Walking tracks in Australia provide a way to see some of the country's coastal and hinterland attractions close hand while engendering a spirit of adventure in discovering what lies ahead. For many there is as well simply the joy of walking.
Australians love walking in the bush where various species of flora and fauna may be encountered in their native habitat. There is also the peace. comfort and quiet of being in Nature's embrace.
For those who love hiking, there are tracks that go for miles and miles in a trek of surprising discovery.
Whatever your reason, go visit an Australian walking track. And walk.
Photo: Hikers on Tasmania's Overland Track, courtesy Tourism Tasmania and Don Fuchs