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Girraween Short Break August 2024 - Walking Holiday

Region: Queensland // Dates: 05 - 08 Aug 2024 (4 days)
Girraween Short Break August 2024 Walking Holiday

This walking and wellbeing short break to the rainforests of Main Range and Girraween National Park in South East Queensland's Granite Belt, will leave you relaxed and connected to nature. Walks include creek explorations, exhilarating ascents of the local peaks, and shorter strolls through the sub-tropical rainforest in World Heritage listed areas. We travel to Main Range National Park for rainforest and lookout walks with the option to climb Mt Cordeaux. Straddling the Great Dividing Range, this park 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. Enjoy cool nights, a spa and pool, and abundant wildlife around the 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 optional yoga classes and a night stroll. There’s also time to explore the towns of Tenterfield and Stanthorpe. Our final walk is to the largest exposed granite monolith in Australia, at Bald Rock National Park with spectacular views and quiet picnic spots.

Overview

This walking and wellbeing short break to the rainforests of Main Range and Girraween National Park in South East Queensland's Granite Belt, will leave you relaxed and connected to nature. Walks include creek explorations, exhilarating ascents of the local peaks, and shorter strolls through the sub-tropical rainforest in World Heritage listed areas. We travel to Main Range National Park for rainforest and lookout walks with the option to climb Mt Cordeaux. Straddling the Great Dividing Range, this park 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. Enjoy cool nights, a spa and pool, and abundant wildlife around the 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 optional yoga classes and a night stroll. There’s also time to explore the towns of Tenterfield and Stanthorpe. Our final walk is to the largest exposed granite monolith in Australia, at Bald Rock National Park with spectacular views and quiet picnic spots.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Explore the escarpment of Main Range National Park following rainforest tracks to lookout points
  • Spend two full days discovering beautiful Girraween National Park
  • Admire views from the top of granite domes & marvel at precariously balanced boulders
  • Relax in beautiful cabins at Girraween Environmental Lodge with evening spas & moonlight walks
  • Enjoy private yoga classes and walks to special locations
  • Indulge in local wine & produce from the Granite Belt
  • Travel via Tenterfield with the option of climbing Bald Rock National Park summit

Details

Details:

Dates:  05 - 08 August 2024 (4 days)

Price: Twin share/person (starts / ends Brisbane): 
A$1,970 (twin share in 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom chalet)

Note: Singles have a private bedroom and share a bathroom with one other, in a 2 bedroom chalet. Limited sole use cabins available for additional $500

Minimum Group Size: 6 guests

Special Interest: Wildlife, Botanical, History, Geology

Walk Rating:
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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  • Luke Christiansen

    Luke Christiansen has worked as a guide and environmental educator for most of his adult life. For just over a decade, he was employed at one of Australia's longest-established nature-based resorts, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge, and spent his days guiding visitors through the beautiful wilderness of the Lamington National Park. Luke performs regularly as a musician and creates visual art across a range of mediums. He is also a keen adventure traveller and has crossed several Australian deserts and spent two years working his way around the country. He now lives on Tamborine Mountain with his wife and two boys in their hand-built, eco-friendly home and is the new owner of ParkTours in 2024!

  • Lisa Groom

    Lisa Groom is the daughter of ParkTours founders Tony & Connie Groom and grand-daughter of Binna Burra Mountain Lodge founder Arthur Groom. You could say the great outdoors is in Lisa’s blood. Growing up with the business she commenced working as a tour leader and co-ordinator with ParkTours in 1991, and took over the helm of the company from her parents in 2001. Leading walking holidays in the Scenic Rim, South East Qld and Europe, her passion is for regional ecotourism, discovering local characters and showcasing nature from a different perspective.

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