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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • 4 days walking
Accommodation
  • 4 nights homestead / eco-camp
Meals
  • 4 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days$3999AUD

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COVID safety measures
are in place with extra cleaning and hygiene protocols

Remote adventures
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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to a maximum of 12-16 people


Trip Code: SR4

Scenic Rim Trip highlights


  • View the stunning collection of mountains, ridges, escarpments, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus of South East Queensland’s Main Range National Park
  • Spend your evenings at the Spicers logdes and at Spicers Canopy eco camps. Take in the tranquility and enjoy a touch of luxury
  • Traverse a variety of terrain including Mallee scrub, wet sclerophyll, ancient hoop pine forests and exciting rocky outcrops

Why Book With Us

  • Join a small group on this all-inclusive walking adventure
  • Knowledgeable guides who will take care of all arrangements for you
  • Walk with just a day pack
  • This is the only Great Walks of Australia trip in Queensland

Experience the best of the walks on the Scenic Rim Trail. This trip includes four nights accommodation at a mix of private eco-camps and lodges with expert service, panoramic scenery, comfort, and gourmet food and wine which brings new meaning to the concept of luxury walking experiences in Australia. The 4 days of walking includes climbing the Mistake Mountain Range and exploring the Gondwana Rainforest.

Set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range just outside Brisbane, and surrounded by World Heritage listed National Parks, the Scenic Rim region is renowned for its exquisite natural beauty. The combination of rainforests, ancient volcanic plateaus, mountains, ridges, escarpments, forests as well as scenic wining and dining options has helped the Scenic Rim to quickly gain a reputation as one of Australia's most sought after gourmet walking experiences. With an abundance of unique Australian plants, native animals and distinctive vegetation types, this exciting trail embraces a region which is littered with the legend of the early pioneers who tried to make a living from the harsh but beautiful country. Your local guide will help interpret the land and its stories during each walk, many of which are on private Nature Refuge or National Park and can only be accessed via private land; making this trail one of the least frequented and most untouched walks in Australia. Each evening you'll stay at accommodations that offer a level of detailed service, panoramic scenery, comfort as well as gourmet food and wine which brings new meaning to the concept of luxury walking experiences in Australia.

Activities:

Itinerary

Meet your guides & fellow walkers at 7.45am Spicers Hidden Vale Retreat located at 617 Grandchester Mt Mort Road Grandchester (pre-tour accommodation can be arranged subject to availability). You will park your vehicle here for the duration of the trip. Please note undercover parking is not available, if this is a concern we can assist with arranging transfers. Make your way to reception once you have arrived, here you will be provided with your hiking gear for the day ahead. We will transfer your luggage into the bus before departing for the start of the walk, which is a 40min drive away. An adventurous day that sees you climb up the Mistake Mountain Range with a 600m ascent. The ecosystem is dry sclerophyll forest with incredible views afforded throughout the day. Trails will be long, rough, and steep in sections with some rock scrambling required. We use the natural rock to navigate some sections and your guides will safely lead the way. A highlight is the 16m rock ladder, which you’ll be safely harnessed to. You will cheer each other on as each group member makes it to the top. We aim to arrive into camp by approx. 3.30pm each day (depending on conditions & the group) where you will be eagerly awaited by your host. From here the afternoon is at your leisure ahead of your daily briefing in the lounge at approx. 1730 before a share style dinner at 1800. Walking distance: 12km Walking time: 6 hours Accommodation: Spicers Mt Mistake Farmhouse

Meals:  L,D

Breakfast is served at 7am with tea and coffee available earlier (times may vary depending on the time of year and conditions). After breakfast you will pack your luggage and make your final preparations for the day. Your guides will provide you with your lunches, show you where to refill your water bottles before walking out at 8am. You’ll start with a meandering climb before entering the Gondwana Rainforest for your first encounter of this natural wonder and a taste of what’s to come. You’ll emerge from the rainforest to follow a former logging trail, some sections aren’t under canopy so in the warmer weather we take plenty of water breaks. In the final section of the day we step deep into the rainforest on a private Grade 5 trail that takes us into camp. Walking distance: 18km Walking time: 7-8 hours Accommodation: Spicers Amphitheatre eco-camp

Meals:  B,L,D

We start the day with a relatively flat warm up as we make our way up the access road enjoying the sounds of the rainforest birds as we go. This initial track can sometimes get muddy so we may have to skirt our way around some puddles as we make our way past. As we descend into the valley we become enveloped by rainforest. We ascend down some rocky boulder sections that will require us to crouch down and go slowly. The pace is slower as we take care with our footing navigating the tree roots and rocky sections. The last section of the day offers a climb up to camp where your hosts will be waiting to welcome you to Spicers Timber Getters Eco Cabins. Architecturally the camps are the same however each has a unique interior and exterior. Walking distance: 16km Walking time: 8 hours Accommodation: Spicers Timber Getters Eco Cabins

Meals:  B,L,D

We start the day with a heartwarming climb up the fire trail past, an old pine plantation. Once at the top we once again head deep into the rainforest on Grade 5 trail. We come across some huge rainforest trees with buttresses six feet tall. Once again the pace is slower as we all take care with our footing navigating the tree roots and rocky sections. Emerge from deep in the rainforest to climb up and over Bare Rock offering 360 degree views on a clear day. From here we join the public trails and will often pass fellow walkers, not many of whom will ever venture where you have just been. In the final section of the trail the modern world comes into earshot as we hear trucks carrying goods from the coast to the west. Vehicles will be waiting for you at the end of the trail ready to transfer you to Spicers Hidden Peaks Cabins. The drive is approximately 15 minutes to camp where you will be greeted and shown to your handcrafted log cabin, each with your own en-suite. After you have rested and settled into camp meet around the fire pit to share stories and your favourite memories from the trip followed by a celebration dinner. Walking distance: 16km Walking time: 7-8 hours Accommodation: Hidden Peaks Cabins

Meals:  B,L,D

Enjoy a leisurely morning with a cooked breakfast at 8am ahead of a 10am transfer back to Spicers Hidden Vale. Here we say a fond farewell sending you away with a memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • Four nights twin accommodation at exclusive luxury resorts and eco camps
  • Gourmet meals throughout the itinerary (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners)
  • All beverages throughout the itinerary
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Hiking gear including day pack, hydration equipment and bottles, hiking poles & gaiters
  • Porterage of luggage
  • Select departures: helicopter transfer (supplement applies for these departures)

  • Airfares
  • Accommodation in Brisbane before and after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry or postage
  • Travel to and from Spicers Hidden Vale Retreat
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation


Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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To determine the grade of a particular adventure we consider a number of factors. These include the condition of the walking terrain, altitude and the length of the trek. This trek is graded introductory to moderate. This trek involves 6 – 8 hours walking each day over rugged terrain with some steep ascents and descents. Some days will include sections of rock scrambling. Day 2 includes a rock ladder which for most, is a highlight of the day, and your guides will lead you through this exciting experience with a harness and helmet. If you have a grave fear of heights a walk around track is available. In order to complete this trek we advise that you undertake regular three or four times a week for at least three months prior to your departure. Hill walking with a daypack is recommended. Be sure to include bush walks in your trip preparation, particularly walks with uneven ground, and as many hills as you can find.


Departure dates


Notes

S
Surcharge
Note:
If you are travelling on your own you will need to pay the single supplement. We are unable to pair you with another traveller of the same sex.
DN2
Full payment is required at the time of booking.
DN3
A supplement applies for dates with included helicopter transfer. These departues are marked with an 'S'

Total Priceper person from

$3999AUD

Options & Supplements*
  • Return transfers from Spicers Balfour Hotel BrisbaneAUD$260
  • Supplement for dates with included helicopter transferAUD$630
  • Single SupplementAUD$1500
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Best of the Scenic Rim Trail trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.