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Granite Belt to Mount Barney - Walking Holiday

Granite Belt to Mount Barney Walking Holiday

Overview

Shake off winter and explore south east Queensland at one of our favourite times of the year. Spring in the mountains heralds clear skies, wildflowers, comfortable walking days 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 Brisbane we travel south west to Main Range National Park for rainforest walks. This park straddles the Great Dividing Range and is part of the Scenic Rim arc of mountains. South of Stanthorpe we spend three nights at Girraween National Park. Meaning “Place of Flowers”, Girraween National Park is famous for its granite domes, improbable balancing boulders and exquisitely water worn creek forms. Spring blooms include golden wattle, pea flowers, orchids and native bluebells. Walks lead us to fascinating underground creeks, magnificent granite outcrops and lookouts over the eucalypt forests and heathlands. Moving east, we spend two nights at Mt Barney Lodge beneath the dramatic massif of southern Queensland’s highest mountain. Mt Barney National Park protects many rare and restricted plant species, especially on the higher peaks. We enjoy hikes through open eucalypt forest to creeks with shallow cascades and deep pools, home to platypus and kingfishers, honeyeaters and robins. There is also the option to explore nearby Mt Maroon with patches of montane heath and a spectacular wildflower displays in spring.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • 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 in Girraween National Park
  • View the spring wildflower display along Bald Rock Creek
  • Spot wallabies & echidnas close to our accommodation
  • Experience Mt Barney Lodge with spectacular views of SE Queensland’s
    highest peak
  • Hike to the Lower Portals or up to Mt Maroon for excellent views of the Scenic Rim peaks

Details

Details:

02–07 September 2018 (5 nights)

Twin share/person (ex Brisbane)
Advanced Early Bird: A$2,350 until 23/02/2018
Early Bird: A$2,550 extended to 11/05/2018
Regular: A$2,850
Single Supplement: A$520
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: 6 guests

Special Interest:


Walk Rating:
Moderate: 4–15km 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.

Tour Itinerary

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