Take a short walking and wellbeing break to the rainforests of Main Range and Girraween National Park in south east Queensland's Granite Belt at one of our favourite times of the year. Spring in this region heralds wildflowers, regeneration, abundant wildlife and cool nights radiant with stars. Walks include creek explorations, exhilarating ascents of the local peaks, and shorter strolls through sub-tropical rainforest in World Heritage listed areas. From Aratula we travel to Main Range National Park for rainforest and lookout walks with the option to climb to Mt Cordeaux. This park straddles the Great Dividing Range and is part of the Scenic Rim arc of mountains. South of Stanthorpe, we spend three nights in the comfortable and spacious accommodation of Girraween Environmental Lodge. Meaning “Place of Flowers”, nearby Girraween National Park is famous for its granite domes, improbable balancing boulders and exquisitely water worn creek forms. Walks lead us to fascinating underground creeks, magnificent granite outcrops and lookouts over the eucalypt forests and heathlands. Each day, we will offer a selection of popular and lesser known walks with options to hike as much or as little as you prefer. During our stay, we enhance our connection to body, mind and nature, with two mornings of optional yoga classes and a local flora expert showing us the spring wildflower bloom and teaching us about local bush foods. Our final walk is to the largest exposed granite monolith in Australia, at Bald Rock National Park with spectacular views and quiet picnic spots.
- Explore the escarpment of Main Range National Park, following rainforest tracks to lookout points
- Spend 2 full days exploring beautiful Girraween National Park & admire the views from the top of granite domes
- View the water formations along Bald Rock Creek
- Taste local wine and produce from the Granite Belt
- Relax in the beautiful cabins at Girraween Environmental Lodge with evening spas and private walks
- Travel via Tenterfield & have the option of climbing to the summit of Bald Rock National Park
11 - 14 September 2020 (4 days)
Twin share/person (starts Aratula / ends Girraween National Park)
Singles will have a private bedroom sharing a bathroom with one other, in a 2 bedroom chalet.
Minimum Group Size: 6 guests
Special Interest: Wildlife, Botanical, History, Geology
Easy to Moderate: 4–10km per walking day with some challenging options. 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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- Delight in the Spring flowers of Girraween
- Wallaby viewing Girraween National Park
- Bald Rock National park
- Enjoy the many Granite Belt vineyards
- Granite Arch in Girraween national Park
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Please contact us if you are interested in this tour.