Explore Queensland’s high country traversing through World Heritage Listed rainforest.
Now open for 2022 bookings, includes:
- 4 nights staying at a new ecocamp nightly
- 4 days of guided hiking
- All nourishing meals & beverages included
- Luggage transferred daily
From $3,999 pp – 4 nights
From $4,299 pp with scenic heli transfer
Prices shown are twin share, single supplement $1500.
Difficulty | moderate to hard
Distance | 12km
Grade 4 trail
Meet your guides & fellow walkers at 7.45am Spicers Hidden Vale Retreat located at 617 Grandchester Mt Mort Road Grandchester (pre-tour accommodation can be arranged subject to availability).
You will park your vehicle here for the duration of the trip. Please note undercover parking is not available, if this is a concern we can assist with arranging transfers. Make your way to reception once you have arrived, here you will be provided with your hiking gear for the day ahead.
We will transfer your luggage into the bus before departing for the start of the walk, which is a 40min drive away.
An adventurous day that sees you climb up the Mistake Mountain Range with a 600m ascent. The ecosystem is dry sclerophyll forest with incredible views afforded throughout the day. Trails will be long, rough, and steep in sections with some rock scrambling required. We use the natural rock to navigate some sections and your guides will safely lead the way.
A highlight is the 16m rock ladder, which you’ll be safely harnessed to. You will cheer each other on as each group member makes it to the top.
We aim to arrive into camp by approx. 3.30pm each day (depending on conditions & the group) where you will be eagerly awaited by your host.
From here the afternoon is at your leisure ahead of your daily briefing in the lounge at approx. 1730 before a share style dinner at 1800.
You will be staying at Spicers Mt Mistake Farmhouse tonight. A six bedroom house on top of a mountain with only the birds & the trees as your neighbours. Each room has it’s own ensuite.
Difficulty | moderate
Distance | 18km
Grade 3 & 5 trails
Breakfast is served at 7am with tea and coffee available earlier (times may vary depending on the time of year and conditions).
After breakfast you will pack your luggage and make your final preparations for the day. Your guides will provide you with your lunches, show you where to refill your water bottles before walking out at 8am.
You’ll start with a meandering climb before entering the Gondwana Rainforest for your first encounter of this natural wonder and a taste of what’s to come. You’ll emerge from the rainforest to follow a former logging trail, some sections aren’t under canopy so in the warmer weather we take plenty of water breaks. In the final section of the day we step deep into the rainforest on a private Grade 5 trail that takes us into camp.
Staying at your first of two purpose built eco-camps, Spicers Amphitheatre offers tree house like cabins with shared bathrooms and a stunning central lodge.
Distance | 16km
Difficulty | moderate
Grade 4 & extensive Grade 5 trails
We start the day with a relatively flat warm up as we make our way up the access road enjoying the sounds of the rainforest birds as we go. This initial track can sometimes get muddy so we may have to skirt our way around some puddles as we make our way past.
As we descend into the valley we become enveloped by rainforest. We ascend down some rocky boulder sections that will require us to crouch down and go slowly. The pace is slower as we take care with our footing navigating the tree roots and rocky sections.
The last section of the day offers a climb up to camp where your hosts will be waiting to welcome you to Spicers Timber Getters Eco Cabins. Architecturally the camps are the same however each has a unique interior and exterior.
Distance | 16km
Difficulty | Moderate
Grade 3 – 5 trails
We start the day with a heartwarming climb up the fire trail past, an old pine plantation. Once at the top we once again head deep into the rainforest on Grade 5 trail.
We come across some huge rainforest trees with buttresses six feet tall. Once again the pace is slower as we all take care with our footing navigating the tree roots and rocky sections. Emerge from deep in the rainforest to climb up and over Bare Rock offering
360 degree views on a clear day.
From here we join the public trails and will often pass fellow walkers, not many of whom will ever venture where you have just been. In the final section of the trail the modern world comes into earshot as we hear trucks carrying goods from the coast to the west. Vehicles will be waiting for you at the end of the trail ready to transfer you to Spicers Hidden Peaks Cabins.
The drive is approximately 15 minutes to camp where you will be greeted and shown to your handcrafted log cabin, each with your own en-suite. After you have rested and settled into camp meet around the fire pit to share stories and your favourite memories from the trip followed by a celebration dinner.
Enjoy a leisurely morning with a cooked breakfast at 8am ahead of a 10am transfer back to Spicers Hidden Vale or Brisbane.
Here we say a fond farewell sending you away with a memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.
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Helpful tips & information
- Click here for a downloadable packing list
- A good level of fitness and stability is required
- The trails are predominantly Grade 4 with some Grade 5 (see grading reference)
- Spicers Canopy offers glamping style tents with shared bathroom facilities
- Allergies and dietaries can be catered for please advise on your medical waiver form
- During the warmer months walks will depart earlier in the morning
- Alcohol is included – wine, beer, gin and whiskey. Responsible service of alcohol applies