Stinson Walk

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area

11 – 13 May 2018 - 

Indicative Rate * AU$585 to AU$2400

The Stinson Walk is one of Australia's iconic hikes! Recount Australian history and celebrate the life of Bernard O’Reilly, who heroically saved the lives of two plane crash survivors 81 years ago in World Heritage-listed Lamington National Park.

During a stormy afternoon on 19 February, 1937, the Stinson airliner on route from Brisbane to Sydney crashed into the Lamington Ranges killing four of the seven passengers on board, sparking a search that failed to turn up any wreckage.

Ten days later, Bernard O'Reilly set out on foot to find the Stinson wreckage. He managed to find the crash site and to his surprise, two survivors in desperate need of medical attention.

To commemorate the historic aviation event, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat offers two rewarding routes (37 and 16 kilometres) to retrace Bernard’s footsteps through the rugged McPherson Range to the famed Stinson crash site. Note private groups are also welcome.

The 2018 guided Stinson hike experiences will be hosted from May 11 to 13 and August 10 to 12 and further information including the fitness prerequisites can be found at their website.

Event Dates

This event occurs biennially:
11 – 13 May 2018

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $585 - $2400 Packages include accommodation, dinner and breakfast daily, guided Stinson walk, packed lunch. Ask about their spa packages at Lost World Spa for the day after!

Facilities

  • Car park

Event Venues


O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
Address:
Lamington National Park Road
Canungra
Queensland, Australia 4275

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