Step into the diverse wilderness of Queensland’s Scenic Rim
Filled to the brim with national parks, soaring mountains and gorgeous vineyards, Queensland’s Scenic Rim isn’t just scenic by name, it’s scenic by nature. From lush valleys to sky-scraping peaks, enjoy a front row seat to some of Australia’s best scenery as you explore on foot with a local leader who will bring the landscape to life and take care of all the little details. Discover the diverse terrain of Tamborine National Park, weave your way up Mt Cordeaux, climb to Mt Mitchell’s summit, uncover tranquil rockpools on Mt Barney and delight in the wonders of Lamington National Park, accompanied by plenty of opportunities to try world-class local wine and produce along the way.
Discover the Scenic Rim’s fascinating flora and fauna with the guidance of your local leader as you delve into Tamborine National Park, Main Range National Park and Lamington National Park, which are part of The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, World Heritage Area, containing the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world.
Pay a visit to a local winery in the heart of the Scenic Rim where you may choose to partake in a wine tasting or put your feet up and enjoy the peaceful location.
Wind your way up Mt Cordeaux, Mt Mitchell and Mt Barney on a series of hikes and be rewarded with truly unbeatable views of the surrounding landscapes.
Rest your head in a delightful and eco-conscious homestead converted from a 1900s farmhouse and soak in magnificent mountain views from your veranda.
Set out in search of wildlife surrounding your accommodation during a tour with an expert guide, followed by local wine and snacks as you watch the sun set over Mt Barney.
This trip involves plenty of walking over varied terrain and is best suited to travellers with a good level of mobility. Good footwear, clothing for all types of Queensland weather, plus perhaps walking poles are recommended. Details on physical activities can be found in the itinerary.
Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding domestic travel prior to booking this trip.
This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
The weather in this part of the world can be unpredictable, even in the dry season, so be sure to pack for all conditions!
Walks indicated in the day-by-day itinerary are our best pick, but we may need to change them sometimes depending on the track and weather conditions.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Walk the Scenic Rim trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Your trip will begin at 8.30am, at the Surfers Paradise Visitor Information and Booking Centre, 2 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes night 4 where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3.When sharing accommodation all rooms will be with Twin Bedding. If you would prefer Double Bedding please advise Intrepid as early as possible, however please note that Double Bedding will be on request and is determined by the availability of the accommodation on your trip.
4.This trip finishes upon return to the Gold Coast in the afternoon on Day 5, Please do not book any flights until after 4.00 pm this evening.
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