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Girraween Short Break (Autumn) - Walking Holiday

Region: Queensland // Dates: 27 - 30 March 2021 (4 days)
Girraween Short Break (Autumn) Walking Holiday

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. Early Autumn in the national parks, heralds clear 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 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.

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 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 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 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. Early Autumn in the national parks, heralds clear 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 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.

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 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 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
  • 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         

Details

Details:

27 - 30 March 2021(4 days)

Twin share/person (starts Aratula/ends Bald Rock National Park)

Advanced Early Bird: (until 27 November 2020) $A1750
Regular: A$TBA
Note: Singles will have a private bedroom and will share a bathroom with one other, in a 2 bedroom chalet. 

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.

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