About the walk
Enjoy unpacking once and relax knowing you have three wonderful days and nights ahead of you. With Spicers Canopy as your base you will explore exclusive trails on our Spicers Peak Nature Refuge as well as lesser travelled areas of neighbouring Main Range National Park.
Helpful tips & information:
- This tour departs on public holiday weekends & on request for private groups
- 2.5 days of hiking with the final afternoon to relax
- We walk in the rain so bring a quality rain jacket
- A good level of fitness & stability is required
- The trails are Grade 4 and Grade 5 (see grading reference)
- Specific trails walked may change due to weather or conditions
- Enjoy 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 as Google Maps has been known to take people next door.
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 low set 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 (20 min drive) by 8.30am so please be consious of arriving on time.
Ascending Mt Mathieson
Today’s hike takes you over the Great Dividing Range, enjoying beautiful views of the mountains as you traverse Mt Mathieson. The first half of the day includes a 480m ascent with some steep & rocky sections.
Spicers Gap Road
We relish our time in the rainforest taking it slow through this relatively small outcrop of Gondwana Rainforest. Once we emerge we join historic Spicers Gap Road that takes us all the way to Spicers Peak Nature Refuge following farm roads & the creek line into camp.
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.
A 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.
Return to camp
The afternoon is spent descending down the mountain enjoying some quiet time taking in the sights and sounds of the bush land before arriving back at Spicers Canopy for afternoon tea. Join your group for sunset drinks around the fire pit and watch the sun set on the mountains.
Dinner will be at 6.30pm with tales from the days adventures being shared around the table.
Take pleasure in knowing you have an extra day to relax, explore and enjoy.
A leisurely morning walk taking in the stunning gorge
After breakfast we head off to explore Miller Vale Creek. A beautiful gorge like walk with enveloping rock walls and still billabongs. This creek is home to some very elusive platypus but you never know your luck.
We have morning tea on trail before heading back to camp for lunch followed by an afternoon of relaxation.
The rest of the day is at your leisure before your final dinner this evening.
There is no rush this morning with a cooked breakfast at 8am and transfer at 10am you can take your time and enjoy your final moments before saying a very fond farewell.
If you have opted to add on a stay at Spicers Peak Lodge we will discuss transfer arrangements ahead of time.
- 3 nights accommodation staying at Spicers Canopy
- 2.5 days of guided hiking with experienced trail guides
- All meals and select beverages including alcohol
- Luggage transferred to camp so you only carry a day pack
** Solo traveller rate $2,190
Please bring your own day back pack, water bladder 2.5L and walking poles/gaiters if you like to use them.
June - 2022
Friday, 10 June 2022
July - 2022
Thursday, 14 July 2022
September - 2022
Friday, 30 September 2022
November - 2022
Friday, 4 November 2022