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
Today’s walk entails Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5 track. 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 track. The total distance is approx. 16km.
We come across some huge rainforest trees with buttresses 6 feet tall. Once again the pace is slower as we all take care with our footing navigating the tree roots and rocky sections. As we emerge from deep in the rainforest we 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 via Cunningham Gap. Vehicles will be waiting for you at the end of the trail ready to whisk you away to Spicers Hidden Peaks eco camp.
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.
The morning tomorrow is at your leisure with breakfast from 8am. Enjoy some freetime before you depart at 9.30am if you have opted for the helicopter transfer you will trace the trail from the sky back to Spicers Hidden Vale if not you can relax on the 1hr drive back to your vehicle (or if travelling by transfer to Brisbane you will leave straight from here).
Here we say a fond farewell as you depart with life long memories and a renewed love of nature.