There are many thousands of great hiking tracks and walking tracks located all across the world, and the ability to choose the perfect one can seem overwhelming. Fear not! We have a 5-point guide to assist you in choosing a hiking track that suits you and will make the whole outdoor bushwalking experience as comfortable and fun as possible.
Step One: The first step is to assess the fitness and capabilities of you and your chosen walking companions. It is often said that a group walks as fast as its slowest member, so it is important to consider the fitness of not only yourself but all members of your group. Your fitness level is an important consideration, as there are so many hiking tracks out there that there will be a whole range of hikes that suit your physical fitness.
As you browse the lists of possible tracks, exclude those which are too hard or difficult for the members of your group (and their physical abilities). Remember no one likes to be pushed too hard, so ensure the hiking track chosen is not too strenuous or the hike may not be appreciated as much as you would have liked.