19-21 April 2023
3 day trip, 2 day challenge
Twin-share in 3-star motel
Everyone’s experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting is unique and brings different rewards and challenges.
As part of the PANDA Scenic Rim Adventure, you’ll experience Queensland’s Scenic Rim while raising vital funds for services that support the mental health and wellbeing of expecting, new and growing families.
A thriving rural paradise that has to be seen to be believed, over three days, you’ll immerse yourself in the epic beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. From watering holes and waterfalls, along ancient escarpments and across volcanic plateaus, you’ll discover all that Scenic Rim has to offer while empowering more people – including refugees and migrants, LGBTQIA+, First Nations peoples, young parents and dads – to access mental health and wellbeing support as they transition into parenthood.
Pricing & Itinerary
Register before the 17th of February and save $150 on your travel costs! Pay only $325* upfront.
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The Difference You'll Make
Becoming a parent can be a joyful, happy time; but it can also be complicated, confusing and overwhelming.
Every year, around 100,000 families across Australia experience perinatal mental health challenges. In fact, one in five expecting or new mothers and one in 10 expecting or new fathers will experience perinatal anxiety and/or depression.
But you can help change that.
Join the PANDA Scenic Rim Adventure and with every step you take, you’ll help us deliver vital programs and services that support the mental health of parents and families during pregnancy and the first year of parenthood.
PANDA’s vision is a world where perinatal mental health is understood and valued. Where the healthcare system meets the needs of all people and where stigma and barriers to seeking help no longer exist. We want people to know how and where they can access support and empower themselves to be the best they can be in the perinatal period and beyond.
But we need your help.
Through your fundraising and physical effort, you will help us elevate the voices of people who have lived experience, their family, carers and supporters. These voices can then inform governments, planners, providers, employers and the wider community to understand and support people experiencing perinatal mental health issues.
Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Twin-share accommodation in 3-star motel • Meals as per itinerary • Water on trekking days • Local guide
Doesn’t include: Flights • Airport transfers • Travel insurance (highly recommended) • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses • Tips and gratuities (optional)
Gold Coast – Mount Cordeaux
Welcome to Queensland’s Scenic Rim, a thriving rural paradise in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Your adventure begins on the Gold Coast, where you’ll be picked up at 8.30am by your local guide and meet your fellow adventurers. From here, we hit the road and drive towards Mount Cordeaux, the northern side of Cunninghams Gap and overlooking the Scenic Rim. Following the well-worn track to the summit, we pass an abandoned goldmine shaft where gold was never found. At the track’s end, we’re rewarded with showstopping views of the Main Range National Park, the Darling Downs and even the high-rise buildings of Brisbane in the distance. Making our way back down the mountain, we join the Rainforest circuit, venturing through lush vegetation as our guide shares stories and facts about local flora and fauna. We then climb to an incredible lookout serving up views of Lake Moogerah and the Fassifern Valley. In the evening, we return to our accommodation to rest ahead of our first team dinner.
Trekking distance 9km
Meals: L D
When you travel with us, $10 goes towards carbon offsetting projects in Western Australia. You'll be supporting Carbon Neutral as they replant native plant species to create a green corridor for native wildlife, assisting in the recovery of entire ecosystems. For more on how we're bettering the planet, read our Climate Action Plan.