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Lamington Short Break (Winter) - Walking Holiday

Region: Queensland // Dates: 28 August - 31 August 2020
Lamington Short Break (Winter) Walking Holiday

Visit two of Queensland's oldest national parks and take a short break in south east Queensland at one of our favourite times of the year. Late Winter in the mountains heralds dramatic skies, abundant wildlife and cool nights radiant with stars. Walks include creek explorations, longer walks on the gently graded tracks and shorter strolls through this World Heritage listed area, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. This subtropical and cool temperate rainforest provides habitat for more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species. From Brisbane we travel south to Tamborine National Park for short rainforest and lookout walks. This park is part of the Scenic Rim arc of mountains, and is made up of 13 sections of land on the Tamborine plateau. We continue south via Canungra to our accommodation close to Binna Burra and the eastern gateway to Lamington National Park. We follow walks along the northern ridges of an ancient shield volcano, admiring the Gondwana rainforest and the creeks and waterfalls of two major rivers. Over two days, we will offer a selection of popular and lesser known walks with options to hike as much or as little as you prefer. On our final morning, we finish with a section of the long distance Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk. Driving across to neighbouring Springbrook National Park, we enjoy a half day walk following the Little Nerang Creek to the Warringa Pool and the spectacular Purling Brook Falls. Our three night stay is in the Alcheringa Lamington holiday house with home-cooked meals by two generations of the Groom family.

Overview

Visit two of Queensland's oldest national parks and take a short break in south east Queensland at one of our favourite times of the year. Late Winter in the mountains heralds dramatic skies, abundant wildlife and cool nights radiant with stars. Walks include creek explorations, longer walks on the gently graded tracks and shorter strolls through this World Heritage listed area, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. This subtropical and cool temperate rainforest provides habitat for more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species. From Brisbane we travel south to Tamborine National Park for short rainforest and lookout walks. This park is part of the Scenic Rim arc of mountains, and is made up of 13 sections of land on the Tamborine plateau. We continue south via Canungra to our accommodation close to Binna Burra and the eastern gateway to Lamington National Park. We follow walks along the northern ridges of an ancient shield volcano, admiring the Gondwana rainforest and the creeks and waterfalls of two major rivers. Over two days, we will offer a selection of popular and lesser known walks with options to hike as much or as little as you prefer. On our final morning, we finish with a section of the long distance Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk. Driving across to neighbouring Springbrook National Park, we enjoy a half day walk following the Little Nerang Creek to the Warringa Pool and the spectacular Purling Brook Falls. Our three night stay is in the Alcheringa Lamington holiday house with home-cooked meals by two generations of the Groom family.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Enjoy short walks in Tamborine National Park, following rainforest tracks to lookout points
  • Spend 2 full days exploring beautiful Lamington National Park on some of the lesser known tracks
  • Experience sections of the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
  • Walk Warringa Pool to Purling Brook Falls at Springbrook National Park
  • Learn about the conservation journey around these Scenic Rim parks with the local Groom family
  • Taste local wine and produce from the Scenic Rim
  • Relax in the surrounds of our private accommodation with evening spas and valley views

 

Details

Details:

28 August - 31 August 2020 (3 nights)

Twin share/person (starts/ends Gold Coast or Brisbane)
Regular: A$1,490

* Single supplement on request

Minimum Group Size: 6 guests

Special Interest: Wildlife, Botanical, History, Geology

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 4–12km per walking day with some longer 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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