Walking and skiing areas

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria

Australia is a large, diverse coountry with areas providing opportunities for a wide variety of both one day overnight and extended bushwalks. In each state, there are literally hundreds of different trips which can be done - a careful study of club programs reveals the enormous diversity that exists. Areas with significant ski touring potential exist in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, where our distinctive snowgum landscape provides scenery not found anywhere else in the world. Although Australian high country is just within the winter snowline and snow cover is spasmodic, ski touring is very rewarding and well worth trying. It is not possible to describe every trip here or even every area. This short guide suggests areas and some walk destinations that are representative of the terrain in each state or territory. For many of these areas, track notes can be found in one of the books listed in Appendix 3.