Best time to visit New South Wales

Hiking in NSW

Satisfy your inner explorer with some of the most scenic hiking trails around New South Wales

Hiking in NSW in New South Wales 2020 - Best Time
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Andrea Schaffer

Paired with a mild temperate climate, 2,137 km of coastline make NSW an unforgettable destination for sun-drenched beachside and clifftop hiking. Explore the natural wonders of NSW and let yourself be amazed by the UNESCO World Heritage areas.

The Bingi Dreaming Track takes its course through coastal scrub, forests, and lakeshores. You can spot a vivid wildlife on this track: wallabies, kangaroos, and native birdlife. If you walk the route from May to October, you can enjoy the stunning views of Montague Island and Mount Dromedary. This track has perfect length for a coastal weekend trip.

Walking along the causeway approaching Kanangra Walls 2020
Walking along the causeway approaching Kanangra Walls

Tomaree National Park, situated on the north of Newcastle, appears as a peninsula stretching out into the Pacific. Cabbage Tree, Port Stevens, the Boondelbah Islands and other amazing sights can be observed from the Head Summit, a 2-km trail. You can even organize a small picnic on the top. If you’re hiking the trail between May and October, don't forget your binoculars—spotting whales swimming off the coast is a great bonus of this hike.

A 44-km Six Foot Track winds from Jenolan Caves to Katoomba and is considered to be one of the more rewarding hikes in NSW. The scenery is magnificent, and there’s a good chance to have it to yourself. The track is best walked in spring and autumn months due to the hot temperatures and bushfire hazards in summer and cold nights and higher chance of rain in winter.

And what about Mount Gower? When you see it, you'll naturally want to climb it as it is the highest mountain on Lord Howe Island. The route includes unforgettable views over Ball’s Pyramid, indigenous flora and fauna, and steep sections that require a rope to hold onto.

Although hiking in New South Wales is appropriate all year round, keep in mind that unbearable summer heat and frequent bushfires can spoil your impressions of a hike.