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Secret Forest Walks

Daylesford, Australia
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About Secret Forest Walks
Secret Forest Walks has unique outdoor activities to enrich your Daylesford and Hepburn visit. Our fun and challenging GPS Treasure Hunt at Lake Daylesford is a hit with families, and for friends enjoying some time away together. With our Garmin GPS units, you’ll be searching for hidden objects, cleverly concealed around our beautiful lake and mineral springs to solve a puzzle and receive a prize. Bring a group and make it a team challenge. Or put on your walking shoes and experience the beauty and seclusion of the nearby Wombat Forest, using our specially programmed hand held GPS units as your guide. Choose from a selection of carefully mapped scenic bushwalks to suit your tastes and abilities. We also have special combinations of Treasure Hunts and walks designed for conference groups and organisations looking to develop connectedness and teamwork or simply to have some fun together. Treasure Hunt, 1, 2 or 3 people - $50. 4 + people $15 pp- U/5 free. Walks from $80 solo + $20 pp.
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pants87 wrote a review Jun 22
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions19 helpful votes
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I was looking for things to do with my kids in Daylesford and read about the GPS treasure hunt. I emailed Brendan and was able to secure a time on Sunday 19th June. What a fun experience this was, and a perfect winters day to do it! I worked in Daylesford 10 years ago and saw things around the lake that I never knew about before. The kids raved about it for the whole drive home and loved their tasty ‘treasure’. I would encourage anyone with children visiting Daylesford to give this a go! My kids didn’t even know they’d walked over 5km! Thanks Brendan, we really really enjoyed it! Amy ☺️
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Jake D wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Could not have asked for a better way to propose to my now fiancée. Such a fun filled activity in a beautiful location. Brendan was a pleasure to deal all the way along. The picnic was amazing, he helped organise a photographer to capture the proposal moment. A perfect fun-filled activity for couples, families, groups, mates etc. A big 10/10!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Response from secretforestwalks, Owner at Secret Forest Walks
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks very much Jake. I wish you both every happiness. It's a rare privilege to play a role in these occasions. Cheers Brendan.
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Leon Z wrote a review May 2022
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An incredibly fantastic experience that could not have gone any better. I organised the 'Proposal Edition' through Brendan and he was very accommodating and more. He helped ensure everything went off without a hitch and made the special occasion even more romantic through his planning of both the scenic route and with a lovely picnic towards the end. Brendan was very clear and responsive in his communication and helped with the perfect proposal. Thanks again Brendan!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from secretforestwalks, Owner at Secret Forest Walks
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks Leon. I wish you both every happiness. Cheers Brendan
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Kate wrote a review Apr 2022
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Brendan was extremely helpful, kind and Informative. This was a fun, interactive and memorable experience. I would definitely recommend do this experience, you won't be disappointed.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from secretforestwalks, Owner at Secret Forest Walks
Responded Apr 25, 2022
Thank you for your great feedback and warm recomendation Kate. I'm delighted you enjoyed the Treasure Hunt at Lake Daylesford. All the best. Brendan.
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Jacqui K G wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
The treasure hunt was a fun way for our family to explore the lake area. We had two teams going in different directions (kids aged 18, 16, 14, 10 & 9). Definitely enjoyed most by the younger ones - perfect for their age group. A little bit pricey - would have preferred to be charged per GPS than per person, as the adults just went along for the ride.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from secretforestwalks, Owner at Secret Forest Walks
Responded Apr 24, 2022
Hi Jacqui I'm glad your families had fun on the Treasure Hunt. It's not that often you find an activity where the 18 year olds enjoy participating with the 9/10 year olds for over an hour and a half. At $15 per person, our customers tell us that this is good value. It would have been possible for the older ones to supervise the younger ones and just form a team of kids, but hopefully seeing and joining in with the engagement, curiosity and fulfilment of the young folks while enjoying Lake Daylesford and the Mineral Springs made the experience worthwhile for the adults. All the best. Brendan Murray Secret Forest Walks Daylesford
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