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International Park Tours Walking Holidays

From the mountains and rainforests of the Scenic Rim to the beauty of Tasmania, interNATIONAL PARKtours (IPT) takes you on small group walking tours to national parks and natural regions around Australia. Discover the country on easy to medium grade walks. Travel between destinations by private coach. Relax and unwind at the end of the day in comfortable accommodation. Most meals are included with the focus on local cuisine and regional produce. IPT guides are experienced and have your comfort and energy levels in mind.

Australian walking holidays range from three to four day short breaks, one week hiking tours or extended walking tours of two to three weeks, which travel to more remote areas. IPT also organise special interest tours including birding, wildlife, food/wine and art-based adventures.

interNATIONAL PARKtours have operated walking focused tours in Australia and around the world since 1975. The company is family-owned and the office is located in Australia's Gold Coast hinterland (near Lamington National Park).

  • Birdwatching
  • Swimming
  • Walks
  • Hiking

Secret Walks of the Scenic Rim


Treat yourself with a short break in the Scenic Rim and learn its secrets from the locals. Stretching south west of Brisbane, this arc of sweeping ranges, river valleys, lush rainforests and quaint country towns is the perfect city antidote. Walk amongst spectacular landforms, sample fresh produce and meet artists and local characters along the way. Travelling from Brisbane via the country towns of Kalbar and Harrisville, we begin with easy walks in Moogerah Peaks National Park. At the Main Range National Park, we walk to Mt Cordeaux and Bear Rock for spectacular views, before enjoying an evening cooking class at Mt Barney Lodge. Within Mt Barney National Park, we take on the climb to Mt Maroon, before enjoying sunset drinks with Scenic Rim produce. Travelling via Rathdowney and Beaudesert, we then explore the eastern side of the Scenic Rim. Based for two nights at Tamborine Mountain, short walks lead to palm forests, waterfalls and quiet lookouts. We enjoy the mountain's culinary delights and meet local characters. Our final day includes a short walk in Lamington National Park, time at a Beechmont art studio and lunch with views back over the mountains before returning to Brisbane.

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Girraween Short Break (Spring)


Take a short break in south east Queensland's Granite Belt at one of their favourite times of the year. Early Autumn in the national parks, heralds dramatic skies, abundant wildlife and cool nights radiant with stars. Walks include creek explorations, exhilarating ascents of the local peaks and shorter strolls through sub-tropical rainforest in World Heritage listed areas. From Brisbane they travel south west to Main Range National Park for rainforest and lookout walks with the option to climb Mt Cordeaux. This park straddles the Great Dividing Range and is part of the Scenic Rim arc of mountains. South of Stanthorpe they spend three nights at Girraween National Park. Meaning “Place of Flowers”, Girraween National Park is famous for its granite domes, improbable balancing boulders and exquisitely water worn creek forms. Walks lead you to fascinating underground creeks, magnificent granite outcrops and lookouts over the eucalypt forests and heathlands. Each day, they will offer a selection of popular and lesser known walks with options to hike as much or as little as you prefer. Their final walk is to the largest exposed granite monolith in Australia, at Bald Rock National Park before returning to Brisbane in the late afternoon.

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Lamington Short Break (Spring)


Visit some of Queensland's oldest national parks with a four day walking and wellbeing "Tagalong Tour" in south east Queensland. Walks include creek explorations, longer wanders on the gently graded tracks and shorter strolls through this World Heritage listed area, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. This subtropical and cool temperate rainforest provides habitat for more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species. They begin in the north east of the Scenic Rim arc of mountains with a short walk in Tamborine National Park. They continue south via Canungra to Beechmont and visit the studio of artist, Dave Groom. Nearby our accommodation in Binna Burra’s Sky Lodges has only recently opened its doors after the devastating fires of 2019. Over two days, they celebrate the opening of Lamington National Park with a selection of walks with the option to hike as much or as little as you prefer. During your stay, you'll enhance your connection to body, mind and nature, with special guests teaching you Qigong and nature journaling. On your final morning, they drive across to Springbrook National Park, to enjoy a half day walk to the Warringa Pool and the spectacular Purling Brook Falls circuit.

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28 Timbarra Drive, Beechmont
QLD, 4211