Hedonistic Hiking is a small company, owned and operated by Jackie and Mick Parsons, offering gourmet guided walking holidays in Australia, Italy, Slovenia, France and Austria. Hedonistic Hiking specialises in tours in the Victorian High Country and along the Great Ocean Walk, and offers a mix of scheduled and tailor-made itineraries.
The tour groups are small and friendly and the walking is enjoyably challenging, while the support vehicle enables you to walk as much or as little as you please. A mixture of fine dining experiences and gourmet picnic lunches ensures that you sample the very best food and wine that the region has to offer, and the emphasis is always on premium quality, locally-sourced produce.
Hedonistic Hiking is committed to sustainability, so through the tours you contribute directly to supporting small businesses in the area.
Jackie and Mick spend half the year in north east Victoria and are passionate about the food, the wine and the walking of this region. Perhaps more importantly they offer unsurpassed personal service on each and every tour, and it is this above all which brings people back to Hedonistic Hiking year after year.
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This is a great weekend of hiking exploring one of the most historic towns in North East Victoria. Beechworth is the area’s best-preserved gold rush town and this itinerary has two hikes which take us to the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park and through the area’s prestigious Nebbiolo vineyards. We dine in two of the town’s most popular restaurants, including the multi award-winning Provenance, and have the opportunity to taste some of the finest wines of the region.
Beechworth is an easy drive from Albury airport and around three and a half hours from Melbourne. Choose where to stay from an amazing selection of local accommodation in this historic town.
New for 2020 Hedonistic Hiking are introducing a series of Sunset Dinners on Mount Buffalo, on selected Saturday nights from January through to March. Close to Bright in north east Victoria, this beautiful granite mountain is home to a number of unique plants and wildlife and gives shelter to lyrebirds, wombats and possums amongst many other species.
The highest point on Mount Buffalo is known as The Horn which sits at 1,723 metres above sea level. It offers a cool haven in summer with phenomenal views over the surrounding landscape.
The event starts with an afternoon transfer from the centre of Bright up to the mountain. You will walk on well-maintained mountain trails before arriving at The Horn as the sun is setting. Dinner will include canapés and three courses prepared by us using the best locally-sourced fresh produce, matched with fabulous wines from the area. At the end of the evening guests will be transferred back to Bright.
This unique event could be booked by private groups and a minimum of four people would be required.
Hedonistic Hiking’s Great Ocean Walk is an exclusive tailor made tour for private groups of minimum eight people. A bespoke itinerary is designed to suit individual requirements and owner-operators Jackie and Mick Parsons offer outstanding personal service over 30 years’ experience of guiding hikes around the world.
Choose to hike the complete 100 kilometre Great Ocean Walk or let Hedonistic Hiking select the highlights for you.
Immerse yourself in nature and savour the dramatic, ever-changing views of the stunning coastline of the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks. The trail takes you through a wide-ranging variety of coastal environments with a diverse array of flora and fauna, towering gum trees, deserted beaches and fertile farmland.
Stay in delightful accommodation close to the trail. Fabulous food and wine prepared by your personal chef. Minimum group size eight people.
A fabulous High Country weekend of alpine walking with delicious food and wine at both lunchtimes and dinners.
Dinner Plain is best-known as a snow village but it is equally beautiful in the summer months with spectacular unbroken views across the surrounding landscape. Make your way to Dinner Plain on Friday 27 March for dinner and on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 there will be fully-guided hikes with famous Hedonistic Hiking picnics en route.
Evenings will be a combination of dinners prepared by Mick, who will act as your private chef, and one of Dinner Plain’s best-loved restaurants.