16km | approx. 8hrs
Moderate | Morning tea and lunch on trail
Listen to the birds this part of the walk has incredible bird life. Breakfast at 7am followed by stretches and mornig preparation before walking out at 8am.
On the trail
Warming up with an early ascent through an old pine plantation originally planned for felling, the area was abandoned by timber getters many years ago. Following peaceful class 5 rainforest trails, we weave below the canopy. Some rocky sections require a slow and sturdy pace allowing us to stop and take in what’s around us. Today is Albert’s Lyrebird territory so if we are lucky we’ll hear it’s call or possibly have a sighting.
Emerging from the rainforest and onto the edge of the remnant volcano you’ll feel on top of the world with 360 degree views on a clear day. Joining with a more frequently used trail we may see fellow walkers as we descend down the mountain.
Slowly returning to the current world towards the end of the day we start to hear trucks passing over Cunningham Gap on their way to the inland highway transporting goods north and south. Feeling a great sense of achievement having completed 60km of walking over 4 days we will be greeted and transported to Spicers Hidden Peaks Cabins.
Morning tea and lunch will be enjoyed on trail before arriving to drinks by the fire and a tasty grazing platter. Dinner will be at 6pm.
Staying in handmade timber huts each with their own ensuite, Spicers Hidden Peaks is a stunning place to spend your last night with the and views to the mountain range you just conquered in the background.
A celebration dinner is enjoyed by all tonight, sharing stories of the journey and delighting in what you have experienced.