The sky is the limit for trekkers

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

NORTH Bur­nett res­i­dent Kylie Schoo­ley chose an ad­ven­tur­ous way of cel­e­brat­ing her 50th birth­day.

To mark the milestone, Mrs Schoo­ley joined five of her best friends in trekking the Larapinta Trail in the North­ern Ter­ri­tory.

The 223km long Larapinta Trail is one of Aus­tralia’s most spec­tac­u­lar bush walk­ing and trekking ex­pe­ri­ences with ex­cep­tional views across the ter­ri­tory.

One of the group mem­bers, Wendy Wal­lis said the trek took six days and was a sig­nif­i­cant chal­lenge.

“It was a very pic­turesque trek where you are climb­ing up huge hills and are stand­ing 1200 me­tres above ground,” Mrs Wal­lis said.

“In the last sec­tion we did it was quite flat which made it eas­ier for the team to ac­com­plish.”

Mrs Wal­lis said each day was dif­fer­ent with a lot to see and ex­plore.

“The scenery was dif­fer­ent ev­ery day which was amaz­ing and it made the trek go quicker, which was good,” she said.

Hav­ing fin­ished the trail, the group is look­ing into their next ad­ven­ture.

“We spoke about it to­gether and it was ei­ther Tas­ma­nia or New Zealand as we got along so well and we all have the bug,” Mrs Wal­lis said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

AD­VEN­TURE: Me­gan Din­gle, Wendy Wal­lis, Jane Car­roll, Kara Knud­sen, Jackie Lin­den­mayer and Kylie Schoo­ley at the Larapinta trail in the North­ern Ter­ri­tory.

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