5 days / 4 nights
Connecting you to our outback heritage and warm country hospitality
The Channel Country takes its name from the numerous intertwined rivulets that criss cross the region. This network of water courses are the heart beat of this large region (over 150 000 square kilometres) of outback Australia filling flood plains in good seasons providing a slow soak in to the Great Artisan basin as well as carry life all the way to Lake Eyre.
Our friends at Moble Station are a fourth generation family living the life of caring for and creating business from this interesting and magnificent landscape. Moble Station is dissected by the Moble Creek, part of the Bulloo River catchment and first recorded in Mary Durack’s famed Kings in Grass Castles. Traces of the Durack Costello Camp is still evident on the Moble Creek to this day.
Moble Station was secured by the Rutledge Brothers on their return from The Great War and is a sheep and cattle property situated south west of Quilpie. Moble affords a range of landscapes to trekking and enthrall the bird watchers and hidden artists in us all, including serene waterholes along its many creek systems and the rugged beauty of the Grey Range.
The current generation, Brian and Kylie and their four daughters have opened their beautiful home to GirlsTrek to provide a special and unique trekking experience with nights out under the starry skies and warm hospitality back at the historic homestead. Their beautiful garden is abundant with seasonal produce ready to be shared at the dinner table with a good bottle of wine and great stories of now and before.
Day 1 : Quilpie / Moble Station
Private transfer from Quilpie airport to Moble Station, 8 km guided afternoon trek, lunch, Cave Hill ‘sundowners’, overnight at homestead, dinner
Day 2: Moble Station
22 km guided trek, lunch in the paddock, stay at Bannerman’s Camp, dinner under the stars
Day 3: Moble Station
18 km guided trek, lunch in the paddock, stay at Bannerman’s Camp, dinner under the stars
Day 4: Moble Station
12km guided trek, long lunch in homestead garden, and artistic afternoon with Lyn Barnes, overnight at homestead, lazy tapas dinner
Day 5: Moble Station / Quilpie
Breakfast at Homestead, Private transfer back to Quilpie, visit to Lyn Barnes Gallery, Lunch at local Quilpie Cafe, transfer to the airport.
- Ex Quilpie
- 5 days trekking and experiences with GirlsTrek and the Rutledge Family
- Average of 4 – 7 hours trekking per day
- Stay at historic homestead
- Stay at a bush camp site (Bannerman’s Camp)
- Artistic afternoon with Lyn Barnes @lynbarnesart
- All accommodation twin share basis*
- Fresh homegrown local produce
- All meals as per itinerary
- All drinks – including champagne, spirits, wine, beer and non alcoholic
- Private vehicle transfers
- Small group size travel to a maximum of 8
- GirlsTrek Gift
- Trip specific packing list with expert advice and great discounts
- Information get together to detail the trip and answer any of your questions
- Private group chat for messages and photos
- At home training programme to prepare you for your trek
- Contribution to Sevenwomen.org – to impact women in business and girls in education in Nepal.
*Bush camp is sleeping in a swag under the stars. Wet weather alternatives available.
Total Distance = 60 km
HILLS – Longer trekking days in undulating landscape. No specific trails. Rocky surfaces and some clay areas in Channel country creeks.
- Return travel to Quilpie
- Travel insurance, which is compulsory
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