A short 7 day tour from Brisbane offering daily guided walks in the Australian World Heritage Gondwana rainforest, Border Ranges, Girraween, Bald Rock, New England and Oxley Wild Rivers National Parks. Massive monoliths, gorges and ravines, waterfalls and wildlife. An unsurpassed range of scenery and protected habitats from the snow gum forests at 1564m, over untracked wilderness to the beaches of the Pacific Ocean and Cape Byron – 7 days departing Brisbane
Single Supplement part available. Special Discounts apply to this tour. Early Bird price reverts to the Regular Price 6 months prior to each tour departure date.
2020 prices available and bookings received from mid 2019. Register now for advanced releases.
Witness the last retreat and evolution of ancient rainforests, dating back 200 million years.
The character of early Australia will unfold
Be inspired by the dramatic scenery, world heritage areas protecting a variety of habitats and wildlife species
You’ll return to Brisbane through the intensely beautiful big rivers and “rainbow country” preferred by today’s alternative life-stylers seeking life enhancing energy and environment.
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Day 1 Gold Coast to QLD-NSW Border Ranges
Accommodation: Exclusive Spring Creek Cottages
Meals: Fine evening and breakfast cuisine by in-house Chef and cottage owner
Driving: 141 kms in 4 relaxed stages throughout the day
Walking: 1 hour on formed National Park trail, including time to view and immerse
Day 2 Border Ranges to historic Tenterfield
Accommodation: 2 Nights at the Henry Parkes Regional Motor-inn
Meals: In-house dinners and breakfasts with tail-gate bush picnic lunch
Driving: 123 kms in 3 relaxed stages throughout the day
Walking: 2.5 hour summit walk on formed National Park trail, including time to view and immerse
Day 3 Girraween National Park
Accommodation: Henry Parkes Regional Motor-inn
Meals: In-house dinner and breakfast with tail-gate bush picnic lunch
Driving: 50kms local travel to National Park
Walking: Selection of walks ranging 2 to 3 hours on formed National Park trails, including time to view and immerse
Day 4 Tenterfield to Armidale
Accommodation: Quality Regional Motor-inn, Armidale
Meals: In-house restaurant dinner and breakfast. Cafe lunch.
Driving: 219kms in 4 relaxed stages throughout the day
Walking: 1.5hrs roaming on formed trail including time for immersion and wildlife discoveries
Day 5 Armidale to Dorrigo
Accommodation: Mountain Retreat Motor-inn Dorrigo / Bellingen
Meals: Village restaurant dinner and alfresco breakfast. Tail-gate picnic lunch.
Driving: 170 kms in 6 relaxed stages throughout the day
Walking: Choice of 4 National Park trail walks of 0.5 to 2 hours duration
Day 6 Dorrigo to Ballina
Accommodation: Quality Ramada riverside hotel, Ballina
Meals: Restaurant dinner and breakfast. Portside Pub lunch.
Driving: 286kms in 5 relaxed stages throughout the day
Walking: Village roaming during travel breaks
Day 7 Ballina to Gold Coast
Meals: Restaurant breakfast and beachside cafe lunch
Driving: 100kms in 4 relaxed stages throughout the day
Walking: Relaxed roaming over beaches and headlands
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