Jules Lund went back to nature with a group of enthusiastic women on a Hidden Peaks Walk. It involved bushwalking and camping in 3300 hectares of a private and exclusive nature refuge.
Just 90 minutes from Brisbane, you arrive at the edge of a region called Scenic Rim which encompasses the regional centres of Beaudesert, Boonah and Ipswich. That's where it all begins a weekend with a heavy slant towards luxury. It could be called glamping glamorous camping!
Guide David Stent says enjoying nature doesn't necessarily mean getting back to bare essentials.Tracks are challenging but achievable. You just need to be reasonably fit to enjoy one of his adventures.
The Eco Tourism bushwalking tours and camp start in the Main Range National Park and most of the time you are walking on private property, home to Spicers Peak Nature Reserve. Agreement was reached by the owners and Queensland Park and Wildlife to protect the natural habitat.
During the walk you see creeks, canyons, ridges, kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, cattle and wedge-tailed eagles.