About the walk
Helpful tips & Information
- This tour departs weekly on a Friday or alternatively on a Saturday
- Mid-week departures are available for group bookings
- We walk in the rain so bring a quality rain jacket
- The trails are Grade 4 and Grade 5 (see grading reference)
- Specific trails walked may change due to weather or conditions
- Spicers Canopy offers glamping-style tents with shared bathroom facilities
- Transfers can be arranged to/from Brisbane (charges apply)
- Pre or post-tour accommodation is highly recommended
Group SizeSmall groups of max 12
General infoA good level of fitness and stability is required
Meet your guides & fellow walkers at 8am at our private property. If you are self driving we recommend using the GPS coordinates 28°01’55.7′′S 152°28’07.2′′E.
The address is 7791 Cunningham Hwy Clumber and you will see a Scenic Rim Trail sign at the entrance to the property. Follow the unsealed road & directional signage to our meeting point. The road is not suitable for very lowset vehicles.
Upon arrival we will collect your luggage & provide you with all you need for the day ahead. Please note bathroom facilities are available at the meeting point. We will depart for the trail at 8.30am (20min drive) please be consious of arriving on time.
Exploring the mountains of the Scenic Rim
Take in the stunning mountainous views that the Scenic Rim is renowned for while learning from your experienced guides as they share their knowledge of the natural world around you.
On day one you can expect to warm the heart with approx. 500m of elevation gain. The trails vary from Grade 4 and Grade 5 depending on the specific route.
The terrain is rocky and uneven requiring good balance and stability. Your aerobic fitness and strong legs will help you to navigate the trail with confidence.
Morning tea and lunch will be enjoyed on the trail before arriving into camp at approximately 3.30pm. This arrival time varies depending on the group and conditions so should be used as an indicative guide.
Relax & Unplug
After a well earned shower spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing in your glamping style tent or enjoy a soak in the outdoor hot tub, a beautiful spot for sunset.
Dinner will be served in the main lodge at 6pm. Enjoy some fireside chatting after dinner or head outside and marvel at the stars if the night is clear.
Morning & Breakfast
If the weather is clear we highly recommend getting up early and watching the sunrise over the mountains. During the warmer months breakfast will be held earlier to make the most of the cool mornings.
Walking out of camp we cross through the farm fields before descending into Oakey Creek with it’s morning sunlight glittering through the trees.
We follow the creek before starting our ascent up the ridgeline, keeping our eyes & ears peeled for the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo that is known to frequent this particular area.
Using a combination of trails & farm roads to reach a remote section of the Main Range National Park we put our fitness to the test as we climb higher along the ridge & over rocky outcrops before resting for lunch where we are afforded stunning views of the valley below.
Returning to Camp
Depending on the conditions of the trail the guides will have advised whether you will be walking through to Spicers Peak Lodge or hiking back to Spicers Canopy for afternoon tea. The trail into Peak is graded hard & may be closed due to erosion and/or conditions.
If the walk proceeds to the Spicers Peak Plateau afternoon tea will be enjoyed at a private lookout before transferring back to Spicers Canopy.
If you would like to experience Spicers Peak Lodge we recommend adding on a stay after your walk.
Dinner will be at 6pm with tales from the days adventure being shared around the table.
Wake up to the birds and enjoy a restful morning with a cooked breakfast at 8am. Sit under the trees and relax before your 10am transfer back to our meeting point.
If you have some time to explore the local area before heading home the Scenic Rim Brewery, Karoomba Lavendar Farm & Summer Land Camels all offer a unique local experience.
- 2 nights accommodation staying at Spicers Canopy
- 2 days of guided hiking
- All meals and select beverages including alcohol
- Electric blankets on beds during winter
- Luggage transferred to camp so you only carry your day pack
** Solo traveller rate $1690
Please bring your own day back pack, water bladder 2.5L and walking poles/gaiters if you like to use them.
May - 2022
Friday, 20 May 2022
Friday, 27 May 2022
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Saturday, 4 June 2022
Friday, 24 June 2022
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