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Wilderness Expeditions

Herberton


Hours: Commensurate with tour start and finish times

Short and extended bushwalks with pack donkeys to carry your gear.
The donkeys carry your luggage and camp furniture. We continue the traditions refined by explorers, drovers and miners during the exploration and development of North Queensland. Our treks explore places off the beaten track, so we enjoy our own space. Wilderness Expeditions' treks have been developed during 12 years of operation.
Treks may be overnight or extended. We use good quality insect proof tents, beds and other camp furniture are provided.
Tasty meals are cooked over open fires using authentic Australian camp ovens and flat-sided pack billy cans (King William Kettles). Our treks are an authentic experience of natural travel in the Australian bush and outback.

Description

Wilderness Expeditions offers bushwalking treks and expeditions with a difference. Pack donkeys are utilised to carry equipment and supplies, relieving trekkers from the need to carry heavy backpacks in tropical conditions.

Use of donkeys enables us to explore remote and rugged areas of Lower Cape York and the Atherton Tablelands of Far North Queensland in more comfort than with conventional bushwalking.

The pack teams carry basic camp furniture and your luggage. We continue the traditions of Australian packing methods used by explorers, drovers and miners for hundreds of years.

These treks and places are mostly off the beaten track, so we enjoy our own space. Wilderness Expeditions' treks have been developed during twelve years of operation.

Treks may be overnight or extended. We use good quality insect proof tents. Beds and other camp furniture are provided.

Tasty meals are cooked over open fires using camp ovens and flat-sided pack billy cans (King William Kettles). Our treks are an authentic experience of natural travel in the Australian bush and outback.

Wilderness Expeditions pack train's capacity is sufficient to carry luggage, camping equipment and supplies for a party of 10 - 12 persons for up to 14 days, including wine with dinner!

The donkeys add a further dimension to the journey as hardworking companions and characters.

We often encounter wildlife and have plenty of opportunity to observe birds, swim in wild rivers, or perhaps engage in some fishing in waterholes where the fish have never seen lures before.

Treks and expeditions are organised as sections or legs of 3 to 10 days. This enables walkers to select those sections that they wish to experience. Connecting transport is provided for each section.

Visitors are welcome to visit our donkey depot at Kalunga by prior arrangement. Billy tea can be provided with sufficient lead time. We currently have 28 donkeys agisted at Kalinvale Farm. Feeding time is 5PM daily. You may wish to bring some treats such as pepermints or carrots. Telephone 0740962266.

As our group size is small short notice cancellations may cause a tour to be not viable therefore affecting other clients. Consequently Wilderness Expeditions may charge a cancellation fee to cover incurred costs. We recommend that our clients procure travel insurance as a part of your trip planning should you need to recover costs caused by incurring a cancellation fee. Our treks normally require a minimum number of passengers to operate. Minimum passenger numbers differ between treks and walk s and are subject to change. In circumstances where minimum numbers are not reached an alternative may be offered or if a tour is cancelled due to minimum passenger numbers not being achieved booked passengers will be offered an alternate tour option or be provided with a full refund. Booked passengers that initiate a cancellation at short notice may incur the following cancellation fees: Cancellations received within 14 days prior to tour departure may incur a cancellation fee of 25% of full tour cost. Cancellations received between 9 and 4 days prior to tour departure will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of tour cost. Cancellations received within 2 days of tour departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee of tour cost. A refund will not be provided for a no-show or after a tour has commenced. Should a tour be curtailed or cancelled due to external circumstances such as a extraordinary weather event Wilderness Expeditions will provide a pro-rata refund.

3765 Rocca Road, Kalunga QLD 4887, Australia