About the walk
Helpful tips & information
- The canopy of the rainforest makes summer hiking a treat
- A good level of fitness and stability is required
- The trails are predominantly Grade 5 (see grading reference)
- Communal bathrooms
Group SizeSmall groups of max 12
General infoA good level of fitness and stability is required
At 11:30am meet at our private property located at 7791 Cunningham Hwy, Clumber QLD 4309 and follow the signs along the driveway to where we will be waiting to greet you. You will park your vehicle here for the duration of your trip, alternatively this is where the transfer will bring you to and pick you up from. Undercover parking is not available and if this is a concern we can assist with arranging transfers. There is a bathroom available at our meeting point.
Once assembled the group will be transferred by bus (one hour drive) to Main Range National Park, to embark on your first day of walking.
We will provide a packed lunch for you to enjoy on the bus and your luggage will be transferred to your first night’s accommodation.
Today’s trail is approximately 8km. We set off along a former logging road before turning off onto a secret Grade 5 trail that takes us deep into the canopy of the Gondwana rainforest before entering camp.
Arrival at Spicers Amphitheatre Eco Cabins
You’ll be warmly welcomed by your host with afternoon tea and a cool beverage. Your hosts will take you up to your treehouse like cabin giving you an orientation and briefing for the incredible camp you call home for the night.
There are two wash pavilions and after a well earned shower you are welcome to make your way to the lounge to relax.
At 6:00pm we will gather for our short daily briefing in the lounge area, where you’ll be provided with all the essential need-to-know information for the next days adventure. With the formalities out of the way, you and your fellow travellers will be served a hearty and nourishing share style feast. This style of dining sparks conversation among the group and can foster the beginning of new friendships.
In your own time, retreat to your cabin where you may wish to leave the tilt door in your cabin open overnight (there is a fly screen) and enjoy the soothing sounds of the rainforest.
Morning & Breakfast
Wake for a wholesome breakfast to ready you for the incredible day ahead.
Following breakfast, you will say farewell to your lovely host and the beautiful Spicers Amphitheatre as we venture to Spicers Timber Getters.
Today’s walk entails Grades 3, 4 and 5 tracks and the total distance is approximately 16km. Approximately half of the hiking is on grade 5 trail and includes some rocky boulder sections that will require crouching down and going slowly, as we take care with our footing navigating barriers such as tree roots and rocks.
We start the day with a relatively flat walk, making our way up the access road and enjoying the magical sounds of the rainforest birds as we go. Our knowledgeable guides will provide you with rich details regarding the flora & fauna we see and have a keen eye for spotting stunning wildlife.
Immersed in Rainforest
As we descend into the valley we again become immersed in magnificent ancient rainforest surroundings.
The grade 5 trail provides some amazing waterfall and creek crossing experiences for hikers and the guides facilitate experiences which you can only have deep in the rainforest, such as shinrin-yoku. You’ll feel a real sense of connection with rainforest environment and being in the moment.
Climb to Camp
The last section of the day offers a challenging climb up to the Spicers Timber Getters where the host will be waiting to greet you with refreshments.
Architecturally, the camps are the same, but each has a unique interior and exterior finish. Formerly a loggers camp you can view the old tin shed that once housed loggers ‘Timber Getters’, and using the information shared by our guides you can picture the extreme working conditions of that era.
You will again gather in the lounge for your daily briefing ahead of dinner at 6pm, then enjoy a port or Bailey’s nightcap before turning in for a restful night sleep in the heart of the rainforest.
Wake for Our Final Day of Walking
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 ahead, we say farewell to our host and embark on our final day of walking.
Today’s walk includes grade 3, 4 and 5 track with the total distance being approximately 16km. We start the day with a heartwarming climb up the fire trail past an old pine plantation. Once we reach the top, we again venture deep into the rainforest on a grade 5 track.
Along our journey we come across some huge rainforest trees with buttresses six feet tall. We slow the pace down as we all take care with our footing before emerging from the rainforest to climb up Bare Rock, which offers 360° views. On a clear day you can see the Brisbane and Gold Coast Skylines.
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.
Arrival at Camp
With your final steps taking you to Cunningham’s Gap, there will be a bus transfer waiting to take you to Spicers Canopy Luxury Tents for your final night with us.
An evening at Spicers Canopy
This night is a wonderful celebration with your fellow hikers and serves as a highlight for many travellers. You can enjoy a celebratory drink whilst watching the sunset from our plunge pool.
The final night sleep in the luxury tents brings a nice cooling breeze from the neighboring mountains, with birdlife sounds and distant cows moo’ing, you remain completely immersed in nature.
Wake up to the sounds of birds and step out of your luxury tent into a crisp Summer morning and the marvelous sights of the Scenic Rim.
Enjoy a final hot breakfast cooked by your host before you make your way to the bus which will depart at 9:30am and return you to your car at Clumber Shed by 10:15am.
- *Price displayed is per person twin share
- 3 days of guided hiking with experienced trail guides
- 3 nights accommodation at eco cabins
- All meals and select beverages included (including non alcoholic and alcoholic beverages)
- Luggage transferred daily from camp to camp
December - 2022
Monday, 19 December 2022
January - 2023
Monday, 9 January 2023
February - 2023
Wednesday, 8 February 2023
Thursday, 9 February 2023
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Wednesday, 1 March 2023