Girls Getaway - Christmas in July
Stanthorpe Queensland - Fri 23rd July 2021

Max Participants:
10
Location:
Stanthorpe Queensland
Date:
Fri 23rd July 2021
Start Time:
8:00am
End Time:
5:00pm
Duration:
3 Days
Meals:
3 Snacks 2 Dinners 2 Breakfasts 2 Lunches
Non-Member Cost:
$899.00 per person
Member Cost:
$880.00 per person
Deposit Required:
$250.00
Tagged:
christmas hiking
SOLD OUT
Still like to attend? Please join the waiting list
MAKE A BOOKING

This July, we're heading to the coolest town in QLD for a White Christmas Getaway ....There'll be plenty of exploring, relaxation, food, wine, walks & wonderful food!


We've created this adventure for all the women wanting to have a white Christmas!  Yes, you could do this self-drive but why would you bother - so much more enjoyable when someone else is driving!  

Join your leaders Kat and Caron on a fully escorted Christmas in July bus trip to Stanthorpe and Girraween National Park, stopping at the spectacular Queen Mary Falls along the way.


By day pull on your walking boots to enjoy the daily bush walks through amazing landscapes, then by night, put on your Santa hats and wear your worst Christmas sweaters to our Christmas dinner feast at a local winery.

Gallery

Christmas in July Celebrations
Views
Granite Boulders
Waterfalls
Exploring
Wildflowers

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Itinerary

Our AW Christmas in July adventure departs this morning from Brisbane. Leave your car in a secure location and enjoy a private bus tour firstly to the beautiful Queen Mary Falls, 2 hours up the road.

Morning tea, then a 40-minute walk exploring the Queen Mary Falls circuit. The 2km circuit trail isn’t hard, but it is spectacular. The track takes you from the lookouts at the top of the falls to the creek below. This Gondwana Rainforest is internationally recognised by UNESCO for having provided refuge to rare species of fauna and flora for millions of years.

After your walk, enjoy your picnic lunch in the park (not included), keeping an eye out for the local king parrots and crimson rosellas who might try to share your food. We then continue our journey to Stanthorpe!

In Stanthorpe we first visit Suttons Farm, a family-run apple orchard, to taste their cider/juices and the leaders will purchase some fresh juice and one of their famous apple pies for dessert tonight. Next we call into the Truffle Discovery Centre to discover all things Truffles. Afternoon tea options (not included) include a visit to Foxy's Bakery - known for its pies and jam-filled cream buns dusted with icing sugar, or Brinx Deli and Cafe - the choice is yours. Your leaders will also use this opportunity to select some cheeses, charcuterie, olives & antipasto for our evening grazing platter.

We then travel an hour down the road to our accommodation for the weekend. Take the afternoon to unpack and explore the natural bushlands surrounding your chalet - bushwalks start from your Chalet taking you through open fields with quiet kangaroos, meander through woodlands and forests, cross creeks gullies, and pass by extraordinary rock formations, scenery, waterfall and rock pools.

Relax on the verandah over a glass of wine (BYO) and a grazing plate, followed by shared dinner prepared by your leaders.

Head out to the heated spa after dinner for some star-gazing if your game.

Meals: Snack, Dinner

An early start today with a continental breakfast, before selecting a variety of snacks, fruit and lunch options for the walk ahead.

Todays walk is a 11.5km return walk to Girraween's highest peak - Mt Norman. Allow 4-5 hours for this walk that travels through eucalypt forests, past massive granite outcrops and alongside colourful rock slabs.

This trail offers side trips along a ridge top to the ancient granite pinnacle and large balancing tor of Turtle Rock and The Sphinx; and witness the panoramic views from Castle Rock - one of the park's signature peaks.

The afternoon is at leisure, maybe even attempting to build a snowman if we are lucky enough to have had snow!

Time to put on our best/ugliest Christmas sweaters and hats ready for dinner! Crank up the carols on the bus as we make our way to one of the local wineries for a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings!

Back to the chalets for a night cap and late night snack of Gingerbread men and fruit mince pies and find out what Secret Santa has brought for us!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner

Wake up slowly this morning with a cooked breakfast in the main chalet hosted by your leaders, using locally supplied produce.

After packing our bags we head back to Girraween National Park.

Today's walk is to The Pyramid and Granite Arch in Girraween NP. This walk is around 4km and takes around 2 hours of walking time. Marvel at Girraween's natural stone archway created by massive balancing boulders before challenging yourself with a strenuous walk to the top of the massive giant dome of the Pyramids for breathtaking views over the park.

A well earned lunch at another of the many wineries nearby before heading home.

Enjoy a sleepy afternoon road trip while one of our leader's drives you back to Brisbane. Estimated arrival time is 5:00pm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Includes

Two Adventurous Women Leaders

Transport in comfortable 12 seater mini bus with luggage trailer

All meals indicated on the itinerary

Twin Share Accommodation in Cabins at Girrawheen Environmental Lodge

Queensland Commercial Operator's Licence / Permits

20 Million Public Liability Insurance

Photo's of your experience

3 Snacks

2 Dinners

2 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

Excludes

Items of a personal nature

Alcoholic Beverages

Meals not indicated in the itinerary

Accommodation

Experience the tranquility of the Australian bush in one of three spacious self-contained luxury cabins at Girrawheen Environmental Lodge that we've booked for our group's "winter escape".  Made from recycled timber, the architecturally designed cabins ooze elegant luxury, complete with all the comforts of home including wood fired heaters and spa bath.

 

Our group will be spread across 3 two bedroom cabins, accommodating 4 ladies in each.  If you are travelling with a friend, please let us know at the time of book and we'll ensure you share a room with them.  If not and you're travelling solo, we'll team you up with another lady in the group (many of our travellers come along solo)  The main cabin where the leaders will be is where the group will meet for dinner and socialising.

 


 


What To Bring/Wear

- Closer to departure information on what to bring will be provided

Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

  • 60 days plus prior to trip departure - Loss of deposit (unless a replacement can be found)
  • 59 - 30 days prior to trip departure - 50% Of The Tour Cost
  • 29 - 15 days prior to trip departure - 75% Of The Tour Cost
  • Within 14 days of the trip departure - 100% Of The Tour Cost

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.


Related Tours

What our Clients Are Saying…

Mount Edwards Walk Moogerah Peaks National Park QLD

Sat 12th June 2021 | Wendy

wow those stunning views of the scenic rim & even brisbane cbd in the distance were definitely worth the rocky steep ascent

Mount Edwards Walk Moogerah Peaks National Park QLD

wow those stunning views of the scenic rim & even brisbane cbd in the distance were definitely worth the rocky steep ascent

Mount Edwards Walk Moogerah Peaks National Park QLD Moogerah Peaks National Park
5 5

wow those stunning views of the scenic rim & even brisbane cbd in the distance were definitely worth the rocky steep ascent

The Camino Salvado Trail | End to End (Ex Perth) WA

Sat 29th May 2021 | Anne McNamara

Another great AW trip, fun group with lots of laughs.

The Camino Salvado Trail | End to End (Ex Perth) WA

Another great AW trip, fun group with lots of laughs.

The Camino Salvado Trail | End to End (Ex Perth) WA
5 5

Another great AW trip, fun group with lots of laughs.

The Camino Salvado Trail | End to End (Ex Perth) WA

Sat 29th May 2021 | Di

l had an amazing experience for my first multi/ day hike, with incredible guides Sue O and Jazzy.

The Camino Salvado Trail | End to End (Ex Perth) WA

l had an amazing experience for my first multi/ day hike, with incredible guides Sue O and Jazzy.

The Camino Salvado Trail | End to End (Ex Perth) WA
5 5

l had an amazing experience for my first multi/ day hike, with incredible guides Sue O and Jazzy.

The Camino Salvado Trail | End to End (Ex Perth) WA

Sat 29th May 2021 | Sue D

I absolutely loved the walk . I had no expectations as it was my first walk with AW but it was so good in every way. The accommodation was great , the food was excellent ,the guides were wonderful and so caring .

I can't think of any way it could be improved , except maybe having another place to stay in between the swan valley and New Norcia ,as it was a long drive back the last couple of days .

The Camino Salvado Trail | End to End (Ex Perth) WA

I absolutely loved the walk . I had no expectations as it was my first walk with AW but it was so good in every way. The accommodation was great , the food was excellent ,the guides were wonderful and so caring .

I can't think of any way it could be improved , except maybe having another place to stay in between the swan valley and New Norcia ,as it was a long drive back the last couple of days .

The Camino Salvado Trail | End to End (Ex Perth) WA
5 5

I absolutely loved the walk . I had no expectations as it was my first walk with AW but it was so good in every way. The accommodation was great , the food was excellent ,the guides were wonderful and so caring .

I can't think of any way it could be improved , except maybe having another place to stay in between the swan valley and New Norcia ,as it was a long drive back the last couple of days .

Ningaloo Reef Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

Mon 17th May 2021 | Donna S

An outstanding experience

Ningaloo Reef Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

An outstanding experience

Ningaloo Reef Adventure Escape Exmouth WA Exmouth
5 5

An outstanding experience

Ningaloo Reef Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

Mon 17th May 2021 | Steph

Ningaloo Reef Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

Ningaloo Reef Adventure Escape Exmouth WA Exmouth
5 5

Ningaloo Reef Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

Mon 17th May 2021 | Sue A

A wonderful and unique experience. Lots of physical activity surrounded by a peaceful and colourful environment. The camp meals were amazing and very healthy. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and getting to meet more amazing Adventurous Women!

Ningaloo Reef Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

A wonderful and unique experience. Lots of physical activity surrounded by a peaceful and colourful environment. The camp meals were amazing and very healthy. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and getting to meet more amazing Adventurous Women!

Ningaloo Reef Adventure Escape Exmouth WA Exmouth
5 5

A wonderful and unique experience. Lots of physical activity surrounded by a peaceful and colourful environment. The camp meals were amazing and very healthy. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and getting to meet more amazing Adventurous Women!

Ningaloo Reef - Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

Mon 10th May 2021 | Judy D

This trip was amazing, full of adventures

Ningaloo Reef - Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

This trip was amazing, full of adventures

Ningaloo Reef - Adventure Escape Exmouth WA Exmouth
5 5

This trip was amazing, full of adventures

Ningaloo Reef - Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

Mon 10th May 2021 | Christine Shirley

Ningaloo Reef - Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

Ningaloo Reef - Adventure Escape Exmouth WA Exmouth
5 5

Ningaloo Reef - Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

Mon 10th May 2021 | Jill

Absolutely fantastic adventure. Well worth doing.

Ningaloo Reef - Adventure Escape Exmouth WA

Absolutely fantastic adventure. Well worth doing.

Ningaloo Reef - Adventure Escape Exmouth WA Exmouth
5 5

Absolutely fantastic adventure. Well worth doing.

FairyLands Loop Walk Lane Cove National Park NSW

Sun 16th May 2021 | Judy M

A great walk on a beautiful day with some really lovely ladies. Being in the middle of Sydney, this walk was easy to access and provided some stunning riverside scenery. Deb was a great guide who pointed out some interesting historical points along the way.

FairyLands Loop Walk Lane Cove National Park NSW

A great walk on a beautiful day with some really lovely ladies. Being in the middle of Sydney, this walk was easy to access and provided some stunning riverside scenery. Deb was a great guide who pointed out some interesting historical points along the way.

FairyLands Loop Walk Lane Cove National Park NSW Lane Cove National Park
5 5

A great walk on a beautiful day with some really lovely ladies. Being in the middle of Sydney, this walk was easy to access and provided some stunning riverside scenery. Deb was a great guide who pointed out some interesting historical points along the way.

FairyLands Loop Walk Lane Cove National Park NSW

Sun 16th May 2021 | Sue J

Very enjoyable and relaxed walk. Deb was a very attentive but relaxed leader.

FairyLands Loop Walk Lane Cove National Park NSW

Very enjoyable and relaxed walk. Deb was a very attentive but relaxed leader.

FairyLands Loop Walk Lane Cove National Park NSW Lane Cove National Park
5 5

Very enjoyable and relaxed walk. Deb was a very attentive but relaxed leader.

More Reviews