Nothing says escaping the everyday more than climbing a mountain and here in Australia we are fortunate to have several mountain ranges to do just that. Get yourself some hiking boots and plan a trip to explore one of these five epic mountains, inspired by concreteplayground.com
Burringurrah (Mount August), WA
Burringurrah is also known as Mount August like Uluru is an inselberg (island mountain), a single rock formation that rises intensely from surrounding plains. There is a walking trail for all hiking capabilities – the tough 12-kilometre return trail will take 5 – 8 hours, taking you among native shrubs and flowers to enjoy to the panoramic views.
Mount Kosciuszko, NSW
Mount Kosciuszko is the highest peak in Australia. Soaring 2228 metres in the Kosciuszko National Park, around 500 kilometres southwest of Sydney. Explore a variety of walking tracks, the Old summit being the most popular route, an 18-kilometre loop beginning at Charlotte's Pass. The trail is snowbound in winter, its recommended to do this track during the warmer months of spring or summer.
Didthul (Pigeon house Mountain), NSW
Compared to the other mountains featured in this blog, the Pigeon house walking track is a relatively easy track to complete. Located in Morton National Park on the NSW south coast, the 4-kilometre return track has some steep parts, with breath-taking views to make it worthwhile. Enjoy your lunch on top of the mountain while taking it the captivating cliffs and gorges, on clearer days you will be able to see as far as Jervis Bay and Bermagui.
Cradle Mountain, TAS
The iconic Cradle Mountain has to be one of Tasmania's top attractions, discover stunning snow-covered mountain peaks, ancient rainforests, wild alpines and glacial lakes. The Park offers numerous walking tracks to explore that ranges from short strolls to the legendary Overland Track. This 5-6-day hike stretches 80km from Cradle Mountain through to Lake St Clair and is an unforgettable journey through Tasmania's alpine heart.
Mount Duwul (William), VIC
Another moderately easy track, Mount Duwul found in the Grampians National Park has beautiful 260 degrees views of jagged mountain ranges and open plains. At 1167 metres, it's the highest peak in the Grampians and is around 270 kilometres northwest of Melbourne. The walk itself will take you 45 minutes return, allowing you to drive to the base to save on time, If you can make the hike before sunset, you can enjoy the unique landscape saturated in beautiful colours.