The mountain - kunanyi / Mount Wellington looks over Hobart like an ever-present being. Some look up to gauge the weather, others look up in traffic and promise to visit soon. But how well do we know the mountain? Wild Wellness combines forces with Walk on kunanyi to deliver an experience never before hosted on the mountain. Like submerge yourself in mountain water kind of different. And we have released new dates for you to join us: June 26 and August 21 or by private booking.
1. Expert Guiding
Andy isn’t any guide. He grew up on the mountain. He’s followed trails and lunched on boulders most will never know of. His love of kunanyi is palpable. Sure, any local or visitor can drive up and walk a trail. But with Andy, you get to know the mountain on a deeper level. He’ll share stories from indigenous days, to wayward convicts to determined bushrangers. He also has a keen eye for wild flowers and wildlife who call the mountain home.
2. Breathing Deeply
The mountain air feels so good in your lungs. Led by Piet Blokker (trained by Wim Hof himself!), we’ll invite you to breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Feel that mountain air flow deep into your being. Rest back and breathe it all in. Let the rhythms of kunanyi override our typically fast-paced world ... all with the guidance of Piet's grounding voice. This is about hitting pause.
3. Mountain Water Dipping
We become one with fresh mountain water. Yes, that’s right we take the plunge (not compulsory but highly recommended). Cold water therapy is at the core of the Wild Wellness Method. When we arrive at our secret location, Piet will prepare you for the invigorating dip. It's a full body reset - don't be surprised if you feel great for days.
Many walk kunanyi's trails but how many take a side trip into the river? This is an intimate connection with the mountain you'll never forget.
4. Fireside Journaling
Journaling is good for the soul. It’s even better when you hit pen to paper in the wilderness. Clear air seems to bring clarity of thought. Don’t know what to write? Wild Wellness journaling is guided, so you get an opportunity to dive a little deeper. Whether it’s journalist and journaller Amanda Ducker leading or founder Alice Hansen, we’ll invite you to write in a way that will become your portal to return to the mountain any time you re-read your words. We’ll gather fireside, and hugged by the shelter of a dense forest.
5. Delish Tassie Fare
No need to get up early to pack the lunch box. Andy serves up the most delish Tassie fare ranging from Pigeon Whole Bakers treats with a morning tea view through to firing up the barbie for lunch. That’s not before a platter emerges from seemingly nowhere with the likes of Bay of Fires cheese and local pepperberry quince paste. And yes, he carries all this on his back.
So come and see the mountain with us. In a wilder way. In a memorable way. In a way that will have you looking up to the mountain and feeling like you know kunanyi just a little more closely.
Find out more or book one of our dates below: June 26, August 21 or by private booking.