Approaching Mt Field West on the Mt Mawson and Mt Field trip.

Approaching Mt Field West on the Mt Mawson and Mt Field trip.

Hiking! tours

Hiking! is a non profit volunteer group that runs walking tours.

The format of the trips is that we hire a nice hotel, (around the 3½ to 4 star range if possible), for four nights and offer people a choice of an easy, medium or hard grade walk each day. All walks are led by experienced guides. There are 28 to 45 people on each trip. The prices range between $150 and $215 for four nights, usually in a twin share room and all walk costs, including any transfers on the walks by mini bus, ferry, train or chairlift.

So far we have run 15 trips in this format to appealing walking destinations including:

 

Falls Creek and the Bogong High Plains                     Dinner Plain, Hotham and the Great Alpine Road

Halls Gap and The Grampians                                      The Baw Baw Plateau and Walhalla

Thredbo and the Snowy Mountains                             Mt Mawson and Mt Field National Park (Tasmania)

Marysville: forests and mountains

Possible future destinations are:

Cradle Mountain (Tasmania)                                         Katoomba and the Blue Mountains (N.S.W.)

Portland: sea capes, river gorges and volcanoes      Maria Island (Tasmania). (But only if we able to hire the VIP terrace houses on the island.)

 Bogong High Plains with Mt Feathertop in the background. Falls Ck and B.H.P. trip.

Bogong High Plains with Mt Feathertop in the background. Falls Ck and B.H.P. trip.

We run one or two trips in this format each year. Each trip lasts 5 days and 4 nights. They are run either at Boxing Day, Easter or Cup Weekend.

The trips are run efficiently, but as informally as possible. We are strictly non profit, the walk guides get a free trip but are not paid, which is one reason the trip prices are fairly low.

There is an email list of around 170 people, to be added to the list you generally need to be suggested by someone we know or by a person who has been on one of our trips in the last few years. If you wish to know more, send a message to: hikingmelbourne at gmail dot com.

Occasionally we also run other trips such as snow walks in Victoria. These can range from gentle explorations of Mt Donna Buang to a challenging winter ascent of the West Face of Mt Buller or climbing Mt Feathertop with an introduction to snow camping.

Brochures for previous trips

Halls Gap and the Grampians brochure

Thredbo and Snowy Mountains brochure

Dinner Plain, Hotham and Great Alpine Road brochure

Baw Baw and Walhalla brochure

 

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