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World-class trail to be built west of the Gold Coast

31 January 2020

A new five-night walking trail has received additional funding from the Queensland Government that will see the largest ecotourism project completed in Queensland.

The new Scenic Rim Trail, developed in partnership with Spicer’s Retreat, will bring thousands of tourists to Queensland’s high country and will be one of the Great Walks of Australia.

Travelling more than 50 kilometres from Thornton Trailhead to Spicer’s Peak Nature Refuge, the trail will run adjacent to the Main Range National Park and the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area.

Tour groups of around 12 guided walkers will hike to a new location each day and stay overnight in two new low-impact sustainable eco-camps within the Main Range National Park and three existing sites adjacent to the national park at Spicers Hidden Vale Retreat, Mt Mistake Farmhouse and Hidden Peaks Cabins.

Work on the project is under-way and is expected to be complete by mid-2020.


Contact: DITID Media

Last updated: 11 Feb 2020