International Park Tours Walking Holidays

Multiple Locations

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 been operating 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).

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Swimming

Our tours

Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Make a pilgrimage to the heart of the Gondwana rainforests on one of Queensland’s long distance hiking trails. Spend five days walking this 54 kilometre trail with the comfort of luggage transfers and walking only with a day pack.

Traverse the mountains, World Heritage listed rainforest and hidden valleys of Lamington and Springbrook National Parks. This fully accommodated tour includes options at two of Lamington’s iconic lodges and chalet accommodation on Springbrook.

From O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat, walk 21 kilometres through the Green Mountain section of Lamington following sections of the Queensland/New South Wales border. Based at Binna Burra Lodge, explore the Lower Bellbird Circuit with lookouts over the eastern side of Lamington National Park.

Admire the stands of flooded gums, brushbox and piccabeen groves on the way to lunch at the base of Ballanjui Falls. Leaving Lamington plateau, descend past Egg Rock, a remnant plug from the Tweed shield volcano, Wollumbin (Mt Warning).

The trail continues through the farming valley of Numinbah, then climbs steadily to the mountain plateau of Springbrook. Staying overnight in chalet accommodation, a highlight is a half day hike via Warringah Pools to the cool spray of Purlingbrook Falls in Springbrook National Park.

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$1950 $2450
Scenic Rim - Gourmet Short Stay

The Scenic Rim Region, only one hour south west of Brisbane, is a thriving rural paradise set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by World Heritage listed national parks. This is a region built on the back of agricultural production spanning many generations. Your short stay tour during Scenic Rim Eat Local Week connects you with the tastes, sights and characters whilst enjoying lazy long lunches and other Eat Local events. The rich soil, climate and pure water create the ideal environment to produce award winning wines, cheeses and fresh farm produce. Visit award winning makers and growers to sample wines, liquors and crafted beers along with home crafted pickles, jams and pure honey. Contrast all these taste sensations with easy short walks in the forests of Tamborine and Main Range National Parks. Relax in comfortable accommodation, explore the scenic back roads with a local guide and soak up the relaxed atmosphere and thriving arts scenes of the Scenic Rim towns. Take to the skies and catch a truly unique vantage of this mountainous region with an optional Hot Air Balloon flight and champagne breakfast.

Indicative rates

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$2495 $2995

The Scenic Rim Region, only one hour south west of Brisbane, is a thriving rural paradise set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by World Heritage listed national parks. This is a region built on the back of agricultural production spanning many generations. Your short stay tour during Scenic Rim Eat Local Week connects you with the tastes, sights and characters whilst enjoying lazy long lunches and other Eat Local events. The rich soil, climate and pure water create the ideal environment to produce award winning wines, cheeses and fresh farm produce. Visit award winning makers and growers to sample wines, liquors and crafted beers along with home crafted pickles, jams and pure honey. Contrast all these taste sensations with easy short walks in the forests of Tamborine and Main Range National Parks. Relax in comfortable accommodation, explore the scenic back roads with a local guide and soak up the relaxed atmosphere and thriving arts scenes of the Scenic Rim towns. Take to the skies and catch a truly unique vantage of this mountainous region with an optional Hot Air Balloon flight and champagne breakfast.

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Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area

Springbrook, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area is famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species). It is an important refuge for many animals and home to impressive examples of ancient songbirds.

Binna Burra

Binna Burra, Scenic Rim Area
Mutter the words Binna Burra and you are instantly transformed into the Dreamtime among the ancient Aborigines who gave this destination the name of "where the beech tree grows". A little like Alice in Wonderland, you are now down your own rabbit hole, in a World Heritage site, among the Gondwana Rainforest of Australia.

Richmond

Richmond, Mackay Area
Imagine being in a place so diverse, so vast, you feel an indescribable sense of freedom. From the plains of the downs country to the silvery shimmer of the sun shining on the gidgee trees in the forest country, Richmond is often referred to as an oasis in the Outback.

Canungra

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
It's been the lyrics in a song, an old sawmill, home to a military base and now charming Canungra is coming into its own as a haven for talented artists and craft workers. Just 40 minutes from the Gold Coast, drive over rolling green hills to this lovely country town whose 1880s timber industry heritage remains evident among historic buildings such as St Luke's Church and the Lahey Tramway Tunnel through which visitors can wander.

Mount Surprise

Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area
Mount Surprise is a railway town on the Cairns to Forsayth Railway and is the first town within the Gulf Savannah encountered by visitors approaching from the east. It is a centre for gem fossicking, with quantities of topaz, quartz, spinel, garnet, cairngorm and aquamarine to be found.

Binna Burra, Lamington National Park

Beechmont, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Set yourself up in one of the camping areas or nearby accommodation and spend days exploring this magical part of the world. Take short walks or long treks deep into the park’s forest, exploring boulder-strewn mountain streams, dramatic lookouts, rugged cliffs, plunging gorges and secluded, mountain-top camp sites.

Kynuna

Kynuna, McKinlay Area
Kynuna was established in the 1860s and in its early days boasted three hotels. It was a staging post for Cobb and Co Coaches. Today Kynuna has just one hotel, the famous Blue Heeler Hotel which was built in 1889.

Forsayth

Forsayth, Etheridge Area
Sometimes history is more bizarre than fiction. Forsayth was once paved in gold - in a manner of speaking. Part of the Etheridge Goldfield, this area was known as 'Poor Man's Goldfield' as a prospector did not need expensive equipment to search for gold.

Einasleigh

Einasleigh, Etheridge Area
Einasleigh in the 21st century is only a small community - there are no shops however there is a hotel where you can purchase food. You can also top up fuel here or get food from the roadside caravan takeway, under a massive tamarind tree thought to be more than a century old.

Darlington Park

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
The Albert River is the main character in the story-book setting which is Darlington Park, perched among the foothills of the World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park. Let your travel tale unfold as you camp along the banks of this lovely river, stocked with bass and cod on a catch and release system.
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