signposted if there is one about ….but keep your eyes open!
- Sandflies can be viscious, you really need to be well protected and have a lot of “bug stuff”
Part of the project is to nominate five travel bloggers we love.
Our fabulous 5 are:
We hope they join the project. We would love to hear about their three best kept travel secrets.
Do you have any travel secrets you would love to share? Drop us a comment below, we would love to hear from you.