The Scenic Rim Walk located in the Scenic Rim region of South-East Queensland is one of the Great Walks of Australia and limited to just 12 guest per departure led by two expert guides

1Overview
Overview

The Scenic Rim Walk located in the Scenic Rim region of South-East Queensland is one of the Great Walks of Australia and limited to just 12 guest per departure led by two expert guides. The five day walk follows the Great Dividing Range and passes through World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest covering 48 km over four walk days. Guests hike between four and eight hours a day with breaks and stay in comfortable lodges and eco cabins with hot showers and flushing toilets. Each camp features a communal dining area and lounge with a fireplace, offering space to relax each evening after a day on the trail. The Scenic Rim Walk offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an ancient landscape few others will experience.

Spicers Peak Lodge aerial hike
Scenic Rim 5 day Amphitheatre Lounge
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2Rates & Inclusions
Rates & Inclusions

From $3190 pp (twin share) or $3590 pp (single share room)

  • Five nights’ accommodation in Spicers lodges and eco-cabins
  • Four days hiking with two professional guides
  • Packed morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea while on trail plus trail mix
  • Breakfast and dinners at your accommodation, including a selection of wines, beers and spirits each evening
  • Hiking day pack, water bottles, waking poles, gaiters, and safety gear
3Location & Access
Location & Access

Access from Brisbane (1 hour, 15 minute drive); return transfers are available for $150 pp (return) or you may self-drive to Spicers Hidden Vale

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5Itinerary
Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Your Scenic Rim Walk experience commences early afternoon when you meet your group and guides at Spicers Hidden Vale. Enjoy a short walk to the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre, a purpose built rehabilitation facility for endangered local wildlife, run by Spicers in partnership with the University of Queensland. Next you’ll visit the market garden, which is a great lead-in to the dinner to follow at chef-hatted restaurant Homage. After dinner retire to bed for a good night’s sleep before your walk begins in ernest tomorrow.

Included: D

Spicers Hidden Vale Homestead view

Day 2

After breakfast, you’ll set off in a 4wd to the Scenic Rim Walk trailhead from where you’ll commence today’s 5 hour walk through the western side of the Scenic Rim. Learn about the history and ecology of the Scenic Rim as you climb steadily higher with panoramic views opening up as you near the ridgeline. Morning tea is enjoyed on a rocky outcrop before setting off again passing impressive 4 metre high grass trees and continuing along the side of the mountain before lunch overlooking Little Liverpool Ranges. You’ll arrive mid afternoon into Spicers Mount Mistake lodge, where you can shower and relax in the lounge or wander to the local waterfall. A communal dinner is served with wine and other beverages and you can relax by the fireplace before bed.

Included: B - L - D

Scenic Rim 5 day Grass Trees

Day 3

A hearty breakfast is served in the lodge this morning before commencing today’s walk which enters the Main Range National Park. You will feel the forest folding in around you as you walk through the ancient world-heritage listed Gondwana rainforest this morning, with an old loggers trail a reminder of the history of this area and the importance of its conservation. This afternoon you will enjoy the sight your wooden eco cabin hidden in the amphitheatre-shaped natural setting of tonight’s camp. A warm shower and hearty dinner awaits and there is a comfortable lounge to relax in with new friends before retiring to bed.

Included: B - L - D

Scenic Rim 5 day Amphitheatre site

Day 4

Today’s walk ventures further into the National Park and rainforest, making it a sheltered cooler day on the trail. Starting in a wooded forest with beautiful walkways fringed by boulders and contrasting bright green foliage, you’ll cross a dry rocky creek bed before entering an unharvested dense area of the park where the trees get thicker and taller. As we near camp we pass through ancient eucalypt forest before reaching the valley floor, where the creek feeds a mountain spring offering a chance for a swim in the warmer months. From here it is a gentle climb into Spicers Timber Getters Eco Cabins, where you’ll enjoy a private cabin designed to invite in the sounds of bush with its large louvre windows and balcony.

Included: B - L - D

Scenic Rim 5 day walking

Day 5

After a satisfying breakfast, set off with your guide for your final walk crossing a rocky saddle and re-entering the rainforest with its magnificent tree ferns and the sounds of Albert’s lyrebirds. After a brief scramble to a rocky outcrop, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views over the northern section of the park where the vastness of the Scenic Rim can be seen. Much of the day will be on an open ridgeline allowing rewarding views to end your Scenic Rim hike. Upon finishing today’s walk, you’ll be whisked into tonight’s camp with its private ensuite cabins, beautiful dining room and sandstone fire pit for stargazing after dinner.

Included: B - L - D

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Day 6

After breakfast in the morning, you’ll return to Brisbane or your next destination. We recommend adding a night or two at Spicers Peak Lodge for some post-hike relaxation.

Included: B - L - D

Mountain view
6Season & Departure Dates
Season & Departure Dates

March to November

Commences Sundays

The walk will surprise you with its diversity and beauty
Scenic Rim Trail – March 2019

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