When does the 5 Day Walk Depart?
The 5 Day Walk will depart once a week on a Sunday. Please note, departures are dependent on reaching the minimum number of walkers required to start a trip.
How long in advance do I need to book?
We encourage guests to book the Spicers Scenic Rim Trail at least 7 days in advance. However, we can take last minute bookings, subject to availability. So if it’s less than 7 days out, give us a call on 13 77 42 and we check for you. We’d love you to join us on this guided walk.
What level of fitness do I need to participate?
We are exploring a region that was millions of years in the making and where few people have gone before you. Consequently most days we will be walking on Grade 5 tracks (Australian Walking Trade Grading Standard) which means tracks are less defined and can be rough and steep in places. Being off the beaten track is part of the adventure. However, provided you have a good base level of fitness, you are wearing the recommended equipment and heed the advice of your Scenic Rim Trail guides, you will be able to navigate the trail without too much trouble. You’ll arrive every night with a sense of accomplishment, ready for a great meal and a restful sleep!
What do I need to bring?
- Appropriate walking clothes: breathable tops, warm long sleeve layer, long pants (we suggest long pants over shorts to prevent scratches and insect bites)
- Casual (warm if applicable) and comfortable clothing to wear each evening
- Personal medication (our guides carry first aid kits, however, please bring along any personal medication you might need)
- Proper hiking boots (please see below ‘what style of boots do I need’ for more information)
- Waterproof rain jacket (Spicers does not provide you with a rain jacket if you should encounter some wet weather)
- Wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses
What does Spicers Supply?
- Water bottle (to keep as a souvenir)
- Scenic Rim Trail mug to use for the duration of the walk
- Day pack
- Hiking poles
- All your bed linen, towels & bathroom products (shampoo, conditioner & body wash)
What do I carry?
The only equipment you will carry is your hiking pack and the essentials you need for the walk that day. Items might include a camera/GoPro, jumper/warm top layer, any personal medications you require, hat and sunglasses, water bottle, and your pre-prepared lunch. Your guides will carry tea and coffee supplies for use on trail.
What style of boots do I need?
It is essential to have good quality, lace-up hiking boots with solid ankle support. They should preferably be waterproof and have a sole with good tread. Boots must be worn-in to minimise the risk of blisters. Hiking shoes, walking or running shoes, sandshoes or similar are not acceptable.
What will the accommodation be like?
Each evening, you will stay in different types of accommodation located along the trail. This includes a mix of eco-cabins, a Spicers Retreat property & a modern converted farmhouse. Please click here for a full list and details of the accommodation on the 5 Day Walk.
How many guests will be on the walk?
The 5 Day Walk will have a minimum of 4 guests & a maximum of 10.
DO we hike in wet weather conditions?
Yes. We will still commence the hike in most weather conditions (please bring along your sense of adventure) unless it poses a threat to the safety of our guests. If we cancel a walk we will be in contact with you to reschedule.
Is there an age limit?
We do have an age limit of 15 years and over. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Can I stay at Spicers Balfour Hotel the night before or after my trip?
Yes. We offer a discount for bed and breakfast accommodation at Spicers Balfour Hotel for our Scenic Rim Trail guests, which includes a beautiful gourmet breakfast. Please call our Reservations Team to book on 13 77 42.
Can I stay at another Spicers Retreat after my trip on the Scenic Rim Trail?
Yes, you can! It will be dependent on the availability of each retreat. To inquire about this please call our Reservations Team on 13 77 42.
Where is the meeting point if I self-drive?
The meeting point if you elect to self-drive is Spicers Hidden Vale, located at 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Road, Grandchester, QLD, 4340. It’s approximately just over 1 hour from Brisbane.
What are the booking terms and conditions
Payment: 50% due at the time of booking & the balance is payable 30 days prior to arrival.
Travel Insurance & booking conditions:
There is a minimum of four guests required for the walk to depart. We will advise you a minimum of four weeks prior to departure if the walk has not met minimum numbers to discuss alternate options.
In the circumstance of the booking being cancelled, the following terms and conditions will apply: Between 45 and 31 days (inclusive) prior to the arrival date of this booking, a cancellation fee of 50% will apply. Less than 30 days (inclusive) prior to the arrival date of this booking, any cancellations or changes to the booking, will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total rate for the booking. Please note – A date change to the booking has the same effect as a cancellation, as of 30 days from day of arrival. Any no shows or early departures will also be charged for.
It is recommended that you take out Travel Insurance prior to your arrival on the Scenic Rim Trail. Please make yourself familiar with these terms and conditions along with any other relevant travel costs associated with your trip. Spicers recommend using Covermore for travel insurance.
Can I book a transfer from Brisbane?
Yes, you can. We can organise a transfer for you from Spicers Balfour Hotel, which is located in New Farm Brisbane at 12pm on the day of your walk for $150 per person return.
To view our EPBC documentation please click here