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Secret Forest Walks

117 Vincent St | Pancho Cafe, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
+61 418 301 281
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Highlight of our romantic weekend.

Brendan was very easy and available to communicate with before we even started. I had looked up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nicola w
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Treasure Hunt in Daylesford

We had a wonderful experience geocaching around Lake Daylesford. The children who ranged in age... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eva L
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Melbourne, Australia
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Experience the beauty and seclusion of the Wombat Forest,Daylesford, using our specially programmed hand held GPS units as your guide. No clubs or tours, just you and the company of your choice, or solo if you wish. Choose from a selection of carefully mapped scenic bushwalks to suit your tastes and abilities. Ask for a backpack of walkers essentials to round off the experience, or BYO. We also have fun and challenging GPS Treasure Hunt games (Geocaching) for families and corporate groups.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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117 Vincent St | Pancho Cafe, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
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+61 418 301 281
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brendan was very easy and available to communicate with before we even started. I had looked up hikes around the region and they all seemed very 'touristy' and busy. Brendan gave us many good options. I was with my partner, and wanting seclusion. Brendan delivered....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience geocaching around Lake Daylesford. The children who ranged in age from 6 to 13 all had a great time, Brendon patiently explained the GPS operation and the kids had no trouble following his instructions. I wholeheartedly recommend this activity which...More

Thank Eva L
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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Eva. It is a special joy for me to have three generations in a family out enjoying the Treasure Hunt and having fun together. Cheers Brendan

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great introduction to geocaching. We’re hooked - will do again. Highly recommended. Brendan was very helpful, very patient and clearly enjoys sharing his passion with others.

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paul. Thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you all. Cheers. Brendan

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the Clear Air Walk last Sunday. Firstly have to say that Brendan was very quick to respond to our 9pm email on the Saturday night... and met us the next morning to take us through the options. He is very...More

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

"For 3 hours we felt like the only people on earth. We left the trail feeling completely relaxed and at one with nature". Thank you for this most heart warming of reviews. I sincerely look forward to seeing for another walk. Cheers. Brendan

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

The positioning of the posts was exceptional, It combined scenery and hard puzzles to find the posts

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Almond. I'm very pleased that enjoyed the challenge of the GPS Treasure Hunt. Thanks for your feedback. Cheers Brendan

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I had lots of fun with my friends - we’re 13. It was really fun even for the adults and for us! It took a lot of team work and effort but we finally did it! You really learnt about the lake!😆🤙🏼

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Fran. I had a feeling you'd be a good team. Glad you had fun. All the best. Brendan

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Our family had two requests: a walk involving water, and being able to take our dog. Both were achieved with our circuit to the Blowhole. It was as though my family had Hepburn Regional Park to ourselves. It was so peaceful and very rustic, with...More

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad that your family and pooch enjoyed the experience. That the Wombat Forest is fine for dogs on leads is probably not well enough known. Sorry about the fallback cafe, as Awkward Jeffery was closed. They're normally very reliable. Just...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We did the secret treasure hunt over the Queen’s birthday weekend. Brendan took the time to explain how everything worked to my son and answered all his questions about GPS and Geo-caches. The treasure hunt was a lot of fun and was so much more...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We did the Birdsong walk with our children - my son loved being in charge of the GPS! It was a beautiful walk, completely in the wilderness but so close to Daylesford. The kids loved the adventure aspect to it and we discovered all sorts...More

Thank RicciM3
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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you Ricci. The forest and the forest floor can be a wonderland for children, and interacting with the GPS can also be thoroughly engaging. The Birdsong Walk is probably our most family friendly walk. Cheers Brendan

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Brendan suggested one of his new trails called the Immersion Trail and it was absolutely amazing! We were first time hikers and with all the information that he gave us we made us well and truly prepared. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone...More

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Well Done Maree. A 15km round trip along the Great Dividing Range for first timers is a great effort. Being prepared to take your time was an excellent approach. Thanks for breaking in the Immersion Walk. Brendan

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