6-Day Scenic Rim Walk of Queensland

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Overview

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. On this six-day hiking trip, you'll experience it all and more.

The combination of rainforests, ancient volcanic plateaus, mountains, ridges, escarpments and 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 lodges 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.
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Destination:

Australia

Start:

Grandchester, Australia

Finish:

Clumber, Australia

Itinerary

Day 1

Begin Your Scenic Rim Experience!

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Begin Your Scenic Rim Experience!

Spicers Hidden Vale Retreat is the meeting point for your Scenic Rim region experience. Upon arrival, you'll meet your guide for a welcome and introduction. Spicers Hidden Vale is a historic 12,000‐acre former cattle station, some of the buildings are over 100 years old. After a short walk and visit to the wildlife sanctuary, you'll join the market garden tour learning about the produce and unique methods used by the chefs at Spicers Hidden Vale before your unique dining experience.

Day 2

Five-Hour Hike from Hidden Vale to Mount Mistake Farmhouse

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Five-Hour Hike from Hidden Vale to Mount Mistake Farmhouse

After a hearty breakfast, you'll board your purpose-built 4WD to be transferred through the private nature reserve to the Scenic Rim Trailhead. Over the next five hours, you'll slowly ascend through the private Nature Refuge. As you climb higher through the western part of the Scenic Rim, you will learn about the history and ecology of the region. Your first day of walking is rewarded with the most incredible views along with the range, stopping for tea and lunch in the best spots.

Day 3

Eight-Hour Hike from Mount Mistake to Amphitheatre Eco-Cabins

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Eight-Hour Hike from Mount Mistake to Amphitheatre Eco-Cabins

Today, you'll pass over from Spicers land into the Main Range National Park. As you venture forward, you will feel the forest folding in around you. Walking through living history makes you truly appreciate those who fought for national park protection in the region. Today’s walk is smooth going and relatively flat so while its the longest day by distance it’s easily achieved. As you walk into camp you’ll see the light coloured wooden treehouse-like cabins set above the forest floor.

Day 4

Eight-Hour Hike from Amphitheatre Eco Cabins to Timber Getters Eco Cabins

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Eight-Hour Hike from Amphitheatre Eco Cabins to Timber Getters Eco Cabins

Setting out after breakfast, today you'll explore a number of ecosystems venturing deep into the national park. The lookout vantage points early in the day offer a spectacular view of Mount Castle. You'll become enveloped by the canopy and this natural cover will provide cool temperatures throughout the day. From the source of Dalrymple creek with mountain spring water flowing, it is a gentle ascent into Timber Getters Eco Cabins.

Day 5

Seven-Hour Hike back to Hidden Peaks Cabins

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Seven-Hour Hike back to Hidden Peaks Cabins

Enjoy your last breakfast in the main lodge at approximately 8:00am, after which the Scenic Rim Trail team will collect your bags and transfer you either back to the starting point to pick up your vehicle or back to Spicers Balfour Hotel in Brisbane. The walk will take around seven hours with a distance of 13 kilometres but the terrain is easy.

Day 6

Final Morning of the Scenic Rim Trail

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Final Morning of the Scenic Rim Trail

After breakfast at Hidden Peak Cabins, your wonderful six-day trip hiking the Scenic Rim comes to an end.

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Clumber

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    Notes

    End of Trip

Included in Price

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 activities
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

Not Included in Price

  • Airport transfer
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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