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Mount Macedon Gourmet

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Days

1

Grade

3

Distance

13km

Price

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TOUR OVERVIEW

A beginner friendly hike in nature sampling local produce, wine tastings and meeting new people on the trail.

Enjoy our usual combination of great walking and social atmosphere, and mix it with some local Mt. Macedon produce and a refreshing beverage or two. You’ll get to experience the great atmosphere on this day out, where we have managed to combine the best of both local bushland tracks and trails with local wineries and hotels to give you a unique outdoor adventure! After a morning walk with a couple of hills, and possibly a few slippery parts during winter! You will get all the way over to Mount Macedon Winery for a delicious wine tasting and morning platter.

We then have a downhill walk in the bush again taking us back across the face of Mt Macedon. This brings us to the Mt Macedon hotel for a glass of one of their wines or craft beers, plus enjoy a full lunch platter to make sure you are well fed and watered! Soak in the atmosphere, chat with your fellow hikers before we take a short uphill walk back to the starting point.  We’d like to thank our partner venues:

Mount Macedon hotel

Mount Macedon Winery

We are passionate about taking you off the beaten track, creating positive experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. We are committed to ensuring that our day trips, weekends or tours are unique, attainable, well researched, affordable and tailored for the enjoyment of small groups. Our adventures cater for people from many walks of life, age groups and motivations. We aim to give you the very best of what nature and the outdoors has to offer, leaving you with a smile from ear to ear and a sense of accomplishment.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wine tasting and sample platter at the beautiful Mount Macedon Winery
  • A hearty lunch in the Mount Macedon Hotel – cosy pub vibes!
  • A well planned itinerary to maximise your day out
  • Exploring the beautiful Mount Macedon trails – plenty of bush walking

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Fully catered lunch platter.
  • On trail snacks (if you’re still hungry!)
  • A morning tea gourmet antipasto platter
  • Dietary intolerances catered for
  • Wine tasting session and a glass of beer or wine with lunch
  • Lovely walking tracks and trails (possibly muddy in winter)
  • Our wonderfully supportive TSA guides!

FOOD

A tasting platter at Mount Macedon Winery to accompany the wine tastings A hearty lunch at Mount Macedon Hotel with a glass of wine or beer All dietary requirements can be catered for – please ensure you note them when making a booking Snacks along the trail

WHAT TO BRING

  • A drink bottle, or two bottles on a hot day.
  • A small backpack to carry a jumper or jacket and personal belongings
  • Camera or phone to take lots of photos
  • Hat or beanie depending on weather
  • Suncream if its a sunny day
  • Walking poles if you normally carry them
  • Medication if you need it

What our customers say

"Visiting the Bay of Fires has always been on my bucket list and I am glad I made this dream a reality. What a stunning experience! Big shout out to the team at TSA who have gone above and beyond! Highly recommended!" - Linda Hyde

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AVAILABLE TOUR DATES

Date: July 17, 2022 9:30 am

- July 17, 2022 3:30 pm

$159.00

Members Price: $149.00

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Date: August 7, 2022 9:30 am

- August 7, 2022 3:30 pm

$159.00

Members Price: $149.00

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Date: August 21, 2022 9:30 am

- August 21, 2022 3:30 pm

$159.00

Members Price: $149.00

12 in stock

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FAQS

This is one of our most common questions, and our recommendation is that for most of our day walks you should wear your most comfortable footwear. Don’t wear your old hiking boots from 20 years ago, and don’t wear thongs or sandals. Bottom line is your runners are probably the best choice unless you have some comfortable hiking shoes or trail runners. In some circumstances you may want footwear with better grip than runners, particularly for muddy winter walks. If you are still in doubt, bring along both pairs and get our guides recommendation on the day.

Transport to and from location is not included but ride-sharing can be arranged

All our trips include our awesome TSA guides, accommodation, all your meals, beverages, access, permits, and all extras such as gear, activites, climbs, rafting, caving or any of the other exciting activities that appears on our tours. There is never any more to pay, unless you want to buy your own things like a coffee, souvenirs etc.

As with all of our events, our trips vary in length and difficulty. We suggest you look at the grading provided and have a browse through the itinerary distances. If you can walk 20km day after day then you’ll be fine for the Larapinta Trek, or you may be more suited to wandering around the Bay of Fires and more leisurely beach walking. Remember that you will have weeks to months to build up your fitness before the trip – which we can help with! If still in doubt, give us a call

We always want to keep you safe and have developed a Covid safety plan for the trail. Check it out HERE

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FRIENDSHIP

Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future! We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.

BELONG

Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!

ADVENTURE

Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you. We organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the thing you want to do –  you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!

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