Mt Maroon Paddy’s Plain Full Day Hike – Sunday 5th May 2019

Although not as big as Mt Barney, climbing Mt Maroon at 965 meters is a challenge in itself, following ridge lines and steep rocky gullies. Our guides will lead you to the top of one of the Scenic Rim’s most picturesque mountains, Mt Maroon.

After lunch and a cuppa, we will head down the mountain via an orchid filled gorge which eventually opens up into one of the most spectacular slabby creek beds with infinity pools and crystal clear water.  Finally we will reach Paddy’s Plain and exit to Drynan’s Hut via a fire trail.

This is a circuit hike going up Mt Maroon and down Paddy’s Plain, making it a longer hike (and a car shuffle) than our standard Mt Maroon Hike 

You will need a moderate + level of fitness to do this hike. We will hike for approximately 6-8 hours, depending on the pace of the group.  Travelling time to and from the location is in addition to this.

We do hope that you can join us for a day of discovery and adventure.

Either this hike or the Stinson Plane Wreck hike is a prerequisite for the Mt Barney Summit Hike expedition in August.

Please ensure to read the booking terms and conditions tab for this adventure.


What’s included?

  • Local Professional Wilderness Guide
  • Local history, flora and fauna
  • Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
  • All National Park fees
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • “High Tea of the Bush” – freshly brewed tea, coffee or hot chocolate, with our delicious home bake of the day

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I am reasonably fit but have not done this type of thing before. Is it for me?

If you like an adventure and have a solid level of fitness, then this is the adventure for you. As it is a mountain there are steep sections in parts so a high level of cardio is essential.  We follow a path but some rock scrambling is required. Our guides and the support of other members of the team are there to help.

Can I car pool?

Once you are booked, please put the call out into our Closed Facebook Group.

What gear do I need?

We recommend a backpack to carry your water, snacks, lunch, camera and a windproof jacket. Hiking boots/shoes are recommended, however if you have comfortable walking shoes/joggers that are well worn in, then these will be fine.  Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a comprehensive list of essentials for the day.

Inclement weather

Please note that although we will endeavour to run this adventure in all weather conditions, some modifications may occur for the summit hike in inclement weather.  If this is the case, we will modify the original program to ensure we can still provide an outdoor fitness adventure of some variety on that day. Should we have to cancel the adventure due to poor weather conditions, you will be advised by text and email the evening before.  Should this occur, alternative arrangements for another date and/or refund will be made.



Booking terms and conditions

Once your payment is received, you will receive an email confirming your place. Should you wish to cancel for any reason, a refund will be given, less a 25% administration fee. Strictly No refunds or transfers for cancellations made after April 15th 2019

Additional information


Australia, Scenic Rim, South-East Queensland


Full Day

Start Date

Sunday 5th May 2019

No. of Days


Fitness Level

Moderate to Challenging

One adventure per person

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