Hedonistic Hiking 

24 Mill Bend Road Porepunkah Victoria

Hedonistic Hiking is a small company operated by experienced guides Jackie and Mick Parsons.

For over 15 years they have been offering all-inclusive luxury gourmet guided walking holidays in Victoria and Europe. In Australia the scheduled tours explore the Victorian High Country, the Grampians, the Goldfields Track and the Great Ocean Walk.

The tour groups are small and friendly and the walking is enjoyably challenging. There is a support vehicle on most days enabling guests to walk as much or as little as they please. A mixture of fine dining experiences and gourmet picnic lunches ensures that guests sample the very best food and wine the regions have to offer.

Hedonistic Hiking is committed to supporting small, local businesses and accommodation and restaurants are carefully chosen for each tour.

Jackie and Mick spend half the year in Victoria and are passionate about the food, the wine and the walking of this region. They lead each tour themselves and offer a high-quality service, and it is this above all which brings people back to Hedonistic Hiking year after year.


Guided Experiences - Options

This is a great weekend with Hedonistic 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 fully guided hikes. The first is in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park and the second through the area’s prestigious Nebbiolo vineyards. Dine in two of the town's most popular restaurants, including the multi award-winning Provenance. Enjoy fabulous picnic lunches en route and 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.

Hedonistic Hiking offers a series of Sunset Dinners on Mount Buffalo, on selected evenings during the summer months. 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.

A fabulous Hedonistic Hiking High Country weekend of alpine walking, delicious food and fine wine. Hotham is best-known as a snow village but it is equally beautiful in summer with spectacular unbroken views of the mountain landscape. Make your way to Hotham on Friday in time for dinner and on Saturday and Sunday join fully-guided hikes, with the famous Hedonistic Hiking picnics en route. Stay in spacious lodge accommodation and enjoy dinners prepared by Mick, who will act as your private chef, and dine in one of the area's best-loved restaurants. The tour finishes after breakfast on Monday.

This tour starts and ends in the charming Victorian High Country town of Bright and explores the magnificent mountain scenery surrounding the ski villages of Falls Creek, Hotham and Dinner Plain. Experienced guides Jackie and Mick Parsons are with the group every step of the way, looking after all creature comforts and sharing their knowledge of and love for this spectacular region. The Victorian Alps are stunning in summer months and the tour blends Hedonistic Hiking's well-known passions for great walking with fabulous food and wine. Accommodation is in two very comfortable lodges in Falls Creek and Hotham and dinners are a mixture of Mick acting as private chef, and evenings in popular local restaurants. This is a challenging hike, the longest day being 23 kilometres, and there is not always vehicle access at lunchtimes, so a sound level of fitness is recommended for this tour.