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Scenic Rim Trail

This truly unique adventure starts in the foothills of South East Queensland’s Main Range National Park, an area famous for its stunning collection of mountains, ridges, escarpments, forests and ancient volcanic plateaus. From here, experienced guides will lead you through a region that contains more than 30,000 hectares of parkland, state forests and national parks.
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The Scenic Rim region is a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and distinctive vegetation types. The mountains preserve living links to Australia’s ancient past, while one of Australia’s two species of lyrebird inhabits the region’s rainforest and wet eucalypt forests. Guides help bring this destination to life.

Combined with large portions of private land, including Spicers Peak Station, a 2,800 hectare nature reserve, walkers enjoy a rare opportunity to explore land previously only touched by early pioneers. Throughout your journey you’ll also hear of stories, rituals and traditions of the region’s indigenous inhabitants.

Exclusive Accommodation

Spicers Canopy is a permanent, private, glamping site that sits on top of a grass covered hill and enjoys stunning views towards Mount Mitchell, Spicers Peak and Mount Cordeaux. There are ten luxurious safari-style camping tents with king size beds, timber floors, fine linens, bathrobes and a covered deck with deck chairs.  The main lodge features an open plan lounge, dining area, blue stone fireplace, bathrooms with heated rainwater showers and an outdoor campfire pit with wood-fired pizza oven.

Committed to the Environment

Spicers Retreats objective is to create walking experiences that not only deliver a unique sense of relaxed luxury but that also exist alongside and in harmony with nature’s beauty and our local surroundings.

Their non-urban properties support bio-diversity and sustainability. 90% of the freehold land is managed considerately to create a balance of ecotourism, livestock production and nature conservation. Only 10% is used as farmland.

Spicers Canopy is an Advanced Ecotourism accredited site, which is totally self-sufficient and uses organic and locally grown produce. The site runs on solar power and uses filtered rainwater from our large storage tanks. It is a fantastic example of Spicers’ commitment to sustainable luxury tourism and to the maintenance and even improvement of the land on which our retreats and walks are operated.

Walk Overview

  • Accessed via Brisbane, QLD
  • Duration: 3 days / 3 nights
  • Distance: 35km
  • Grade: Moderate to Hard
  • Walk operates: March to November
  • Bush trails, rainforest, rocky sections, steep sections on day 3
  • Group size: Max 10
  • Av. Km per day: 8km to 11km
  • Rates: AUD $2,190 twin share
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Elevation Graph

This graph loosely depicts the gradient of the track, providing you with some basic understanding of how challenging the walk will be. The graphs are useful in helping you decide which walk suits you best. Whatever your ability or fitness, there’s sure to be a walk that suits in the Great Walks of Australia collection.

* Elevations are indicative only and are not to scale. Walkers should contact individual walk companies to better understand the terrain and difficulty of each walk.

  • Walk Itinerary

  • Day One Mt Mitchell to Spicers Canopy Walk on a graded walking to the twin peaks of Mount Mitchell and enjoy amazing views to the coast. Today's walk concludes with a descent into Spicers Peak Station, along Millar Vale creek, arriving at Spicers Canopy in time for a gourmet dinner and local wines. Amazing birdlife and 360 degree views of the Scenic Rim are highlights on this day.
  • Day Two Miller Vale Creek Walk Today you will enjoy a relaxed half day walk discovering the beautiful and historical Millar Vale and Oaky Creeks, believed to have been the original route for Indigenous traders passing across the Great Dividing Range from inland Australia to the coast. Lunch is back at Spicers Canopy before a well-deserved afternoon of relaxation, or take part in a fascinating session with a local aboriginal elder, focussing on history, arts, craft and music.
  • Day Three Spicers Canopy to Spicers Peak Lodge The most challenging day of the experience so far (15km) but definitely the most rewarding. You will hike through various types of terrain including the dense Gondwana rainforest of Spicers Peak complete with giant ferns, grass trees and 1,000-year-old hoop pines. Arriving at Spicers Peak Lodge in the afternoon, you will be warmly welcomed by the friendly staff with refreshing beverages and afternoon tea before returning to Canopy for the evening. On the final morning (day 4) we have breakfast and return to Brisbane (no walking on this day).