Grab your boots and explore Queensland’s Scenic Rim

by Monday, January 18, 2021

Situated on the doorstep of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Queensland’s Scenic Rim features six national parks, three dams, and hundreds of hiking adventures. Pull on your boots and try out…

The Scenic Rim Trail with fascinating flora, fantastic fauna and fabulous food

Together with 12 fellow adventurers, join an expertly guided tour through the Great Dividing Range’s World Heritage-listed Gondwana Forest. Winding pathways, luxury eco cabins and divine native flora and fauna are just a few of the incredible sites you’ll experience, along with chef-hatted meals. Spicers Retreat is a bucket list item not to be missed.

Mt Barney

Renowned for its challenging cliff faces, mountain ascents and pristine creeks, Mount Barney is a true-blue hikers delight! With a year-round program of adventures led by qualified outdoor leaders, Mt Barney Lodge is the dream team if you want to tackle the mountain with true adventurer esteem. If you fancy it, try your hand at some local bush food on the sunset eco tour and learn about  all the native flora and fauna. With plenty of options on offer for the whole family, this is truly an adventure for the outdoorsy types.

Did someone say Moonrise on Mount Maroon?

Beautiful scenery bathed in clear silver light, Lake Maroon glinting and Mt Barney glowing – that is what can be expected at Moonrise on Mt Maroon! Standing at 964 metres, this volcanic peak is part of the McPherson Ranges and offers spectacular views of Brisbane, Moreton Island and Mt Barney. As part of their acclaimed tour program, Mt Barney Lodge offers a unique ‘Moonrise on Mt Maroon’ package. Depart in the mid-afternoon and catch the moonlight by night.

Walk for wellbeing on the Lamington Short Break Tour

Expert guides take you through the best tracks in Lamington National Park and introduce you to locals along the way. You’ll participate in Qigong and nature journaling and visit the studio of artist, David Groom.  This four-day adventure is designed to be shared with up to six people and is an easy to moderate walk.

Shh… The Secrets of the Scenic Rim

Travelling from Brisbane through the country towns of Kalbar and Harrisville, the team take you on walks through Moogerah Peaks National Park then to the Mt Barney lookouts and beyond. In this five-day package, guests will be treated to culinary delights and welcomed in by local characters.

Trio of hikers pausing to chat on Lower Portals track with Mt Barney behind

History on the horizon – the famous Stinson Walk

Navigated in 1937 for the first time by Bernard O’Reilly, the Stinson Walk is one history buffs aren’t going to want to miss. Not for the faint hearted, this 37km hike takes adventurers through the rugged McPherson Range to the Stinson Aircraft Crash Site. After a few days unearthing Queensland’s hidden history, get comfy at the internationally acclaimed O’Reilly’s RainforestRetreat!

No boredom on the Border Track

This 21.4 kilometre trek from the gorgeous O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat to Binna Burra Lodge (or vice versa) in Lamington National Park takes you into the heartland of this ancient landscape. After a day of spectacular views, subtropical rainforests, stunning waterfalls, and incredible ridge lines, cosy up with a warm meal, a bubbling beverage and the sounds of nature at one of the two international ecotourism icons: Binna Burra Lodge or O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat.

Spend eight glorious hours on the Eighth Hikers weekend escape

Take a challenging off-track hike to The Steamers in Main Range National Park – one of the most dramatic geologic features in south-east Queensland. The Steamers rise as steep cliff sections atop a ridge to the west of the Main Range, north west of Mt Superbus. They are named the Prow, Funnel, Mast and Stern for their resemblance to a massive ship. Find this incredible, iconic landmark on an expertly led day hike with eco-certified local company, Horizon Guides.

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