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Alyssa Tresider
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Family-Friendly Hikes And Walks In Australia.

When it comes to great family travel adventures heading out on a walk or hike in Australia is up there with some of the best things to do. Of course, Australia is full of wonderful places to explore by foot, and getting there is made easy with Apollo Campers. Plus, with Apollo Campers, you’ve got everything you need to make your family campervan road trip comfortable and fun! So if you’re a family who’s ready to get out into nature but are wondering how to travel Australia, then Apollo has got you covered with a range of campervans to suit families of all shapes and sizes.


Why you should hike with your family in Australia

From lush rainforests and rugged coastlines to charming coastal tracks and iconic outback landscapes, family hikes and walks in Australia are full of adventure and should definitely be part of your bucket list for the family! There are so many great benefits of adding a hike or walk to your family vacation. They're perfect for fitness, mental well-being, and a dash of education too. As you navigate the trails, you'll be treating your bodies to a natural workout, all while soaking in the sights and sounds of Australia’s diverse ecosystems.

Plus, every step taken is a chance to bond, to laugh, and to create those golden family memories that will surely last a lifetime. Whether it's spotting unique wildlife, uncovering Aboriginal history, or just relishing a good old-fashioned picnic in nature, the opportunities to explore Australia are as boundless as the horizon. So, lace up those hiking boots, pack some snacks, and get ready for a family road trip adventure that will leave you all in awe.


The best way to get around the best family hikes in Australia

If you're wondering what is the perfect way to travel around Australia and tackle the family-friendly hikes scattered across Australia, then look no further than an Apollo campervan! It’s the easiest and most enjoyable way to enjoy your family trip. All you’ll need to do is to arrive at one of 10 Apollo branches across Australia, collect your campervan hire and you’ll be set to go! You just need to pack a few essentials.

With ample space for the whole family and all your things, you'll be cruising in comfort and style. Plus, they're equipped with all the essentials for a cosy journey. Whether you're venturing into the lush rainforests of Queensland or conquering the rugged trails of the Outback, an Apollo campervan ensures you'll have a comfortable basecamp waiting for you at the end of each day.

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The best family-friendly hikes and walks in Australia

1. Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales

Nestled in the heart of New South Wales, the Blue Mountains National Park is a treasure trove of natural wonders. A must-do family-friendly walk is the Three Sisters Walk, a trail that promises awe-inspiring views of the iconic rock formation. This 1.5 km loop caters to all ages, making it a breeze for even the littlest hikers. The path is gentle, ensuring everyone can soak in the mesmerising sights.

For the perfect spot to park your campervan, the nearby Katoomba Falls Tourist Park offers great campsites for your campervan and clean facilities to ensure a comfortable stay surrounded by nature.


2. Booderee National Park, New South Wales

If you’re travelling in New South Wales with the family and are seeking a family-friendly walk, then you must explore the Booderee National Park. Once you arrive, get on your walking shoes and head out on the Cape St. George Lighthouse Walk. This easy 2 km loop not only showcases breathtaking coastal vistas but also provides fantastic bird-watching spots. It's the perfect choice for families with little explorers in tow.

When it comes to places to camp in your campervan hire, the Green Patch is your go-to spot. With its campervan facilities, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of the park right from your home away from home.

3. Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria is a gem for family adventurers. One standout trail is the enchanting Lilly Pilly Gully which we think the whole family will love. This 2.5 km loop is a family's dream, with its gentle terrain winding through a lush rainforest. While out on the walk, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the delightful wildlife that calls this place home - it's a bit like walking through a nature documentary.

And when you’re ready to park up for the night, the Tidal River Campground is an ideal spot for you and the family. Offering modern facilities that balance comfort with the rugged charm of the outdoors.

Image: Visit Victoria


4. Great Ocean Walk, Victoria

Next up on the list is the Apollo Bay to Marengo Walk, as part of the Great Ocean Walk. If you're looking for a family-friendly hike in Victoria that'll leave you all in awe, this one is a must-do. The stretch from Apollo Bay to Marengo is a gem that will have you in amazement at every turn. Covering a comfortable 3 kilometres, it's perfect for little explorers and offers views that create perfect postcard opportunities.

After a day of coastal wonders, we suggest parking up at the nearby Johanna Beach Campground. Picture waking up to the sound of waves crashing and the salty breeze in your hair. It's a recipe for family memories that'll last a lifetime.

Image: Visit Victoria

5. Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Next on our list is one hike you’ve probably heard of. Cradle Mountain in Tasmania is a must-visit for all adventure-seeking families. In particular, the Dove Lake Circuit is ideal for families. The walk is a two-hour loop, offering jaw-dropping views of Dove Lake with the majestic Cradle Mountain looming in the background. It's like a nature postcard come to life! The trail is relatively easy, making it accessible for all ages, and the views are absolutely worth every step.

For a complete immersion in this natural wonderland, park your campervan at the Cradle Mountain Holiday Park. It's got all the facilities you need for a comfortable stay, ensuring the whole family is well-rested for another day of exploration.

Image: Jake Ward

6. Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

If you’re travelling with the family in North Queensland and are up for an adventure, then you must visit the Daintree Rainforest. If you’re looking for a family-friendly trek, the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk is your go-to. This 1.2 km trail is like a crash course in Rainforest 101. You'll stroll through the lushest greens and spot an array of local flora and fauna, with plenty of signs to educate you along the way. It's like a living, breathing textbook, but way more fun!

You can set up camp right at the Daintree Rainforest Village. Staying here will have you waking up to the symphony of tropical birds and the rustling of ancient leaves. It's a nature lover's dream come true.


7. The Pinnacle Walk, Western Australia

Looking for a family-friendly adventure in Western Australia? The Pinnacle Walk in Nambung National Park has got you covered. Starting from the Sundial carpark, the hike winds its way through Devil's Gap to The Pinnacle, offering breathtaking views along the way. What makes it perfect for families is its manageable 1.2 km loop, making sure even the littlest hikers can join in on the fun. The walk will have you passing by the unique desert landscape that is peppered with captivating limestone formations, a true natural wonder!

When it comes to places to stay nearby, the BIG4 Tasman Holiday Park in Ledge Point offers excellent campervan facilities, ensuring your journey is comfortable from start to finish.


8. Mannum Waterfalls, South Australia

Nestled in the heart of South Australia, Mannum Waterfalls is a hidden gem for nature-loving families and the final hike to hit our list. The 3.5-kilometre trail might have a few steep sections, but fear not, the payoff is more than worth it. Picture-perfect vistas, crystal clear waterholes and a lively wildlife population await every adventurer with something to amaze the whole family at every turn.

When it comes to resting for the night after a day of exploration, the BIG4 Breeze Holiday Park in Mannum is an excellent choice. With great campsites, facilities and location, it’s a go-to choice when in Mannum.


Ready to hike Australia with Apollo?

If you can’t wait to hit the open road with your family and start exploring Australia, then be sure to book online and head into an Apollo branch to book your campervan holiday hire today!

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