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Secret Forest Walks

117 Vincent St | Awkward Jeffrey Cafe, Daylesford, Victoria 3460, Australia
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Birdsong walk

A magic morning walk through this hidden pocket of majestic messmate forest. Highlights included... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob G
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An amazing day - definitely one for the books

If our experience today was anything to go by, Brendan's Secret Forest Walks is certainly a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle W
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A magic morning walk through this hidden pocket of majestic messmate forest. Highlights included : shafts of light from the early morning sun piercing the full canopy and lighting up the waking forest , the silence then the bird song then silence again etc ,...More

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

Thank you very much for the review Bob. The Birdsong Walk is a new one so it's great to see it so well received. Cheers. Brendan

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If our experience today was anything to go by, Brendan's Secret Forest Walks is certainly a fantastic experience to have for anyone visiting Daylesford. First off, the communication with Brendan from the week leading up to our walk was smooth and professional, and meeting him...More

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Michelle. Gee that is a wonderful review. I'm so happy that you and Marcus had such a good experience and for you to express it so enthusiastically, doubles the joy. All the best. Brendan

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Our secret Forrest walk experience was extra secret and extra special. I contacted Brenden about turning our walk into a marriage proposal and Brenden was more than happy to help. The walk around the lake was stunning and hunting for the clues was a great...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

We asked Brendan to put together a guided walk tour for our relatively large corporate group as a team building exercise for our Conference. Brendan and his team did a great job in design an appropriate route which took in the beautiful surrounds of Hepburn...More

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Cheers Ben It was great to meet your team. It seemed like they were quite ready to stretch their legs, so very glad to hear that the walk hit the mark. All the best. Brendan

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Brendan provided a great team building activity. Our activity included mineral spring tasting and a geocaching element to find the safe after locating marker posts and solving clues. Brendan was also very flexible in tailoring the activity to suit the needs and objective as well...More

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Thank you very much Sophia. It was a pleasure to meet you and your team. There was such good humour and camaraderie. All the best. Brendan

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Did the GPS Treasure Hunt in December 2017 with a group of about 20 and loved it! Had people of ages from 6 - 55 and everybody had a great time. The kids got to learn about the lake and had lots of fun. Brendan...More

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

Thanks Lian. It was great to meet your family and a joy to see three generations having fun in the outdoors together. All the best. Brendan

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Brendan introduced us with great confidence to the treasure hunt and we had a ball. Dalesford is so pretty and the lake is its crown.

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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Well organised, well prepared, and just perfect. Brendan is a gem, and I couldn’t fault anything. Want to come back to do one in winter!

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments Ingrid. I'm always glad to see solo walkers enjoy and feel confident in the forest. The Bullarto Walk under blue skys is truly lovely.

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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in Daylesford for a night and we wanted to do something a bit different. Our hotel had a leaflet of things to do. We saw secret forest walks and called Brendan straight away, he helped us with our questions and...More

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2018

Thank you Lucy. I'm very glad that you had such a good experience. Cheers Brendan

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Reviewed November 13, 2017 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

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Brendan M, Owner at Secret Forest Walks, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

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

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