The Scenic Rim is a chain of forested mountain ranges forming an expansive quarter circle ridge, that is part of the Great Dividing Range. The imposing rim of mountain ranges date back millions of years when they were created by volcanic activity. This activity caused the regions lush flora and fauna to flourish and provided fertile grounds for rainforests to prosper. The region boasts 6 National Parks with 4 of these National Parks declared World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest of Australia areas. This 3-day pack free walk explores three of the most spectacular locations of the Scenic Rim including Main Range National Park, Moogereh Peaks National Park and the impressive Mount Barney. Exploring breathtaking mountain ridges, lush rainforests and ancient volcanic plateaus known for their breathtaking scenery this will be an unforgettable walking experience.
The Scenic Rim is a vast area covering over four thousand square kilometres and featuring six National Parks. On this 3-day pack-free walk, you will explore escarpments, ridges and forests across ancient volcanic plateaus of the Great Dividing Range of the most spectacular areas of the Scenic Rim.
A Pack Free Walk
One of the biggest drawcards of this walk is that our guests won’t be asked to carry their clothes or overnight bags for the entire walk. This is a big advantage for our guests, in that you will avoid carrying an additional 8kg or more on your back every day. With Life’s An Adventure, you will carry as little as your water bottle and camera each day!
2 nights at the luxurious Bunyip Scenic Rim Retreat
Set on an expansive estate, the Bunyip Scenic Rim Retreat has a stunning position, located high on a hill overlooking the beautiful Scenic Rim. Guests will be able to sit on the terrace or in the magnificent lounge area with its huge gallery windows taking in the spectacular vistas. Secluded, private and special are three words to describe this unique property. This contemporary building has modern and immaculate rooms with all the creature comforts.
Fabulous meals featuring local produce
Our hosts have a passion for good food and their attention to meals is impeccable. You won’t find a menu the chef is always creating a unique menu based on the regional foods in season. Meals are produced with a combination of homemade, homegrown and local produce. The flavours and creativity make for memorable meals, all this accompanied by wonderful wines.
Extra Wow Factor – a Helicopter ride over the Scenic Rim to the winery
On day 3 of our walk, our helicopter will meet us at the end of our walk at Cunninghams Gap and take us for a spectacular flight over the Scenic Rim region for a bird’s eye view of the stunning mountain ranges. They will drop us at Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender farm for a picnic lunch and wine tasting, a remarkable way to finish the day.
Two Levels of walking available
As we have two guides on this walk we are able to offer both easier and more challenging walking options for our guests catering for a range of abilities and fitness levels. (subject to groups of over 7 people).
We are very proud of our guides, we call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations. Each has an amazing balance of a caring attitude and amazing story-telling ability will make your tour a relaxing, fun and informative experience.
When you travel on one of our walking tours, you won’t be asked to put your hand in your pocket for extras along the way. All meals and wine during our dinner are included in your walking tour with nothing more to pay. You won’t even be charged extra for credit card fees!
Meet your guides in the hotel of the Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane at 7.45am before setting out on our adventure. Today the first of the regions we visit in the stunning Scenic Rim is the spectacular Mount Barney. Today’s walk features magnificent scenery everywhere and you will be entranced by the bushland, crystal clear rock pools and pretty waterfalls of this area. We will visit the stunning Lower Portals. Afterwards, we head to our accommodation at the superb Mount French Lodge set high on the hill and offering stunning views of the Fassifern Valley and mountain ranges. Enjoy a superb meal featuring local produce and regional wines prepared by our hosts.
Enjoy a wonderful breakfast, featuring homegrown and local produce. Today we head to Mount Mitchell, one of two peaks on either side of Cunningham’s Gap. Along the way, you’ll see a diverse range of birdlife including hearing the wonderful sounds of the bellbirds. Stunning views from the summit provide great views of the impressive Main Range, the Moogerah Peaks and Mt Barney. Afterwards, we return to Bunyip Scenic Rim Resort for a wonderful dinner perfectly matched with regional wines.
This morning we enjoy an early breakfast before we farewell our accommodation and head out for our last walking adventure. We walk today in the north of Cunninghams Gap in the Main Range National Park. This walk has exceptional views of the Moogerah Peaks, Mt Barney and North to the Mistake Mountains, perfect for photo opportunities! Our walk starts through the stunning rainforest with moss-draped ancient trees, boulders, lush ferns and tiny outcrops of bright orange fungus. Look out for lyrebirds, lizards and fauna along the way. This part of the National Park has been included in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Once at the summit you’ll be rewarded with a bird’s eye view of the rugged landscape, here we will stop for lunch while soaking up the stunning views of Main Range National Park. For those who want an extra challenge, we will take an additional side trip to amazing Bare Rock which looks out over the fertile valleys of Tarome. We finish our walk and are met by our helicopter at Cunningham Gap. There is no better way to get an appreciation for the Scenic Rim than by the air. Our flight will take us past the ranges for spectacular views before dropping us off at a local Kooroomba Vineyards and Lavender farm for a celebratory picnic lunch and wine tasting. A special way to finish your walk. Afterward, we return to Brisbane at the end of a fabulous walking adventure.
Please note if the helicopter flight does not go ahead a $200 credit will be applied to your next booking. No refunds are available.
We run regularly scheduled tours from May to the end of September every year. To check real time availability on all our Queensland walking tours please see information below. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at email@example.com
15 May 2020
19 June 2020
17 July 2020
Date of your choice is available for groups of 8. Subject to availability.
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Super Earlybirds Save $600 per couple or $300 per person.
Super Earlybirds are available now on specific 2018 departures when you book and pay in full. See dates below for details. Hurry available for limited places only.
Private groups of 8 or more can save an additional $50 per person (on above savings) when they book a departure. Choose the date of your choice - subject to availability. Book and pay in full at time of booking to receive these special offers.
| Super Earlybird Price|
$ 1499 /p
|Pack Free Guided Walk|
|2 x nights accommodation Mount French Lodge|
|Scenic Helicopter flight|
|2 x superb dinners featuring local produce|
|Fine Regional Wine with dinner|
|Special Celebratory lunch day 3 at winery|
|2 x breakfasts|
|3 x lunches|
|National Parks Fees|
|Return transfers to Brisbane|
|No credit card fees|
Super Earlybird Price $1499
Normal Price $1799
Private Group $1449
Private Group $1749
Unfortunately, due to limited rooms in the accommodation single supplements are not available on this tour.
Solo travellers will need to share with another solo traveller of the same gender.
We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.