On Foot – Hikers & Walkers

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On Foot – Hikers & Walkers, Best Foot Forward

Suggested duration

12 nights, plus a night or two at your arrival or departure destination if desired.

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Put your best foot forward and explore some of Australia’s magnificent landscapes on a walking holiday. With the support of a knowledgeable and passionate team of hosts and guides, discover unforgettable coastlines, fertile mountains and vibrant food and wine producing regions. Retreat at the end of each day to a Luxury Lodge to relax and revel in a very personal connection to the land and the culture of the region.

From perth drive 3hrs to cape lodge, margaret river.

1 Cape Lodge Margaret River, Western Australia (3 NIGHTS)

Described as one of Australia’s finest gourmet establishments, Cape Lodge private estate and boutique hotel sits within 40 acres on its own vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. It provides walkers with a very comfortable base to return to after hiking each day along Western Australia’s premier coastal long distance hike, the Cape to Cape Track.

A selection of must do walks

  • Signature Landmark Hike – Cape to Cape Track, located on a windswept limestone ridge, perched on a basement of ancient and resistant granite rocks, stretches 135km north-south track between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin.

  • Gentler Walk – Wander through Western Australia’s iconic wildflowers and coastal heath, along elevated limestone ridges, across deserted beaches and rocky coves and under the karri sentinels of the hardwood forests. A highly qualified and entertaining guide will share a wealth of knowledge about the local area and the Track’s geology, ecology, biodiversity, culture and history.

  • Highlight Trail – Meander through the 40 acres of manicured parkland and lakes to arrive at the 8 acre vineyard producing fine Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz exclusively for guests of the hotel.

1 Cape Lodge Margaret River, Western Australia (3 NIGHTS)

Described as one of Australia’s finest gourmet establishments, Cape Lodge private estate and boutique hotel sits within 40 acres on its own vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. It provides walkers with a very comfortable base to return to after hiking each day along Western Australia’s premier coastal long distance hike, the Cape to Cape Track.

A selection of must do walks

  • Signature Landmark Hike – Cape to Cape Track, located on a windswept limestone ridge, perched on a basement of ancient and resistant granite rocks, stretches 135km north-south track between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin.

  • Gentler Walk – Wander through Western Australia’s iconic wildflowers and coastal heath, along elevated limestone ridges, across deserted beaches and rocky coves and under the karri sentinels of the hardwood forests. A highly qualified and entertaining guide will share a wealth of knowledge about the local area and the Track’s geology, ecology, biodiversity, culture and history.

  • Highlight Trail – Meander through the 40 acres of manicured parkland and lakes to arrive at the 8 acre vineyard producing fine Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz exclusively for guests of the hotel.

3hr drive to perth airport, 4hr flight to sydney airport, overnight in sydney, next day 2hr flight to lord howe island airport, 5min hosted drive to capella lodge.

2 Capella Lodge Lord Howe Island, New South Wales (3 NIGHTS)

Often referred to as the last paradise on earth, Lord Howe Island is home to Capella Lodge, a contemporary luxe beach-house-style lodge. Commanding stunning ocean and mountain views the lodge offers a laidback, stylish and sophisticated escape. Capella’s contemporary cuisine, first name service, relaxed sophistication and proximity to Mount Gower combine to deliver a unique and exclusive footstep experience.

A selection of must do walks

  • Signature Landmark Hike – Trekking up Mt Gower (875m), a grueling but rewarding eight-hour guided hike described as one of the best one-day hikes in the world.

  • Gentler Walk – Dip your toes in the ocean and comb for shells on nearby pristine white-sanded beaches.

  • Highlight Trail – Discover rainforest walking tracks brimming with ancient plants and explore remote rocky coves that are alive with magnificent birdlife.

2 Capella Lodge Lord Howe Island, New South Wales (3 NIGHTS)

Often referred to as the last paradise on earth, Lord Howe Island is home to Capella Lodge, a contemporary luxe beach-house-style lodge. Commanding stunning ocean and mountain views the lodge offers a laidback, stylish and sophisticated escape. Capella’s contemporary cuisine, first name service, relaxed sophistication and proximity to Mount Gower combine to deliver a unique and exclusive footstep experience.

A selection of must do walks

  • Signature Landmark Hike – Trekking up Mt Gower (875m), a grueling but rewarding eight-hour guided hike described as one of the best one-day hikes in the world.

  • Gentler Walk – Dip your toes in the ocean and comb for shells on nearby pristine white-sanded beaches.

  • Highlight Trail – Discover rainforest walking tracks brimming with ancient plants and explore remote rocky coves that are alive with magnificent birdlife.

5min hosted drive to lord howe island airport, 2hr flight to sydney airport, connect to 2hr flight to hobart airport, overnight hobart, next day 3hr drive to saffire.

3 Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania (3 NIGHTS)

Saffire is Australia’s new luxury coastal sanctuary on Tasmania’s East Coast, know for its sophisticated and intimate style and memorable experiences. Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Saffire is a walker’s dream place to stay – a pristine coastal sanctuary, a place of pure air, light and pure water.

A selection of must do walks

  • Signature Landmark Hike – Hazards Beach Circuit includes Wineglass Bay Lookout and continues on the saddle between Mt Amos and Mt Mayson, down to Wineglass Bay itself, then through the isthmus, along part of Hazards Beach and lastly follows the coast overlooking Great Oyster Bay. Approximately a four to five hour hike (pack swimming gear for a refreshing dip).

  • Gentler Walk – From the lodge, take and easy walk to Cape Tourville lighthouse, with stunning views of the Tasman Sea and glimpses of Wineglass Bay.

  • Highlight Trail – The Wineglass Bay Lookout Walk covers one of Tasmania’s most celebrated and photographed locations and one of the world’s most recognised but beautifully isolated beaches.

3 Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania (3 NIGHTS)

Saffire is Australia’s new luxury coastal sanctuary on Tasmania’s East Coast, know for its sophisticated and intimate style and memorable experiences. Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Saffire is a walker’s dream place to stay – a pristine coastal sanctuary, a place of pure air, light and pure water.

A selection of must do walks

  • Signature Landmark Hike – Hazards Beach Circuit includes Wineglass Bay Lookout and continues on the saddle between Mt Amos and Mt Mayson, down to Wineglass Bay itself, then through the isthmus, along part of Hazards Beach and lastly follows the coast overlooking Great Oyster Bay. Approximately a four to five hour hike (pack swimming gear for a refreshing dip).

  • Gentler Walk – From the lodge, take and easy walk to Cape Tourville lighthouse, with stunning views of the Tasman Sea and glimpses of Wineglass Bay.

  • Highlight Trail – The Wineglass Bay Lookout Walk covers one of Tasmania’s most celebrated and photographed locations and one of the world’s most recognised but beautifully isolated beaches.

3hr drive to hobart airport, 2.5hr flight to brisbane airport, 2hr drive to spicers peak lodge.

4 Spicers Peak Lodge Scenic Rim, South East Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

Located on 8000 acres at the peak of the ridge, with breathtaking views of the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is Queensland’s highest mountain lodge retreat and is surrounded by memorable walking tracks.

A selection of must do walks

  • Signature Landmark Hike – Mount Cordeaux (1135m) Track (6.8km/2.5 hours), located within the Main Range National Park and encompassing Cunningham’s Gap this rainforest circuit zigzags under exposed upper slopes and ends at a magnificent lookout. The cliff face of Mount Cordeaux is spectacular in spring and early summer when the giant spear lilies (Doryanthes palmeri) are in flower.

  • Gentler Walk – Join a knowledgeable guide for an easy 60 minute nature walk into the rainforest and learn about local fauna and flora.

  • Highlight Trail – The Bush Tucker Walk takes you through the wilderness and along creeks, crossing them by stepping stone while learning about bush tucker in the region.

4 Spicers Peak Lodge Scenic Rim, South East Queensland (3 NIGHTS)

Located on 8000 acres at the peak of the ridge, with breathtaking views of the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is Queensland’s highest mountain lodge retreat and is surrounded by memorable walking tracks.

A selection of must do walks

  • Signature Landmark Hike – Mount Cordeaux (1135m) Track (6.8km/2.5 hours), located within the Main Range National Park and encompassing Cunningham’s Gap this rainforest circuit zigzags under exposed upper slopes and ends at a magnificent lookout. The cliff face of Mount Cordeaux is spectacular in spring and early summer when the giant spear lilies (Doryanthes palmeri) are in flower.

  • Gentler Walk – Join a knowledgeable guide for an easy 60 minute nature walk into the rainforest and learn about local fauna and flora.

  • Highlight Trail – The Bush Tucker Walk takes you through the wilderness and along creeks, crossing them by stepping stone while learning about bush tucker in the region.

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