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).
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.
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.