The Mindful Forest Adventure
Our Forest Adventure is a half-day program designed to offer you an introduction of mindfulness whilst also guiding you on a hiking adventure through the Wombat State Forest. Connect deeply to the forest as you learn about mindfulness and enjoy guided meditations, nature-connection activities and informative stops along the way. This four hour program is a fun and practical introduction to mindfulness that will take you on a journey through a variety of beautiful forest landscapes and mindfulness practices. The adventure finishes with a picnic nestled in the heart of the forest.
Public tours operate:
Every second Saturday (see booking calendar for dates)
*Subject to weather conditions and minimum booking requirements
1pm-5pm (4 hours)
This 4 hour workshop and hike offers you a great introduction to mindfulness in the magnificent setting of the Wombat State Forest. We meet at a small carpark in the forest, and from there set out towards the 'Wild Mindfulness workshop camp', nestled beside a creek in the heart of the forest. The workshop takes around 40 minutes and includes a beginners guided meditation where we will start to tune into the forest to calm and quieten the mind. We will introduce you to the ideas, concepts and practices of mindfulness in a relaxed and engaging manner surrounded by the calming beauty of the forest.
After the workshop, we head out for our 6km hike which takes us on a journey through a variety of forest landscapes. From lush forested gullies to open woodlands, this hiking trail showcases some of the best landscapes in the Wombat Forest.
Along the way we stop for short mindfulness practices where you will be guided to tune into the forest environment through your senses. We practice listening, watching and interacting with the forest in ways that both relax and inspire us. We also include a bunch of interesting information and science as we continue to expand your understanding of mindfulness and eco-therapy along the way.
Our mindfulness practices and activities in the forest are based on nature-connection and forest bathing principals, offering you the opportunity to connect deeper to the natural environments. We like to keep things relaxed, fun and engaging whilst also sharing some new ideas and skills. The final section of the hike is completed in silence, giving you the chance to really enjoy the peace of the forest.
Arriving back at Wild Mindfulness Camp, we gather for an afternoon picnic and friendly conversation. We offer hot or cold drinks depending on the weather, and an assortment of locally baked treats.
Your guide is a trained and accredited meditation teacher with first aid training and extensive outdoor experience. We always carry a full first-aid kit and emergency satellite beacon, so you can be assured that we will keep you safe whilst out in the forest.
Small group sizes, maximum 6 people per tour
(minimum of 2 people to run the tour)
Bookings essential & we recommend booking in advance.
Beginner & Intermediate
Easy to Moderate
(mostly flat or gentle inclines,
some rough sections of track, some obstacles)
Total distance covered:
Is this tour for me?
Hopefully! Mindfulness is pretty easy and can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life, however this tour might not be suitable for everyone. Please take into consideration the following:
Good walking shoes.
It may be wet and muddy in places depending on the season. Wear study enclosed footwear appropriate for bush walking, we recommend hiking boots or runners.
Weather appropriate clothing.
Daylesford can be cold! For your comfort while we are meditating please bring warm layers as well as a hat and sunscreen. We also recommend full-length pants when hiking through the bush.
What to Pack.
Water bottle, backpack & sense of exploration.
Please leave valuables at home as the carpark is a secluded forest site.
Tours are subject to weather conditions. We will decide 24 hours before the tour if it needs to be cancelled due to forecast conditions. We do not operate in heavy rain, high winds or on days of extreme fire risk. If light or patchy rain is forecast you will be given the option of going ahead or cancelling. Any tours cancelled due to weather conditions will be fully refunded.
If you decide to cancel for your own reasons then we can provide a full refund if you give us at least 24 hours notice. Last minute cancellations (within 24 hours of scheduled tour booking) will incur a 50% cancellation fee.