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Day Walks

Get More Out Of Life With Take Shape Adventures' Guided Bush Walks

Want to go bushwalking/hiking but not sure where to go? No one to go with? Not sure what to take? If you’re fit enough? What shoes to wear? We’ve got you covered.

Take Shape Adventures is the number 1 adventure company. Our purpose is to help you live a bigger better more adventurous life. Come join us for a day in nature. Encouraging and supportive hikes in small group for people of all ages fitness levels and experience- you don’t even need walking boots, runners are just fine!

Our walks are graded (see below) so you can choose the level of walk suitable for you. Come along on your own and make new friends, or bring a friend and have a great day out connecting with nature.

We lead you and feed you yummy healthy food, come try our famous lemon slice and protein balls. You will get to visit some the best hiking destinations within two hours of Melbourne.

Make the time to enjoy the best things in life- nature, friends, food and fitness!

Start your love affair with the outdoors today. Book your spot on one of our upcoming walks

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March 2019

Cathedral Ranges – South Grade 5, 13 kms

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT
Cathedral Ranges – South, Cooks Mill Campground
Little River Road, Taggerty, Victoria 3714 Australia
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$75 11 tickets left

Rising steeply from the plains north of Melbourne, the Cathedral Ranges are a prominent sight when travelling north. Visualise sitting atop the peak, gazing out over Victoria’s mountain ranges and feeling euphoric at having made the ascent. This can be you! After a long steady uphill start, the track turns into a sensational walk up the side of the ranges to Mt Cathedral involving some exposed climbing and very steep ascents. You then carefully make your way along the challenging…

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Mt Evelyn Forest: Grade 2 – 10 kms

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT
Mt Evelyn Forest, Silvan Reservoir Overflow Car Park, Stonyford Road
Silvan, Victoria 3795 Australia
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$75 15 tickets left

Looking for a beginners bushwalk? Soak up the scenery as we explore the hidden delights of the Dandenong’s and experience the Australian Bush for some mental therapy, or simply escape the city for a day in nature, on our Grade 2, Mt Evelyn Forest Walk.

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April 2019

Mount Macedon Circuit: Grade 4 – 17 kms

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
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Mount Macedon Circuit, Douglas Road
Mount Macedon, Victoria 3441 Australia
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$75 34 tickets left

Mount Macedon is one of the highest peaks in the ranges and you can enjoy magnificent views from the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross and the Camels Hump.

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Surf Coast: Grade 3 – 13km

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
710 Great Ocean Rd, Aireys Inlet VIC 3231, Urquhart Bluff Carpark 710 Great Ocean Rd
Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, VIC 3231 Australia
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$75 15 tickets left
urquhart bluff beach

This is one of our few coastal and beach walks, so join to explore the coastal health of Anglesea followed by a few steps down to the beach.

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Olinda Falls Explorer: Grade 3 – 9 kms

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Olinda Explorer, Woolrich Lookout
10 Chalet Road, Olinda, Victoria 3788 Australia
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$75 20 tickets left
olinda falls

Picture perfect Olinda Falls is located in the Dandenong Ranges, just an hour from Melbourne’s CBD.

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Three Lost Children: Grade 3 – 15 kms

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AEST
Three Lost Children, Lake Jubilee Reserve
Daylesford, Vic 3460 Australia
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$75 17 tickets left

Walking through the stunning region of Daylesford this walk combines the misty treasures of natural surroundings with the tale of the Three Lost Children.

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Kurth Kiln, Bunyip State Forest: Grade 3 – 14 to 17 kms

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Kurth Kiln, Bunyip State Forest, Kurth Kiln Picnic Area
Beenak Road, Gembrook, Victoria 3139 Australia
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$75 16 tickets left
woman by waterfall

Kurth Kiln Forest is typical of Melbourne’s east and the day out may be pretty hot, and certainly full of chatter as you catch up with old and new friends and enjoy one of those pleasant long walks on easy trails.

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May 2019

Smartphone Photography, Anakie Gorge beginners

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Smartphone Photography & Hiking Workshop – Sept, Anakie Gorge Picnic Area
Gorge Road, Staughton Vale, Victoria 3340 Australia
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$99 18 tickets left

On this picturesque walk, you’ll learn the fundamentals of photography, such as composition, focus, exposure, creative techniques, working with natural light, post-production, and much more.

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Cathedral Ranges, Chapel Hill. Grade 4, 14kms

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
Chapel Hill off track, Little River Road
Taggerty,, Vic 3714 Australia
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$75 18 tickets left

Do you know the Cathedral Ranges? Well then join this walk for a unique perspective and view Melbourne’s famous range from a different view. We leave the cars for this walk and within 20 steps enter the forest to start our off track ascent of Chapel Hill. This long ascent gives majestic views of the surrounding ranges and valleys.

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Mother’s Day Walk & Picnic High Tea: Grade 3 – 10 km

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Mother’s Day Walk & Picnic High Tea, Woolrich Lookout
Chalet Road, Olinda, VIC 3788 Australia
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$75 20 tickets left
dandenong

The good old Dandenong Ranges are without a doubt one of Melbourne's best assets. It's hard to believe that somewhere so serene and scenic can be so close to the city.

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Murrindindi – Wilhelmina Falls: Grade 3

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Wilhelmina Falls, Water Gauge Carpark
Wilhelmina Falls Road, Murrundindi Scenic Reserve, Victoria 3717 Australia
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$75 20 tickets left
Wilhelmina Falls

Our Favourite! This is definitely one of the best walks within a few hours of Melbourne. A childhood favourite, this walk crosses the Murrindindi River on a swing bridge then quickly starts a moderate but persistent climb towards the large rock slab.

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You Yangs Beginners Grade 2, 8 Kms

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
You Yangs Northern Loop, You Yangs Regional Park Turntable Drive
Little River, Victoria 3211 Australia
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$75 20 tickets left

Need a mental health day, or simply a timeout and some you time to recharge? Or perhaps you are looking for a treat for yourself! Regardless of the reason, join us for another great You Yangs loop!

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June 2019

Mount Macedon Circuit: Grade 4 – 17 kms

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
Mount Macedon Circuit, Douglas Road
Mount Macedon, Victoria 3441 Australia
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$75

Mount Macedon is one of the highest peaks in the ranges and you can enjoy magnificent views from the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross and the Camels Hump.

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Donna Buang: Grade 4 walk

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Donna Buang Day Walk, Dammans Road
Warburton, Vic 3477 Australia
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$75 20 tickets left
Boobyalla

Wowsers! Which of our fitter walkers want to join Jess and Dyllon as they haul a yummy lunch up the side of Mt Donna Buang. With over 1100m of elevation, this one is a toughie and will make you feel awesome at the end of the day.

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Lerderderg O’Briens Loop: Grade 3 – 13km

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Lerderderg O’Briens Loop, O’Briens Crossing, O’Briens Road
Lerderderg, Victoria 3341 Australia
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$75 20 tickets left
Lerderberg State Park

Lerderderg State Park, with its myriad of tracks, gullies, creeks and ridges form a wild, rugged environment in which we will enjoy our first day walk.

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Warburton Beginners Grade 2, 10 Kms

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Warburton nature walk, Millgrove CFA Station
3060 Warburton Hwy, Millgrove, Victoria 3799 Australia
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$75 20 tickets left
Warburton Nature Walk with take shape adventures

Looking for a beginners bushwalk, or something family friendly you can bring the kids along to? The Warburton Aquaduct River Walk is the perfect walk!

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Masons Falls, grade 3

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Mason Falls Circuit, Masons Falls Picnic Area, Masons Falls Road
Kinglake, Vic 3763 Australia
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$75 25 tickets left
hikers walking down masons fall

The Masons Falls Circuit is a lovely hike through the regenerating bush that clearly shows the impact of the Kinglake fires.

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Day Walk Grading System:

GRADE 1

Suburban streets

Compacted trail, footpath No technical sections. Well signposted. Walks generally less then 10km (each day).

GRADE 2

You Yangs

Compacted trail, steady inclines or moderate well defined steps. Some fitness needed. No technical sections. Well signposted. Walks generally 8 – 11kms in length (each day).

GRADE 3

Otway's national park

Short to moderate hill sections, stairs or uneven surfaces. Occasional sustained hills. Some fitness needed. May include small technical sections. Reasonably well signposted. Walks generally range from 12-18km.

GRADE 4

Mount Macedon

Tracks may be long, uneven, steep and rough in places. Undefined stairs, rocks or slippery surfaces. General fitness needed. Some technical sections, logs, drops etc. Some navigation required.Walks generally range from 15-25km

GRADE 5

Cathedral Ranges

Uneven, steep tracks scrambling may be needed. Good fitness needed. Frequent Technical sections: chains, ladders, rocks. Careful navigation required at times. Walks range from 15km up to 30km

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