Scenic Rim Trail, Queensland
It’s hard to resist the appeal of the outdoors in Tropical Queensland, in Australia
's northeast, where the Scenic Rim region counts 74,000 lush acres of forests and parklands with all kinds of rare birds and wildlife. This guided trip begins with a hike to the twin peaks of Mount Mitchell; then guests spend the next two nights at Canopy Eco Lodge, a collection of luxurious safari-style tents and a main lodge serving gourmet meals and award-winning wines with panoramic views of the Scenic Rim. A challenging and rewarding day follows as hikers ascend through Mallee scrub, ancient hoop pine forests, and along rocky outcrops, ending at the sleek Spicers Peak Lodge, Australia’s highest non-alpine lodge. Along the way, expect to learn about the stories, rituals, and traditions of the region’s indigenous inhabitants.