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How to begin

Every adventure starts with the first step. If you are just starting out and need a little guidance, this page is a great place to start.

HIKING LEVELS

UNDERSTANDING THE GRADING SYSTEM FOR OUR HIKES

To make it easier to find a tour that’s a good fit for you, we have graded our hikes on a scale of 1-5. To understand how the grading works and which grade is right for you based on your fitness level and experience, read our quick guide to grading.

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FREQUENT QUESTIONS

WHAT TO BRING, WEAR, AND WHO ELSE IS COMING ALONG?

Naturally, you’ll have some questions before deciding on your next adventure. We try our best to answer any tour-specific questions – like what to bring and what to wear – on our tour pages. We also have a dedicated FAQ page where we have answered all the questions we frequently receive. This is a good place to start if you’re new to Take Shape Adventures. 

ALL OUR DAY ADVENTURES INCLUDE

DELICIOUS FOOD

Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch and our famous home-made proten balls and lemon slice. We can also cater to any dietary requirements.

EXPERT GUIDANCE

Highly trained and experienced tour guides who will bring the adventures to life. Our guides are remote first-aid trained and carry powerful UHF radios, PLB's and first-aid kits.

GREAT COMMUNITY

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!

HIKING & SCENERY

Experience the best wildlife, scenery and hiking trails Australia has to offer. We take you on the paths less travelled to create unforgettable memories.

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GET HIKE FIT READY

DON'T LET FITNESS BE THE REASON YOU SAY NO!

Worried you’re not fit enough? Want to do a day hike but concerned about an injury? Want to train for something big but not sure where to start? Our experienced guides and Personal Trainers are on hand to give you personal advice and support. From beginners to advanced, our friendly PTs will know the right type of training to help you reach your goals. 

WHAT'S YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE?

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

NEED A LITTLE MOTIVATION?

GET INSPIRED ON OUR BLOG

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You didn’t fail the diet, the diet failed you!

Are you one of the many people who sees exercise as punishment? If so, you are not alone and it is the result of us valuing what it says on the scales above our health.
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5 Reason You Should Always Have An Adventure To Look Forward To

“Anticipation implies a future reward, and rewards are powerful motivators,” - Smith Crawford. Planning and anticipating a trip can be almost as enjoyable as going on the trip itself, and there’s research to back it up.
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WHY CHOOSE

TAKE SHAPE ADVENTURES

FRIENDSHIP

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.

BELONG

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!

ADVENTURE

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!