GRADE: Moderate (with steps)
Spicers Amphitheatre Eco Cabins to Spicers Timber Getters Eco Cabins
Setting out after breakfast, today explores a number of ecosystems venturing deep into the national park. The lookout vantage points early in the day offer a spectacular view of Mount Castle. As we descend we become enveloped by the canopy and this natural cover will provide cool temperatures throughout the day.
Enjoy stepping back in time and absorb the forest around you. Large stands of red cedar, white beech and hoop pine once stood proudly in these forests. Search the forest for the subtle reminders of the harvesting that took place here between 1840 and 1985?
As we journey deeper we enter an unharvested section of the park and the trees get thicker and taller, don’t forget to look up. In the towering trees above you’ll see giant staghorn air plants, these beautiful plants grow without soil and will grow just about anywhere so long as they receive filtered light and are protected from winds. Keep an eye out for Albert’s lyrebird, the endangered eastern bristle-bird and the vulnerable black-breasted button-quail
Reaching the valley floor we arrive at the source of Dalrymple creek with mountain spring water flowing and a cool green pool to swim in during the warmer months. We’ll rest a while and you can refill your water bottle from the waterfall. From here it is a heart warming ascent into Spicers Timber Getters Eco Cabins.
Morning tea and lunch are enjoyed on the trail before arriving into camp for afternoon tea.