4 nights staying at a incredible purpose built beautiful eco camps each night.
4-days of guided hiking with experienced guides.
All meals and select beverages including alcohol.
Luggage transferred daily so all you carry is your day pack
After the walk - Spicers Peak Lodge.
2 nights at the height of luxury at Spicers Peak Lodge - all inclusive staying in a Loft Suite.
Welcome champagne in room on arrival at Spicers Peak Lodge .
$100 spa credit at Spa Anise Spicers Peak Lodge.
Gourmet Traveller Cookbook gift to take home.
The service of a dedicated Travel Advisor managing your booking
Spicers Scenic Rim
Day 1 - 12km An adventurous day that sees you climb up the Mistake Mountain Range. The ecosystem is dry sclerophyll forest with incredible views of the valley below. The trail is rough and uphill for most of the day. We use the natural rock to help us climb in some areas known as 'rock scrambling'. The 12km of trail is Grade 4 & 5. We aim to arrive into camp by approx. 3.30pm each day (depending on conditions & the speed of the group) where you will be eagerly awaited by your host.From here the afternoon is at your leisure ahead of your daily briefing in the lounge before a share style dinner at 6:00pm.
Day 2 - 18km Sunrise at Mt Mistake is a highlight of the trip. If it is forecast to be a clear morning, we highly recommend heading out to the escarpment with a cuppa in hand. Breakfast is served at 7am with tea and coffee available earlier. After breakfast you will pack your luggage and make your final preparations for the day.
Your guides will provide you with your lunches and how you where to refill your water bottles before departing at 8am. We will start the day with a climb before entering the Gondwana Rainforest for your first encounter of this natural wonder.
Today's hike is includes moderate inclines with many flat sections the last 5km of the day is the only technical section. You'll emerge from the rainforest to follow a former logging trail, some sections aren't under canopy so in the warmer weather we take plenty of water breaks.
Arrive into camp greeted by your friendly host with afternoon tea and a cool beverage. Your host and guides will take you up to your treehouse like cabin giving you an orientation and briefing for the incredible camp you now find yourself in.
There are two wash pavilions and after a well earned shower you are welcome to make your way to the lounge to relax. Sunset at the viewing deck is highly recommended with dinner being served at 6pm.
Day 3 - 16km Spicers Amphitheatre to Spicers Timber Getters
Each cabin has a yoga mat so feel free to roll it out on your balcony or take it down to the viewing deck and enjoy some morning stretching before coming to the lodge for breakfast.Following our morning routine of breakfast, packing and gathering our gear we say farewell to our hosts and start our day.
We start the day with a relatively flat warm up as we make our way up the access road enjoying the sounds of the rainforest birds as we go. This access track can sometimes get muddy so we may have to skirt our way around some puddles as we make our way past. As we descend into the valley we become enveloped by rainforest. Half of today is on Grade 5 trail with our guides leading the way on the unmarked trails.
We ascend down some rocky boulder sections that will require us to crouch down and go slowly. The pace is slower as we take care with our footing navigating the tree roots and rocky sections.
The last section of the day offers a climb up to camp where your hosts will be waiting to welcome you to Spicers Timber Getters Eco Cabins. Architecturally the camps are the same however each has a unique interior and exterior. Formally a loggers camp you can view the old tin cabin that once housed loggers 'timber getters' of the era. Gather in the lounge for your daily briefing ahead of dinner at 6pm.
Day 4 - 16km The birdlife is beautiful here particularly at dawn for the early risers. Following our morning routine of breakfast, packing and gathering our gear for the day, we say farewell to our hosts at 8am and start our day. We start the day with a heart-warming climb up the fire trail past, an old pine plantation. Once at the top we once again head deep into the rainforest on Grade 5 trail.
We come across some huge rainforest trees with buttresses six feet tall. Once again the pace is slower as we all take care with our footing navigating the tree roots and rocky sections. Emerge from deep in the rainforest to climb up and over Bare Rock offering 360 degree views on a clear day.
From here we join the public trails and will often pass fellow walkers, not many of whom will ever venture where you have just been. In the final section of the trail the modern world comes into earshot as we hear trucks carrying goods from the coast to the west.
Vehicles will be waiting for you at the end of the trail ready to transfer you to Spicers Hidden Peaks Cabins. The drive is approximately 15 minutes to camp where you will be greeted and shown to your log cabin, each with it's own end-suite. After you have rested and settled into camp meet around the fire pit to share stories and your favourite memories from the trip followed by our final dinner together.
Day 5 - 7 Spicers Peak Lodge On your final morning a BBQ farmhouse breakfast will be served at a leisurely 8am. and enjoy your last 2 nights at the all inclusive Spicers Peak Lodge to relax, rejuvenate and reflect after the walking experience.