Spicers is almost ready to accept the first guests on its much anticipated Scenic Rim Trail, a new five-day ecotourism walking tour. The trail was rubber-stamped by the state government in early 2019 and the first walkers were originally expected later that year, but the experience will finally launch this coming April with the Spicers website now taking bookings.

The enormous 50-kilometre trail will extend from Spicers Hidden Vale and Mount Mistake in the north along Main Range National Park to Mount Greville in the south. It will take walkers through sub-tropical rainforests, eucalyptus forests and mountain heathlands. The trail will also include two new eco-camps.

The Spicers Scenic Rim Trail was originally proposed in response to a Queensland government initiative to facilitate ecotourism in the state’s national parks.

“I felt that Queensland deserved to be represented in the Great Walks of Australia collection with an experience that could rival guided walks in other parts of Australia and New Zealand,” Spicers Retreats and Spicers Scenic Rim Trail founder Jude Turner said in a news release last year. “The Spicers Scenic Rim Trail will do just that.”

The Spicers Scenic Rim Trail will welcome its first guests in April. See here for bookings.