Stinson Plane Crash Wreck Hike – Saturday October 10 2020

6:45am Saturday 10th October 2020

LOCATION

Scenic Rim, Queensland

START DATE

6:45am, Sat, 10th October 2020

No. of Days

Full Day

Fitness Level

Challenging

Stinson Plane Crash Wreck Hike

A challenging and adventurous day hike to the historic Stinson Plane Wreck Site. This fabulous day out combines a strenuous hike with history as we trek to the site of the 1937 plane crash site in Lamington National Park.

Covering 18km, some steep climbs and rock scrambling, this hike is suitable for those with a high level of fitness and stamina.

83 years ago, Bernard O’Reilly from O’Reilly’s Guest House on Green Mountain, uncovered the plane wreckage. Against all odds, 10 days after the crash, he found the plane with two survivors. Charging for help, he also discovered young Wrestwray along the way, the third survivor who had gone for help. An astonishing tale that is relived through the story telling of our local Wilderness Guides.

Stinson Wreck Hike with Women's Fitness Adventures

Our hike takes us in from Christmas Creek to Westwray’s Grave where we recount the tragic tale of this brave crash survivor. Then we head up, and up to the site of the wreck.

We stop for lunch at the clearing and a well earnt cup of tea and piece of cake – our “high tea of the bush”, before we retrace our steps back to the car.

Inclusions

What’s included
  • Professional Qualified Wilderness Guides local to the area.
  • Local knowledge of history, flora and fauna
  • Your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader, who will make you feel comfortable and at ease right from the start. From introductions to conversation, you will immediately feel that you belong to the group and the adventure.
  • Our Professional Guides and your Women’s Fitness Adventures Leader hold current First Aid and CPR Qualifications
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Applicable National Park Permits and requirements
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Morning tea and cake – we call it the high tea of the bush
the "high tea" of the bush with Women's Fitness Adventures

FAQS

I haven’t done this before, will I be fit enough?
  • Our Stinson Wreck Hike is considered a challenging hike and a high level of fitness is required.
  • There are steep sections, rock scrambling and possible creek crossings.
  • The day is long – up to 10 hours of hiking as well as driving time on top of that – approximately 2 hours each way.
  • If you wish to discuss your level of fitness for this hike, please contact the office to speak with one of our C.R.E.W Leaders. Call 0412 121 420

Do I need any special gear?

  • We recommend you wear your hiking boots, long pants and a long sleeve shirt.
  • In addition bring a water bottle, hat, morning tea and sunscreen.
  • Always bring more food than you need as you WILL get hungry.
  • If you have gloves we recommend you bring these – cycling, gardening or gym gloves will do.

Can I come alone?

  • Absolutely! Many of our adventurers start out not knowing anyone. By the end of the adventure, you would think everyone has been friends for years

What about wet weather?

  • We are extremely mindful of the weather when doing this hike and YOUR SAFETY is always our highest priority.
  • Should we need to cancel due to excessive or forecast rain, storms or severe weather, we will notify you the night before, if not sooner via text and email. You will have the option of a full refund, transfer or credit should Women’s Fitness Adventures cancel this event.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Booking Terms and Conditions.

  • Payment for our Stinson Plane Crash Wreck hike is final once you receive a confirmation email.
  • For cancellations made before 18 September 2020, you will receive a refund less a 25% admin fee.
  • NO refunds, credits or transfers are given for cancellations after 18 September 2020.

COVID-19 SAFE PROCESSES & PROCEDURES

To ensure we have a Covid-safe environment, the following procedures are in place:
  1. Social Distancing – All participants are required to be 1.5 metres apart at all times 
  2. The principles of good hand hygiene, sneezing/coughing into your arm and the use and disposal of tissues is mandatory 
  3. No food or equipment to be shared. 
  4. If you feel unwell DO NOT attend. 
  5. If you have recently returned from travel and not isolated for 14 days, DO NOT attend 
  6. If the leader at the start of the session,  deems that you are unwell enough to participate and you may jeopardise the health of others, you may be asked to leave. 
  7. No refunds, credits or transfers will be available.

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