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

3 Days$1490AUD

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Trip Code: SR2

Scenic Rim Trip highlights


  • Spend your evenings at Spicers Canopy eco-camps. Take in the tranquillity and enjoy a touch of luxury.
  • Scenic Rim Experience is a trip of the Great Walks of Australia
  • View the stunning collection of mountains, ridges, escarpments, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus of South East Queensland’s Main Range National Park
  • 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

If you're short on time this 3 day itinerary allows you to experience part of the Scenic Rim Trail and stay at the exclusive Spicers Canopy eco-camp.

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

Your journey starts at our meeting point on our private property at 7791 Cunningham Highway, Clumber, 4309. If you have elected to self-drive, please make your way to the above address, to meet the rest of the group and your Scenic Rim Trail guides at 8:00am on the morning of your departure. If you have pre-booked a transfer from Spicers Balfour Hotel, please be there no later than 6:30am (transfer can be arranged for a supplement). You’ll start your journey with a vehicle transfer to the Main Range National Park. The walk starts on Australia’s Great Dividing Range. Today we ascend Mt Mathieson through World Heritage Listed Rainforest tracing the historic steps of early settlers. After lunch, walkers will cross into Spicers private land and descend into camp. Keeping your eyes peeled for wallabies, you will cross open woodland forest to Spicers Canopy at around 4pm. A warm welcome from our Camp Host and onsite Chef await along with freshly made afternoon tea and cold beverages. There is now time to unwind, relax on a bean bag or in the lounge, take a dip in the hot tub and have a hot shower before meeting your group back in the main lodge for your chef-prepared, and locally sourced, evening meal. Walking distance: 13 km Walking time: 7-8 hours

Meals:  L,D

Your path today has only been travelled by a select few. On this journey we hope you make lasting discoveries and connections with the natural world and those around you. After breakfast, you will begin a gentle meander along Oakey Creek on Spicers private property where you’ll have the opportunity to look for goannas, wedge tail eagles and wallabies. From here, we turn east and begin our ascent to Spicers Peak, keeping your eyes peeled for the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo. By mid-morning we take a break and boil the ‘billy’ for a tea or coffee. Learning about fire ecology you will see first hand how this landscape has recovered from the bush fires in 2019. Some areas still bare the blackened scars of that time. From here, you will continue climbing, but it is worth the effort as you break above the tree line and are rewarded with panoramic views of the Great Dividing Range, Mt Mitchell and Spicers Canopy in the distance. There is one final push before lunch, using a support rope to climb up to where the trail leads from a drier grass tree plateau, through to the dense rainforest of Spicers Peak, complete with giant ferns, grass trees and awe-inspiring 300 year-old hoop pine trees. After a lovely relaxed walk through the cool temperate dense Gondwana rainforest, take a seat at our designated stop and enjoy a well-deserved lunch before pushing on for the last two hours of the hike. A stretch of downhill leads you across a saddle and onto the final ascent up Cedar Mountain where you will find the luxurious Spicers Peak Lodge. You have made it! Congratulate each other on completion of the walk at the top of the mountain and from there walk as a group to our rest stop at Spicers Peak Lodge, where refreshing towels and beverages will be waiting for you. Cheers to finishing the walk, before you are all transferred back down to Spicers Canopy to enjoy your final night with us on the Scenic Rim Trail. The celebratory dinner is your chance to relish in the achievement of the last two days and cement the lasting friendships forged out of a shared experience. Walking distance: 15 km Walking time: 8 hours

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast our trip concludes. A return transfer to Brisbane can be arranged (supplement applies).

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • Two nights twin accommodation at exclusive luxury eco-camp
  • Gourmet meals throughout the itinerary (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners)
  • All beverages throughout the itinerary
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Hiking gear including day pack, hydration equipment and bottles, hiking poles & gaiters
  • Porterage of luggage

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


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Notes

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.

Total Priceper person from

$1490AUD

Options & Supplements*
  • Return transfers from Spicers Balfour Hotel BrisbaneAUD$200
  • Return transfers from Spicers Balfour Hotel BrisbaneAUD$260
  • Single SupplementAUD$300
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Scenic Rim Experience 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.