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Secrets of the Scenic Rim Spring Break - Walking Holiday

Region: Queensland // Dates: 07 - 12 September 2014 (5 nights)
Secrets of the Scenic Rim Spring Break Walking Holiday

Colour your spring with a short break in the Scenic Rim. Stretching south west of Brisbane, this arc of sweeping ranges, river valleys, lush rainforests and quaint country towns is the perfect spring antidote. Walk amongst spectacular landforms, sample fresh produce and meet artists and local characters along the way. Travelling from Brisbane via the country towns of Kalbar and Harrisville, we explore short walks in Main Range National Park. In and around the lively town of Boonah, enjoy the combination of good food, wine, excellent local art along with easy walks in Moogerah Peaks National Park. A morning cooking class, contrasts with creek walks and mountain lookouts in the Mt Barney area. Finally we come to the south eastern side of the Scenic Rim stopping for short walks and culinary delights on Tamborine Mountain before enjoying the best of Lamington National Park. Based at Binna Burra Lodge, walks to Antarctic Beech trees, the Coomera River or lookout points are all on your doorstep. We return to Brisbane via Beechmont with views back over the mountains.

Overview

Colour your spring with a short break in the Scenic Rim. Stretching south west of Brisbane, this arc of sweeping ranges, river valleys, lush rainforests and quaint country towns is the perfect spring antidote. Walk amongst spectacular landforms, sample fresh produce and meet artists and local characters along the way. Travelling from Brisbane via the country towns of Kalbar and Harrisville, we explore short walks in Main Range National Park. In and around the lively town of Boonah, enjoy the combination of good food, wine, excellent local art along with easy walks in Moogerah Peaks National Park. A morning cooking class, contrasts with creek walks and mountain lookouts in the Mt Barney area. Finally we come to the south eastern side of the Scenic Rim stopping for short walks and culinary delights on Tamborine Mountain before enjoying the best of Lamington National Park. Based at Binna Burra Lodge, walks to Antarctic Beech trees, the Coomera River or lookout points are all on your doorstep. We return to Brisbane via Beechmont with views back over the mountains.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Immerse yourself in the food, wine, walks, art & nature of this hidden region south west of Brisbane
  • Discover the rainforests, rivers & escarpments of this World Heritage listed area
  • Enjoy easy walks in Main Range, Mt Barney, Moogerah Peaks, Tamborine & Lamington National Parks
  • Delight in the local flavours of this growing foodie region in the Gold Coast hinterland
  • Stay in family owned lodges & comfortable motels
  • Meet local people including wine makers, chefs, historians & artists

Details

Details:

07 - 12 September 2014 (5 nights)

Twin share / person (ex Brisbane)
Advanced Early Bird: A$1,975 * until 29/11/2013
Early Bird: A$2,175 * until 13/05/2014
Regular: A$2,475
Single Supplement: A$390

Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group size:
8 guests

Accommodation:
Lodge and motel accommodation with private and some shared facilities

Special Interest:
Wildlife, Botanical, Art, History, Food & Wine

Inclusions:

  • 5 nights twin share accommodation 3-4 star lodges and motels. Some shared facilities.
  • Meals included 5 Breakfasts / 6 Lunches / 5 Dinners, some morning & afternoon teas and a half day cooking
    class.
  • All transfers as listed in itinerary
  • National Park entry
  • Professional tour leader - assisted when required by local food, wine and art experts.
  • Pre-departure material including background & personalised A-Z tour information & destination tour companion

Exclusions:

  • Airfares & taxes to / from Brisbane
  • Heavy or excess baggage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. tips, drinks (water, alcoholic, tea & coffee), laundry, telephone, or optional tours

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 3-12 km per walking day with some shorter and longer options. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

Detailed Tour Itinerary

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Leader

  • Ronny Hickel

    Ronny is the designer and guide of our Northern NSW tour. He facilitates yoga & meditation classes and yatras (walking meditation retreats) in the Northern Rivers area. Living near Uki, he is a trained outdoor recreation guide and psychotherapist involved in adventure based youth work.

  • Rob Elvish

    Rob is a terrestrial ecologist, experienced birdwatcher and leads tours with a botanical and zoological focus. Rob has led tours for IPT in Australia and overseas for over 20 years.

     

  • Lisa Groom

    Lisa has worked as an IPT guide and tour coordinator since 1991 and has managed the company since 2001. Lisa leads tours to Central Europe, Turkey and journeys in her "backyard" of the Scenic Rim, which highlight regional ecotourism.

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