The majestic Bunya Mountains, less than three hours west of Brisbane, is a spectacular wilderness in an isolated section of the Great Dividing Range. We begin with two nights here, amongst the cool eucalypt forests and woodlands, home to the world's largest forest of bunya pines. Walks feature panoramic mountain scenery with views over the South Burnett region and southern plains. Wallabies, pademelons as well as hundreds of colourful parrots, rosellas and bowerbirds call this area home. Moving north, we explore Cania Gorge which preserves a valuable remnant of the Brigalow Belt and is the most easterly access to the sandstone country of Central Queensland. Short walks through this 200 million year old landscape reveal eucalypt woodland, sandstone cliff overhangs and fern-covered pools. First Nations people are believed to have lived here for at least 19000 years and retreated to gorges because of their predictable water and plentiful food resources. Our next two nights are spent in the quintessential country town of Bundaberg. We stroll along the Burnett River and visit the lush botanical gardens which include the Hinkler Hall of Aviation and the Fairymead Sugar Museum. An evening visit to Mon Repos Turtle Conservation Centre offers the spectacle of watching endangered loggerhead turtles nest - returning to the same beach they were born. The centre supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. A day cruise to Lady Musgrave, the jewel of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, gives you a chance to snorkel over coral reefs, teeming with marine life. The island is an important nesting site to diverse birdlife and is part of the Capricornia Cays Important Bird Area. On our return to Brisbane, we stop two nights in the Sunshine Hinterland town of Montville. Gentle walks include Kondalilla National Park in the scenic Blackall Range, along with Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a living museum of diverse plant and animal life.
- Discover majestic trees and quiet walks in Bunya Mountains - South Burnett region
- Wander the ancient ground of Cania Gorge, carved out of sandstone over 200 million years
- Discover Bundaberg’s Hinkler Hall of Aviation & Fairymead Sugar Museum
- Delight at the sight of endangered loggerheads nesting at Mon Repos Turtle Conservation Centre
- Cruise to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Lady Musgrave Island, teeming with marine & bird life
- Walk amongst the eucalypts & subtropical rainforest of Kondalilla National Park
- Explore Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, a living museum of diverse plant & animal life
- Sample locally crafted cheeses in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland - a food lovers paradise
- View native wildlife in pristine environments & maybe spot an magical bunyip!
03-10 November 2020 (7 nights)
Twin share/person (starts / ends Brisbane)
Single Supplement: A$695
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
3-4 star hotel/motel & cabin/cottages with private facilities
Wildlife, Botanical, History, Culture, Birding
Easy to Moderate: 3-12km per walking day with some longer options based on additional guided nature walks. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.
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- Exploration walks from rainforest to reef
- Panoramic views Burnett to Brigalow
- Taste sensations Sunshine Coast Hinterland
- Abundance of cute wildlife
- Quintessential country towns
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