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4 days / 3 nights
Start and finish from Gold Coast Airport

The Perfect Rainforest Hiking and Adventure Tour

Lamington National Park

This breathtaking area is full of wonders to be explored.  Rugged mountains, charming waterfalls, natural caves, beautiful fern gullies and spectacular lookouts. Immerse yourself in the stunning rainforest, home to an incredible variety of wildlife and ancient Antarctic Beech trees.

In four days we’ll show you some of the most spectacular and diverse hiking trails in this World Heritage Listed Area. You’ll experience a perfect balance of relaxation, activity and adrenaline as we hike, abseil, explore glowworm caves, visit a winery, venture through a high ropes course and you can even a book a massage!

Relax and reflect on each day’s activities, soaking up the feeling of freedom, over a glass of wine, and sharing a home-cooked meal with new friends. Ground yourself and truly connect with nature as you leave your stresses behind and unwind, in the fresh air and inspiring company.    

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • The best of day hiking out of Binna Burra
  • Waterfalls, caves, stunning rainforest setting
  • 10m and 40m Abseil
  • Glow Worm Tour
  • High Ropes Course
  • 3 nights in rustic, timber cottage/bunkhouse
  • Fully prepared yummy and healthy meals and snacks
  • Chauffeured with airport pick up and drop off
  • Great social fun with support and encouragement
  • Supported by Take Shape adventures best guides and chef!

A TYPICAL DAY IN PARADISE

Wake up with a cooked breakfast or cereal, plus fresh coffee or a selection of tea. Get packed and ready to hit the trail. Once on the trail we walk at a moderate pace and your guides will manage the group so no-one is ever left behind, stopping along

the way for short rests and to admire the view. All yummy snacks and lunches will be provided and carried by your guides. We will aim to be back at the accommodation by mid-late afternoon, where you will get a chance to shower, unwind and enjoy a yummy prepared dinner and some social time.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Binna Burra Lodge

At the gateway to the National Park, Binna Burra is an authentic heritage listed lodge, offering a genuine Australian experience in nature. The Grooms Cottage and Bunkhouse is  self contained group accommodation, basic but comfortable. Plenty

of room to sit and relax, in a stunning location.

TRANSPORT

Shuttle pick up and drop off at Gold Coast Airport

FOOD

All inclusive: The food will be provided by both accommodation chefs and our very own adventure chef to prepare and cook your delicious and nutritious dinner, lunches, all snacks and breakfast. We love our food so be prepared to have freshly ground coffee, yummy snacks and fresh fruit, beautiful vegetable based salads, wraps and cheeses. All this food is energy filled to sustain you on the track – oh! and lets not forget a sneaky desert or two and a glass of wine.

bowls of delicious food

We can cater for a range of intolerances and dietary requirements. Contact us if you have any particular requests, however please note that due to the isolated nature of the trip and limitations with food transport on the trail, we will do our best to cater for you.

EXAMPLE OF FOOD

Breakfast. Eggs, overnight oats, cereal, muesli and toast

Snacks: fruit, homemade cookies and slices

Lunch: Wraps, rice salads, vegetable salads, antipasto, breads, dips

Dinner: High carbohydrate vegetable based meals

Dessert: Some evenings will be Sticky Date Pudding, Ice-cream and fruit, Cheesecake

EQUIPMENT

Nothing specific, just lots of activewear, at least 2 good pairs of walking shoes, a day bag. drink container or bladder to hold at least 3 litres of water. Walking poles are optional but useful in this terrain.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1 – Pick up from Gold Coast Airport and drive out to Binna Burra where we do our first big rainforest walk. Settle into accommodation for dinner and a good night sleep.  

Day 2 – Start the day with a restorative Yoga Class before breakfast. We then begin our second big day walk. Returning to our accommodation, you have some down-time to wander around the property or book a massage at the day spa. Finish the day watching the sunset with a glass of wine.

Day 3 – Our last big walk, returning after lunch for some heart-pumping action –  abseiling a 10m volcanic escarpment and a 40m cliff-face! Celebrate the day’s achievements with a wine and cheese night.

Day 4 –  Start the last day with a short bush walk before breakfast and pack up. We then head to Tamborine Mountain for a Glow Worm Tour. After a visit to a winery and some lunch, we take on the unforgettable Tree Top Challenge. You’ll feel on top of the world, as we head back to the airport.

 

CLIMATE

Springtime temperatures in Lamington National Park are generally between 23 – 28 degrees, with 65% average relative humidity. With a chance of rain, make sure you have warm and wet weather gear.

INSURANCE

TSA is a licensed operator in QLD and will provide fully qualified remote area first aid support. As this is a remote area, all participants will be required to have Travel Insurance.

ITINERARY

Our itinerary is a guide, we are a fully supportive and encouraging GROUP tour. The days may change with weather forecasts. Predicted hot weather may result in earlier starts or shorter days. Other weather factors including but not limited to storms, lightning, floods and fires may change the itinerary. The itinerary may also change due to the overall group fitness. The itinerary has been put together to give you maximum amount of time on the trail with the least amount of time wasted – true TSA fashion. there will be scheduled down time for recovery.

DAY 1

9.30am – Pick Up from Gold Coast Airport and drive to Binna Burra

11:00am – Coomera Circuit. Grade 3, 17.5km, 6hrs. Lunch on the track

5:30pm – Settle into Accommodation

6:30pm – Dinner

7:30pm – Relax

 

DAY 2

7:00am – Restorative Yoga

8:00am – Breakfast

9:00am – Ship’s Stern Circuit. Grade 4, 19km, 6 -7hrs. Lunch on the track.

4:00pm – Downtime. Optional Massage

7:00pm – Dinner and relax

DAY 3

7:00am – Breakfast

8:00am – Illinbah Circuit walk. Grade 4, 16.6km. 5hrs. Lunch on the track

2:30pm – Abseiling

6:30pm – Dinner and wine/cheese night

 

DAY 4

7:00am – Morning Bushwalk

8:00am – Breakfast

9:15am – Drive to Tamborine Mountain

10:30am – Glow Worm Tour

11:30am – Wine Tasting and lunch at Cedar Creek Estate

1:30 pm – TreeTop Challenge Mt Tamborine

4:00pm – Drive back to Gold Coast

5:30pm – Airport Drop off

INCLUDED

– Professional wilderness guide/s

– All homemade, nutritious and healthy food

– Dietary requirements catered for.

– 3 nights at quality accommodation

– 4 days of walks and sightseeing

– All breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts and snacks

– Airport transfers (Gold Coast)

– Yoga

– Glow worm Tour

– Abseiling

– Tree Tops Challenge

– Air Conditioned chauffeured transport

– Great social fun, supportive and encouraging atmosphere

COSTING NOTES

Abseil 10m & 40m $80 (includes morning tea).

Glow Worm Tour $14

Tree Top Adventure Park (3-4hrs) Group of 10 or more $43

4:30 leave tamborine – 1hr 7min drive (allowing 1 hr 15min)

5:45pm 1 hr 5 min prior

6:50pm return flight


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Customer Reviews

  • Tracey, Adrian and Jess, guys thank you so much for a such a challenging and adventurous overnight hike last night. It was great to meet so many enthusiastic, positive and fun fellow hikers. My legs are feeling the 28k’s today and still a little jet-lagged but also feeling very accomplished. Thanks again and hope to join another adventure soon.
    PS – the food was all fantastic

    Danny Goss
  • they are awesome! They take the time and help you with every aspect of hiking and just trail walking. Help with equipment and just general knowledge with what to bring and what to expect. My favourite was the food!!! In abundance and very satisfying. Rate the team highly

    Sandra Baquero
  • What an amazing awesome weekend at the Yoga and Hiking retreat. Spent time with friends and meet some new people. Learnt yoga and meditation, run a 7km run along the rail trail. Played some activities and completed a 9km bush walk. And the food was awesome. Highly recommend anyone to go and do.
    Thank you for an amazing weekend away.

    Kerryn Dowling