Spectacular bushwalking destinations are being showcased on a new Australia Post stamp issue.

The four popular walking tracks for hikers featured include: National Pass, New South Wales; Cape to Cape Track, Western Australia; Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory; and Overland Track, Tasmania.

Australia Post Philatelic Manager, Michael Zsolt said Australia was renowned for its picturesque vistas, which many hobbies and pastimes embrace.

"Australians have a love of the great outdoors and bushwalking continues to be a popular activity for many Australians. We hope these stamps will appeal to everyone and especially to bushwalkers and avid hikers who like to get out and about."

Designed by Melbourne-based MDM Design, the stamps feature:

  • National Pass, New South Wales, a six-kilometre-long track located in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area of New South Wales. This popular walk takes walkers through rainforest gullies, cliffs and waterfalls. Officially opening in 1908, the trail continues to attract thousands of visitors every year. The walk is rated moderate in difficulty and can be completed on around three hours.
  • Cape to Cape Track, Western Australia, which runs for 135 kilometres along the Western Australian coast between Cape Naturaliste in the north and Cape Leeuwin in the south. It is noted for spectacular coastal scenery, and regions of great significance to the local Indigenous communities. The entire walk is challenging, taking five to seven days. The track was officially opened in 2001.
  • Larapinta Trail, Northern Territory, which follows the West MacDonnell Ranges for 223 kilometres between Alice Springs and Mount Sonder, one of the territory's highest mountains. The walk includes many sites sacred to the Arrernte people, who have permitted tourists to visit. The many impressive natural formations along the trail include Simpson Gap, Stanley Chasm, Ormiston Pound, Ellery Creek Big Hole and Glen Helen Gorge.
  • Overland Track, Tasmania, which winds for 65 kilometres between Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair in the pristine Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Sights include rainforest, rivers, alpine plains, lakes and mountains. The walk is generally completed in five to six days, usually north to south, which is the mandatory direction between October and May.

The stamp release comprises four domestic base rate (70c) stamps. The products associated with this stamp issue include a minisheet, first day cover, stamp pack, medallion cover, booklet of 10 and roll of 100 x 70c self-adhesive stamps and a set of four maxicards.

The Great Australian Walks stamp issue is available from 14 July 2015 at participating Post Offices, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online at auspost.com.au/stamps while stocks last.