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Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk - Walking Holiday

Region: Queensland // Dates: 10 - 15 October 2021
Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk Walking Holiday

Make a pilgrimage to the heart of the Gondwana rainforests on one of Queensland’s long distance hiking trails. Spend five days walking this 54km trail with the comfort of luggage transfers and walking only with a day pack. Traverse the mountains, World Heritage listed rainforest and hidden valleys of Lamington and Springbrook National Parks. This fully accommodated tour includes time at two of Lamington’s iconic lodges and chalet accommodation on Springbrook. From O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, walk 21km through the Green Mountain section of Lamington following sections of the QLD / NSW border. Based at Binna Burra Lodge, we explore the Lower Ballanjui Circuit with lookouts over the eastern side of Lamington National Park. Admire the stands of flooded gums, brushbox and piccabeen groves on the way to lunch at the base of Ballanjui Falls. Leaving Lamington plateau, we descend past Egg Rock, a remnant plug from the Tweed shield volcano, Wollumbin (Mt Warning). The trail continues through the farming valley of Numinbah and climbs steadily to the mountain plateau of Springbrook. Staying two nights in chalet accommodation, we finish the official Great Walk with a half day hike via Warringah Pools to the cool spray of Purlingbrook Falls. Our final day at Springbrook National Park includes the option of the Twin Falls Circuit and other short walks before returning to the Gold Coast.

Overview

Make a pilgrimage to the heart of the Gondwana rainforests on one of Queensland’s long distance hiking trails. Spend five days walking this 54km trail with the comfort of luggage transfers and walking only with a day pack. Traverse the mountains, World Heritage listed rainforest and hidden valleys of Lamington and Springbrook National Parks. This fully accommodated tour includes time at two of Lamington’s iconic lodges and chalet accommodation on Springbrook. From O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, walk 21km through the Green Mountain section of Lamington following sections of the QLD / NSW border. Based at Binna Burra Lodge, we explore the Lower Ballanjui Circuit with lookouts over the eastern side of Lamington National Park. Admire the stands of flooded gums, brushbox and piccabeen groves on the way to lunch at the base of Ballanjui Falls. Leaving Lamington plateau, we descend past Egg Rock, a remnant plug from the Tweed shield volcano, Wollumbin (Mt Warning). The trail continues through the farming valley of Numinbah and climbs steadily to the mountain plateau of Springbrook. Staying two nights in chalet accommodation, we finish the official Great Walk with a half day hike via Warringah Pools to the cool spray of Purlingbrook Falls. Our final day at Springbrook National Park includes the option of the Twin Falls Circuit and other short walks before returning to the Gold Coast.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Explore the mountains, waterfalls & forests of Lamington & Springbrook national parks
  • Relax each night in comfortable lodges & chalet accommodation
  • Safety and interpretation from locally based guides
  • Walk through World Heritage listed subtropical rainforest & eucalypt forest
  • Marvel at the ancient Antarctic beech trees
  • Journey the full Great Walk trail with extra walks in Lamington & Springbrook National Parks
  • Carry only a day-pack (main luggage is transferred)

Details

Details:

Price: Twin share/person (starts Gold Coast /ends Gold Coast)

Advanced Early Bird: (until 11 Aug 2021) A$2580

Regular: A$2880

Single Supplement: A$550

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: Wildlife, Botanical,

Walk Rating:
Moderate to Challenging: 3–22km per walking day. 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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  • Luke Christiansen

    Luke Christiansen has worked as a guide and environmental educator for the vast majority 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 a number of Australia's great deserts and spent two years working his way around the country. He lived in central Australia for a period, working as an entertainer (didgeridoo performance and story-telling) on the multi-award winning tourism experience, 'Sounds of Silence’. 

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