Maria Island South Coast Track

The famous ‘South Coast Track' on Maria Island has been announced as the location of a new walk.

Tasmanian ecotourism figure and owner of the celebrated Maria Island Walk, Ian Johnstone, has proposed development for a new iconic walking experience along Tasmania’s South Coast Track and has been successful with a federally funded Regional Jobs and Investment Package grant of nearly $3m.

The project involves building six environmentally-sensitive walker’s huts in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) along 85km of the renowned and remote South Coast Track, for a seven-day guided walk for small groups of 10 guests and two guides. The South Coast track is one of the great walking treks of the world and the new guided walk will allow guests to enjoy this magnificent World Heritage wilderness walk in style.

The project is in the planning approval phase at present and the walk is due to commence in 2020. Stay tuned for more information as details of the walk evolve.

Click here to view the Maria Island page on Walk Travel Advisory.

Click here to contact us about other walks on Maria Island.

Binna Burra nature resort in Gold Coast hinterland turns 85

First opened in the 1930s, the heritage-listed lodge now attracts around 250,000 guests from across the globe annually.

Though it still stands mostly in its original buildings, the lodge has taken a more modern approach to ecotourism and environmental protection.

Binna Burra was founded in 1933 by Arthur Groom and Romeo Lahey.

The pair wanted to build a place for people to stay and experience the beauty of Lamington National Park.

They bought the last remaining free-hold title on the edge of the park and formed a public company to fund it.

It is hoped Binna Burra can continue introducing people to the national park long into the future.

Click here to view the Lamington and Springbrook National Park page on Walk Travel Advisory.

Click here to contact us about walks in the Gold Coast Hinterland.