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GUIDED HIKING ADVENTURES

millions of years in the making


QUEENSLAND

BRISBANE AIRPORT

GOLD COAST AIRPORT

EXPLORE UNDISCOVERED PARTS OF QUEENSLAND WHILE EXPERIENCING SPICERS’ RELAXED LUXURY SERVICE ON THE SCENIC RIM TRAIL Hike along the Great Dividing Range, through World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest and see native fauna and flora in all its glory. Experience awe inspiring views as you traverse the Scenic Rim, and all within one and a half hours of Brisbane. Borne out of a desire to showcase the best of the Australian bush with sustainability at the forefront and relaxed luxury as its defining difference, it has been Jude’s vision to share this landscape with the world.

MAIN LODGE AT SPICERS CANOPY

NEW SOUTH WALES

START OF THE TRAIL

SPICERS HIDDEN VALE - NIGHT 1

SPICERS MOUNT MISTAKE - NIGHT 2

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THE HISTORY

SPICERS AMPHITHEATRE - NIGHT 3 SPICERS TIMBER GETTERS - NIGHT 4

MAIN RANGE NATIONAL PARK

BRISBANE 110KM 1H 30M GOLD COAST 135KM 2H

CUNNINGHAMS GAP 770M

SPICERS CANOPY - NIGHT 6 & 7 SPICERS PEAK NATURE REFUGE

SPICERS PEAK LODGE (LUXURY RECOVERY ADD-ON)

JUDE TURNER, FOUNDER SPICERS RETREATS & SPICERS SCENIC RIM TRAIL

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THE VIEW TO MOUNT MITCHELL FROM SPICERS CANOPY

SPICERS HIDDEN PEAKS CABINS - NIGHT 5

In the late 1990s owners Jude and Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner (Flight Centre founder) purchased two large farming properties an hour’s drive apart, with the Main Range National Park residing in between. It has long been Jude’s dream to join the two, and there was born the idea of the Scenic Rim Trail. The trail first opened in 2009 with a three-day hike based out of Spicers Canopy, a stunning eco glamping campsite that is now home to the two-day hike. In 2011, the Queensland Government released a public request for eco-tourism ventures. Spicers submitted a proposal for an extended Scenic Rim Trail that would connect the two farms creating a seven-day hike with two state of the art eco-camps to be

MAIN RANGE NATIONAL PARK

built within the Main Range National Park. The submission was approved and after many years of planning, ecological studies and offsite construction, the extended trail opened in May 2020. As one of the largest ecotourism ventures ever to open in Queensland, the extended Scenic Rim Trail is set to be a global sensation. The hike covers 60 kilometres of hiking trails and is Queensland’s only inclusion in the Great Walks

and three-day hikes continuing to depart from Spicers Canopy. Pack-free hiking means luggage is transferred daily with guests only carrying a daypack. As an all-inclusive experience guests can relax knowing that everything is taken care of. For people who love the outdoors and enjoy a touch of bush luxury the Spicers Scenic Rim Trail is a must.

of Australia collection.

THE EXPERIENCE Small groups of up to 12 hikers will join expert guides as they venture on foot through one of Australia’s most unique landscapes. Travellers can choose the length, with the five and seven-day hikes both encompassing the new trail and accommodation, and the two 3


SPICERS SCENIC RIM TRAIL 2 OR 3 DAY This unique adventure begins in the foothills of South East Queensland’s Main Range National Park, famous for its stunning collection of peaks, ridges, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus. Our experienced guides will lead you through a region of more than 30,000 hectares of parkland, state forests and national parks.

Combined with Spicers Peak Station, a 2,000 hectare private nature refuge, you’ll enjoy an opportunity to explore the Australian bushland. If you are new to multi-day hiking or are short on time, our two and three-day hikes are ideal.

DAY ONE - SPICERS TRAILHEAD TO SPICERS CANOPY • • • •

Meet and greet before transferring to the start of the hike Ascend the range taking in the spectacular westerly views Cross into the Nature Refuge and learn about conservation initiatives Arrive into camp for afternoon tea and a soak in the hot tub

DAY TWO - SPICERS CANOPY TO SPICERS PEAK LODGE • • • •

• Magnificent mountain top views as you stand on the edge of the Great Dividing Range • Keep an eye out for the elusive platypus while crossing Millar Vale Creek • Experience the height of luxury with afternoon tea at Spicers Peak Lodge

INCLUSIONS • Stay at Spicers Canopy • All chef prepared meals • Beverages including alcohol • Experienced trail guides • Select hiking gear provided • Daily porterage • March to November season* 2-DAY FROM

$1490

PERSON * PER TWIN SHARE

EXTENDED 3-DAY EXPERIENCE

3-DAY FROM

• • • •

2 DAY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $200 3 DAY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $300

1000 900 800 700

SPICERS PEAK LODGE ELEVATION 1125M

SPICERS CANOPY ELEVATION 650M

1100

MILLAR VALE CREEK

1200

CUNNINGHAMS GAP ELEVATION 770M

ELEVATION MAP

$1890

PERSON * PER TWIN SHARE

SPICERS PEAK ELEVATION 1214M

3-days / 3-nights operating on select departure dates Following the above itinerary with an additional guided hike Time for afternoon relaxation taking in the mountain views Chef prepared dinner with fireside star gazing afterwards

MT MITCHELL EAST ELEVATION 1170M

MOUNT MITCHELL SUMMIT

Walk east along Oakey Creek as the elevation rises Ascend to Spicers Peak Lodge atop Cedar Mountain Be welcomed at the summit with refreshments Returning to Spicers Canopy for sunset drinks and dinner

HIGHLIGHTS

600 500 400 300 THE FIREPIT AT SPICERS CANOPY 4

SPICERS CANOPY

13KM • 6.5 HOURS MODERATE

15KM • 8 HOURS MODERATE TO DIFFICULT WITH A SHORTER ALTERNATIVE 5


SPICERS SCENIC RIM TRAIL 5 OR 7 DAY

If you are an avid hiker and want to experience the Scenic Rim trail end-to-end, then the seven-day hike is just for you.

DAY ONE - SPICERS HIDDEN VALE

DAY TWO - TO SPICERS MOUNT MISTAKE FARMHOUSE • Transfer to the start of the walk • Ascend the Mistake Mountain Range

DAY THREE - TO SPICERS AMPHITHEATRE ECO CABINS • Wake early for sunrise before crossing over into the National Park

DAY FOUR - TO SPICERS TIMBER GETTERS ECO CABINS • Spend the day beneath the canopy walking through the World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest • Take a moment to rest by the calm waters of Dalrymple Creek

DAY FIVE - TO SPICERS HIDDEN PEAKS CABINS • Return to the edge of the ancient volcano and take in stunning views • Celebration dinner held this evening

DAY SIX & SEVEN - SPICERS CANOPY • Those continuing on will join the two-day trail and enjoy two nights at Spicers Canopy

DISCOVERING ANCIENT FORESTS 6

ONE OF THE MANY PEAKS ON THE TRAIL

10KM • 4-5 HRS MODERATE - DIFFICULT

18KM • 8 HRS EASY - MODERATE

• Stunningly unique accommodation • World class hiking trails and expert guides

• Accommodation at Spicers bush camps and Spicers Hidden Vale • Guided hiking • All nourishing meals • Beverages including alcohol • Experienced trail guides • Hiking gear including day pack, water bottles, walking poles and gaiters provided • Daily porterage • Small groups of max. 12 • March to November season* 5-DAY FROM

$3390 7-DAY FROM

*

$4880

PER PERSON TWIN SHARE

* PER PERSON

TWIN SHARE

16KM • 8 HRS MODERATE (WITH STEPS)

CUNNINGHAMS GAP ELEVATION 770M SPICERS HIDDEN PEAKS

5 DAY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $500 7 DAY SINGLE SUPPLEMENT - $700

SYLVESTER’S LOOKOUT ELEVATION 1064M

SPICERS AMPHITHEATRE ELEVATION 900M

BLACKFELLOW CREEK

CHUTE LOOKOUT

SPICERS MOUNT MISTAKE ELEVATION 900M

SPICERS HIDDEN VALE

THORNTON VIEW 300M

ELEVATION MAP

1200 1100 1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300

• World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest encounter

INCLUSIONS

• Meet and greet at Spicers Hidden Vale • After lunch join researchers for a Koala Safari • Enjoy a group welcome dinner tonight

SPICERS TIMBER GETTERS

HIGHLIGHTS

BARE ROCK ELEVATION 1169M

Spend each night in a unique ecocamp and at the end of each day

be welcomed with a cool beverage and hot shower, all while experiencing the relaxed luxury service Spicers is renowned for.

DALRYMPLE CREEK SPICERS TIMBER GETTERS ELEVATION 890M

On the newly created five and seven-day hikes you will ascend the dramatic peaks, ridges and escarpments of the Main Range National Park from the Mistake Mountains in the north to Cunningham’s Gap in the south.

16KM • 7 HRS EASY - MODERATE 7


FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 13 77 42 OR VISIT SCENICRIMTRAIL.COM *Trail routes and hiking season are subject to change. Prices quoted are valid for travel from the 1st April 2021 for the hike season and are subject to availability and may be varied without notice. Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at the time of publication. Set departures for the hikes are in place, with additional exclusive group departures available on request. The 2 and 3 day hikes depart on a Friday and the 5 and 7 day hikes depart on a Sunday and Tuesday.

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