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Scenic Rim Walk

The Scenic Rim walk

A 3 day guided Pack-Free walk

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.

Overview - Scenic Rim


A Pack-Free walk

Walk with as little as your water and camera

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!


Mount French Lodge

With stunning views over the Scenic Rim

Set on an expansive estate, Mount French Lodge 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. This contemporary building has modern and immaculate rooms with all the creature comforts. This contemporary property features spacious and natural light, a stunning pool, as well as modern rooms featuring impeccable decor, king size bed and ensuite. The spectacular lounge area known as The Great Room features large gallery windows, natural stonework and a warm cosy fireplace to relax around with a glass of wine. This is a secluded and private place you will always remember.

Rooms are king beds (or two single beds) based on twin share. The property has 4 guesthouses – taking a total of 8 guests. Single Supplements and additional guests will be accommodated at nearby accommodation.


Winery Lunch

Celebratory Lunch day 3

On day 3 of our walk, enjoy a celebratory lunch at a local vineyard for a celebratory lunch and wine tasting, a remarkable way to finish the day.


Local Produce

and regional wines

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.


Flexible itineraries

Choose the walk to suit you

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).


Oue CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

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.


Genuinely all-inclusive

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.

NO Credit Cards Fees!

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
Scenic Rim Walk

This is an all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

  • 3 day pack Free Walk
  • 2 nights in superb accommodation at Mount French Lodge
  • 2 x delicious dinners featuring beautiful local produce
  • 2 x hot and cold breakfasts
  • Celebratory lunch and wine tasting day 3 at a local winery
  • 2 x packed lunches to enjoy whilst walking
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Return transfers from Brisbane
  • National Parks fees
  • Regional boutique wine and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner.

Please note: we advise drinking in moderation as walking can be strenuous. Wine is served to enjoy with your dinner only, if you would like to enjoy alcohol after dinner you will need to purchase your own.

Day 1: Yellow Pinch Trail to Cronon Creek Falls - Mount Barney National Park
Scenic Rim Walk

TRAIL NOTES: 4 hours walk. 12kms return. Moderate. Medium. Elevation 426m.

TERRAIN: Rocky sections with plenty of obstacles. There are inclines along the track. Some of these are made easier with the presence of well-constructed stone stairs.

WALK ITINERARY: Meet your guides in the hotel foyer of the Mercure Brisbane King George Square at 7.45am before setting out on our adventure or alternatively drive and meet us enroute. Today the first of the regions we visit in the stunning Scenic Rim is the spectacular Mount Barney National Park. 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 Cronon Creek Falls on Yellow Pinch trail. 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.

YellowPinch Trail-Scenic Rim


Day 2: Mt Mitchell
Scenic Rim Walk

TRAIL NOTES: 4 hours with break. 10.98km. Total Climb 424m.

TERRAIN: Well formed trail. It is a sustained, zig-zagging ascent and consequently a steady, steep descent. There’s a few steps and some rocky, bouldery sections but nothing overly challenging. There are good views at the top but a couple of steep drop-offs near the summit, which give a feeling of exposure.

WALK ITINERARY: 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 Mount French Lodge for a wonderful dinner perfectly matched with regional wines.

Scenic Rim Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 2

Day 3: Mount Cordeaux and Bare Rock - Winery Lunch
Scenic Rim Walk

TRAIL NOTES: 4-5 hours walking with breaks. 12.4kms. Grade: Medium Grade

TERRAIN: This well formed trail is very similar to the track to Mt Mitchell. It is a sustained, zig-zagging ascent, a little steeper in parts than Mt Mitchell. There’s a few steps and some rocky, bouldery sections but nothing overly challenging. There are a couple of open sections climbing to the lookout, which give a feeling of exposure.

WALK ITINERARY: 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 with a special celebratory lunch and wine tasting at a local vineyard. A special way to finish your walk. Afterwards, we return to Brisbane at the end of a fabulous walking adventure approximately 5.00pm.

Scenic Rim Pack-Free Guided Walk - Day 3

Tour Availability

We run regular weekly departures during the months of late May to August. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

Spot Specials Save $150 per person when you book and pay in full on specific departures.

Spot Specials Save $150 per person when you book and pay in full on specific departures. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee (see details below).

Private groups of 10 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability.

FIRST TIME TRAVELLER Spot Special Price From
$ 1749 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us


Spot Special Price*……………. $1599
Normal Price……………………. $1899

*Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See departures dates for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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Past Passenger Spot Special Price From
$ 1649 /p

Guests that have travelled with us before


Spot Special Price*……………. $1649
Normal Price……………………. $1799

*Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See departures dates for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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Private Groups Spot Special Price From
$ 1649 /p

Departure of your choice

10 participants

Departure date of your choice

Spot Special Price*……………. $1649
Normal Price……………………. $1799

*Spot Special prices available on specific departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. See departures dates for specific dates. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior.

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Private Groups

$ Xtras /p

Unfortunately, due to limited rooms in the accommodation single supplements are not available at the accommodation.

Singles are able to stay at the nearby Boonah Valley Motel which is a 14-minute drive from the accommodation. Guests can have their own room at the motel and receive $120 discount off the price of the tour. Guests will travel with the guides each day between the accommodations and eat all meals with the rest of the group. This will need to be booked in manually so please call us on (02) 9975 4553.

Our COVID Booking Guarantee

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FlexiWalk Option – Cancel for any Reason

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • 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.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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