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Girraween Short Break - Walking Holiday

new Autumn Departure
Region: Queensland // Dates: 08 March - 11 March 2019
Girraween Short Break Walking Holiday

Take a short break in south east Queensland Granite Belt at one of our favourite times of the year. Early Autumn in the mountains heralds dramatic skies, 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 Brisbane we travel south west to Main Range National Park for rainforest and lookout walks with the option to climb Mt Mitchell. 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. 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. Our final walk is to the largest exposed granite monolith in Australia, at Bald Rock National Park before returning to Brisbane in the late afternoon.

Overview

Take a short break in south east Queensland Granite Belt at one of our favourite times of the year. Early Autumn in the mountains heralds dramatic skies, 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 Brisbane we travel south west to Main Range National Park for rainforest and lookout walks with the option to climb Mt Mitchell. 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. 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. Our final walk is to the largest exposed granite monolith in Australia, at Bald Rock National Park before returning to Brisbane in the late afternoon.

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 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 
  • Discover the exposed granite of Bald Rock National Park

 

Details

Details:

08 March - 11 March 2019 (3 nights)

Twin share/person (starts/ends Brisbane)
Regular: A$1,340

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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  • Lisa Groom

    Lisa Groom is the daughter of interNATIONAL 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 interNATIONAL PARKtours in 1991, and took over the helm of the company from her parents in 2001. Leading walking holidays in Australia and Europe, her passion is for regional ecotourism, discovering local characters and showcasing nature from a different perspective.

  • Tony Groom
    Tony Groom founded interNATIONAL PARKtours with wife Connie in 1975 inspired by a Churchill Fellowship visit to the National Parks of the US and Canada. 40 years later he continues to find inspiration in the National Parks of the 65 countries he has visited. He says "National Parks are islands of hope which provide peace and inspiration in an increasingly frantic world." He is a published writer and photographer.

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