Tag: Day hike

Secret Forest Walks

Experience the beauty and seclusion of walking in the Wombat Forest, assisted by GPS technology.
No clubs or tours, just you and the company of your choice, or solo if you wish.
Your hand held GPS unit will show you the way.

Choose from a selection of carefully mapped bushwalks on the tracks and trails of the Wombat Forest, according to your tastes and abilities. Be immersed in lush fern gullies or tall forest, or take in high country mountain views or dramatic river gorges. Short, medium and long, easy or challenging walks are available.
During the pre walk consultation we’ll select the right walk and show you how to use the GPS unit, and you’re away! Inquire about our back pack of walkers essentials, or you can BYO.

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As well as the forest walks, The Lake Daylesford GPS Treasure Hunt is a new, fun and interactive game for families, friendship groups and, well, anyone who likes the trill of the hunt, teamwork and reward. Based on the International GeoCaching, it’s like a high tech Treasure Hunt set in beautiful surrounds.

Recipients of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for the last three years, Secret Forest Walks is your first choice for unique outdoor activities.

Mob: 0418 301 281
Email: info@secretforestwalks.com
Web: www.secretforestwalks.com
Available Friday, Saturday, Sunday or by chance.

Three Lost Children Reserve & Walk – 16 km’s | 6 hours one way

Stop at the three Lost Children Reserve to rest and contemplate. Learn about the story of the Three Lost Children or experience the walking trail.

A peaceful walk through the forest surrounding Daylesford, this 16km one way trail takes in gentle hills and beautiful scenery. The Three Lost Children Walking Trail commemorates the tragic story from Daylesford’s golden era when three small boys wandered away from their homes in 1867. Despite a massive and lengthy search effort by the united townsfolk, the boys were not found alive. The Three Lost Children walk follows the approximate route the boys walked and takes you through bush landscapes that were once active goldfields, and now are part of the Wombat State Forest and the Hepburn Regional Park. Along the walk you will see the remnants of gold mines, water races and tramways. Visit the memorial cairn on Wheelers Hill Rd, Musk and the gravesite and memorial at Daylesford Cemetery.

  • Sunrise to sunset.

Tipperary Walking Track – 16km | 6 hours one way

The track runs from picturesque Lake Daylesford to the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve, following Sailors Creek and Spring Creek through foothill forest for most of the way. The 16km track can be walked in five to six hours, is mostly level to gently undulating and is quite easy walking.

This track is not for bikes or horses.

If you don't wish to walk the whole length of the track, try a shorter walk. Between Lake Daylesford and Bryces Flat, there is track on both sided of Sailors Creek allowing for loop walks of various lengths.

The times quoted are for one way, at a moderate pace without rests. They are intended as a guide only.

For up-to-date park information including any changed conditions, visit the Parks Victoria webpage or call 13 19 63.

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  • Sunrise to Sunset

Friends of Cornish Hill

Cornish Hill is a Crown Land reserve in the heart of Daylesford. This land was intensively mined for gold between 1852 and the 1950’s. It was so named after the Cornish miners whose expertise in deep mining techniques was crucial to the extracting of gold from the quartz reefs running deep under the hill.
The mining left the hill derelict and denuded of trees and it soon became an area where goats and cows grazed. Woody weeds such as gorse, blackberry and broom became established in the disturbed soil, making reclamation and regeneration a challenging and lengthy process.
Spring-fed Smith’s Creek rises near East Street and bisects the reserve and flows into Wombat Creek which eventually becomes part of the Loddon River system. Cornish Hill is a haven for wildlife as well as a community asset to be discovered and enjoyed by all.

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