Start: 9:30am Sunday 20 August
Ends: 3:00pm Monday 21 August
Requirements: a medium to high level of fitness
Associate/partner rate: $325
Small-group guided walk specialists, Tropical Treks, and the multi-award winning Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat have partnered to provide a Luxe Trekking experience that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the lush rainforests of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, while enjoying a luxurious overnight sanctuary. Led by Tropical Treks’ highly experienced guide, Steve Grainger, you will indulge in a sensory journey along cool trails under the subtropical rainforest canopy and open giant Eucalypt forests. You will walk along trails that have been used for thousands of years by the Aboriginal people, the first bushwalkers, and Steve will show you the rainforest’s wildlife, which includes koalas and over 300 bird species.
While you could navigate the 58km Hinterland Great Walk with a pack on your back and camp along the way, the Luxe Trekking package provides luxury accommodation, an indulgent spa bath to revive the body, and the best of local cuisine. You will traverse two sections of the Great Walk, covering about 10km on each trek. A moderate level of fitness is required, but key components will be a sense of adventure and fascination for the wilderness, along with a decent pair of trekking shoes.