- 8 Hours | Grade - hard
Your path today has only been travelled by a select few. On this journey we hope you make lasting discoveries and connections with the natural world and those around you.
After breakfast, you will begin a gentle meander along Oakey Creek on Spicers private property where you’ll have the opportunity to look for goannas, wedge tail eagles and wallabies. From here, we turn east and begin our ascent to Spicers Peak, keeping your eyes peeled for the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo. By mid-morning we take a break and boil the ‘billy’ for a tea or coffee.
Learning about fire ecology you will see first hand how this landscape has recovered from the bush fires in 2019. Some areas still bare the blackened scars of that time.
From here, you will continue climbing, but it is worth the effort as you break above the tree line and are rewarded with panoramic views of the Great Dividing Range, Mt Mitchell and Spicers Canopy in the distance.
There is one final push before lunch, using a support rope to climb up to where the trail leads from a drier grass tree plateau, through to the dense rainforest of Spicers Peak, complete with giant ferns, grass trees and awe-inspiring 300 year-old hoop pine trees.
After a lovely relaxed walk through the cool temperate dense Gondwana rainforest, take a seat at our designated stop and enjoy a well-deserved lunch before pushing on for the last two hours of the hike. A stretch of downhill leads you across a saddle and onto the final ascent up Cedar Mountain where you will find the luxurious Spicers Peak Lodge.
You have made it! Congratulate each other on completion of the walk at the top of the mountain and from there walk as a group to our rest stop at Spicers Peak Lodge, where refreshing towels and beverages will be waiting for you.
Cheers to finishing the walk, before you are all transferred back down to Spicers Canopy to enjoy your final night with us on the Scenic Rim Trail.
The celebratory dinner is your chance to relish in the achievement of the last two days and cement the lasting friendships forged out of a shared experience.