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Home  >  Latest News from Great Walks  >  2018  >  June

Grab a 15% off deal on our Queensland Walk

Great news! The Scenic Rim Trail by Spicers is offering 15% off select walks in October and November 2018.

This fabulous 3 day/3 night walk experience in Queensland’s Main Range National Park is lodge based, staying at Spicers Canopy in their beautiful glamping tents.

This is the trip of a lifetime – explore the rainforest and more with knowledgeable guides each day.

To book call 137742.

 

 

Are you still deciding which walk to do first, or looking to choose your next adventure? Pour yourself a tasty beverage, take a moment for yourself and ponder a few pages while you choose one or many of our Great Walks of Australia.

The new Great Walks of Australia Brochure has arrived and is ready for you to download or request a hardcopy. There are now 13 walks in the collection, covering mountains, islands, rivers, beaches, rainforest and the outback.

Nothing sparks the senses quite like spending time in nature and our walks present an unparalleled opportunity to experience Australia’s diverse and magical landscape, up close, in depth and on foot.

Whether your looking to explore the untamed Tasmanian wilderness and beaches, rugged Victorian coastline; the ancient volcanic plateaus of Queensland; the spectacular coastline of Western Australia, the magnificent outback and rivers of South Australia and Northern Territory; or the stunning islands and mountains of New South Wales; your experience will be one that remains with you for a lifetime.

All independently owned, expertly guided and offering gourmet food and wine and exclusive accommodation, once you start browsing we know the hardest part will be choosing which walk to do first.

The next step is yours….

DOWNLOAD the eBrochure and start browsing now or ORDER a hard copy to be mailed to your home or office and enjoy flipping through these spectacular pages in your downtime!

See you on the trails – #mygreatwalk

Tasmanian ecotourism figure and owner of the celebrated Maria Island Walk, Ian Johnstone, has proposed development for a new iconic walking experience along Tasmania’s South Coast Track and has been successful with a federally funded Regional Jobs and Investment Package grant of nearly $3m.

The project involves building six environmentally-sensitive walker’s huts in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) along 85km of the renowned and remote South Coast Track, for a seven-day guided walk for small groups of 10 guests and two guides. The South Coast track is one of the great walking treks of the world and the new guided walk will allow guests to enjoy this magnificent World Heritage wilderness walk in style.

The project is in the planning approval phase at present and the walk is due to commence in 2020. Stay tuned for more information as details of the walk evolve. They have registered their interest in applying to be a Great Walks of Australia member product in the future.

Arkaba’s new wildlife viewing hide is designed to bring you even closer to the abundant wildlife on offer in this magical location.

A hide is a camouflaged shelter used to observe wildlife at close quarters. A visit to the new Arkaba hide is only a short stroll from the Arkaba Homestead and is now included on your Wild Bush Luxury Experience.

The carefully dug out viewing platform, within the hillside at the confluence of Arkaba and Woolshed creeks enables you to be positioned, at eye level, just three metres away from the watering hole frequented by a range of Australian native animals. From here you will have an incredible opportunity to watch, unobscured, the local wildlife in their day-to-day behaviour.

Recently spotted were these Macropus robustus erubescens (or Euros) pictured above. A very common sighting on Arkaba, this adult female brought her joey to drink adjacent to the hide. This little joey is approximately 10 months old and will be fully developed between 18 – 20 months. Even after the independence of drinking alone is reached, the youngster can maintain a very close relationship with its mother. It’s also fascinating to watch the interactions these animals have with other large Macropods such as the sub-adult Red Kangaroo in the background, who in this instance was chased away by the mother on several occasions as he moved too close to her joey.

This intimate and unique experience of the hide is just one of the many incredible encounters waiting for you on the Arkaba Walk – for a full itinerary or to start your booking click here.

 

Australian Walking Holidays is excited to announce the introduction of an additional campsite, resulting in four exclusive campsites on the Larapinta Trail in the Red Centre – servicing our Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort, one of the Great Walks of Australia.

The new campsite, with name yet to be released, will open up further capacity on the popular walk for Australian Walking Holidays walkers.  Designed inline with the existing award-winning, semi-permanent and eco-friendly camps, the new campsite will be architecturally designed by Neeson Murcutt, and will similarly feature a sheltered communal area with kitchen, lounge, and dining, all raised out of the dust.

In a similar style to the already established campsites on the trail, this new site will also feature a campfire pit to be enjoyed by guests whilst the hosts prepare delicious three-course meals for their walkers. Accommodation will be in safari style, spacious, stand-up size, sleeping tents featuring floor to ceiling windows, allowing the outback to be viewed in all its beauty. Solar panels, hot showers with organic toiletries, water-free toilets and the semi-permanent structure all contribute to continue minimising the environmental impact of walkers on the Larapinta Trail.

As most dates for this season’s walk were at capacity, the new departure dates coupled with the new campsite, will provide additional opportunity for eager walkers to experience this iconic desert trail from next season.

Over six days the Classic Larapinta Trek In Comfort itinerary traverses the ancient landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges in the red centre of the Northern Territory – for more information, a full itinerary and booking details click here. 

Are you a female walking enthusiast seeking your next adventure?

The Murray River Walk has multiple departures throughout July, August and September where there is a single place available – supplement free – if you’re willing to share a room with another female traveller. This is a great opportunity to explore this beautiful part of the world, make new friends and enjoy life at its best. So c’mon single ladies, what are you waiting for?

If you would prefer to travel with some girlfriends, the Murray River Walk has also just released a special women’s only walk (WOW!) departing Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 August 2018, with six spaces still available. These special opportunities are limited and not available directly on the website, so be quick – email info@murrayriverwalk.com.au today or view Murray River Walk’s full itinerary here.

And whilst we’re talking about walks just for the gals, don’t forget the Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort‘s annual Women’s Adventure, walking 2-8 August 2018 – find out more today.

See you on the trail ladies!