In addition to regular day hikes conducted locally between April and November each year the company offers limited departures of bushwalking holidays interstate; including Victoria’s Great Ocean Walk and in Tasmania’s National Parks. Horizon Guides is an accredited tour operator with the National Parks services in Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.
Sharing the beauty of wild places with people is the principle aim of Horizon Guides. To this end we design bushwalks and holidays that:
- Enhance appreciation of the world through sharing knowledge of ecology and natural history; encouraging people to observe what is around them, as well as recognise the roles and impacts of humankind on the planet.
- Provide a bushwalking experience where risk is acknowledged and managed.
- Provide a level of challenge that is appropriate yet stimulating.
- Assist people to develop and build on their personal bushwalking knowledge and skills.
- Model best ‘minimal impact practice’ and encourage people to apply these principles in their everyday life.
- Structure day walks and tours so as to allow time to properly appreciate each place.
Guest comment following the Tassie Tracks South 2010 tour
"Thank you for a truly wonderful week - I loved it all! I really enjoyed your style of trip and greatly appreciated your vast knowledge of the natural world"
Around Boonah there a wonderful places to explore nature on tracks and trails in the National Parks of the Scenic Rim – the best places aren’t always easy to find by yourself as there are few marked tracks in this wilderness area. Having a guide to accompany you will ensure that your days in the bush are enjoyable and the focus is on the experience and on learning about the ecology and history of the region.
There are walks of varying length and difficulty. Based on your fitness and recent bushwalking experience we will select a walk that we believe best suits you, your expectations and the conditions on the day.
The best time of the year to walk is usually from April to October with June and July being particularly fine – chilly mornings, beautiful clear days with day-time temperatures of 18 – 25C.
Winter is the ideal time to explore the unique peaks of the Fassifern. Peak climbs vary in difficulty and can take from less than half a day (Mt Edwards) to most of a day (Mt Maroon) to a full and challenging 12 - 14 hours (Mt Barney).
Summer in SE Queensland (December – February) can be very hot (up to 42C) and humid so there are walks to creeks where you can cool off in pristine rock pools and relax in natural isolation during the heat of the day before returning as the afternoon cools.
If you would like to do a walk of longer duration there are a range of options which we are more than happy to discuss with you.
If you want to go bushwalking somewhere special and would like to have all the arrangements made for you then please contact Teresa to discuss the options. We love to create trips around your individual requirements and will do all we can to make sure your trip is memorable for all the right reasons.