The long distance trails of Australia

Australian Alps Walking Track
Walhalla, Victoria, to Tharwa, near Canberra. Best season: summer; how long: 650km; how long to walk: 5 to 10 weeks

The Bicentennial Trail
Healesville, on Victorian coast, through the interior to Cooktown, north Queensland; spring or autumn; 5330km; almost a year

Hume and Hovell Track
Yass to Albury, NSW; autumn and spring; 440km; 3 weeks

Great North Walk
Sydney to Newcastle, in NSW; 250km; 14 days

The Heysen Trail 
The Parachilna Gorge to Cape Jervis in South Australia; spring; close to 1200km; 6 to 10 weeks

Bibbulmun Track 
Albany to Kalamunda, just east of Perth, Western Australia; September to November; 963km; 6 to 8 weeks

Cape to Cape Walk 
Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturalist, Western Australia; 124km; 5 days

Overland Track 
Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania; 72km; 6 days (it can be done in less)