WHAT DO WE OFFER?

Use of pack donkeys enables you to explore places off the beaten track, rarely visited by others

Walks and Treks include:

  • Day walks & picnics;

  • Overnight & extended camping treks;

  • Extended treks, safaris and expeditions of up to four weeks

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Themes and Features include:

  • Following original stock routes, pack horse and mule roads of the area;

  • Retracing actual routes of the first explorers of Cape York;

  • Mining heritage and history

  • Rock art or

  • Bi-Centennial National Trail (BNT).

Suitability and Difficulty

Our walks are graded into four assessed levels of challenge, based on a number of factors including:

  • The nature of terrain,

  • Quality and availability of tracks,

  • Isolation and remoteness of the route, and

  • Expected climatic conditions, and Trek duration.

  • Gradings are shown on the program of walks and treks

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Walk Grades

Small Group Adventures

  • Comfortable,

  • Moderate,

  • Challenging, and 

  • Demanding.

 

Comfortable and moderate walks suit most people. Challenging and demanding are active adventures that require better than average fitness and endurance.

Group Size. Our treks are conducted as small groups of no more than 12 people, which assists successful wildlife watching.

 

No packs to Carry.The donkeys can carry all your "stuff" so there are no heavy rucksacks or backpacks to carry.

 

Camp in Comfort.The donkeys carry basic camp furniture including stretcher beds, tables and chairs for comfortable safari type camping

Meals during camping treks are cooked over open wood fires using traditional (Bedourie type) camp ovens. Our menus are nutritious and tasty and attract many compliments in our visitors' book.

Meals

Tasty Three Course Dinners

  • Short camping trek and day trip menus are based on the availability of local fresh produce. We attempt to show off local specialties when ever possible.

  • Expedition rations are based on dried foods with three course dinners, nutritious breakfasts and lunches. Wine is served with evening meals when appropriate. Bread is baked on a time available basis.

  • Menus are adaptable to suit most peoples tastes and preferences

  • Special gourmet picnics are available on request (for additional cost).

Picnic Lunch on The Wild River

Camp Furniture

Typically we provide the following camping equipment:

  • Insect proof tents (currently Mossie-Dome IV) on a twin share basis,

  • Camp stretcher beds,

  • Aluminium slat type folding tables,

  • Camping chairs,

  • Table lanterns,

  • Mess kits - plates, bowls, knife, fork and spoon (KFS) sets,

  • Drinking mug

  • Travel type pillows, and

  • Canvas bucket showers.

  • Sleeping bags rated to (-5degC) available for hire

  • Pleated fibreglass water filter for drinking water