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 enthral 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
8 km guided afternoon trek, lunch, Cave Hill ‘sundowners’, overnight at homestead, dinner
Day 2: Moble Station
20km guided trek, picnic lunch, stay at Bannerman’s Camp, dinner under the stars
Day 3: Moble Station
10 km guided trek, picnic lunch, Artists afternoon in the bush, stay at Bannerman’s Camp, dinner under the stars
Day 4: Moble Station
14 km gudied trek, long lunch in homestead garden, overnight at homestead, lazy tapas dinner
Day 5: Quilpie
Visit Quilpie, local lunch
- 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 wine and non alcoholic drinks
- Private vehicle transfers
- Champagne celebration
- Small group size travel to a maximum of 12
- 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 B1G1 – Business for Good to impact women’s and their families lives
*Bush camp is sleeping in a swag under the stars. Wet weather alternatives available.
Total Distance = 69km
Level 3 – MODERATE
- Return flights
- Travel insurance, which is compulsory
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