Forest bathing, forest therapy or shinrin-yoku means taking in the forest atmosphere with all of our senses. More than just a walk in the woods, it is considered to be a conscious and contemplative practice of being immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the forest. Some have said that it is good for both physical and mental wellbeing, freeing up creativity and even boosting the immune system.
Werribee Park is surrounded by the splendour of a variety of wonderful tall trees. Head on out to an outdoor walking adventure and discover the terrific trees planted by the Chirnside family over 100 years ago in the Formal Gardens of Werribee Park. You can walk among the trees, hug a tree, lean back against a tree. Do what relaxes your body, mind and spirit.
Add a dash of whimsical fun to your forest adventure by measuring how tall Werribee Park’s trees are. Measuring trees is fun and easy. Follow these quick steps to measure any tree in Werribee Park.
1. Stand close to your tree with your back turned
2. Bend over to see the tree between your legs
3. Can you see the top of the tree? If not, shuffle further away until you can
4. The distance you finally stand from the tree is about the same at its height