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Walkabout Gourmet News 2021 Travel Update

Dear adventurers, walkers and friends,

It's been a little while since we last sent out an update - as you will all be aware the life of a tour operator is still very unenviable as we try to navigate our way around the current interstate border closures. We can only hope that everyone takes heed of the latest outbreak in Melbourne and Sydney and it is a timely reminder to speed up vaccinations. We won't even try and predict when our overseas tours will come back online - we know that it will happen but unfortunately, we don't have a crystal ball!

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Travel Update Australian Walking Tours

South-West Western Australia


On a more positive note, we did have two wonderful South-West WA tours in April and May - our guests were blown away by the beauty and diversity of this region of Western Australia.

We also had some pretty amazing "foodie" experiences and we certainly got to know our way around the delicious wines from this region and our "long lunches" at both
Yilgarnia and Voyages Estate were particularly memorable. We still have some spaces on our next Best of the West tour in September 2021.

Guided Walking HolidaysThank you Graeme for a fantastic tour. One of the best aspects was that it was so varied, great walks (just a little bit up & a little bit down), wonderful and exciting scenery, great museum in Albany and the wonderful tree top walk in the Kauri Forest, how amazing. Of course I haven't forgotten the great food and our visit to the vineyards. All in all a great holiday. Thanks again." 
Helen from Mosman NSW, Australia [May 2021]

Best of the West Best of the West (WA)  new tour
13-day Walking tour in South West WA, Albany, Bibbulmun Track, Cape to Cape, Margaret River.


  Sept 27 | Perth WA, Australia   Walking Tour Australia


  18 April | Perth WA, Australia   Walking Tour Australia


  02 May | Perth WA, Australia   Walking Tour Australia

Middleton Beach Albany

gourmet Middleton Beach, Albany


Cape Leeuwin

gourmet Cape Leeuwin


Barrel tasting at Voyages Estate

gourmet Barrel tasting, Voyages Estate

Utzons Cave Palm Beach

Coastal Gems around Sydney


Our other new tour which we were able to operate in March was our Sydney Coastal Gems. It’s very hard to imagine that the pristine locations which we visited on this tour were just a “hop, step and jump” from “down-town” Sydney. This was also very much a “foody” tour where we were thoroughly spoilt with wonderful dining experiences in Barrenjoey House at Palm Beach, the Patonga Pub at Patonga and Bells Boutique Hotel at Killcare. Our next Sydney Coastal Gems tour is March 2022.

Guided Walking HolidaysWe really enjoyed the week. The walks were all interesting and well balanced although the first day was a challenge! The small size group was important also the ability to walk at your own pace with time to admire the view and take photos. The accommodation was comfortable and the restaurants top class. Graeme was an excellent guide, knowledgeable, encouraging and fun to be with." 
Kerry from Melbourne VIC, Australia

Sydney Coastal Gems Sydney Coastal Gems (NSW)  new tour
9-day Walking tour Palm Beach, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Brisbane Water National Park, Bouddi National Park


  17 March | Bondi NSW, Australia   Walking Tour Australia

Barrenjoey House at Palm Beach

gourmetBarrenjoey House at Palm Beach


Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

gourmetKu-ring-gai Chase NP

Croajingolong National Park

New Tours in VIC, TAS & QLD


We have some more new local tours in the pipeline too - Mallacoota and Croajingolong National Park, Flinders Island and Lamington National Park.

Croajingolong National Park, Victoria

Croajingolong NP was always one of our favourite tours when we first introduced it at the end of the 1980s. We are delighted to see that the lovely historic lodge, which we used in those early days, is still going strong and has been upgraded in terms of comfort so we are excited to be able to base ourselves in this charming guesthouse which has inspired many artists, writers and poets. We are planning a 6-day tour here at the beginning of September to take advantage of the spring wildflowers. We are currently working on the detailed itinerary - please let us know if you are interested in joining us on this tour and we shall forward you more detailed information as soon as it becomes available - numbers are limited to a maximum of 11 guests.

Flinders Island, Tasmania

A Flinders Island tour has always been in the back of our minds – it has sparkling beaches, rugged ranges and clear sapphire waters - we are excited about its potential and we are happy to forward you further information as soon as we have finalised it – we are looking at Autumn 2022.

Lamington National Park, QLD

In Lamington National Park we shall be staying in the heart of the rainforest at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat next to 500 world-class waterfalls and 160 kms of walking trails. Please inform us if you would like more details about this upcoming tour which we plan to run in winter 2022.

Croajingolong National Park

gourmetCroajingolong National Park


Flinders Island

gourmetFlinders Island, Tasmania


Lamington National Park

gourmet Lush rainforests, Lamington NP

Travel Update Australian Walking Tours

Victorian Tours in Spring


Our old Aussie favourites such as Wilsons Promontory, Grampians and the Great Ocean Trail and the Victorian High Country will all be available in Spring this year.

Guided Walking HolidaysLovely relaxed exploration of some hidden gems on Victoria's eastern coast. Well paced, great company and terrific night time settings and dinners. Perfect for those who need a break but don't want the headache of organising it!" 
Andrew from Melbourne [Explore Wilson's Prom - Jan. 2021]

Grampians & Great Ocean Coastal Trail Grampians & Great Ocean Trail
8-day Walking tour in the Grampians National Park, Otway National Park, Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles


  20 November | Melbourne VIC, Australia   Walking Tour Australia
2022   23 March | Melbourne VIC, Australia   Walking Tour Australia

Discover Victoria’s High Country Discover Victoria's High Country  5-day Walking tour in Dinner Plain, Tambo Valley, Omeo, Bright, Paw Paw and Bogong High Plains...


  11 December | Dinner Plain VIC, Australia   Walking Tour Australia
2022   06 February | Dinner Plain VIC, Australia   Walking Tour Australia

Explore Wilson's Promontory Explore Wilson's Promontory
5-day Gourmet Walking tour in Wilson Promontory and Cape Liptrap Coastal National Parks in Victoria, Australia


  06 November | Melbourne VIC, Australia   Walking Tour Australia


  03 December | Melbourne VIC, Australia   Walking Tour Australia
2022   11 February | Melbourne VIC, Australia   Walking Tour Australia

Mallacoota Mallacoota & Croajingolong  new tour
6-day Walking & Gourmet tour Mallacoota and Croajingolong National Parks, Victoria, Australia


  06 September | Melbourne VIC, Australia   Walking Tour Australia



Seafarers Getaway Apollo Bay

gourmet Seafarers Getaway, Apollo Bay


Melba Gully Otway Ranges

gourmet Melba Gully, Otway Ranges


High Country Victoria

gourmet High Country Victoria


Colourful Shell in Walkerville

gourmet Colourful Shell in Walkerville

Punakaiki New Zealand

New Zealand & Japan


We are also thrilled to be able to finally offer our very comprehensive 16-day tour of the South Island of New Zealand in October. We still have availability so please join us and be a part of our first overseas holiday in 18 months!

New Zealand Gateway New Zealand Gateway  new tour
16-day Walking tour through Abel Tasman NP, Franz Joseph Glacier, Queenstown, Routeburn Track, Mt Cook NP


  16 October | Christchurch, NZ   Walking Tour NZ
2022   06 February | Christchurch, NZ   Walking Tour NZ
2022   11 April | Christchurch, NZ   Walking Tour NZ




Our new Japanese tour is planned for late October and early May, 2022. If our travel bubble with Japan is not ready by October then we certainly hope that by May it will be up and running. Please request our detailed itinerary below if you are interested in joining us.


The Spritit of Japan The Spritit of Japan  new tour
16-day Walking Tour of discovery from Tokyo to Hiroshima
2021   26 October | Tokyo, Japan   Walking Tour Japan


  10 May | Tokyo, Japan   Walking Tour Japan

We do hope that you are all managing to stay fit and healthy and that we can welcome you back again with us soon.

Gabriela, Graeme and the Walkabout Team


Abel Tasman Beach NZ

gourmet Abel Tasman Beach, NZ


Roberts Point NZ

gourmet Roberts Point, NZ


Pagoda in Miyajima Island

gourmet Pagoda in Miyajima Island

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