Short & Extended Camping Treks
Our pack donkey treks provides opportunities to explore Cairn’s Outback. The donkey pack team carry all your gear, tents, camp furniture including tables, chairs and camp stretcher beds, good food and even a little wine to enjoy with dinner.
Apprehensive about walking with a donkey? No problems.The donkeys are experienced and trained. All treks are led by an experienced packer and donkey driver
Explore remote and rugged terrain that cannot be accessed by motor vehicles. Relax and enjoy camping in luxury .
Treks and walks can be as short as overnight or extend to 3,6, 7 or as long as 28 days.
About the Region
The Wilderness Expeditions region of operation is centred on Herberton, a once a wealthy tin mining centre and the first town established in the Atherton Tablelands Region.
Now a sleepy dormitory town, Herberton sits on the edge of the Great Dividing Range astride the aptly named Wild River.
This region is ripe for discovery and adventure.
Pioneer mule roads and pack tracks laced with facets of fauna, flora, history and geology form the foundations of our treks.
These treks are true micro-adventures and discovery experiences.
Meet Our Donkeys
Wilderness Expeditions cares for 26 donkeys including the pack team, our breeding Jack, brood jennies, some rescued and retired donkeys
Donkeys are extremely loyal and endearing animals that adapt to trekking by their heritage of over 5000 years of service to man in this role.
Many of our pack team were captured as feral donkeys on Banka Banka Station.The dray teams were turned out when replaced by motor trucks and utilities in the 1950’s and 1960’s and the populations expanded into herds of feral donkeys that are now regarded as pests.
Make a new friend with a hard working donkey companion.