On the trail of luxurious accommodation
GO ON a guided walk before retiring to award-winning deluxe accommodation, indulgent spa baths and fine local cuisine in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Small-group guided walk specialists Tropical Treks and Montville’s Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat have launched a three-day package that includes a full-day guided walk in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, two nights’ accommodation in a rainforest pavilion, gourmet local-produce breakfasts, a dinner in Montville and a barbecue dinner.
The award-winning Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is near Montville, adjacent to the Hinterland Great Walk. Each pavilion is located in the midst of rainforest, offering total privacy and high-quality facilities including king size beds, kitchen, spa bath, lounge room and veranda.
On their first afternoon, guests can be transferred to one of the walks for a short introductory self-guided walk, or they can explore the villages of Montville and Maleny. Dinner on the first night is at a local restaurant, with transfers included.
Day two starts with breakfast in the pavilion followed by a mid-morning departure for the guided walk. The walk, which takes about five hours, includes a healthy picnic lunch and snacks and the day concludes with a barbecue dinner on the veranda of the Narrows pavilion.
The well-managed trails pass under a subtropical rainforest canopy and through open eucalypt forests that contain abundant wildlife, including koalas and more than 300 tropical bird species.
Day three begins with fresh croissants delivered to the pavilion to complement the local produce provided for a leisurely breakfast before guests explore the hinterland villages and landscape.