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Get active with Spicers 2 Day Scenic Rim Trail

If you’re craving a short, active getaway where you can re-energise in a spectacular natural environment, the Spicers 2 Day Scenic Rim Trail walking experience is for you. Just over an hour’s drive from Brisbane, the 2 Day adventure offers an enriching guided journey through South East Queensland’s Main Range National Park, an area famous for its stunning collection of mountains, ridges, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus. You can stretch your legs and let your imagination wander.

THE ADVENTURE – What you will experience

Experienced guides will lead you through a region comprised of more than 30,000 hectares of World Heritage Listed National Park, Gondwana Rainforest, and Spicers’ privately owned 2000-hectare nature refuge. You will explore a range of distinct ecosystems and environments, including sub-tropical rainforests, dry eucalypt forest and open grasslands, while learning about the rich history of the region. Guides will share their vast knowledge on the native fl ora and fauna you encounter along the way, which might include Glossy Black Cockatoo’s Koala’s & the rare and endangered Albet’s Lyrebirds just to name a few.

THE ITINERARY – Where you will walk

Day 1 | History and Exploration | 13km | 6.5 hours | Moderate difficulty: The fi rst day of the trail delves into the history and early exploration by settlers of the little known but awe-inspiring region called the Scenic Rim. The summit of Mount Mitchell is a highlight, as is the diverse fl ora and fauna to be found along the trail, including centuries old red cedars.

Day 2 | Discovery and Connection | 15km | 8 hours | Hard difficulty: The second day begins with a walk along Oakey Creek, before ascending throughout the day to Spicers Peak Lodge atop Cedar Mountain. Several stops are scheduled to take in the vistas before being welcomed at the summit with refreshments. You will then be transferred back to Spicers Canopy to relax before dinner.

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THE ACCOMMODATION – Where you will stay

Your home each night will be the beautiful Spicers Canopy, a complete ‘glamping’ experience. Each day on the trail you can soak up the sights and sounds of the Queensland bush, then return to Canopy for a steaming hot shower, and a soak in the hot tub. Relax with a pre-dinner drink around the communal fi repit, before gathering in the main lodge to enjoy a delicious chef-prepared meal. Finally, you can retire for some well-deserved rest in your deluxe tent. Complete with plush Spicers king or twin beds, bedside tables, fi ne linen and bathrobes, as well as a covered deck with an armchair to take in the views – you will want for nothing!

THE FOOD – What you will eat

Along the trail your guides will offer you thoughtfully timed food breaks so you can refuel ready for each section of the walk. You can expect delicious and nutritious chef-prepared meals each evening and a glass of wine to top off the night. What better way to acknowledge a big day of walking!

THE DIFFERENCE – How the experience is unique

Simply put, the Spicers Scenic Rim Trail is unlike any walk currently offered in Australia. It’s the only Great Walk of Australia, located in Queensland, as well as being the only 2 Day Great Walk on offer out of the collection. The walk offers exclusive access to trails on the Spicers’ private nature refuge, which are only available for our guests. Easily accessed from Brisbane and the surrounding regions, and with its moderate to hard diffi culty trail rating, the 2 Day walk is an excellent introduction to short active holidays. Or, if you’re already the active type and just keen on a brief but rewarding weekend getaway, this all-inclusive experience will tick all the boxes too. Spicers have thoughtfully designed the 2 Day Scenic Rim Trail so that all the hard work (aside from the walking) of booking a holiday is out of your hands so you can truly relax and enjoy your journey. As a guest of Spicers, you can expect attentive service every step of the way.

The time to get active and re-energise is now. Experience Spicers 2 Day Scenic Rim Trail for yourself.

For more information and to make a booking check out:
☎ 13 77 42
www.spicersretreats.com/scenic-rim-trail/2-day-experience

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