2014 Calendar of Walks and Treks
Our 2014 Calendar of Walks and Safaris is now published in Google Calendars. See link: click here
16 January 2015. We have replaced our office landline with a mobile service to increase functionality and reduce costs. The new telephone number is: 04 76546914
Website revision. The Wilderness Expeditions website is undergoing refurbishment as the system has been upgraded to a new version and a number of links do not work and some information is outdated.
Kennedy Retrace 2014. This trek was successfuly completed on schedule. The three week trek departed Mount Garnet, North Queensland on 23 August and finished at Furguson's Crossing on 14 September. The expedition was completed as two sections:
Section One: 23-31 August. This section finished at Emu Creek Station near Petford, included Kennedy's camps K XXIX to K XXXIV.
Section Two: 31 August-15 September. This section followed Edmund Kennedy's route along the Walsh River as it zig-zags through the rugged Featherbed Ranges. Included Kennedy's camps KXXXIV to KXLII.
To see the album of This year' s Kennedy Retrace, click on the link to our Picasa albums (168 images): Kennedy Retrace 2014
The 2015 Kennedy Retrace will follow a similar format commencing from Mt Garnet on 22 August 2015.
End of 2014 Trekking Season. This year's season has drawn to a close and we are commencing the farm maintenance cycle and preparing for this years wet season. We anticipate that we will recommence extended walks and treks for the Australia Day Long Weekend, 26 January 2015 with some local Wild River Walks, depending on the onset of the monsoon and the revitalised "Green Season".
Day Walks. Day walks are available throughout the summer period. Cost is from $165.00 per adult. Family and children discounts are applicable for children under 16 years. Walks may be adjusted to suit. A typical walk includes:
Please call to enquire for more details. We require a confirmed booking at least 48 hours in advance in order to organise meals and donkeys.
Wild River Ramble
Short and Extended Camping Treks into Queensland's Tropical Outback and Cape YorkEnjoy exploring Australia's tropical forests and outback, see wildlife, live some heritage, and discover interesting places well off the beaten track with a friend to carry your gear.
Pack teams enabled this vast, rugged outback landscape to be explored, prospected, settled and sustained until a network of roads and railways developed. Many of these abandoned pack and coaching roads and undefined stock routes can be retraced today and form some of our trek routes. This enables our treks to get well off the beaten track, rediscover places of interest or waterholes that have not been fished for years.
Wilderness Expeditions maintain traditional packing skills used by the early pioneers. Thes provide trekkers a challenge initially but are usually mastered within a few days.
Spinifex Country along Lead Creek
We work to an internationally accepted code of practice for the care of working donkeys developed by the Donkey Protection Society, UK