How? We went geocaching around Lake Daylesford, courtesy of Secret Forest Walks. This entails a handheld GPS device that leads you around the lake to find hidden pink posts, as the GPS has the locations and journey stored. These posts have letters, which eventually need to be rearranged to form a "Mystery Place".
You also have a bit of an activity sheet to fill out along the way. It's almost like being on an excursion at school, yet at the same time it's quite fun and something different if you're not just after a plain walk.
It was also a glorious day, however a tad warm for the adventure (30 degrees). However, this ensured that the lake was in spectacular form, glistening in the sunlight and revealing it's lovely blue colour.
Brendan, who runs Secret Forest Walks, met us at a small book shop/cafe by the lake to provide us with instructions. It was quite simple from thereon, and the excitement of a 'treasure hunt' made exploring Daylesford that much better. Towards the end, you reach various springs where you can taste some of the spring's water... It was definitely different to tap/bottled water but I can't say I found it tastier.
We also were able to take our time and merely give Brendan a call when we were close to coming back to the meeting point. We were able to stop by the lake and enjoy some lunch and soak in the Melbourne weather (actually we were probably searching for shade by this time).