Programs Overview

Therapeutic Outdoor Adventures

Flow Outdoors offer a facilitated, intentional space for adventure within which to grow, learn, share and have a bit of fun. On all of our programs you can expect to be invited to participate in activities that connect you to nature and to other people, to move your body in mindful ways, to be quiet and to be active in the outdoors.

Everything we offer is an invitation, and we look forward to co-creating the journey with you and other women. We hope you discover something new about yourself and gain a sense of achievement, we know we are always learning and growing ourselves through these experiences.

A Typical day may include:

  • A welcome and introduction to place and each other
  • A warm cup of tea and nutritious snack
  • Guided warm up, coming together in community
  • Time to set personal intentions
  • Activity brief and sharing of knowledge for the activity
  • Teaching of skills and encouragement to enjoy the activity
  • Reflective space and personal insights, sharing
  • Lunch – a nutritious and tasty meal.
  • Time to talk, laugh, try new things and just be yourself.

When you book in for a trip with us we will contact you around your hopes and intentions for the trip and you can let us know any concerns you have before we start.

Flow Outdoors acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we work and pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.  Where possible we share some aboriginal history of the places we visit and appreciate the long history and knowledge of the land that the aboriginal people hold.

Day Adventures

Due to COVID-19 we are requesting that people drive themselves to the starting location. When restrictions have eased we will be able to offer transport to the location. If you are interested please make sure you sign up to our newsletter or contact us to let us know what you are interested in.

1. Nature Walk – Yarra River, Warrandyte. Jumping Creek or Pound Bend. Enjoy a gentle walk with elements of reflection, yoga and time in nature.
Learn more about Nature Walks

2. White Water Rafting on the Yarra: enjoy a sense of adventure as you learn to paddle a raft down rapids on the beautiful Yarra river near Warrandyte, combining reflection time and a sense of fun.
Learn more about White Water Rafting

3. Hike Lerderderg Gorge: explore this beautiful location within 1.5 hours of Melbourne, walk mindfully and energetically and participate in facilitated enquiry and reflection activities. On warm days, water levels permitting there might be the option of a swim in a lovely waterhole.
Learn more about Hiking

Overnight Journeys

Due to COVID-19 we are limiting our  overnight journeys to the Wilsons Prom Base camp where people use their own tent (or hire one of ours) and drive themselves to the starting location.  We are able to offer other trips for groups of people that live together.  When restrictions have eased we will be able to offer transport to the location. If you are interested please make sure you sign up to our newsletter or contact us to let us know what you are interested in. 

Our overnight journeys enable you the time and space to explore and go a bit deeper, more time to connect and reflect and being away from the everyday allows you to sink into what is most important and to be present with yourself.  

Enjoy rafting or hiking over a number of days, ranging from overnight trips to 5 day expeditions.  Sleep under the stars, share stories and music around the campfire and enjoy the thrill of negotiating your way through exciting rapids or hiking through incredible scenery. Participate in Yoga, mindfulness and connections with self,others and the natural world.

Our overnight Journeys:

1. Mitchell River – 4 day journey white water rafting (Spring and Autumn)
Come on a raft journey, go with the flow and find your rhythm and sense of adventure on this magnificent river. Find out more

2. Mt Feathertop – 3 day hike – Summer and autumn
Come and hike one the most spectacular mountain ranges in Victoria. Find perspective, sense of self and time to rejuvenate. Find out more

3. Grampians – 4 day camp including a supported hike: Autumn, Winter and Spring.
Come and enjoy the beauty and majesty of the Grampians. Enjoy warming up to hiking adventures and soak up the strength of the rock. Find out more

4. Grampians – 4 day base camp: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Relax, enjoy short walks and take in the beauty of the Grampians. Find out more

5. Wilsons Promontory – 4 day base camp. Spring, Summer, Autumn
Come and enjoy this magical place where the mountains meet the sea. Find refuge, peace, and time to reflect.  Find out more

6. Yarra River overnight trip. Any time of year
Come and try out an adventure close to Melbourne that feels so remote. Enjoy a night camped under the stars and enjoy the flow of the river during the day.  Find out more

 

Custom

Imagine going on one of our journey’s with your family, friends or team?  You can grow in confidence together, gain a greater understanding of each other and have an experience you can share into the future.

You might choose one of our existing adventures or talk to us about hiking in other areas or taking your group surfing, canoeing, rafting or stand up paddle boarding. 

Contact us to  co-create a program with your group or team. Where would you like to go?  Who would you take with you?

Corporate Giving

Talk to Flow Outdoors about mutually beneficial programs where you co-design a program for you and your team and you also support women who are otherwise unable to access programs like this.

Community Programs

Flow Outdoors loves to work with community groups, organisations and agencies to codesign and deliver outdoor adventure therapy programs for the women that you work with.  These programs range from half days all the way through to a series of half and full day programs and a journey.

Agencies:

Talk to us about what we can offer with your existing funding or discretionary funds or work with us to apply for other grant programs to further support the women you are working with.  We can provide alternative therapeutic options for women which build the community and their capacity.

NDIS:

If you are plan managed or self managed with your NDIS we can work with you if you have funding under social and community participation, improved daily living or short term accommodation you may be eligible to attend a day program with us.

At this stage we don’t have dates for specific NDIS funded places so please register your interest and let us know what type of trip you would be interested in and let us know.  When we get the numbers for a day trip (around 8) we will get in touch.

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