Inspired by a passion for travel and adventure, Wayfarer Experiences is an entirely family owned and operated business offering self guided walking tours.

Having travelled extensively with our three children, we have years of experience – from navigating rural Romania, to zip lining in the Laos jungle and just about everything in-between. Together as a family, we have explored over 20 countries by bus, train, car, campervan, boat, bicycles and mopeds. Most of this travel has occurred with very little planning. We prefer to plan less and allow the experience to occur, which often results in unexpected and memorable family moments, which always make for the very best stories!

Wayfarer Experiences has been built around this approach to travel.

We believe in the adventure and freedom travel bestows. However, we realise that the ‘plan less’ approach to travel is not for everybody. From our knowledge and experience gained over the years, we have designed our self-guided walking tours, built around a blend of well-organised accommodation, back up support and baggage management. Our tours provide basic planning, allowing you the freedom to explore and be your own guide, and experience the many joys traveling provides.
We’ve worked hard to share our family’s experiences with you through our tours and truly hope you enjoy your Wayfarer Experience.

David, Tania and Family.

We hope you enjoy your Wayfarer Experience, and would appreciate any feedback you have as to how we can enhance our tours.


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“One beautiful day, followed by another and another. So well organised with magnificent scenery and easily followed maps guiding us on our walks. Tuscany is certainly a province to behold with its beauty, history and culture. The accommodation was gorgeous with the Hotel Palazzo Pacini in Colle di Val d’Elsa. We enjoyed an elegant and spacious room with alfresco buffet breakfast overlooking fields of olive trees and the gentle waves of the hillside. Our lovely hosts ensured we were completely satisfied with our room and meal. Our luggage was always waiting for us and the accommodation was consistently charming in every town. The river Elsa walk was breathtaking with its bluest waters and rock crossings, so much that I wanted to turn around and walk it again. On arrival in a new town we enjoyed traditional foods and then explored the town with quaint shops, cafes, historical buildings and walls surrounding the towns. With magnificent views everywhere we looked and the charm of the Italian people this was a magnificent holiday.”

Barb, Victoria
“We did the Switzerland walking/hiking tour and it was amazing and I highly recommend it. We were a family of 4 (Husband/wife and 2 boys aged 13 and 15) and everyone loved the whole experience. It was just one part of a European tour, but it was the most memorable part – and my boys continue to talk about how incredible the hike in Switzerland was and how much they enjoyed it – for the parents out there, it also got the kids off their screens! The instruction each day were clear and it gave you different options to consider. You do need a reasonable level of fitness (I’m not super fit, and I did it) as there are some sections that can be a little tricky, but it is so worth it as the scenery is just out of this world.”
Ian, NSW

“We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through Tuscany with the Wayfarer Experience. We found the walking notes to be more than adequate and the whole walk to be well organised. The accommodation was of high standard and well situated. The Wayfarer team were very good and obliging to deal with, and would say of the three walking companies we have walked with have found them to be number 1.”

Edward, Queensland
“We had a very enjoyable time walking from San Gimignano to Siena. Visiting four unique, historic towns was so interesting and the countryside between each made walking a great way to experience this varied and scenic area. To be on the Via Franicegna also gives this walk an added dimension. The accommodation was top quality and Wayfarers gave great service.”
Lindy, Victoria


The walks are designed to leave plenty of time to relax and enjoy the experience. We want you to soak up the culture, wine, food and people of the world. That’s why we are not targeting long walks for hardened hikers, but rather 2.5 to 4 hour daily walks for those who have the fitness. This leaves you with plenty of energy to enjoy the experiences within the small towns along the way.

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”
Henry David Thoreau
“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”
Freya Stark
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Saint Augustine
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”
Mark Twain
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving”
Lao Tzu
“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.”
Matthew Karsten
“You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.”
Daranna Gidel
“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”
Anatole France
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for”
John A. She'd
“Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.”
Author unknown
“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”
John Steinbeck
“Adventures do occur, but not punctually.”
E.M. Forster

When it comes to our tours, we believe we can offer something a little more special.

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