Secret Forest Walks

Which walk is for you?

Here is our current list of walks.
Click the title for photos of the views you may encounter.
Easy

Sailors Falls

Length: 4.5km +4.5km
Terrain: Falls Loop- mainly moderate slope. Short Loop-mainly flat.
Features: Impressive Twin waterfalls. Mineral Spring. Tall Forest. Wildlife. Secluded grassy picnic spot. Toilet. Mining relics.
Grading: Easy

Bullarto Walk 1

Length: 5km
Terrain: Mainly flat to moderate slopes
Features: Lush, dense, tall forest. Moist tree fern gullies. Creekside picnic spots. Wombats.
Grading: Easy

The Great Lakes Walk

Length: 5.8 km
Terrain: Mild to moderately hilly
Features: Daylesford's iconic lakes and Cornish Hill gold mining reserve. Mineral water. Great views. Hidden history. Begin/finishes in Central Daylesford.
Grading: Easy
Medium

Jewell of the Wombat

Length: 8 km
Terrain: hilly, steep in places
Features: Hilltop panoramas of Great Dividing Range. Lush, moist gullies. Tall, mature eucalypts. Seclusion.
Grading: Medium

Lyonville Springs

Length: 7.3 km
Terrain: Mainly flat but with steep hill ascent
Features: Mineral springs with BBQ/picnic grounds. Expansive hill top views. Tall Forest. Lush riverside walk.
Grading: Medium

Blow Hole

Length: 7.3 Km (options)
Terrain: Moderately hilly.
Features: The Blowhole cascades and pool. Dramatic hill and river gorge views. Dry, Box forest. Views to Mt Franklin.
Grading: Medium

Bullarto Walk 2

Length: 7.2km
Terrain: Mainly flat to moderate slopes
Features: Lush, dense, tall forest. Moist tree fern gullies. Creekside picnic spots. Wombats. reservoir
Grading: Medium

Hepburn Springs - Blowhole

Length: 9.4km
Terrain: Mainly flat to undulating. Paths can be narrow and rocky. Some road sections.
Features: Hepburn Mineral Springs. Golf course views and roo's, Bluestone bridges, dramatic rocky gorges. Sailors creek. The Blowhole, Hepburn townscape, The old Hepburn Pool. Box forest. Links to The Blowhole walk.
Grading: Medium

The Petrus Art Walk

Length: 7.5 km
Terrain: Hilly. Easy all weather road section.
Features: Mineral water. Numerous trackside art installations. Open forest views. Wildlife. Best panorama of Daylesford.
Grading: Medium
Hard

Mountain Challenge

Length: 12.5km
Terrain: Steep
Features: Amazing mountain top views. Lush rainforest gullies. Changing forest and fauna. Picnic BBQ base
Grading: Hard

Hepburn Springs - Chocolate Mill

Length: 12km (8km and 6.2km options)
Terrain: Hilly
Features: Hepburn Springs, Jacksons Lookout, fine GDR and Mt Franklin views, Hunts dam, stone ruins, The Chocolate Mill, box forest, birdlife.
Grading: Hard

The Blowhole Trek

Length: 12 km
Terrain: Generally hilly
Features: Builds onto the spectacular Blowhole walk. Added ridge top walk. Views to Mt Franklin. Seclusion.
Grading: Hard

Bullarto Walk 3

Length: 11km
Terrain: Mainly flat to moderate slopes, plus a steep hill ascent/decent
Features: Lush, dense, tall forest. Moist tree fern gullies. Creekside picnic spots. Wombats. Reservoir. Big hilltop views.
Grading: Hard