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Click on the links below to find out further information to help plan your hike with Trek West. Scroll down to read further details for the Stockcamp Hike and The Big Loop Hikes

The Big Loop Trail

The most captivating thing about The Big Loop Trail with Trek West is the land itself. The remote outback changes you as you journey through it. The sheer expanse and isolation is a true immersion into an outback environment.

You will be hiking into the vast expanse of the Boodjamulla National Park and Little’s Range, your local guide will lead you through some remote and untouched countryside. All of this without mobile coverage or interruptions from the outside world.

The trek requires a good level of fitness and preparation. A support vehicle will discreetly go ahead with all of your camping requirements and prepare all of the meals for you along the way. The advantage of doing the hike with a support vehicle means that you can enjoy the wander along the trail with the changing moods of the day, and the ever-changing landscape without the added challenge of carrying your food and camping gear. You are required to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow.

The weather is predictable in North West Queensland and that makes planning for the hike very easy. Our hiking season, from April to September, boasts temperatures of mild (14’C to 34’C) clear sunny days and crisp night conditions perfect for stargazing. There is a very low risk of rain at this time of year.

You will be treated to a well-earned delicious home cooked meal each evening, hot showers are also provided at each campsite for your comfort. It is our privilege to ensure that your hiking experience is as enriching and challenging, as it is soothing.

Your safety is our first priority. Your guides will always carry a satellite phone and two-way radio in case of an emergency. A Royal Flying Doctor registered airstrip is located 5 kilometers from the Stock Camp. Both guides hold current First Aid Certification and are experienced in the protocols for remote evacuation if an incident was to occur.

So lace up your hiking boots, strap on your backpack and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in Queensland’s great North West.

The Stock Camp Hike

The 5 day Stock Camp Trek will let you refresh and calm your mind, let the remote outback recharged you as you journey through it. Departing from the comfortable Stock Camp each morning and hiking throughout the northern end of Herbertvale Station, your local guide will lead you across the ever-changing countryside, from the sparse spinifex hills to the oasis of small gorges full of birds and wildlife. Each day you will hike a new trail and return to The Stock Camp to then be spoilt in the evenings with drinks and canapés to view the never disappointing sunsets. The last day we treat you to a trip to the hidden gem “The Lost City”.  A unforgettable day of exploring these ancient rock formations.

The Stock Camp is nestled beside the Musselbrook Creek, the flurry of birdlife and the soothing waterhole will be your base for the 4 nights. Hot showers and a flushing toilet are just some of the comforts you will enjoy at the Stock Camp. Each evening you will be treated to a safari styled atmosphere, created for your comfort and relaxation. It is our privilege to ensure that your hiking experience is as enriching and challenging, as it is soothing.

The weather is predictable in North West Queensland and that makes planning for the hike very easy. Our hiking season, from April to September, boasts temperatures of mild (14’C to 34’C) clear sunny days and crisp night conditions perfect for stargazing. There is a very low risk of rain at this time of year.

The trek requires a moderate level of fitness and preparation. You will be required to carry a small day pack with your water, camera and personal requirements for each day.

Your safety is our priority. Your guides will always carry a satellite phone and two-way radio in case of an emergency. A Royal Flying Doctor registered airstrip is located 5 kilometers from the Stock Camp. Both guides hold current First Aid Certification and are experienced in the protocols for remote evacuation if an incident was to occur.

Lace up your hiking boots, strap on your backpack and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in Queensland’s great North West.