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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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May 2019

Bellarine Coastal Explorer: Grade 2

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
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One event on September 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

Bellarine Peninsula, Pier Car park 496 The Esplanade
St Leonards, VIC Australia
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$75 32 tickets left
Bellarine coast

This great beginners walk is a flat 10km partial circuit along the foreshore of the Bellarine Peninsula. We’ll make sure we have the tides right, so you hopefully don't get wet feet on the return journey along the beach! Our walk starts along the foreshore before heading slightly inland through coastal salt marshes and wetlands. You’ll feel far from civilisation out here, and we’ll check the weather too as it can get hot, or windy, and it’s a pretty exposed…

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June 2019

Masons Falls – Grade 3, 14kms

June 2 @ 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 18 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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Mount Macedon Circuit: Grade 4 – 17 kms

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
Mount Macedon Circuit, Douglas Road
Mount Macedon, Victoria 3441 Australia
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$75 18 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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Steiglitz Loop – Grade 3, 13kms

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Steiglitz Historic Area, Steiglitz Court House
Meredith-Steiglitz Road, Victoria 3331 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 a new walk on the TSA calendar!

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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 17 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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Donna Buang – Grade 4, 20kms

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
Donna Buang Day Walk, Dammans Road
Warburton, Vic 3477 Australia
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$75 16 tickets left
Boobyalla

Wowsers! Which of our fitter walkers want to join our guide 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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July 2019

Lerderderg O’Briens Loop: Grade 3 – 13km

July 7 @ 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 19 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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Kyeema Circuit. Grade 3/4 18kms

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
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One event on July 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

Wicks Reserve, Wicks Reserve
Basin-Olinda Road, Victoria 3154 Australia
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$75 19 tickets left
olinda falls

Bring your fitness for this slightly harder grade 3/4 exploration of the Dandenongs.

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Mt. Worth Moonlight Circuit

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Mt. Worth Moonlight Circuit, Moonlight Picnic Area, Allambee Estate Road
Allambee, Victoria 3823 Australia
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$75 20 tickets left

Tour Details: Grade 3 Distance 16km There are a number of walks in this park and to ensure we haven’t missed anything, we’ll do them all! This day will include the popular Giant’s Circuit walk, which follows a timber tramway through Mountain Ash Forest and fern-filled gullies. These lovely walks include the impressive Standing Giant, a huge Mountain Ash with a girth of 14 metres and 300 years old. Plus the wonderful – and slightly more adventurous Waterfall-Bower Circuit. Come…

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Peaks of Mt Everard – Grade 4, 20kms

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST
Peaks of Mt Everard, Healesville Kinglake Road
Kinglake, Victoria 3178 Australia
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$75 17 tickets left

The wooded hills of Kinglake National Park are a wonderful place to explore ferny rainforests as you amble along the Mt Jerusalem Track and view the ever-present evidence of the Black Saturday Fires. 

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You Yangs Walk Grade 2, 9kms

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm AEST
You Yangs Walk, You Yangs Regional Park, Turntable Drive
Little River, VIC 3211 Australia
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$75 13 tickets left

If you are in need of an escape from the urban landscape and want to find yourself surrounded by stunning views then the You Yangs in Victoria's Flinders Ranges will be a dream come true! The East West Walk has been rated as one of the Top 10 Walks Around Melbourne.

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August 2019

Lysterfield beginners hike: Grade 2 – 10kms

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

Lysterfield beginners hike, Lysterfield Carpark, 332 Hallam North Road
Lysterfield South, vic 3156 Australia
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$75 40 tickets left
couple at lysterfield park

This is a great forest walk with views that will make you feel accomplished, break up the everyday routine and come on this walk to give you a sense of achievement

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Lysterfield beginners hike: Grade 2 – 10kms

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
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One event on August 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

Lysterfield beginners hike, Lysterfield Carpark, 332 Hallam North Road
Lysterfield South, vic 3156 Australia
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$75
couple at lysterfield park

This is a great forest walk with views that will make you feel accomplished, break up the everyday routine and come on this walk to give you a sense of achievement

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September 2019

Otways – Canyons, Falls and Ferns: Grade 3 – 18kms

September 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Sheoak Picnic Area, Garvey Track
Lorne, VIC 3232 Australia
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$75 20 tickets left

Let us help get you out and about, visiting canyons and 5 waterfalls!!! One of my favourite hikes! any time of the year, this area is wonderful for an explore, some sights, and chatting with us…

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Cathedral Ranges – North Grade 4, 14 kms

September 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Cathedral Ranges – North, Little River Road
Cathedral Range State Park, Victoria 3714 Australia
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$75 20 tickets left
cathedral ranges

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.

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Bellarine Coastal Explorer: Grade 2

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

Bellarine Peninsula, Pier Car park 496 The Esplanade
St Leonards, VIC Australia
+ Google Map
$75
Bellarine coast

This great beginners walk is a flat 10km partial circuit along the foreshore of the Bellarine Peninsula. We’ll make sure we have the tides right, so you hopefully don't get wet feet on the return journey along the beach! Our walk starts along the foreshore before heading slightly inland through coastal salt marshes and wetlands. You’ll feel far from civilisation out here, and we’ll check the weather too as it can get hot, or windy, and it’s a pretty exposed…

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Three Lost Children: Grade 3 – 15 kms

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm AEST
Three Lost Children, Lake Jubilee Reserve
Daylesford, Vic 3460 Australia
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$75 20 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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Cathedral Ranges – South Grade 5, 13 kms

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Cathedral Ranges – South, Cooks Mill Campground
Little River Road, Taggerty, Victoria 3714 Australia
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$75 20 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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October 2019

Werribee Gorge Walk & Rock Climbing

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
Werribee Gorge Walk & Rock Climbing, Myers Road Werribee Gorge State Park
Pentland Hills, Victoria 3341 Australia
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$75 – $149 11 tickets left

This hike explores the length of the Werribee Gorge by following a disused water channel built around 1926 to supply irrigation to the local area, then leading up over escarpments before plunging back along the river bed itself.

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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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DAY WALKS

Our day walks range from the beaches of the Prom to the rugged mountains of the Grampians and everywhere in between, use our walks page and choose your first outdoor experience with us! Don’t worry about gear, food or details – that’s our job. Just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to have a go.

Attainable day walks to take your fitness outdoors in a supportive, social and fun environment where you can enjoy the picturesque surroundings, fresh air and feel good about yourself.

woman by waterfall

Kurth Kiln Bunyip State Forest

This walk will take in a range of tracks in the Kurth Kiln Forest and be a grade 3 walk around 14-17km long. The 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.
large graninte boulders and hikers

4 Brothers Rocks Walk

Come along and visit this magical place located on Melbourne’s doorstep. You will discover natural delights, and discover a mysterious side of Aussie folklore.

You Yangs Walk & Climb Day

The East-West Trail in the You Yangs is a fantastic beginners walk! If you are in need of an escape from the urban landscape and want to find yourself surrounded by stunning views then the You Yangs in Victoria’s Flinders Ranges will be a dream come true! The East West Walk has been rated as one of the Top 10 Walks Around Melbourne.
lysterfield park trail

Lysterfield beginners hike

This is a great forest walk with views that will make you feel accomplished, break up the everyday routine and come on this walk to give you a sense of achievement
kilcunda tour guide

Kilcunds Rock Pool Ramble

Get that fit and healthy feeling, positive energy, fantastic views and company.
Labertouche to South Hells hiker

Labertouche to South Hells

Join us on this interesting walk to stroll around the tracks and trails or the Labertouche geological Reserve. is a stream passage cave developed in Tynong Granite, and as well as walking, provides some wonderful caving opportunities (not to worry we’ll be staying above ground on this trip)! Possibly some muddy sections and a mixture of four-wheel drive tracks and walking trails will allow us to explore this lower section of the Bunyip State Park.
olinda valley tour group

Valley Explorer

Another twisty up and down hike through one of our favourite forests. The hills of Olinda are always alive with sounds and sights, with many native and introduced species making the forest differ with every twist and turn. This walk is great for the mind and body, so join us, let us guide you, and let nature do it’s work, making you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for a wonderful nights sleep.

Authurs seat & 2 Bays Trail Circuit

Come along during the lovely summer months to further explore this well-known feature of Melbournes bayside geography.
hikers walking down masons fall

Masons Fall Circuit

The Masons Falls Circuit is a lovely hike through the regenerating bush that clearly shows the impact of the Kinglake fires. There are large parts of the track that did seem to escape the tragic fires, with Masons Falls themselves being simply delightful and a great cascade to sit and watch.
Boobyalla

Donna Buang

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.

Three Lost Children Day Walk

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

Chapel Hill Off-track

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.

Lerderderg Gorge

Lerderderg State Park is where a myriad of tracks, gullies, creeks and ridges form a wild, rugged environment. The striking feature of this area is the 300-metre deep gorge that stretches south to the plains of Bacchus Marsh, almost bisecting the park. Our walk winds explores both the winding scenic valleys and ridgelines plus explores some every unique and interesting gold mining relics.

Sauntering Sherbrooke

This walk meanders along pathways and through the tallest flowering hardwood in the world, the Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) with an understorey of a variety of fern species.

Anakie Gorge Circuit

Join us for this delightful exploration of one of Melbourne's lesser-known gorges. Great walking tracks combined with views, make this a great all-rounder walk.

Bushrangers Bay

Named after two escaped convicts, Bushrangers Bay is located in Mornington Peninsula. Views include the sea, rocky bays, Cape Schanck lighthouse, and as you head inland you can view farmland and more.

Pyrite Range Hike

An exciting and unique day hike in the little known Pyrite Range. Come and join this one!

Urquhart Bluff

This great afternoon coastal walk allows you to explore some truly outstanding coastal heath and tidal platforms.

Otways – Canyons, Falls and Ferns

Let us help get you out and about, visiting canyons and 5 waterfalls!!! One of our favourite hikes! any time of the year

Smartphone Photography & Hiking Workshop

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

Cathedral Ranges – 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!

Redwood Forest for Kids!

Kids will love it, as they find themselves amongst a different type of nature to what they are probably used to seeing closer to home.

Mount Macedon Circuit

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.

You Yangs Northern Loop

If you are in need of an escape from the urban landscape and want to find yourself surrounded by stunning views

Werribee Gorge Walk & Rock Climbing

Werribee Gorge retains a wild, rugged natural beauty, and the very interesting walk even includes some tricky chain sections...exciting!
Warburton Nature Walk with take shape adventures

Warburton nature walk

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

Cathedral Ranges – South

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.

Mt Evelyn Forest

Looking for a beginners bushwalk? Soak up the scenery as we explore the hidden delights of Mt.Evelyn and experience the Australian Bush for some mental therapy and escape the city

Peaks of Mt Everard

The wooded hills of Kinglake National Park are a wonderful place to explore ferny rainforests as you amble along the Mt Jerusalem Track

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

Olinda Explorer – Bring The Kids!

Kids will love it, as they find themselves amongst a different type of nature to what they are probably used to seeing closer to home.

Plenty Gorge Parklands

Warm up by joining us on a beautiful beginners day walk, right on your doorstep.

Birdlands Urban Bushwalk

Come and join us on this 10km exploration of tracks and trails right on your doorstep. This beginner walk will immerse you in a natural, cultural and social experience and of course - our famous healthy nutritious food!

Mt. Worth Moonlight Circuit

This day will include the popular Giant's Circuit walk, which follows a timber tramway through Mountain Ash Forest and fern-filled gullies.
Also check out our

MID WEEK WALKS

  • Escape the city

    You Yangs Mid Week

    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 […]
    0
    From$65
  • Werribee Gorge – Mid Week

    For those of you who have been craving a dose of beach through the winter, this walk is for you! Although a challenging walk at Grade 4, we can honestly […]
    0
    From$65
  • Beginners

    Birdlands Urban Bushwalk

    Mid-Week Walk

    Come and join us on this 10km exploration of tracks and trails right on your doorstep. This beginner walk will immerse you in a natural, cultural and social experience and […]
    0
    From$75