MON 06.11.2023 | 80 km + 1923 vm

  • Wake up on day two to the sound of native Australian birds and the bush, smell the crisp spring air and dig in at the hearty breakfast buffet at Ringer’s Rest! This stage Is a non technical winding dirt road that ascends and descends the beautiful Mt Edith contained within the Danbulla Forest National Park. This year we will be performing the Mt Edith Loop in the opposite direction to 2022.
  • After a short rolling section you begin the first of three major climbs. The first will have you climbing approx. 13km at an average 7-8 % gradient. You can then look forward to a long fun and fast decent of 12km through the beautiful National Parks with picturesque scenery overlooking the Tablelands and getting glimpses of the sparkling Lake Tinaroo.
  • You then begin the second climb which will take you up the other side of Mt Edith. With similar terrain and gradient to the first climb this one is around 7km long. After cresting this beautiful climb you will have a short decent before beginning the third and final climb of around 4km before another long decent of 13km. The last 12km are the same as the first back to Ringers Rest.
  • The climbs through the National Park are beautiful but tough and will test your endurance and will power. However for the non climbers, remember “what goes up must come down” and for 20+ km of climbing there are just as many fun fast descents.
  • Once again you return to the beautiful Ringers Rest bush camp where you will be treated to hearty and delicious food and a rest in the Aussie bush, knowing you’ve completed one quarter of the stage plan. Your next Crocodile Trophy destination awaits you on day three, get a good night’s sleep as the next two marathon stages consist of fast gravel roads, spectacular single track and through the rainforest to Wondecla, a small village near the historic mining town of Herberton.