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4 Day

Grading: Moderate to Hard
Up to 18km/per day
$3,999 - 4,299* pp

About the walk

Our signature 4-day walk takes you on a life-changing journey from the northernmost reaches of the Scenic Rim Trail to the southern secrets of Cunningham’s Gap. From the outset you’ll be pleasantly challenged by the ascent to Mt Mistake, where you’ll tackle the famous 16m metre rock ladder. From there you’ll discover the highlights of ancient Gondwana rainforest and the dramatic 360-degree views from Bare Rock, as well as the rewarding challenges of tackling unmarked trails, rock scrambling and boulder hopping. Our passionate, knowledgeable guides will happily share the history of the land and the stories of the outdoors with you as you go, making the walk as informative as it is enjoyable. Each night of your epic walk will be spent in a variety of exquisite and unique eco camps that exist in perfect sympathy with their natural surroundings. From the authentic Mt Mistake Farmhouse to the hidden treehouse style cabins of Spicers Amphitheatre, from the architectural touches of Timber Getters to the off-grid haven of Spicers Hidden Peaks, your accommodation will be an unforgettable highlight of your adventure. At the beginning and end of each day you’ll have time to savour the gourmet dining, cradle a hot drink at dawn watching the sun rise, or sip a cool drink on the deck after a satisfying day’s hiking. In the evenings, come together in the communal lodges for some great conversation or indulge in a quiet, peaceful moment of solitude in your own private cabin. The entire experience is elevated by our signature Spicers personal service that attends to even the smallest of details with the utmost of care and attention.
Helpful tips & information
  • 60km of hiking over 4 days
  • Meeting point is Spicers Hidden Vale
  • Option to choose a tour with a scenic heli flight
  • Stay at a new camp each night
  • Shared bathroom facilities at two camps
  • Your luggage is transported daily
  • A good level of fitness and stability is required
  • The trails are Grade 4 & 5 (see grading reference)
  • Transfers can be booked to/from Brisbane
Group Size
Small groups of max 12 with two guides
General info
An all inclusive experience

Accommodation

An Experience Beyond Expectations. Stay 4 nights in unique accommodation.

Trail info

Itinerary

Day 1
Grading: Hard
12km
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To Spicers Mount Mistake

Meet your guides & fellow walkers at 7:45am at Spicers Hidden Vale, located at 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road Grandchester.

Once you arrive make your way to reception, with your luggage, where your group will be assembling on the front deck. Your guides will provide you with a briefing for the day before transferring to the start of the walk (40min drive).

There is a bathroom at the start of the trail and your luggage will be transferred up to camp as you embark on your first day of walking.

Please note If you are self driving, upon arrival take the lower entrance onto the unsealed road and park along the wooden fence. Undercover parking is not available, if this is a concern we can assist in arranging transfers.
Today’s Trail

An adventurous day that sees you climb up the Mistake Mountain Range. The ecosystem is dry sclerophyll forest with incredible views of the valley below.

The trail is rough and uphill for most of the day. We use the natural rock to help us climb in some areas known as ‘rock scrambling’. The 12km of trail is Grade 4 & 5.

A highlight is the 16m rock ladder, which you’ll be safely harnessed to. You will cheer each other on as each group member makes it to the top.

Endangered Rock Wallaby We have a colony of Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies who call this region home
Arrive at Camp

We aim to arrive into camp by approx. 3.30pm each day (depending on conditions & the speed of the group) where you will be eagerly awaited by your host.

From here the afternoon is at your leisure ahead of your daily briefing in the lounge before a share style dinner at 6:00pm.

Day 2
Grading: Moderate
18km
Spicers Mt Mistake to Spicers Amphitheatre

Sunsrise at Mt Mistake is a highlight of the trip. If it is forecast to be a clear morning, we highly recommend heading out to the escarpment with a cuppa in hand.

Breakfast is served at 7am with tea and coffee available earlier. After breakfast you will pack your luggage and make your final preparations for the day.

Your guides will provide you with your lunches and show you where to refill your water bottles before departing at 8am.

Adapting to the conditions Breakfast and departure times may vary depending on the time of year, weather and conditions - adaptability is key!
Today’s Trail

We will start the day with a climb before entering the Gondwana Rainforest for your first encounter of this natural wonder.

Today’s hike is includes moderate inclines with many flat sections the last 5km of the day is the only technical section.

You’ll emerge from the rainforest to follow a former logging trail, some sections aren’t under canopy so in the warmer weather we take plenty of water breaks.

In the final section of the trail we step deep into the rainforest on a private Grade 5 trail that takes us into camp.

The Gondwana Rainforest Was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 1986
Arrive at Camp

Arrive into camp greeted by your friendly host with afternoon tea and a cool beverage. Your host and guides will take you up to your treehouse like cabin giving you an orientation and briefing for the incredible camp you now find yourself in.

There are two wash pavilions and after a well earned shower you are welcome to make your way to the lounge to relax. Sunset at the viewing deck is highly recommended with dinner being served at 6pm.

Suggestion You may wish to leave the tilt door in your cabin open overnight and enjoy the sounds of the forest.
Day 3
Grading: Moderate to hard
16km
Spicers Amphitheatre to Spicers Timber Getters

Each cabin has a yoga mat so feel free to roll it out on your balcony or take it down to the viewing deck and enjoy some morning stretching before coming to the lodge for breakfast.

Following our morning routine of breakfast, packing and gathering our gear we say farewell to our hosts and start our day.

Today’s Trail

We start the day with a relatively flat warm up as we make our way up the access road enjoying the sounds of the rainforest birds as we go.

This access track can sometimes get muddy so we may have to skirt our way around some puddles as we make our way past.

As we descend into the valley we become enveloped by rainforest. Half of today is on Grade 5 trail with our guides leading the way on the unmarked trails.

We ascend down some rocky boulder sections that will require us to crouch down and go slowly. The pace is slower as we take care with our footing navigating the tree roots and rocky sections.

Highlight Eating lunch in the valley of the giants
Arrive at camp

The last section of the day offers a climb up to camp where your hosts will be waiting to welcome you to Spicers Timber Getters Eco Cabins. Architecturally the camps are the same however each has a unique interior and exterior.

Formally a loggers camp you can view the old tin cabin that once housed loggers ‘timber getters’ of the era.

Gather in the lounge for your daily briefing ahead of dinner at 6pm.

Highlight Enjoy a port or Bailey's after dinner before turning in for a restful night sleep
Day 4
Grading: Moderate to hard
16km
Spicers Timber Getters to Spicers Hidden Peaks

The birdlife is beautiful here particularly at dawn for the early risers. Following our morning routine of breakfast, packing and gathering our gear for the day, we say farewell to our hosts at 8am and start our day.

Today’s Trail

We start the day with a heartwarming climb up the fire trail past, an old pine plantation. Once at the top we once again head deep into the rainforest on Grade 5 trail.

We come across some huge rainforest trees with buttresses six feet tall. Once again the pace is slower as we all take care with our footing navigating the tree roots and rocky sections.

Emerge from deep in the rainforest to climb up and over Bare Rock offering 360 degree views on a clear day.

From here we join the public trails and will often pass fellow walkers, not many of whom will ever venture where you have just been.

In the final section of the trail the modern world comes into earshot as we hear trucks carrying goods from the coast to the west.

Vehicles will be waiting for you at the end of the trail ready to transfer you to Spicers Hidden Peaks Cabins.

Arrive at Camp

The drive is approximately 15 minutes to camp where you will be greeted and shown to your log cabin, each with it’s own en-suite.

After you have rested and settled into camp meet around the fire pit to share stories and your favourite memories from the trip followed by our final dinner together.

Day 5
Grading: N/A
N/A
Final Morning

On your final morning a BBQ farmhouse breakfast will be served at a leisurely 8am.

Enjoy some free time before you say a fond farewell to your guides and fellow walkers. You will depart the Scenic Rim Trail with lifelong memories and a renewed love of nature.

Those returning to Spicers Hidden Vale to collect their vehicles will be transferred at 10am arriving at approximately 11.15am Those with transfers directly to Brisbane will be collected at 10am.

If you have booked the heli tour you will be escorted to the pick up point for a 10am departure. The helicopter will trace the trail from  the sky, giving you a birds eye view of the region.

The helicopter will generally transfer guests in 2 trips and the flying time is approx. 20mins.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights staying at a new ecocamp each night
  • 4-days of guided hiking with experienced guides
  • All meals and select beverages including alcohol
  • Luggage transferred daily so all you carry is your day pack

* Price displayed is from $3,999 (excluding helicopter transfer) – $4,299 (including helicopter transfer) per person twin share. Note that rates are subject to change and helicopter rates are indicative based on helicopter transfer pricing at the time of publishing.

Please bring your own day back pack, water bladder 2.5L and hiking poles/gaiters if you like to use them.

Departures

March - 2023

4-Day Walk

Monday, 13 March 2023

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Tuesday, 14 March 2023

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Tuesday, 21 March 2023

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Wednesday, 22 March 2023

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Monday, 27 March 2023

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Tuesday, 28 March 2023

April - 2023

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Monday, 3 April 2023

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Tuesday, 4 April 2023

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Monday, 10 April 2023

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Tuesday, 11 April 2023

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Monday, 17 April 2023

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Tuesday, 18 April 2023

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Monday, 24 April 2023

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Tuesday, 25 April 2023

May - 2023

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Tuesday, 2 May 2023

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Monday, 8 May 2023

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Tuesday, 9 May 2023

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Monday, 15 May 2023

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Tuesday, 16 May 2023

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Monday, 22 May 2023

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Tuesday, 23 May 2023

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Monday, 29 May 2023

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Tuesday, 30 May 2023

June - 2023

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Monday, 12 June 2023

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Tuesday, 13 June 2023

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Monday, 19 June 2023

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Tuesday, 20 June 2023

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Monday, 26 June 2023

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Tuesday, 27 June 2023

July - 2023

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Monday, 3 July 2023

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Tuesday, 4 July 2023

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Wednesday, 12 July 2023

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Thursday, 13 July 2023

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Monday, 17 July 2023

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Tuesday, 18 July 2023

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Monday, 24 July 2023

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Tuesday, 25 July 2023

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Monday, 31 July 2023

August - 2023

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Tuesday, 1 August 2023

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Monday, 7 August 2023

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Tuesday, 8 August 2023

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Monday, 14 August 2023

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Tuesday, 15 August 2023

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Monday, 21 August 2023

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Tuesday, 22 August 2023

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Monday, 28 August 2023

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Tuesday, 29 August 2023

September - 2023

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Monday, 4 September 2023

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Tuesday, 5 September 2023

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Monday, 11 September 2023

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Tuesday, 12 September 2023

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Monday, 18 September 2023

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Tuesday, 19 September 2023

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Monday, 25 September 2023

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Tuesday, 26 September 2023

October - 2023

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Monday, 2 October 2023

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Tuesday, 3 October 2023

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Monday, 9 October 2023

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Tuesday, 10 October 2023

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Monday, 16 October 2023

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Tuesday, 17 October 2023

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Monday, 23 October 2023

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Tuesday, 24 October 2023

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Monday, 30 October 2023

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Tuesday, 31 October 2023

November - 2023

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Monday, 6 November 2023

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Tuesday, 7 November 2023

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Monday, 13 November 2023

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Tuesday, 14 November 2023

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Monday, 20 November 2023