Sun - Mar 7
Tue - Mar 9
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of informative questions and answers below. If we haven’t answered your question please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Call us on 13 77 42

Transfers and/or Parking

Transfers – can be arranged from Spicers Balfour Hotel in New Farm Brisbane to Spicers Hidden Vale where you will meet your group. If joining the transfer from Spicers Balfour you will depart at 10.30am and will arrive at approx. 11.45am ahead of your 1pm meet & greet time. At the end of the walk you will be returned to Spicers Balfour where you can add on an extra night or depart the same day.

Self drive – if you are self driving you will park your vehicle at Spicers Hidden Vale Retreat for the duration of your trip. At the end of the walk our team will transfer you back to Spicers Hidden Vale where you can add on an extra night or depart the same day. Please note that parking at Spicers Hidden Vale is not undercover if that is a concern you may wish to consider the transfer option.

If you have chosen to add on a stay at Spicers Peak Lodge arrangements will be made with you regarding transfers and transportation to ensure a seamless experience.

Luggage & bags

Below are details on luggage, bags & transportation for the Scenic Rim Trail.

Step 1: You will be provided with a 65l waterproof Caribee duffel bag to transfer your belongings into. Your original bag can be placed in your car if you have driven or will meet you again on your final night. Your luggage will be transferred for you each day.

Step 2: You’ll be provided with a 24l or 30l day back pack, which you will use to carry your water, lunch & any personal items such as medication, binoculars, camera etc.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us on 13 77 42.

Detailed packing list

We have compiled the following detailed packing list to guide you in your packing, click here to download.

We are walking & staying in remote locations with no access to shops so you will need to pack a personal medical kit and any other items you may wish to have access to during your trip.

Fitness level & training tips

To embark on a multi-day hike you are already likely a keen bush walking or exercise enthusiast. However if you would like to train for your hike here are a few tips. Hiking is more than walking in the bush it requires strength, balance, fitness & the appropriate gear.

If you are wanting to build your fitness and challenge yourself with a multi-day hike we recommend you follow a training program to ensure you are ready. We recommend starting your training at least 3 months prior.

  • If you live by the beach walking in sand builds lesser used muscles
  • Build core strength with stomach crunches & plank holds
  • Build quadricep and gluteal muscles with squats and lunges
  • Increase aerobic fitness by walking 2-3 times per week for at least 30mins
  • Schedule as many weekend bush walks as your calendar will allow
  • Bike riding and swimming are also great at building strength and aerobic fitness

What is the terrain like?

You can expect dedicated trails for the entire duration of the walk. Rocks, roots & obstacles are present so a level of agility is required. We are required to go over & under a tree log in one section and a 4m steel rock ladder is used to go up a rock face. There are 4 steep sections the most challenging being on day one as we ascend up to Mt Mistake.

The grading system assesses a walk’s difficulty based on several criteria, including: experience required, steps, gradient, path quality and signage. The Scenic Rim Trail follows Grade 3 – Grade 5 walking trails. Your guides are highly trained with the skills required to lead you on through the variety of terrain.

Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps.

Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep.

Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked.

Do you cater to dietary requirements?

Yes we certainly do. Please make sure you let us know at least 7 days prior to your departure.

Do I need hiking shoes?

Yes – hiking shoes are required for this walk. You want the best hiking boots for men to protect you from the elements and provide the perfect amount of support with each step. Merrell is a well known brand & it is recommended you get a pair fitted to your feet. Be sure to wear your shoes in prior to going on the walk to avoid blisters.

Do I have to walk every day?

On your trip you will have 6 days of walking with the first day being an arrival day. As the Scenic Rim Trail is a continuous experience for the first 5 nights you do need to walk each day to reach your destination.

Emergency evacuation are planned for however only initiated in an emergency situation rather than by choice.

What's included & what is the cost?

Pricing & Inclusions

7 nights all inclusive

From $4,680 per person twin share

From $5,280 per person for single share with guaranteed own room. As a solo traveller you can opt for the twin share price and you may be paired with another solo traveller of the same sex.


  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 days of guided hiking plus a koala & wildlife centre tour on your day of arrival
  • All meals – breakfast, morning & afternoon tea, lunch & dinner
  • Dedicated hosts & guides 24/7
  • All beverages including non-alcoholic, beer, wine and selected spirits – Baileys & Gin
  • Poles, angle gaiters, waterproof bag for luggage, day pack, water bottles & lunch box with cooler
  • Branded Scenic Rim Trail cap
  • Perfect Potion amenities – shampoo, conditioner, body wash & body lotion
  • Sun cream & bug spray

$4,690 per person twin share or single share, note that solo travellers may be paired with another solo traveller of the same sex for accommodation.

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