International Park Tours Walking Holidays

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

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

interNATIONAL 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).

Facilities

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Australian Tourism Accreditation Basic Birdwatching Birdwatching Cultural and Theme Tours Customised ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia Extended Food and Wine Tours Hiking Hiking International Land - Motorised Land - Self Propelled Moderate Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Queensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Scenic Drives Sightseeing Tours Swimming The Ecotourism Association of Australia Visitor Information Centre Walk Walk Walking and Biking Tours Walks Water - Motorised

Services

From $2300 to $2800

Treat yourself with a short break in the Scenic Rim and learn its secrets from the locals. Stretching south west of Brisbane, this arc of sweeping ranges, river valleys, lush rainforests and quaint country towns is the perfect city antidote. Walk amongst spectacular landforms, sample fresh produce and meet artists and local characters along the way. Travelling from Brisbane via the country towns of Kalbar and Harrisville, we begin with easy walks in Moogerah Peaks National Park. In and around the lively town of Boonah, enjoy the combination of good food, wine, local art, along with gentle walks in Main Range National Park. A lunchtime cooking class contrasts with creek walks and mountain lookouts in the Mt Barney area. Travelling via Rathdowney and Tamrookum, we then explore the eastern side of the Scenic Rim. Based for two nights at Tamborine Mountain, short walks lead to palm forests, waterfalls and quiet lookouts. We enjoy the mountain’s culinary delights and meet local characters. Our final day includes a short walk in Lamington National Park, time at a Beechmont art studio and lunch with views back over the mountains before returning to Brisbane.

$1490

Visit some of Queensland’s oldest national parks with a short break in south east Queensland. Late Winter in the mountains heralds dramatic skies, abundant wildlife and cool nights radiant with stars. Walks include creek explorations, longer walks on the gently graded tracks and shorter strolls through the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. This subtropical rainforest provides habitat for more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species. From Brisbane we travel south to Tamborine National Park for short rainforest and lookout walks. This park is part of the Scenic Rim arc of mountains, and is made up of 13 sections on the Tamborine plateau. We continue south via Canungra to our accommodation in Beechmont, just 2 km from the Lamington National Park visitor centre. Over two days, we will offer a selection of popular and lesser known walks with options to hike as much or as little as you prefer. On our final morning, we finish with a section of the long distance Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk. Driving across to neighbouring Springbrook National Park, we enjoy a half day walk following the Little Nerang Creek to the Warringa Pool and the spectacular Purling Brook Falls.

$1390

Take a short break in south east Queensland’s Granite Belt at one of our favourite times of the year. Early Spring in the national parks, heralds wildflowers, abundant wildlife and cool nights radiant with stars. Walks include creek explorations, exhilarating ascents of the local peaks and shorter strolls through sub-tropical rainforest in World Heritage listed areas. From Brisbane we travel south west to Main Range National Park for rainforest and lookout walks with the option to climb Mt Mitchell. This park straddles the Great Dividing Range and is part of the Scenic Rim arc of mountains. South of Stanthorpe we 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 us to fascinating underground creeks, magnificent granite outcrops and lookouts over the eucalypt forests and heathlands. Each day, we will offer a selection of popular and lesser known walks with options to hike as much or as little as you prefer. Our final walk is to the largest exposed granite monolith in Australia, at Bald Rock National Park before returning to Brisbane in the late afternoon.

$1390

Take a short break in south east Queensland’s Granite Belt at one of our 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 rainforest in World Heritage listed areas. From Brisbane we travel south west 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 we 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 us to fascinating underground creeks, magnificent granite outcrops and lookouts over the eucalypt forests and heathlands. Each day, we will offer a selection of popular and lesser known walks with options to hike as much or as little as you prefer. Our 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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Two bushwalkers in raiforest, Binna Burra section

Binna Burra, Lamington National Park

Beechmont, Scenic Rim

Scenic view overfarland and distance rainforested mountains.

Numinbah Section, Springbrook National Park

Numinbah Valley, Gold Coast

Walker sits on rock ledge looking over wideranging view of mountains in distance.

Lamington National Park, Green Mountains Section

Canungra, Scenic Rim

White water cascades down a rockface into a green rockpool

Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park

Springbrook, Gold Coast

South East Queensland Walking Tour

International Park Tours Walking Holidays

Beechmont, Scenic Rim

Apple Tree Park Gold Coast

Apple Tree Park

Springbrook, Gold Coast

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