Adventurer Reviews

We can talk all day long about how wonderful how adventures are, but if you really want to find out just how good they are keeping reading below from our adventurers own words.

A wonderful way to explore a beautiful part of Australia. The landscapes were ever-changing and the views spectacular. You created a great trip for even modestly experienced hikers like me! The accommodation at the lodge was very comfortable and the food throughout the weekend was sensational. I have enjoyed a few trips with your team now John and they seem to get better and better. Well done on another successful and fun weekend!! – Carla, Wilsons Prom 2-Night Private Lodge Adventure

The Wilsons Promontory weekend adventure was great. This was my second overnight / multi-day adventure with the Hiking Society and was very well organised, just as the first was. Had previously walked just one part of The Prom and John’s hikes covered new tracks for me. As before John’s knowledge of the area, preparation, catering to hikers of varying abilities & sense of humour made it a great weekend. Lodging was also first-rate, Tombolo Lodge was a great place to be located for the National Park. Would highly recommend joining the Hiking Society for any of their hikes, and definitely this weekend if you’ve never been to The Prom, spectacular scenery on each hike with a wide variety of landscapes. – Michael, Wilsons Prom 2-Night Private Lodge Adventure

What an awesome weekend hiking the Grampians! Something I would never have done on my own. The company was fabulous, the hikes challenging but yet totally do-able, especially with such a competent and trustworthy guide as John. Thanks ‘The Hiking Society’ – I’m looking forward to the next one. – Lisa, Grampians Overnight Adventure

I would highly recommend The Hiking Society to all hikers, experienced or newbies. During our Grampians adventure, John was absolutely fantastic: kind, prepared, knowledgeable and extremely patient, particularly with those of us less experienced. We felt safe at all times and enjoyed all aspects of the adventure. Plus we got to see many kangaroos, which it’s always fascinating. – Nadia, Grampians Overnight Adventure

I had a very good hiking experience at Wilsons Prom with the Hiking Society last weekend. Thanks to John, our organiser and guide, managed everything and looked after everyone well. The two days trip packed with a variety of hiking trails, sceneries, culture and fun, and catered the different hiking needs. Wilsons Prom is absolutely a beautiful place, very worthy to discover. The accommodation “tombolo lodge” is such a spacious and comfortable lodge, perfectly suitable to family and group, for hiking, travelling and holiday. The lodge host, Tom and Tara also looked after us for everything, made a nice dinner for us and played a game with the guests on Saturday evening. That was great fun!

I had a quite good practice of hiking and obtained the experiences that I hoped. Though personally I had a bit sleeping issue, overall I really liked the trip and had a great weekend escape. I will highly recommend the John and Hiking Society to anyone, and hopefully will be able to join the next trip. – Mei, Wilsons Prom 2-Night Lodge Adventure

The Mount Beauty and Rollasons Falls overnight hike was so much fun! It’s great if you want to give hiking or camping a try. I flew down from Sydney and all I took was a couple of changes of clothes in a day bag. The Hiking Society look after you well, do all the driving and cook dinner and breakfast for you! They’re professional, helpful, knowledgeable and prompt to answer any questions you may have. I highly recommend The Hiking Society for your next outdoor adventure! – Sara, Mount Beauty Overnight Adventure

Highly recommend the Hiking Society. John and Jason were amazing, professional, kind, knew their stuff and were pretty awesome to hang out with aswell. (they even did the dishes!)
Our weekend hike with them was outstanding, lots of fun and new friends were made with fellow hikers along the way. (ticking all of my boxes). Thank you for having us. – Jaime and Harry, Mount Beauty Overnight Adventure

My daughter and I had a wonderful day last Friday hiking with John in the Dandenong Ranges. John is professional, friendly and planned the day out well. Looking forward to the next hike! – Natalie, Dandenong Ranges Day Explorer

What a great day in the Dandenongs with The Hiking Society! Will be doing other hikes too – John Feeney is a fantastic guide and the day was really well planned. – Kristen, Dandenong Ranges Day Explorer

Organised, easy going, friendly, fun and exciting. Highly recommend. – Rothany, Grampians Overnight Adventure

Thoroughly enjoyed my first hiking adventure with the hiking society! John is very timely to answer any queries or questions. I took the option of transport which was fantastic & stress-free. Had a great group of hikers of varying levels & I was encouraged & looked out for by John every step of the way. It really felt like I was on a leisurely walk with friends. The scenery was gorgeous (Lerderderg) – I’m signing up for my next hikes now!! Great job! – Emma, Lerderderg Day Adventure

From the first point of contact with The Hiking Society, John was super helpful and generous with his advice. The Warburton Day Adventure was a great mix of hiking and general exploring, with lots of information and tips from John through the day. Transport option was so handy too! 10/10 will be a repeat customer 🙂 Thank you! – Sue, Warburton Day Adventure

Wonderful hike with amazing views. Matt was a supportive and confident guide, his enthusiasm for hiking was contagious! Lots of fun rock scrambling, steep inclines and peak hopping which was breathtaking. Thanks for the experience. – Shadyah, Cathedral Ranges Northern Day Adventure

Had an amazing day hiking the Cathedral Ranges northern circuit with Matt. He was super friendly and a wealth of knowledge about other trails in Victoria. You can tell he truly loves the outdoors and has beautiful photos to prove it! The walk was well organised and ran to time. It really is a spectacular part of Victoria and the hiking society makes this accessible to people with limited experience in the outdoors. Already got my eye on the trip to Mount Beauty 💆🏻‍♀️ Highly recommend The Hiking Society! – Nora, Cathedral Ranges Northern Day Adventure

Awesome 2 days 1 night Grampians hiking with this small group led by John. The Pinnacle circular track was as good as what I expected. What better than a simple BBQ meal served after a long walk.

On the second day, I was not knowing what to expect. It turned out that Mt Rosea track to Sundial Peak was a more challenging one. Since it was forever climbing up with a bit of rock hopping and rock scrambling (so have to stumble a bit during descending – but it was safe). The reward was seeing some amazing rock formation all around. And I was literally walk on, walk under and walk thought those rocks. It was a very enjoyable trip. 2 days well spent and worth the spent. LOL – Leo, Grampians Overnight Adventure

Awesome hike around Werribee Gorge with Kerrie – who had so much knowledge of the area to share. Great value. – Sia, Werribee Gorge Day Adventure

Fantastic long weekend spent in the Grampians thanks to The Hiking Society. We had the perfect mix of challenging hikes, beautiful scenery and plenty of relaxation in one of the most gorgeous parts of Victoria. I know I’ll be back for another adventure soon! – Amelia, Grampians Overnight Adventure

Warburton day hike today: Thanks for a lovely day – great guide, well organised & really enjoyed the group! – Steph, Warburton Day Adventure

Had an awesome hiking experience, would highly recommend it – Amit, Mount Beauty Overnight Adventure

Great experience: Beautiful locations and awesome people – Soren, Mount Beauty Overnight Adventure

I would highly recommend The Hiking Society ++++. It was serendipitous that I booked a guided hike (we did Mt Macedon!!! OMG!). The guide, John, was Ab Fab, cheerful, optimistic and very supportive – we did climb up & up, to The Cross, then Camel’s Hump, then the lake and up to Mt Towrong. The walk info was accurate, John kept perfectly to time, kept me fed, ‘watered’ and rested – the views were a bonus!! John was an excellent source of information, clearly enthusiastic & experienced – which was exactly what I needed…I can proudly say that “I did it!!” thanks to The Hiking Society.
First Time Hiker Rita.
…Actually looking forward to booking more hikes this year and onwards, some of the others sound great too. – Rita, Mount Macedon Day Adventure

Wow! What a weekend! Stunning scenery, great walks with awesome swimming holes, a phenomenal sunset location and knowledgeable and supportive guides; it was a fantastic introduction to the Alpine Region of Victoria. If you love being out in nature, you will love this trip. – Jess, Mount Beauty Overnight Adventure

Great tailor made hikes & tours, with knowledgeable, supportive and passionate guides in stunning Victorian locations. Thanks guys! – Jess, Mount Beauty Overnight Adventure

I had a great hiking experience at Warburton. Definitely an underrated location. Thanks, John – Parth, Warburton Day Adventure