Bush walking is a much-loved Australian activity. It is an adventure sport that promotes self-reliance, friendship and refreshingly uninhibited good times away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The benefits of bush walking are endless! Not only is it free, it is also one of the best forms of exercise you can do, all while connecting with nature and exploring the world you live in.
Even though it is at times physically challenging; bush walking is great for cardiovascular and muscular health, reducing risks of heart disease and strokes, building energy and endurance and is a fun way in assisting with weight loss. The greatest part is it doesn’t feel like exercise at all when you’re taking in all the flora, fauna and scenery around you.
Bushwalking captivates young people, getting them outside exploring nature and learning about wild animals. Bush walking with your family enables you to communicate with one another more easily, building a strong family bond and creating everlasting memories.
We in Australia are blessed with living in a country that boasts many beautiful parks, reserves and bushland corridors. Whether you’re out for a short nature stroll or a five-day hike, or exploring the world famous ‘Overland Track’ at Cradle Mountain to Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory – Australia has bush walking trails to suit all abilities and a BIG4 Holiday Park nearby to rest your weary head and tired legs at night.
Established in 1986 and covering around 1500 sq km, breathtaking Litchfield National Park features tropical waterfalls, swimming holes, monsoon rainforests, historical sites and 4WD tracks into some of the more remote areas within the park. Stay at BIG4 Hayes Creek Holiday Park or BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park near Darwin and plan your trek.
The Heysen Trail is South Australia’s premier long distance walking trail. It stretches over 1200km between Cape Jervis in the Fleurieu Peninsula and is known to be quite a difficult track to tackle, however worth the effort. Base yourself at either BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park or BIG4 Port Elliot Holiday Park and enjoy one of the world’s greatest long distance walking trails.
Discover the fabulous Victorian High Country by bike and try the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail. Anchor yourself at BIG4 Bright Holiday Park or BIG4 Porepunkah Holiday Park and pedal your way through natural bushland, hidden valleys, picturesque mountain ranges and finish off with some of the finest gourmet food and wine in the region.
Looking to explore the south coast of Western Australia by foot? The Denmark-Nornalup Heritage Rail Trail snakes along the south coast, offering a magnificent variety of coastal, forest, farmland and coast heathland views. Station yourself at BIG4 Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park overlooking the ocean and Wilson Inlet.
Deniliquin is at the centre of Riverina sheep-station country and on the fringe of one of the world’s largest red gum forests, where birds and wildlife abound in the Barmah National Park. Discover ‘Deni’ whilst staying at BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park – a multiple award winning resort style holiday park featuring a water play park, tennis and basketball courts, mini golf, pedal go karts and a second pool.
Base yourself at BIG4 Discovery Holiday Parks – Cradle Mountain, the only holiday park on the mountain and witness Mother Nature at her finest with a 65km trek through the heart of Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park. Recharge and rejuvenate in a warm and cosy, self-contained cabin after conquering one of Australia’s iconic ‘must-do’ long-distance bush walks.
Get in touch with nature and experience the joys of bush walking and camping at 180 Holiday Parks across Australia.