The Goldfields Track offers some of the most stunning hiking trails in Central Victoria. The tour here follows 92 kilometres of the trail’s true highlights, starting in the beautiful landscape of the Great Dividing Range north of Castlemaine, and exploring native bushland, deep gorges and fern-lined creeks.
The tour head in a southerly direction, winding through open farmland and ironbark and stringybark forests, to unearth many vestiges of the rich gold rush history for which the area is famous. Visit the mineral springs at Hepburn and follow a spectacular gorge to arrive at the lake in the charming town of Daylesford. Here we stay in a luxurious 19th century private house in the centre of the town, and Mick assumes his role as chef on the first two evenings. Dinner on the final day is at the celebrated two Chef’s Hats Lake House restaurant, with its beautiful setting overlooking the water.
Based on two people sharing. Single Supplement $300
Two professional guides. Six nights’ accommodation. Six fully-guided hikes. Fabulous dinners with excellent wines. Final evening in one of Australia’s best restaurants. Exceptional picnic lunches. Entrance to the mineral spa pools at Hepburn Springs. Support vehicle. Free transfers to/from Melbourne. Comprehensive pre-trip information.
Days of operation:
Departure details: 19/03/21
Fri: 10:00am - 10:00am
Departure details: 29/05/21
Sat: 10:00am - 10:00am
Departure details: 08/10/21
Fri: 10:00am - 10:00am
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 northeast 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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