Leave the distractions of modern day life behind and visit one of the most rugged, desolate, and hauntingly beautiful parts of Australia—North West Queensland. With Trek West’s North West Queensland hiking tours, you’ll leave mobile reception behind and completely immerse yourself in the Australian outback, like you’ve never seen it before.
Sleep under the stars, wake up to the sweet sounds of Outback songbirds, and spend your days hiking, exploring, and switching off from the stresses of daily life. You will drive through cattle stations, walk amongst native wildflowers, and take in pastel sunsets as you put your feet up after an exhilarating day of hiking.
Trekking through the Outback doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice comfort though, with plenty of luxurious touches added to each hike, from sundowners to gourmet catering. At the end of the day, your inviting glamping bell tent awaits, but not before a delicious group dinner and a few stories around the campfire.
North West Queensland hiking tours with a difference: The Trek West way
Australia has no shortage of famous hikes, but for adventurers craving something different, it pays to look off the beaten path. Trek West Tailored Hiking Tours, based near Mt Isa’s Herbertvale Station, is a boutique tour company offering unique Australian hikes through spectacular parts of remote Queensland, untouched and unknown, other than by locals and wildlife.
Founded in 2017 by passionate hiker Shelly Hawkins, Trek West is locally-owned and composed of a small team. All who have a love for the outdoors and a desire to help guests discover a different side of Queensland.
Without local expertise and access to camps, this area of Queensland is inaccessible to independent hikers. Trek West know all of the secret spots, epic viewpoints, and can’t wait to share their stories and knowledge with enthusiastic trekkers.
Immerse yourself in part of the rugged Australian landscape few discover
Venturing into the remote Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park and Herbertvale Station, you’ll find a world that very few hikers have trekked before.
Lawn Hill is one of the most scenic and lesser-known parks of Queensland. It is home to the epic Lawn Hill Gorge, World Heritage-listed fossils, and sandstone cliffs that will leave you breathless—in a good way.
Like an oasis in the desert, the gorges and waterholes you will visit are a sight to behold—an oasis emerging amid a harsh desert landscape. Search for rare birdlife, soak up the warm sun as you set off for an early morning trek, or simply rest on a rock to take in all of the beauty around you. There’s nowhere else with the serenity, vast open space, and raw natural beauty of North West Queensland.
You’ll also spend time exploring and relaxing on part of Herbertvale station, a working cattle stations, where you’ll learn more about life on the land while also sleeping and dining in the comfort of Trek West’s hospitality.
Whether you’re cruising around a watering hole on a paddleboard or lacing up your boots and heading out to discover ancient Cambrian limestone stacks, this otherworldly landscape transports you into the heart of Australia.
Hand-crafted hiking experiences
The team at Trek West specialise in tailored multi-day hikes in Australia, designing an adventure that will suit your interests, fitness levels, and time constraints. Have a passion for bird spotting? Trek West can design a tailored hike on a route and time of year that will maximise bird watching opportunities.
Tailored hikes are also ideal for groups of friends or colleagues looking to bond in a much more memorable way than any other team-building weekend away. Mt Isa is just a short flight up from Brisbane, so it’s easier to escape than you might think.
Or, if you just want to immerse yourself into a new part of the world, check out the Stock Camp Hike, a five-day, small group tour taking in all of the highlights of the area, including transfers from Mt Isa, gourmet meals, glamping accommodation, and fully-guided daily treks by an experienced leader.
Luxury hiking—with a difference
Every small detail is taken care of for you, with your North West Queensland hiking tours offering a daily hike of varying lengths, but also plenty of time to relax, take photos, and opportunities to learn from your guide.
Hiking works up an appetite, but all of your meals are included, giving you ample time to get to know your fellow hikers over a morning tea. In the evenings, toast to a great day of hiking as you dine under the stars, your guide pointing out the constellations.
For an adventure that will challenge your perceptions of Queensland, a Trek West adventure is the perfect way to invigorate your senses and explore a remote part of the country—without sacrificing luxury and comfort.
This article was produced in partnership with Trek West Tailored Hiking Tours. trekwesthiking.com.au