Spicers Canopy is an exclusive retreat, strictly reserved as a luxurious end-of-day reward for those tackling the guided Scenic Rim Trail. Tucked away on the lush pastures of Spicers’ private hinterland property, the Canopy site features 10 sumptuous safari tents that come kitted out with a king bed, fine linens, polished floorboards and a private timber deck. Your tent is your sanctuary; a delightful haven for you to return to following your day on the trail. Take a moment to reflect on your days’ adventure on a deckchair, or rinse off with solar-heated water and make a beeline for the site’s hot tub.
Three bathrooms are located in the main lodge and are provided with solar-heated water, hairdryers and fluffy towels. All meals are included in the four-day experience, and guests take their breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the main lodge also. Gather around the wood-burning fireplace with your fellow guests for a pre-dinner drink or a board game tournament, nursing a sundowner as you regularly glance over to the mountain views outside.
The Scenic Rim Trail is a four-day itinerary, covering three days of walking (13-, six- and 15 kilometres, respectively) and one day of travel. Your guided expedition takes you through Spicers’ private nature refuge, to the summit of Mount Mitchell and up the slopes of Spicers Peak. Along the way, you’ll wander alongside creeks, move through rainforest and learn from a local Aboriginal guide.
Convene at Spicers’ private property in Clumber to meet your guide, be taken through a briefing about what to expect and be kitted out with hiking equipment. Following a transfer to Mount Mitchell, walkers ascend to the peak’s summit and enjoy 360-degree panoramas once you have reached the top. Keep you eyes peeled for the lights of Spicers Canopy; your destination as you descend the mountain into Spicers Peak Nature Refuge and along secluded trails. Arrive at Spicers Canopy at 4pm for afternoon tea, and settle in to your accommodation before a chef-prepared dinner.
An optional light yoga session is available before guests meet their local Indigenous guide and are walked through a smoking ceremony. It is then on to exploring Millarvale Creek. Return to camp at lunchtime for wood-fired pizzas and spend your afternoon taking part in workshops, learning how to create traditional instruments and art. You may also learn how to throw spears and boomerangs. After dinner, your guide regales stories of Dreamtime and the Ugurapul tribe.
Head out along Oakey Creek (looking out for wedge tail eagles and koalas) and begin the climb towards Spicers Peak Lodge. The push up Cedar Mountain will elevate your heart rate (grade 4), and the reward includes welcoming beverages and refreshing towels at the Lodge once you arrive. Guests are then transferred back to Spicers Canopy for a celebratory dinner.
- Outdoor dining
- Toiletries provided
24 minutes’ drive from Spicers Peak Lodge. 1 hour 31 minutes’ drive from Brisbane.
Price & Availability
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Bookings can be cancelled within 14 days of arrival free of charge. Any bookings cancelled within this period will incur a 100% cancellation fee.