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  • Written by Liz Tuckett

Noosa Northshore to Rainbow Beach

 
 

Renowned small-group trekking specialists, Tropical Treks, will offer the new Great Cooloola Walk guided trek on a fortnightly basis starting from Sunday 22 April to Sunday, 23 September 2018. 

The 88km, 5-day/4-night, fully-guided, self-sufficient trek, links the Noosa Northshore to Rainbow Beach via the 500,000 year old Cooloola Sandmass and its unique dune, water, and vegetation systems. 

Experienced Tropical Treks guides will lead the tours highlighting the many rare and native animals inhabiting the Sandmass, including Ground Parrots, Feathertailed Gliders, Koalas and Wallabies, along with rich flora and myriad wildflowers. Humpback whales can be seen as they migrate up the coast during the winter months.

Groups are limited to six and the package includes all camping equipment, meals and drinks along the trek. Nightly accommodation is in four walkers’ camps, which offer tranquil camping experiences with toilets and freshwater.

Cooloola is the word of the local Aboriginal Gubbi Gubbi people, meaning “the sound the wind makes as it whispers through the branches of the trees”. The heritage and culture of the Gubbi Gubbi people is a major feature of the commentary provided throughout the guided trek.

A moderate level of fitness is required for the trek. Participants are required to pitch their own tents but the schedule allows plenty of time to relax, bird watch, encounter wildlife and appreciate the scenery and the amazing night skies. The weather throughout the six month period is mild and generally dry, making it ideal for trekking. 

The trek starts at Noosa North Shore, with a night’s pre-trek accommodation included in the package. Noosa can be reached via Sunshine Coast Airport (30 minutes drive) or Brisbane Airport (two hours drive). Transfers are included in the package.

FARES AND INCLUSIONS

ALL INCLUSIVE FARE: $1595.00 incl. GST per person. Inclusions:• All camp gear, equipment, meals and drinks on the walk.• Camp gear: 75 lt. backpack, screen tent/fly, 3/4 length 'Thermarest" self-inflating mattress, sleeping bag, liner and pillow and walking poles.• 1 night pre-walk accommodation, nibbles, drinks and dinner at Noosa Northshore• Transfers from Noosa to Noosa Northshore accommodation• Celebration lunch, including drinks, at Rainbow Beach.• Transfers from Rainbow Beach to Noosa after celebration lunch (Day 5)• Guide• Camping permits• Topographic map, Queensland Govt.

BRING-YOUR-OWN-GEAR OPTION: $1095.00 incl. GST per person. Inclusions:• Provide own camp gear, equipment, meals and drinks on the walk.• Pre-walk Welcome BBQ nibbles, drinks and dinner/meeting at Noosa Northshore. Mandatory attendance.  Make your own way or we can arrange return transfers.• Transfers from Noosa accommodation to the start of the walk on Day 1• Celebration lunch, including drinks, at Rainbow Beach.• Transfers from Rainbow Beach to Noosa after celebration lunch (Day 5)• Guide• Camping permits
Special rates are available for bookings of six guests.

TRAVEL DATES
Walks depart fortnightly between:Week 1: Sunday, 22 April 2018 and Week 12:  Sunday, 23 September 2018. 

Full details: https://www.tropicaltreks.com.au/tours/cooloola-great-walk/
Further information:Stephen Grainger Tropical Treks Guided Bush Walks & Birdwatching Tours
M: +61- (0)459 996 171 
W: http://www.tropicaltreks.com.au


 

"A moderate level of fitness is required for the trek"

 

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