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Hidden Gem Hike

Approximately 7.5km (easy – moderate)                                                                                                                          Time on track – approximately 3 hours including stops for sightseeing 

Meet at Carters Mill carpark 30 minutes prior to start of the hiking tour. Carters Mill carpark is accessible by a 2WD vehicle and there is plenty of parking.

We will run through a briefing session, approximately 15 minutes.                                                                           All tours must depart on time, so please make sure that you arrive early enough for the briefing session.

Enjoy a guided walk through part of the high country that has not yet been discovered by crowds.

Hike along a creek surrounded by lush ferns and a beautiful forest of tall trees with little bridges crossing the creek. The water in the creek is crystal clear and at times you can spot fish swimming, enjoying the quiet waters. There are beautiful wildflowers and interesting fungi to look out for, plus birds, bugs, lizards, butterflies and many other living creatures that keep popping up along the way. There are some steeper ascents and descents, but only very short sections that any person of any fitness level can easily tackle and you’ll know that the hike is well worth it when you arrive at the end of the track, where a beautiful hidden gem is waiting, the Plain Creek Falls.                                                                                                                                          At the waterfalls, enjoy a light snack, snap a few pics and enjoy its relaxing and calming atmosphere, before making your way back to where you started, retracing your steps for part of the way.                                        Tea, coffee and juice will be served at the end of the hike.

This is a great hike for families with children from about 8 years old, however if your child is younger and you believe they can walk the distance, we are happy to have them along. We do have a nice break at the waterfalls, so it breaks up the hike and gives their little legs a rest.                              

Elevation at highest point: approx. 770m ASL                                                                                                                 Total ascent: approx. 247m                                                                                                                                           Total descent: approx. 235m

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What to bring                                                                                                                                                                          * Day pack – one or two, depending on the size of your group and your needs                                                          * Comfortable walking shoes                                                                                                                                              * Appropriate comfortable clothing                                                                                                                                    * Sun hat – on sunny days                                                                                                                                                    * Personal First Aid Kit – mainly band aids, blister band aids and personal medication                                          * Water – sufficient amount for the entire hike                                                                                                                  * Snacks                                                                                                                                                                                  * Toilet paper                                                                                                                                                                            * Sunscreen                                                                                                                                                                              * Camera                                                                                                                                                                                  * Hand sanitiser                                                                                                                                                                      * Face mask

Tour does not include                                                                                                                                                            * Meals, snacks, drinks – other then a light snack, tea, coffee and juice                                                                        * Personal items and clothing                                                                                                                                              * Travel/medical insurance, ambulance cover

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Prices                                                                                                                                                                                   Adults – per person: $100.00 plus GST                                                                                                                          Child – under 18 years of age: $55.00 plus GST                                                                                                      Family (2 adults, 2 children under 18 years): $280.00 plus GST

Minimum group size is 2 participants                                                                                                                      Maximum group size is 12 participants 

Water                                                                                                                                                                               There is no drinking water available along this track. We recommend that you bring sufficient amount of water for the entire hike.                                                                                                                                                      If you need to use water from the creek/waterfall, river or other, you must treat it before drinking it. You will need to bring your own water treatment device.

Toilets                                                                                                                                                                               Toilets are available at the following locations.                                                                                                                * Carters Mill Campground – located near Carters Mill carpark

Tour Date Tour Name Price Per Person Status
9 Oct - 9 Oct 2021 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
9 Oct - 9 Oct 2021 Hidden Gem Hike: 2:00pm-5:00pm – Family Friendly (Click to Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
23 Oct - 23 Oct 2021 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
23 Oct - 23 Oct 2021 Hidden Gem Hike: 2:00pm-5:00pm – Family Friendly (Click to Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
28 Dec - 28 Dec 2021 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
28 Dec - 28 Dec 2021 Hidden Gem Hike: 2:00pm-5:00pm – Family Friendly (Click to Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
5 Jan - 5 Jan 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
5 Jan - 5 Jan 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 2:00pm-5:00pm – Family Friendly (Click to Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
15 Jan - 15 Jan 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
15 Jan - 15 Jan 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 2:00pm-5:00pm – Family Friendly (Click to Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
22 Jan - 22 Jan 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
22 Jan - 22 Jan 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 2:00pm-5:00pm – Family Friendly (Click to Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
13 Feb - 13 Feb 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
23 Apr - 23 Apr 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
23 Apr - 23 Apr 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 2:00pm-5:00pm – Family Friendly (Click to Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
22 May - 22 May 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
18 Jun - 18 Jun 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now
26 Jun - 26 Jun 2022 Hidden Gem Hike: 9:30am-12:30pm – Family Friendly (Click To Book) $100.00 12 Places AvailableBook Now