The Cheeky Fox Trail

A family walk, picnic and stay experience in the Kinglake Ranges

The Cheeky Fox Trail is a family walk and picnic experience in the Kinglake Ranges, including luxury accommodation at Cheeky Fox Retreat.

Designed to help you to reconnect with nature and enjoy a relaxing weekend away with family and friends, The Cheeky Fox Trail includes overnight accommodation and a full day of activities that the whole family will enjoy.

You'll explore and learn about some of Kinglake's key attractions, followed by a picnic in the paddock at Cheeky Fox Retreat, complete with food, drinks, and games. Your home for the weekend is a large, six-bedroom house with a swimming pool, situated on 50 private acres with spectacular mountain views.

Included in The Cheeky Fox Trail experience is a one night stay at Cheeky Fox Retreat, a large, six-bedroom house with a swimming pool, situated on 50 private acres with spectacular mountain views.

Extra nights can be added, and you'll receive a 10% discount off the standard nightly rate.

Your guide
Your guide for the day is a fun, activity-based Trail guidebook containing directions, maps, colour in pages, games and fun things to see and do at each stop. The book is yours to keep and you'll receive one per child.

You'll learn interesting facts about the area, including its history, native plants and animals and Aboriginal language and stories from the Taungurung people - the Traditional Owners of the land upon which Cheeky Fox Retreat lies. We acknowledge and respect their continuing connection to this land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.

The Trail
Following the Trail guidebook, you'll self-drive to the first stop on the Trail, which is a family friendly walk in the Kinglake National Park. Here you'll learn about post fire regrowth, habitat trees, types of ferns and water sources.
After enjoying a leisurely bushwalk, the Trail will take you to a magical playground in the Kinglake township called Bollygum Park, based on the children's book by Australian author and wildlife artist Garry Fleming.

The last stop is Frank Thomson Reserve, with spectacular views of Melbourne's skyline and is also the location of the Kinglake Bushfire Memorial.
Accessible for All
The Trail, including the bush walk, is accessible for people with mobility limitations via the use of a TrailRider All-Terrain Wheelchair, that was kindly donated to the Kinglake community by the local Rotary club. We are working with Parks Victoria to offer this as a service for The Cheeky Fox Trail, so that we can welcome all family members to enjoy the Trail experience. Contact us to discuss if this option is suitable for you.
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Picnic in the Paddock with Games
The Trail is likely to take about an hour and a half, after which you'll return to Cheeky Fox Retreat, where a styled picnic in the paddock will be all set up for you to enjoy, complete with fun lawn games for all to play!

Food & Drink
A delicious picnic lunch will await, prepared by local Kinglake caterer, My Little Country Kitchen. You'll receive two large platter boxes, including a grazing platter with savoury and sweet selections and a box of crispy chicken sliders and assorted wraps. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets an be accommodated - let us know when booking if anyone has specific needs or allergies.

A drinks cooler with ice and water will also be supplied.

Booking Enquiry
The following dates are currently available for one-night stay Trail bookings, at the special rate of $1,795:

  • Saturday 15 January 2022 SOLD OUT
  • Saturday 22 January 2022 SOLD OUT
  • Saturday 12 February 2022
  • Saturday 19 February 2022
  • Saturday 19 March 2022
You can add on extra nights at a 10% discount. Alternatively, the Trail experience can be added on to any two-night stay at Cheeky Fox Retreat, and we'll discount your second night as well - contact us for availability
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We are planning to hold monthly public Trail days during spring/summer 2022. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about the launch of The Cheeky Fox Trail event days!
Contact us:

Address: Taungurung Country, 36 Extons Road, Kinglake Central VIC 3757
Phone: +61 415 205 500
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