• SELF-GUIDED
  • 7 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 1,675 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 495 per person

Self-guided

OVERVIEW

The Gold Coast Hinterland is the largest protected area of subtropical rainforest in the world, with sizeable warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of Australia’s remaining Antarctic beech cool temperate rainforest.

Starting in Lamington National Park, the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk traverses a landscape at least as old as the dinosaurs, linking the World Heritage-listed Lamington and Springbrook plateaus. We have selected the most scenic tracks through this unspoilt rainforest – tracks that pass numerous cascading streams and towering waterfalls, crisscross creeks and present the most beautiful locations to bask, eat lunch and simply just relax.

Enjoy a true challenge as you wind your way through the mountains. The itinerary allows ample time to enjoy the beautiful scenery, take a dip and relax in the evenings at the unique and charming rainforest retreats and lodges.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Massive Strangler Figs, ancient Antarctic Beech, Red Cedar, Rosewood and Booyong trees
  • Admire hundreds of different species of palms, vines, ferns and orchids
  • Pass cascading streams and towering waterfalls on tracks that crisscross creeks
  • Trek across the incredible McPherson Range
  • Explore different levels of the forest on the Treetops walk

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
7 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 1675 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 495 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7 day pack free walking holiday on the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
  • Luggage transport, we sMOVE you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Vehicle transfers including pick up and drop off at the Coolangatta Airport or the Gold Coast
  • 6 nights accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked breakfasts, two-course dinners and substantial Walkers Lunches each day
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s  comprehensive track notes

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

The accommodations are excellent on this walk; the superb Sky Lodges offer incredible views and the cabins built right over the Twin Falls Creek offer one of the most tranquil environments that you will experience anywhere.  O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort is a wonderful place to start the walk. The rooms and facilities are excellent and there are ample opportunities for extra walking.  All the accommodations are within national park confines or in a beautiful natural setting. All the rooms have ensuites.

Enjoy two-course dinners and cooked breakfasts. Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial walkers lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A walkers lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

The Gold Coast Hinterland Walk connects the Lamington and Springbrook Plateaus together via the Numinbah Valley. You’ll generally progress in a west to east direction with some circuit walks ensuring you experience the best of this ancient and spectacular landscape.

Starting and finishing on plateaus means there are some reasonably steep descents and gradual climbs. The highest point of the work is a little under 1200m above sea level.

You can expect to walk on a variety of distinct, well-marked, well-maintained tracks. Some rough track surfaces have exposed roots, steep grades, sets of steps and creek crossings and require extra care. However, walking under the sun-dappled shade of the canopy is always delightful.

You’ll be walking an average of about 15km each day, compared to the longer 25km day along the iconic Border Track. Mostly, you’ll walk in and out from your accommodation, meaning more time to enjoy the walk’s landscapes and scenery each day. We move your luggage ahead to your next accommodation at each stage, so all you need to carry is what you need for the day.

Please Note: For larger group bookings, on your nights in the Sky Lodges at Binna Burra, not all the bedrooms will have views overlooking the Coomera & Numinbah Valleys. The Sky Lodges we allocate will have two or three bedrooms (each with their own ensuite bathroom) and large communal living areas which open up to a spacious decking area for you to enjoy the views on. With this in mind, the rooms with a view will be allocated to the bookings that are received first.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

We provide and arrange all the private transfers from and back to Gold Coast hotels or the Gold Coast airport on this walk.

WEATHER

The cooler months of May to August are best as there is low humidity and the temperature is usually very pleasant for walking. It can be very warm and humid from September to November and again from March to April. Not available over the summer months of December to February.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

Weather Graph Ave temp Gold Coast

Weather Graph Ave temp Gold Coast

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1675

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 495

    7 Day

sections

Overview

The Gold Coast Hinterland is the largest protected area of subtropical rainforest in the world, with sizeable warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of Australia’s remaining Antarctic beech cool temperate rainforest.

Starting in Lamington National Park, the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk traverses a landscape at least as old as the dinosaurs, linking the World Heritage-listed Lamington and Springbrook plateaus. We have selected the most scenic tracks through this unspoilt rainforest – tracks that pass numerous cascading streams and towering waterfalls, crisscross creeks and present the most beautiful locations to bask, eat lunch and simply just relax.

Enjoy a true challenge as you wind your way through the mountains. The itinerary allows ample time to enjoy the beautiful scenery, take a dip and relax in the evenings at the unique and charming rainforest retreats and lodges.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Massive Strangler Figs, ancient Antarctic Beech, Red Cedar, Rosewood and Booyong trees
  • Admire hundreds of different species of palms, vines, ferns and orchids
  • Pass cascading streams and towering waterfalls on tracks that crisscross creeks
  • Trek across the incredible McPherson Range
  • Explore different levels of the forest on the Treetops walk
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 7 day pack free walking holiday on the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk
  • Luggage transport, we sMOVE you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Vehicle transfers including pick up and drop off at the Coolangatta Airport or the Gold Coast
  • 6 nights accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked breakfasts, two-course dinners and substantial Walkers Lunches each day
  • National Park admission
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s  comprehensive track notes
Accommodation & Dining

The accommodations are excellent on this walk; the superb Sky Lodges offer incredible views and the cabins built right over the Twin Falls Creek offer one of the most tranquil environments that you will experience anywhere.  O’Reilly’s Rainforest Resort is a wonderful place to start the walk. The rooms and facilities are excellent and there are ample opportunities for extra walking.  All the accommodations are within national park confines or in a beautiful natural setting. All the rooms have ensuites.

Enjoy two-course dinners and cooked breakfasts. Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial walkers lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A walkers lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

The Gold Coast Hinterland Walk connects the Lamington and Springbrook Plateaus together via the Numinbah Valley. You’ll generally progress in a west to east direction with some circuit walks ensuring you experience the best of this ancient and spectacular landscape.

Starting and finishing on plateaus means there are some reasonably steep descents and gradual climbs. The highest point of the work is a little under 1200m above sea level.

You can expect to walk on a variety of distinct, well-marked, well-maintained tracks. Some rough track surfaces have exposed roots, steep grades, sets of steps and creek crossings and require extra care. However, walking under the sun-dappled shade of the canopy is always delightful.

You’ll be walking an average of about 15km each day, compared to the longer 25km day along the iconic Border Track. Mostly, you’ll walk in and out from your accommodation, meaning more time to enjoy the walk’s landscapes and scenery each day. We move your luggage ahead to your next accommodation at each stage, so all you need to carry is what you need for the day.

Please Note: For larger group bookings, on your nights in the Sky Lodges at Binna Burra, not all the bedrooms will have views overlooking the Coomera & Numinbah Valleys. The Sky Lodges we allocate will have two or three bedrooms (each with their own ensuite bathroom) and large communal living areas which open up to a spacious decking area for you to enjoy the views on. With this in mind, the rooms with a view will be allocated to the bookings that are received first.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

We provide and arrange all the private transfers from and back to Gold Coast hotels or the Gold Coast airport on this walk.

WEATHER

The cooler months of May to August are best as there is low humidity and the temperature is usually very pleasant for walking. It can be very warm and humid from September to November and again from March to April. Not available over the summer months of December to February.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

Weather Graph Ave temp Gold Coast

Weather Graph Ave temp Gold Coast

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Mar 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1675
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 495
    DETAILS

    7 Day

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