Self Guided Walks
There is 8,000 acres of pristine wilderness to explore at Spicers Peak Lodge. With a selection of self guided walks from the ambling track around the Lodge Plateau to a more challenging hike to Ryan’s Lookout, there is plenty to suit all fitness levels and needs.
Lodge Plateau | DIFFICULTY 2-EASY | 4KM | 1 HR circuit loop
A gentle walk around the plateau perimeter between grass and tree line. Witness the architectural symmetry of the lodge and the beauty of the surrounding mountains, from every angle. Lookout locations on the Lodge Plateau include Balga, Daybreak and Spicers Gap.
Ryan’s Ridge | DIFFICULTY 4 | 6KM | 2.5 HRS return
A challenging hike along a mountain spine. Expect to traverse seven to eight hills. Be rewarded for your efforts with incredible views over the Western Valley from Ryan’s Lookout. Hiking poles are available. Please see reception.
Peak Detour | DIFFICULTY 3 | 1.2KM | 25 MIN one way
An alternative route to reach Ryan’s Lookout. Avoid five of the seven steeper peaks of Ryan’s Ridge by skirting around the side of the mountain from the Northern Lookout.
This walk takes you through tree canopy with wildflowers and birdsong before meeting up with Ryan’s Ridge walk for the final two hills to Ryan’s Lookout.
Grass Tree Track | DIFFICULTY 3 | 1KM | 1 HR return
This track offers the combined serenity of a leisurely stroll as well as the chance to raise your heart rate and burn some lunch calories with a few steeper hills. Nestled in the shelter of the tree canopy, walk amongst hundreds of ancient grass trees and marvel at 6 foot high rainforest ferns. Start or finish your walk with a small detour to the Northern Lookout to take in the mountain and valley views.
Brumby Track Short | DIFFICULTY 4 | 5.5KM | 1.5 HRS one way
You may choose to walk or ride the Brumby Tracks. Both Brumby Tracks begin and end in the same locations, diverging through their middle sections. Brumby Short follows a downhill track through Eucalypt forest before exiting just shy of Bellbird Weir, on the main driveway. You may come across our experimental koala watering stations or catch a rare glimpse of the wild brumby horses that have been known to frequent this area. Average fitness required as there are some steep and rocky sections.
Brumby Track Long | DIFFICULTY 4 | 7KM | 2 HR one way
Brumby Long follows a downhill track through the eucalypt forest and open grass savannah, with several crossings over picturesque Freestone Creek before re-joining with the main driveway just shy of Bellbird Weir. Average fitness required as there are some steep and rocky sections.
If you simply want to take in the grandeur and breathtaking views of the Main Range National Park, why not enjoy a walk to one of the many lookouts that surround the property. Being 1100m above sea level sure makes for some spectacular views.
Lookouts include, Balga, Daybreak, Spicers Gap, Northern and Ryan’s.