The Cheeky Fox Trail

A family walk & picnic experience in the Kinglake Ranges

About
The Cheeky Fox Trail is a full day family experience, where you'll explore and learn about some of Kinglake's key attractions, followed by a hosted picnic in the paddock at Cheeky Fox Retreat, complete with food, drinks and games!

The Trail starts and ends at Cheeky Fox Retreat and is a self-guided tour to three Trail stops. Along the way 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.

Trail days will be held once a month on set dates during spring/summer. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about the launch of The Cheeky Fox Trail.

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 book per child.

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. See FAQs for more detail.
Watch TrailRider video

Picnic in the Paddock
The Trail is likely to take about an hour and a half, after which you'll return to Cheeky Fox Retreat, where a fun picnic in the paddock will be set up for you to enjoy.

Food & Drink
Your group will receive a grazing platter box prepared by local Kinglake caterer, My Little Country Kitchen, that contains savoury and sweet selections. BYO food & snacks is also allowed.

Drinks will be available to purchase from 'The Cheeky Horse Float Bar', a 1930s horse float converted into a bar, including local beer from Bridge Road Brewers and wine from Philip Lobley Wines.

Paddock Games & Prizes
We also have a selection of games, including some Country Fair-style games brought to you by the Kinglake Country Fair, and every child will receive an entry into a prize draw.

Inclusions
The cost for this full day experience is
$50 per adult and $25 per child

Including activities, food, drinks and games
Visit Kinglake attractions
Explore and learn about some of Kinglake's key attractions
Trail guide book
A fun, educational and activity based guide book (one per child)
Grazing platter
Grazing platter box prepared by local Kinglake caterer, My Little Country Kitchen
Picnic table set-up
A beautiful picnic spot will be set up for your group
Games
A selection of games for the whole family to enjoy
Bar
Local beer and wine and soft drinks available for purchase (no BYO allowed)
Prize draw
Every child will receive an entry into a prize draw
Inclusions
The cost for this full day experience is
$50 per adult and $25 per child

Including activities, food, drinks and games
Visit Kinglake attractions
Explore and learn about some of Kinglake's key attractions
Trail guide book
A fun, educational and activity based guide book (one per child)
Grazing platter
Grazing platter box prepared by local Kinglake caterer, My Little Country Kitchen
Picnic table set-up
A beautiful picnic spot will be set up for your group
Games
A selection of games for the whole family to enjoy
Bar
Local beer, wine and soft drinks available for purchase
Prize draw
Every child will receive an entry into a prize draw
Accessible
The Trail experience is accessible for people with mobility limitations via the use of the Kinglake National Park TrailRider All-Terrain Wheelchair

Join our mailing list
Trail days will be held on set dates during spring/summer. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about the launch of The Cheeky Fox Trail.
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E-mail: linda@cheekyfoxretreat.com
Address: Taungurung Country, 36 Extons Road, Kinglake Central VIC 3757
Phone: +61 415 205 500
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