Step into Nature's Embrace
Forest Therapy immersive experiences
Urban walks - Bush meanders - Rural retreats
Group and corporate team offsite walks to create connection and calm
What are Wild Wanders?
What: Join our Forest Therapy walks - where we blend physical and mental activities in beautiful natural settings. Explore urban and wild landscapes with walks ranging from 2 hours to weekend retreats.
Reconnect, recharge and discover your inner peace.
Why: In today's fast-paced and high-pressure society stress, anxiety and depression have become increasingly prevalent. Wild Wanders uses the medically proven practice of Forest Therapy, also known as Shinrin-yoku, to help foster contemplative immersion in nature and improve health and well-being.
Who: Your guide at Wild Wanders, Julia Champtaloup, is a Certified and Accredited Forest Therapy Guide from the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance (INFTA). She also holds a basic first aid certificate and has public liability insurance cover. To read more about Forest Therapy, visit Forest Therapy Hub.
Forest Therapy Benefits
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Studies have found that forest therapy significantly reduces cortisol levels, the primary stress hormone. It lowers blood pressure, heart rate, and stress-related nervous activity.
Boosts Mood and Mental Well-Being
The natural chemicals emitted by the trees ignite happy hormones such as dompamine and serotonin, leading to an improved mood and increased feelings of happiness.
Enhances Focus and Concentration
Forest therapy brings our attention back to the present moment and the natural environment. This practice enhances focus and concentration and helps to calm busy minds.
Many who engage in regular forest bathing report feeling more energetic and rejuvenated. Combining fresh air, physical activity, and time in nature can work wonders to uplift your mood and boost energy levels.
Participate in our guided Forest Therapy walks offering a blend of physical and mental activities. From quiet urban areas to serene forest settings, walks are carefully chosen to reflect the season and conditions.
Wild Wanders experiences can be customised to suit your business needs, offering a path to reduce stress, enhance mood, enhance concentration and foster stronger bonds among team members.
Regular retreats are held in picturesque settings, where we extend invitations to guests to completely immerse themselves, disconnect from their bustling routines, and fully embrace the beauty of nature.
Corporate team event
I felt more calm, centered and energized after the walk.
I didn’t expect to find it so rewarding and fulfilling!
Corporate team event
My highlight was being encouraged to reflect and to spend time with my work team in a relaxing atmosphere.
The walk was amazing and unexpected. I loved it so much!
Blackbird Investments Sydney
It was a beautiful and sensory experience! We had lots of positive feedback from the team.
It was a challenge for me, to slow down my walking pace, but ultimately it was satisfying!
I felt more energized and grounded after the walk.
Sydney & Bronte
I loved spending time with a venerable old tree.