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Secret Forest Walks

117 Vincent St | Awkward Jeffrey Cafe, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
+61 418 301 281
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Enchanted Walk

My partner is a very are keen hiker and together we love discovering new treks. I wanted to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah K
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The Blowhole Walk

I did this walk solo to retreat from the world. It was one of the most beautiful walks I’ve done in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tania M
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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 | Awkward Jeffrey Cafe, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
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+61 418 301 281
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner is a very are keen hiker and together we love discovering new treks. I wanted to surprise her with a trek off the beaten path and this was such a success. Brendan made it all so easy and has intimate knowledge of the...More

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

Thanks Sarah and James. I'm so glad you enjoyed The Elements Walk, though you've got me thinking that The Enchanting Walk might be a better title. I look forward to seeing you both again. Cheers Brendan

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did this walk solo to retreat from the world. It was one of the most beautiful walks I’ve done in the area. Long bare adventurous trees to behold. The instructions were simple and gps worked without fault. Brendan was friendly & very knowledgeable of...More

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

Hi Tania. Thanks for going on the walk and for the great feedback. I think that being able to walk solo in safety and seclusion in the forest is a rare kind of freedom. Cheers Brendan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brendan told us that he thought he was the only one in the world offering these types of walks: secluded, GPS-guided, off the beaten track type walks. It was a really lovely thing to do. The walk itself was easy - mostly on the flat....More

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

Hi Sharon. Thanks for your review. I'm very glad you enjoyed it. Yes, as far as I can tell via Google, Secret Forest Walks is unique in providing pre programmed GPS units to new or novice walkers to trek through even remote forest locations, unaccompanied....More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

What a fantastic experience around Lake Daylesford and the Springs. We are hooked and will definitely be back to try one of the other walks. Thanks Brendan!

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SecretForestWalks, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks very much Deb. Would love to see you back for a family forest walk. Cheers Brendan

Reviewed 22 September 2017

We did the treasure hunt around Daylesford Lake. Although it is a perfect activity for kids, we did it as 4 adults and 2 dogs and still loved it! My partner and I have walked around the Lake several times before, but our guests had...More

1  Thank AmandaY87
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful Secret Forest experience! Brendan is lovely & gave us very clear instructions on how to use the GPS and on the walk route. The GPS is super easy to use, it's impossible to get lost! The walk was pet-friendly, which was...More

1  Thank freiaarrow
Reviewed 9 September 2017

My partner and I really enjoyed the GPS-guided Jewel of the Wombat walk. This was one of the medium to hard walks, so it was great exercise too. The GPS allowed us to use tracks Brendan had mapped out through the Wombat forest which made...More

1  Thank Marzieh P
SecretForestWalks, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks for the great feedback Marzieh and John. Much appreciated. Cheers Brendan

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We loved this - we had some initial issues with the track we were meant to cross being flooded but after a quick call to Brendan, he gave us an alternative route and we had a great experience. It was amazing to be out in...More

1  Thank MissJMiller
SecretForestWalks, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thanks for the lovely review Jess. The previous evenings rain presented some challenges but there was always a Plan B. Glad you enjoyed the seclusion.

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Brendan was an excellent guide, showing us how to use the GPS to navigate our way through a treasure hunt at Daylesford Lake. My 8 year old son loved it and it brought our little family closer together. Next time I'm in Daylesford I'll be...More

Thank Lindsay S
SecretForestWalks, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thanks for your lovely review Lindsay. That the Treasure Hunt brought your little family closer together makes me feel really quite glad.

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Just back from the Jewel of the Wombat walk, and feeling very relaxed and satisfied from the experience! My husband and I are in Daylesford for a child free weekend, and the service of SFW was fantastic allowing us to get into nature and experience...More

Thank Travelaiken
SecretForestWalks, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Thanks Lucy. The Jewel is s wonderful walk. I'm glad you liked the seclusion. A walk in the forest plus fire plus wine is a fine way to enjoy a break. Cheers Brendan

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