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“Excellent dining, accommodation, scenery and superb guides.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hedonistic Hiking

Hedonistic Hiking
24 Mill Bend, Porepunkah, Victoria 3740, Australia
03 5755 2307
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Porepunkah
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Owner description: Hedonistic Hiking offers and exclusive selection of guided day hikes and tailor made holidays in Victoria, Australia. Hike sections of the Alpine Walking Track, the classic Razorback ridge, Mount Buffalo and Mount Feathertop. Also, small group guided walking tours in the Victorian High Country and along the Great Ocean Road. Boutique accommodation, delicious regional food and fine local wines. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun-loving guides offer a personal, caring service.
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“Excellent dining, accommodation, scenery and superb guides.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

Everything is taken care of. All you need is to turn up with your walking shoes and plenty of sunscreen. Try to get a bit of walking in before hand so you are ready for the long walks through fantastic scenery. The guides make this trip friendly and go out of their way to ensure everything is just right. The meals were absolutely fabulous -superb restaurants and in house cooking by a chef. Small groups ensure that everyone gets to know each other quickly. Mick and Jackie are a highlight with their extensive knowledge of local produce and wines, and their knowledge of the history of the local area. They are extremely approachable and helpful. We loved this trip!

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“Hedonistic Hiking's "Victorian High Country Journey" is fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

Between Boxing Day (26 December 2009) and New Year's Day (1 January 2010) we enjoyed seven magnificent days (five days of hiking) in the High Country of Victoria (Australia) with Mick and Jackie Parsons of Hedonistic Hiking.
There were six people in our group.
We hiked on the Bogong High Plains and part of the Australian Alps Walking Track (Falls Creek); trekked from Falls Creek, through Cobungra Gap (down 800 Metres and up 1200 Metres) to Mt Hotham village; explored the track on Dinner Plain walking through snow gums (mostly burnt by bushfires in 2003 and 2006) ; hiked the Razorback Ridge, past Mount Feathertop, and descending into Harrietville; and finally a day walking on the beautiful granite plateau of Mount Buffalo.
All walks delivered stunning views! Of course, with fabulous views must come the hard work of ascending and descending the mountains.
To enjoy the holiday fully I would recommend you exercise and build up your level of fitness prior to the holiday. We travelled a total of 80 Kilometres on the five days.
Jackie and Mick are excellent tour guides and wonderful hosts. The stories, poems and historical facts and legends were fascinating. They also genuinely care for the environment they operate in, highlighting local flora and fauna along the way.
Speaking of local, they enthusiastically showcased fine local cuisine and wine (hence the name hedonistic hiking). Mick (a chef by trade) and Jackie cooked for us on the first two nights of the holiday - delicious! The local restaurants they took us to each evening were all fabulous in their own right. The picnic lunches, either hiked in by Jackie, or carried by Mick (when there was no 4-wheel drive access) were varied, light, healthy and delicious - and served with a glass of local wine!
The accommodation (2 nights in each place) on the trip varied from a beautiful new self contained Alpine Resort in Falls Creek, to historic hotel-style on Dinner Plain and resort style accommodation in the Buckland Valley.
A fabulous degustation dinner on New Year's Eve finished 2009, and started 2010, in exactly the way we intend to continue for the next 12 months - in true hedonistic style!

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