Queensland

Scenic Rim Trail

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Last week we were lucky enough to venture out on the wonderful Scenic Rim Trail, an other-worldly four day walk through the stunning wilds of Queensland, punctuated by rather decadent stays at Spicers Canopy and Spicers Peak Lodge. The trail itself, sprawled over private land and National Park, is part of the Great Dividing Range and made up of terrain with a fondness for changing every few meters. This is not your average hike. While the full experience shall be appearing in the pages of issue 3, the Australia issue, we couldn't help but share some of these photographs with you now. Happy day dreaming. Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Scenic Rim Trail

Haggerstone Island

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Haggerstone Island Haggerstone Island

Sometimes you just have to give in to the urge to get away from it all.

The call of azure waters, of seafood you can catch yourself, of white sands, underwater playgrounds and luxurious wooden villas you can really only reach by plane. Sometimes the call of the tropics is just too much to ignore and when you must give in, give Haggerstone Island a thought. It’s really is the place you’d rather be.

Part of the iconic Great Barrier Reef, one of Australia’s greatest natural treasures, this remote island is where you venture to experience true Far North wilderness. Found beside the Cape York Peninsula (itself a rugged wonderland seemingly untouched by the modern world) and 600 kilometers north of Cairns, the focus on this private island is very much on the sea, sand and stunning world around you. There are no other distractions and nor would you want there to be.

Accommodation comes in the form of the guesthouse, built largely from timber, which is framed by gardens of both the orchid and coral variety, shipwrecks-turned-reef, bird-harbouring forests and beaches you can call all your own.

Here’s to island life and tropical climes.

Haggerstone Island

Haggerstone Island

Haggerstone Island

Haggerstone Island

Haggerstone Island

Haggerstone Island

Haggerstone Island

Haggerstone Island

Haggerstone Island

Haggerstone Island

Haggerstone Island

And on a rather important side note, "never go on trips with anyone you do not love." Ernest Hemingway