This is a long, long trail that wends through the rugged remote alpine country of Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, including some of Australia's finest national parks. The 400-mile (650-kilometer) trail climbs the highest mountains in the country, through plains and gum forests with some of the world's tallest trees. But it's a remote trail. You can hop onto the track at many places between Walhalla and Canberra in the Baw Baw, Alpine, Kosciuszko and Namadgi national parks that feature shorter segments of the trail. Take your first steps at the Australian Alps Walking Track website.