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From the mountains and rainforests of the Scenic Rim to the beauty of Tasmania, ParkTours 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. ParkTours 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. ParkTours also organise special interest tours including birding, wildlife, food/wine and art-based adventures.

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).

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  • Hiking

Girraween Short Break (Spring)


Take a short break in southeast 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 rainforests in World Heritage-listed areas. From Brisbane, they travel southwest 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 eucalyptus 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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Best of Beechmont and Binna Burra


Enjoy the hidden gems of Beechmont and Binna Burra in a day. Walk on private land to a local waterfall or do an easier walk in Lamington National Park. You also have the chance to meet a landscape artist in his studio. After lunch at the Binna Burra Teahouse, learn about the stories and characters on a Welcome to Binna Burra walk and talk. This tour is accompanied by our expert local guides who live in and love this area of the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast Hinterland. The tour includes transfers from Nerang station; guided morning walk; morning tea at a local cafe; lunch at the Binna Burra Teahouse; artist visit and a private tour around Binna Burra.

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Arthur's Trek


Journey through natural and human history as they explore Gondwana Rainforests over 5 days. Hear stories and visions of local pioneers to the modern-day farmers, artists and wilderness protectors. Be guided on diverse national park walks from ancient beech forests to mountain caves and swimming holes. Taste the regional cuisine of the Scenic Rim producers. Travel from east to west via both walking trails and private transfers through rolling countryside. Stay in historic lodges and family-owned accommodation across the southern Scenic Rim.

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Bunya Mountains to Bundaberg


The majestic Bunya Mountains, less than three hours west of Brisbane, is a spectacular wilderness in a section of the Great Dividing Range. Settle in for two nights here, home to the world's largest forest of bunya pines. Walks feature panoramic mountain scenery with views over the South Burnett region and southern plains. Moving to the North Burnett Region, stay two nights in Biggenden, exploring the nearby Mount Walsh National Park. This remote national park offers steep forested slopes and mountain areas with spectacular exposed granite outcrops and cliffs. The next two nights are spent in the Bundaberg Region, at the coastal town of Bangarra. Stroll along the Burnett River and visit the lush botanical gardens. A day cruise to Lady Musgrave, the jewel of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, gives you a chance to snorkel over coral reefs, teeming with marine life. The island is an important nesting site for diverse birdlife and is part of the Capricornia Cays Important Bird Area. On return to Brisbane, relax for two nights in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland staying at a tranquil eco-retreat. Gentle walks include Kondalilla National Park along with Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.

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Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk


Make a pilgrimage to the heart of the Gondwana rainforests on one of Queensland’s long-distance hiking trails. Spend five days walking this 54-kilometre trail with only a day pack. This fully accommodated tour includes time at two of Lamington’s iconic lodges and chalet accommodation on Springbrook. From O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, walk 21 kilometres through the Green Mountain section of Lamington following sections of the QLD/NSW border. Based at Binna Burra Lodge, they explore the Lower Ballanjui Circuit with lookouts over the eastern side of Lamington National Park. Admire the stands of flooded gums, brushbox and piccabeen groves on the way to lunch at the base of Ballanjui Falls. Leaving Lamington plateau, they descend past Egg Rock, a remnant plug from the Tweed shield volcano, Wollumbin (Mt Warning). The trail continues through the farming valley of Numinbah and climbs steadily to the mountain plateau of Springbrook. Staying two nights in Springbrook, they finish the official Great Walk with a half-day hike via Warringah Pools to the cool spray of Purlingbrook Falls. Their final day at Springbrook National Park includes the option of the Twin Falls Circuit and other short walks before returning to the Gold Coast.

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1069 Binna Burra Road, Beechmont
QLD, 4211