The Mindfulness Forest Tour
Our Mindfulness Forest Tour takes you on a three hour hiking experience through the magnificent Wombat State Forest, stopping along the way for activities and meditations as we introduce you to the ideas of mindfulness in a fun, relaxed and engaging setting. Enjoy the benefits of forest-bathing whilst learning new mindfulness skills that you will take with you after the tour. The tour finishes with a light picnic nestled in the heart of the forest.
Public tours operate:
1pm-4pm (3 hours)
Enjoy a rejuvenating forest-bathing walk through Wombat State Forest as we guide you on a journey exploring mindfulness.
The tour takes place in the heart of Wombat State Forest, a scenic 20 minute drive from the township of Daylesford. We take you off the beaten track to explore and soak in the true beauty of the forest.
The tour begins with a short 'Introduction to Mindfulness' workshop where we explain the concepts and ideas of mindfulness in a simple and easy to understand manner. You will then be guided through your first mindfulness meditation, where we will tune it to the full soundscape of the forest environment.
From there, we head off for our hike, heading deeper into the forest and stopping along the way to discuss some of the latest scientific research into forest bathing, wellness practices and the benefits of spending time in nature.
At various points along the hike we stop to guide you through different focal points, where we use the forest landscape to practice our mindfulness skills. Throughout our journey we seek to develop a connection with the forest by tuning in to the present environment. We practice hearing, seeing, reading and sensing the forest in ways that both relax and inspire us.
At the halfway point we stop for our second sitting meditation where we explore concentration and the breath, taking time to enjoy the clean forest air that fills our lungs during a guided breath meditation. We also share tips for developing your own meditation practice at home.
Continuing on the journey, we stop for two nature engagement activities aimed at cultivating curiosity and connection with the forest. The final section of the hike is then done in silence, allowing you to soak in the peacefulness of the forest and giving you time to reflect on the ideas from the tour.
Arriving back where we started, we gather together over a light picnic and friendly conversation at our 'Wild Mindfulness camp'. Hot or cold drinks are served depending on the weather, as well as some individual baked treats from one of Daylesford's best cafes.
The tour is very informative and has been designed to introduce you to a number of different mindfulness practices that you can then use again by yourself in the future. We also offer ideas for practical exercises and activities you can incorporate into your daily lives along the way.
Public tours run:
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
Total distance covered:
Good walking shoes.
It may be wet and muddy in places depending on the season. Wear study enclosed footwear appropriate for bush walking.
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.
Please wear clothing suitable for outdoor play!
What to Pack.
Water bottle & 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.
Private tours are available including 1-on-1 hikes and group bookings.
Some of the groups we can cater for include:
Families with children
Social Clubs / Friend Groups
Corporate & Business Groups
Team Building Days
School group program - Coming Soon
Get in touch for details and bookings.
Discounts available for local groups and businesses within the 3460, 3461 postcodes.