Running in Australia

Why trail run in Australia

Australia is a beautiful country with a diverse range of landscapes, from the lush rainforests of the east coast to the arid outback. Running on trails allows you to fully appreciate and experience these natural surroundings, and can be a great way to see parts of the country that you might not otherwise visit.

When to trail run in Australia

The best time to trail run in Australia will depend on where you are in the country. The east coast tends to be more humid and subtropical, so the cooler months of April to September are generally the best for running. In the more arid parts of the country, such as the outback, it can be very hot during the summer months, so the cooler months of April to September are also the best time to visit.

Popular trail running cities in Australia

Some popular trail running destinations in Australia include the Grampians National Park in Victoria, the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, and the Alpine National Park in Victoria. These areas offer a variety of trails ranging from easy, scenic runs to more challenging mountain routes.

Run travel in Australia

Run retreats in Australia

Respirit Retreat – South Coast (Callala Bay) Weekend Retreat – Recharge at this women’s only running retreat on Australia’s South Coast. Set on the coast of Callala Bay on the New South Wales South Coast, this weekend is intended to leave participants feeling relaxed, connected and inspired.

Respirit Retreat – Mudgee Retreat – Take some time away at this 2-night luxury women’s only running retreat. Set in Mudgee, this weekend features guided group runs, pilates, massage sessions, and more.

Australia run travel in 2023

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Bucket list trail races in Australia

Australia is home to some amazing trail races, including the famous Ultra-Trail Australia, which takes place in the Blue Mountains. Running a bucket list trail race in Australia can be a great way to challenge yourself and experience the beauty of the country at the same time. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other runners and be part of a supportive and welcoming community.

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