We’re heading out! Join us for a 5-day small-group micro adventure which will take us far from the madding crowd to our private outback glamping retreat.
This is a total escape, with no internet or phone access, we are free from outside distractions. We will have the time to switch off and really connect with the natural environment.
Join us as we hike along little-known tracks, enjoy great conversations with your fellow travellers, indulge in meals made from fresh, locally-sourced produce, be mesmerised by the camp fire and be in awe of the vastness of the night sky.
It’s your time to, connect or reconnect, with the Queensland Outback.
On arrival in Roma mid-afternoon we’ll meet our local guide for an insight into the colourful history and characters as we go for a leisurely walking tour around town.
Purchase any supplies you may need as these are the last shops we will see for the next few days (hint: they have excellently stocked bottle shops). Dinner will be at Royal on 99, the modern take on the outback pub.
O/N Roma Central Motel (or similar)
Today we meet our local eco-guide and prepare to head deeper into the outback to immerse ourselves in this incredible and unique natural environment.
Our guide will take us on a hike into the Lonesome section of the Expedition National park located at the junction of the Carnarvon and Expedition Ranges.
Lonesome is spectacular with its sandstone gorges and cliffs with the Dawson River running through the middle. The Lonesome Lookout offers fabulous views of Arcadia Valley and Dawson River Valley.
We’ll walk amongst the sandstone scenery and diverse vegetation on unformed tracks down to the Dawson River, which is home to platypus, turtles and a range of fish.
On the banks of the Dawson River tall pillars of sandstone known as ‘The Candlesticks’ make a majestic site as they ascend from the grassy plains.
Prior to becoming a national park this was cattle country, we’ll find rustic remnants of those olden times – the weathered fences, stock yards and stockman’s hut.
Mid afternoon we’ll drive to our private retreat at Wallaroo, a 72,000ha property. All we have to do now is unpack, relax and enjoy a few sundowners around the camp fire before dinner.
And we don’t even have to hammer a single peg into the ground to set up camp #winningatlife
Today we will delve into a stunning landscape of towering cliffs, colourful gorges, endless views and sites steeped in historic and cultural connections.
We’ll travel to Carnarvon Gorge National Park from the retreat (about 45mins). We’ll walk the formed return track along Carnarvon Creek while exploring the main gorge and key attractions such as the Moss Garden, Amphitheatre, Wards Canyon and Art Gallery.
As this is a private group there is flexibility enabling us to choose a walk depending on fitness, interests and weather conditions. Which ever track we choose everybody is going to appreciate the absolute majesty of this incredible pocket of Queensland’s outback.
Our final night together we’ll enjoy dinner cooked in the camp oven over the open fire as we gaze mesmerised by the huge canopy of stars above and reminisce on our brief but invaluable time away from the madding crowd.
After breakfast we have a day of adventure as we explore part of a 72,000 acre property in the Carnarvon Ranges with our local expert and ecological guide.
We’ll be walking cross country on private land which is not available to the public.
Walk locations can be varied depending on the group’s interests, fitness levels and weather, but may include the Dawson River and its side gorges, White Horse Mountain, Cycad Gorge and Fern Gully.
All you need to carry is your water bottle and camera.
Sundowners tonight will be served chilled with a cheese platter over-looking one of the most picturesque hidden spots on the entire property. #chillout
After breakfast we’ll retrace our steps back to Roma to collect our vehicles, have a coffee then say our goodbyes.