26-28 July 2023
3 day trip, 3 day challenge
3-star motel, twin-share
Australia is facing a mental health crisis. According to the Australian Government, almost half of all Australian adults will struggle with mental ill-health at some point in their lives, while the outlook for teenagers and children is just as concerning.
The good news? By tackling Queensland’s Scenic Rim with Stride, you’ll be raising much-needed funds to support people at all stages of their mental health journey through early intervention, residential support, community outreach and the ongoing management of complex needs.
The Scenic Rim is a rugged region playing host to wineries, wilderness and World Heritage-listed rainforests filled with wildlife and waterfalls. Though it’s only an hour southeast of Brisbane, you’ll feel a world away while immersed in a prehistoric landscape that feels like something out of Jurassic Park. Here, you’ll tackle Mt Cordeaux and Mt Mitchell, pushing yourself onwards and upwards through the Main Range National Park before taking in the ancient forests of Lamington National Park. It’s a stunning, challenging walk, but one we’re sure you’ll take in your Stride.
The Difference You'll Make
Help someone have a better today and tomorrow.
The funds raised on this adventure will help someone find a place to live and work, a family to feel more supported, or a child to get the best start in life. Stride provides services ranging from youth and adolescent interventions through to adult residential services and the provision of ‘safe spaces’ – a place for people in psychological distress or with thoughts of self-harm or suicide. By focusing on the wants and needs of the individual, Stride helps people create the life they want, and this is your opportunity to assist them.
Pricing & Itinerary
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Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in 3-Star motels based on twin share • 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
Gold Coast - Mt Cordeaux
Welcome to Australia’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 travellers. From here, we hit the road and drive towards Mt Cordeaux, the northern side of Cunningham’s Gap and overlooking the Scenic Rim. Follow the walking track up the mountain, passing by an abandoned goldmine shaft where gold was never found. The track ends just before the summit and you’ll be rewarded for your efforts with showstopping views of the Main Range National Park, the Darling Downs and even the high-rise buildings of Brisbane in the distance. We descend the mountain, and then join the Rainforest circuit, venturing through lush vegetation as your leader shares stories of the flora and fauna that call this place home. We then climb to an incredible lookout point serving up views of Lake Moogerah and the Fassifern Valley. This evening we return to our accommodation for an evening at leisure.
Trekking distance: 9km
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.