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Dear adventurers, walkers and friends,

We cannot believe that it is Christmas and this crazy year of 2020… is slowly coming to an end! It has been challenging for all of us and our lives have been disrupted since the start of the Covid19 pandemic. Gabriela, Graeme and all the European guides have missed you greatly this year and we can't wait to be out there walking with you again soon.

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Lure Mountain Provence

Residence St Mary, Provence


We were unable to operate any tours in Europe after we finished our Winter Tale in Iceland at the end of March. Fortunately we did have good support from our European travellers during summer for our apartments here in Residence St Mary in the South of France.

Working from a home office has given new opportunities to leave the city and work from a favourite corner over these lockdowns. Winters here in Provence are beautiful with mostly warm sunny days. The nights can be cool, even sometimes frosty and in our nearby Lure Mountains we have already had quite a bit of snow. Here’s hoping for a white Christmas!

We are at present in the final stages of our
2021/2022 brochure and we hope it won’t be too long before we can welcome you back on the track. 2020 has certainly brought many changes and pushed us even faster into the digital world.

So after 35 years of printing our annual Walkabout brochure, we are quite nostalgic to say that the time has come to give in and present our new virtual brochure for the very first time only on our website.

Unprecedented global changes, which we have all experienced over the past year, have forced us to think outside the box. Time is needed to re-evaluate and find new innovative ideas on how to adapt and continue our work to which we are so devoted!

Krafla Caldera in Iceland

gourmet Krafla Caldera in Iceland


Krafla Caldera in Iceland

gourmet Aldeyjarfoss North, Iceland


Notre Dame de Lure, Provence

gourmet Notre Dame de Lure, Provence

Sydney Coastal Gems Australia

Oceania & Asia


We are incredibly thankful that it has allowed us the unique opportunity to return to some of our favourite corners in Australia, like Dinner Plain, our former home, on our Discover Victoria’s High-Country tour.

At long last we have finally managed to introduce the beautiful
New Zealand Gateway tour into our WGA program, which has been on the list for many years. We have also created some more exciting new walks in Australia for 2021 and 2022.

Best of the West tour takes us to Western Australia and our Sydney Coastal Gems tour lets us experience the magnificent National Parks north of Sydney. Tucked away at the most easterly point of Australia, our latest Byron & Beyond tour offers a unique retreat of tropical lush hiking adventures, freshly picked local produce and relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation and reflexology.

One year has already passed by so rapidly since we have worked out our exciting program in Japan and we really hope that by May 2021 we are able to finally take you there! Our Spirit of Japan has so many highlights that it is impossible to mention them all here. Please ask for the itinerary!

Alpine Daisies, Mt Feathertop

gourmetAlpine Daisies, Mt Feathertop


Braemar Station, Tekapo, NZ

gourmetBraemar Station, Tekapo, NZ


Soba Noodle lunch, Japan

gourmet Soba Noodle lunch, Japan

Discover the Piedmont walking track



In Europe we have made some minor changes… our Gourmet Trail has been a total winner in the program since 1992 and we thought it was time for a “Gourmet Trail... revisited”.


It now begins in Florence from where we travel to San Gimignano to enjoy some of the old favourite walks. The island of Elba comes next where we follow some spectacular coastal walking trails.

The Maremma in Tuscany is lesser known but is overflowing with stunning walks and extraordinary Etruscan and Roman history before the tour ends in Rome.

On our
Discover the Piedmont tour we explore this famous wine and food region on a 7-day gastronomic walk, which also includes two cooking classes. It begins and ends in Turin. All the other favourites are still in the program.

San Gimignano, Tuscany

gourmet San Gimignano, Tuscany


Monte Campanel, Elba Island

gourmet Gourmet Trail revisited, Italy

Wall Calendar 2021

Wall Calendar 2021


Encouraged by your positive feedback in the past 5 years and to help you remember all your important dates for the upcoming year we are attaching our 2021 Walkabout Wall Calendar. The calendar includes: Scenic landscapes of upcoming Walkabout Gourmet tours, Major sports events around the world, Australian public holidays.


We wish you a peaceful Christmas period and that 2021 is a more positive year for all of us. We are all looking forward to walking with you next year somewhere around the globe!

Gabriela, Graeme and the Walkabout Team


Wall Calendar

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