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Beginner Hikes

Come and take your first step of a new adventure with us.

What are Beginner Hikes?

Beginner hikes are easy 3-5km morning walks where you can chat with new friends, learn more about hiking and feel a sense of accomplishment from having started. 


  • 3-5 km so you can feel comfortable 
  • Similar walking so you can see improvements
  • Easy to access time and location


We want to offer you opportunities to improve your journey and enjoyment of the outdoors in an easy to access and supportive way. So whether you have fitness, injury or just simply want to feel safe in nature, then join us on one of our regular beginner walks.

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We understand that joining something new can be stressful and we want to assure you that this is easy. Just turn up and we'll have you covered.


Our friendly and experienced guides will help you take the first steps with confidence, fun and ensure that you achieve your goals.


Create long-lasting connections and frendships with like-minded people. Our community is one of the largest hiking communities in Australia and keeps growing every year!


Our beginner walks are located in and around the Darebin Parklands, and creek environs in Alphington. It’s easy to park and you can get there by public transport.

Why join a beginner hike?

We have a lot of enquiries that start with ‘I don’t want to slow everyone down’, and these walks are tailored to suit you so that you never feel left behind. Our goal is for you to feel supported as you begin a journey outside, and this starts with small wins, and a feeling of community and inclusion. We’d love to have you join us for a Whitsunday tour or a trip to the Bay of Fires, and that journey has to start somewhere. 


We hope this will enable you to achieve and ultimately smash any hike you choose! We will not only motivate you, give you tips, inspire you and show you what it is possible to achieve, introduce you to like minded people and empower you to dream big!

Where and how much?

You can book through our dedicated software called PT Minder.
This allows you to book a walk or series of walks and book in to each, and it also has an app you can download which will help with reminders further bookings. You can come once for $50, or join in a series of 6 sessions for $249 to increase the accountability.

Click on the Book Now below and head to dedecated PT Minder booking page.

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What to do after your beginner hikes:

At Take Shape Adventures, we have something for everyone. From Day Hikes and Weekend Escapes to Micro Adventures and Corporate Tours.

HikeFit - the next step.

Get Hike Fit. Increase balance and activate the right muscles, improve your cardio with some fun and games  and the real secret to hiking is to develop hike strength in all the right muscles. Improve your trail confidence, improve strength and balance with us EVERY Saturday at 7:30am to improve who you are.

28 Day HikeFit Challenge

With this 28 day program you’ll be well on your way to tackle your next hike with ease, whether you’re a beginner to hiking or your fitness is holding you back from a more challenging trek. With our unique approach formulated from a background of exercise science and rehabilitation, we aim to teach you valuable knowledge on how to train your body.

Personal Training Programs

Do you want more personalised attention. Are you recovering from injury, or really want to push a certain physical boundary? We can assist local clients with specific Personal Training that will help you achieve those goals. Enquire directly and have a chat.



Join Australia's fastest growing community of adventurers and hiking fans and enjoy member-only benefits and perks to get even more out of your adventures!






Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future! We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.


Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!


Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you. We organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the thing you want to do –  you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!

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