Whether it be nearby guided hiking tours in Melbourne, guided hiking tours in Victoria, or guided hiking tours overseas, The Hiking Society exists to offer unique, all-inclusive guided hiking tours in the best outdoor locations in Melbourne and Victoria.
These outdoor locations include the Dandenong Ranges, Warburton, the Grampians, Wilsons Prom, Marysville, East Gippsland, Mornington Peninsula, New Zealand, and more.
In short, they are an adventure company that makes it easier for you to access the outdoors.
With transport, meals, camping gear, and accommodation provided across their various day, overnight, multi-day, private, and international adventures, you can enjoy yourself more hiking in Melbourne and Victoria while we take care of the rest providing you with the ultimate guided hiking experience.
Jump aboard The Hiking Society’s Toyota HiAce as they pick you up from Melbourne and take a cruisey drive out to the Grampians with those all-important coffee stops along the way, and have some lunch in Halls Gap.
Starting off with Boronia Peak (9kms; elevation gain of 300m), you’ll follow a bushland path along the base of the Mount William Range before ascending slowly on a rocky staircase to the base of Boronia Peak. To get to the summit, you’ll need to scramble for a short distance but trust them when they say that the 360-degree views are absolutely worth the effort.
The fun doesn’t finish there. You’ll make your way back down to the Halls Gap Caravan Park where they’ll cook up a delicious BBQ dinner for you and then make your way to Boroka Lookout for sunset.
On Sunday, you’ll be up early for a breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, various cereals, juice, and coffee/tea before packing up and heading off to the nearby Chatauqua Peak (6kms; elevation gain of 200m) where you’ll slowly ascend to the rocky peak whilst stopping off at the various lookouts and Clematis Falls along the way.
Leaving Melbourne at 8:00am in the 12-seater Toyota HiAce, making the way to the Halls Gap Caravan Park which will be the base camp for the weekend.
The first adventure we will go on will be the flagship trail of the area, the Pinnacle Circuit. This near-on six kilometre walk is the perfect combination of gravel paths, rocky terrain, amazing lookouts, a ‘cool chamber’, some staircases, and everything else in between. This should take approximately three hours to complete including breaks.
Afterwards, the tour will take a trip to Mackenzie Falls and make the way down to the bottom to sit and relax for a while after a good day’s hiking.
Heading back to the campsite for the night, with a campfire cook a delicious meal, and settle in for the night after a solid day of hiking in the Grampians.
On day two, you will head off to one of the most underrated hikes in the area, Mount Rosea. A little similar to the Pinnacle Circuit, this near-on 10 kilometres walk is a mixture of bushwalking trails, rocky terrain including several little corridors to navigate, and, the Sundial Peak. It should take approximately four hours to complete including breaks.