Each day on a Great Walk is a new day

By Gina Woodward, CEO of Great Walks of Australia and Tourism Marketing Specialist (Woodward Communications)


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Sometimes there are moments that are just meant to happen for an unknown reason. I was once again surrounded by everything we talk about as what’s beautiful in the great outdoors – the sky, the rocks, interesting plants, unique wildlife and the sounds of the Australian bush. 

Looking up at yet another beautiful bird soaring overhead, I tripped over a rock, only to stop and then look down. The overnight rainfalls had released new inhabitants of the bush with colourful fungi growing through the forest floor, a sight that hadn’t been there the day prior. 

It’s so truly amazing when we slow down, stop and have a good look at what surrounds us and how intricately beautiful small things seem that we may normally take for granted or even dismiss as we carry on our busy daily lives.

Connecting with the details of their immediate surrounds, away from devices, is something that the members of Great Walks of Australia often talk about – and their guests relish the opportunity to do this, in their own time and with only nature (and knowledgeable guides) determining how their day ahead is looking. Each day on a great walk is a new day.

The collection offers premium guided walking experiences that engage walkers in some of the world’s most spectacular terrain, inspiring walkers to explore Australia’s diverse landscape and reconnect with nature and themselves.

The walks cover coastal, inland and outback trails on journeys led by expert guides with a deep understanding and appreciation of the environment. The walk operators provide the utmost in style and comfort with gourmet food and wine, plus exclusive, comfortable accommodations including glamping, historic homesteads, wilderness camps, private huts and luxury lodges. They offer a remarkable nature experience and the chance to take time out.

This collection is almost a bucketlist for many people. Many guests have commented that although it’s exciting to hear about new walks, they wish more walks weren’t being added as they thought they had almost ticked them all off. Such a tough problem to have when you’re thinking about your next great walk, in Australia. Take a moment, your moment, on a walk in Australia.

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