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Queensland Hinterland Adventure

Queensland Hinterland Adventure

From $ 2,305 AUD

Description

Make your way to the hinterland of southern Queensland, where ancient, World Heritage rainforest, tens of thousands of years of Indigenous stories and culture, and small community hospitality make for an Australian getaway full of food, beaches, walks, culture and amazing nature experiences each day. Spend your days supporting local communities, learning from Indigenous guides on river cruises and bush tucker walks, or spotting wildlife in landscapes found nowhere else, and your nights in memorable, hand-picked accommodation. This trip is definitely beautiful one day, perfect the next.

Trip Name
Queensland Hinterland Adventure
Last Updated
2021-01-27
Days
5
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Learn the stories and traditions of the First Nations people of Mooloolaba with a tidal river cruise, spotting local wildlife and enjoying a bush tucker-inspired grazing platter along the way.
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient Gondwana rainforest as you explore tracks to hidden waterfalls and experience the show of a glow-worm tour at night.
  • Discover the world’s largest stand of ancient bunya pines and, on a walk with an Indigenous ranger, learn how the First Nations people of the area used to sustain life and heal themselves by living off the land.
  • Get active and surround yourself with nature with opportunities for walks and wild animal spotting.
  • Help support local businesses and regions – some still recovering from recent bushfires – in your own backyard, and experience local community spirit and family-run hospitality.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Brisbane - Lamington NP
Begin your exploration of the Queensland hinterlands with an early morning meeting in the heart of Brisbane. Meet your fellow travellers and then head south to Lamington National Park, where subtropical and temperate climates converge to create a vast rainforest full of plants, animals and bird species found nowhere else. The park, a Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, boasts endless miles of walking tracks, and what feels like a waterfall around every corner. Check into your accommodation in the heart of the park, then head out to immerse yourself in the forest as you bushwalk with your own private park ranger. Take a 2-3 hour soft hike past 500-year-old trees, huge vines and hidden waterfalls, try to spot the birdlife – like the Albert’s lyrebird – that call the park home, and see the forest from canopy height on a treetop walk. Wrap up the day with a welcome dinner back at your accommodation – the perfect chance to get to know your group better. If you want to explore more, choose to look out for glow worms on an as darkness falls. Included now. After a welcome drink to end the day, enjoy free time for dinner, then enjoy a glow-worm tour.
Day 2 - Mooloolaba and the Glass Mountains
Enjoy an included early morning bird guided bird watching session before breakfast - 1-hour flora and fauna guided walk (or enjoy a sleep in if you are not an early riser). Swap the rainforest for the sea, as we make explore the coastal sights en-route to our special afternoon activity. This afternoon, connect with the first nations people in the area, on a stunning 2-hour cultural cruise. Storytelling, didgeridoo and entertainment is provided by your Indigenous Storyteller Guide as you cruise to sites of cultural significance, places for hunting and gathering, and places where Dreamtime stories and songs originated. Spot seabirds, turtles and dolphins as you enjoy an array of delicious bush-tucker inspired catering that brings the flavours and textures of rainforest and the ocean to life. Served with a refreshing local craft beer or sparkling wine. We take a short drive through the picturesque Glass House Mountains, rich with glistening lakes, waterfalls and parklands, home to mobs of wild kangaroos and more. After checking into our accommodation, unwind or explore charming Montville.
Day 3 - Bunya Mountains & Kingaroy
This morning we make our way to explore Rainforest-clad peaks that shelter the largest stand of ancient bunya pines in the world. Discover cool mountains, rainforests and waterfalls, unique range-top grasslands, panoramic views, colourful birdlife and enthralling stories of times long ago. This afternoon we make our way up to the alpine mountain via steep, narrow and winding roads with amazing views. We meet a friendly first nations ranger who will take us on a guided walk through the ancient forest to discover hidden gems and learn about the history, culture, flora and fauna. This evening check into your accommodation and head into town to buy some dinner. Free night.
Day 4 - Bunya Mountains & Kingaroy
Start the day by exploring more of the beautiful Bunya the mountains on a fantastic walk. Enjoy a boutique wine tasting in the afternoon and a fantastic delicious dinner in the evening.
Day 5 - Toowoomba - Brisbane
After slow morning at leisure, we make our way back to Brisbane via Toowoomba (Free time to buy your own lunch from amazing selection of funky cafes) and take a last hike up to the stunning table top mountain lookout. Tour returns to in the late afternoon to the Pacific Hotel, Brisbane.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
04-03-202108-03-2021AUD $ 2,305-
18-03-202122-03-2021AUD $ 2,305-
15-04-202119-04-2021AUD $ 2,305-
13-05-202117-05-2021AUD $ 2,305-
10-06-202114-06-2021AUD $ 2,305-
01-07-202105-07-2021AUD $ 2,305-
15-07-202119-07-2021AUD $ 2,305-
29-07-202102-08-2021AUD $ 2,305-
19-08-202123-08-2021AUD $ 2,305-
16-09-202120-09-2021AUD $ 2,305-
14-10-202118-10-2021AUD $ 2,305-
04-11-202108-11-2021AUD $ 2,305-
18-11-202122-11-2021AUD $ 2,305-

Accommodation

Rainforest Retreat (1 night),Motel (3 nights)

Transport

Private vehicle,Boat

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