"A beautiful, gentle experience of the forest, awakening my senses to tiny aspects I may have otherwise missed.
A fabulous winter day. Thank you"
- Penny, Berrick
"A perfect length and variety of activities. I discovered a whole new universe. It was wonderful. Thank you."
Exclusive access to natural beauty. Meticulously planned by Dame Elizabeth Murdoch & head gardener, Michael Morrison, the gardens of Cruden Farm have been left for the public to enjoy. With the garden to ourselves, we wander through changing seasons of numerous colourful blooms and enjoy the subtle perfume of 100 lemon-scented eucalypts. Our path drifts to the lakeside to meet willows, oaks and the quietude of cypress trees while leaving our stress behind.
Temple4 Forest Therapy will customised walks to suit your organisational needs. Forest Therapy is a highly effective activity to offer your employees to manage & reduce the stress levels of daily work and living occurring at this time. By offering them quality time in a peaceful environment, you will provide them with an opportunity to rest, reflect & reconnect while also learning new skills to create a more functional work-life balance. Alternatively, a customised one-on-one personal walk may be what you prefer. Walks are offered in:
Prices vary for customised walks. Please contact Jennah at Temple 4 Forest Therapy to discuss your needs.
A good question. Forest Therapy is much more than a basic walk in nature because it enables us to experience what slowing down really feels like. It provides realistic time and space for reflection, insight, decision-making, and renewal. Forest Therapy has specifically designed activities that open the door to a relationship with nature that is a connected experience rather than just observation.
Forest Therapy can be enjoyed in all weather, However, participant safety is a priority and for that reason Temple4 Forest Therapy is constantly in touch with local authorities and individual parks to determine weather condition suitability. If a walk is cancelled due to weather conditions, participants will be notified and given the opportunity to reschedule or be reimbursed.
Yes, friends can join the walks. However, all participants must book via the website links, as for safety reasons, there is a maximum number of participants for each walk.
Temple4 Forest Therapy walks include walking on constructed and unmade paths, lawns and other natural leafy and sometimes damp ground. They also include moderate and occasionally moderate-steep gradients. Good walking shoes are therefore a necessity. Dependent on the weather and time of year, these include runners, walking boots, walking sandals or comfortable work shoes. Heels, thongs, flip flops or slip on type footwear is not suitable. Walks also operate throughout all seasons including cooler and warmer weather conditions. Temple4 Forest Therapy asks for a sensible approach regarding foot wear and clothing and cannot take responsibility for personal choices in this regard.
All the Forest Therapy walk locations have customer car parking available.
At the moment, unfortunately, the walks in the Dandenong Ranges include steps and some graded terrain off made up paths that may be difficult and/or inaccessible for assisted walking equipment. However Temple4 Forest Therapy is researching and mapping accessible Forest Therapy trails. Watch this space.