Murmuring Walk

Next date: Sunday, 24 October 2021 | 11:00 AM to Friday, 31 December 2021 | 12:00 PM

Eerie image of trees and mist at Sanatorium Lake

A multi-layered audio guided walk on Mount Macedon

Created by Ria Soemardjo, Charlotte Roberts and Sandra Fiona Long.

Murmuring Walk is an audio-guided walk reflecting the environment, birdlife and natural rhythms of Sanatorium lake, Mount Macedon, which is on Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung land. Participants are invited to wear headphones connected to their personal device and enter a contemplative space as they are led by a sublime multilayered vocal and poetic sound track. The birds, grasses, ferns, trees and all the abundant life join with the audio track to become one sublime experience. A truly blissful way to experience the nature of Mount Macedon.

The self guided walk is waiting for you!

The audio guided walk is free and can be done at any time. The audio files covers two sections of Sanatorium Lake. We recommend allowing approximately one hour for the whole experience, though you are welcome to pause and take your time along the way. 

Before you set out on your walk check Parks Victoria for advice regarding weather conditions, alerts or closures.

Instructions to download Murmuring Walk audio

  1. Download the 2 audio files onto your device before heading to the lake, (internet is unreliable on location). Download the files by clicking on the 3 black dots next to the volume icon.

    Murmuring Walk - Part 1. 

  2. Murmuring Walk - Part 2

  3. Download or print out murmuring-walk-map-guide.jpg(JPG, 584KB) (pdf also under the Related Information heading at bottom of webpage)
  4. Head to Sanatorium Lake, connect your headphones.
  5. The starting point is at the Lions Head Road car park, at the beginning of the path to Sanatorium Lake. Press play on part 1 of the audio, and listen to the introduction here. At the end of the introduction you will be instructed to start walking.  


  • Thursday, 15 July 2021 | 12:00 AM - Friday, 31 December 2021 | 12:00 PM


From Mount Macedon Rd turn onto Lions Head Rd, continue 1.9km past Days Picnic Ground (the closest toilets), to the Lions Head Road Carpark.

Don't forget to bring headphones, water, wear warm clothing, and suitable footware. Conditions at Mt Macedon can be cold and wet.

Sanatorium Lake, Mount Macedon, Lions Head Road, Mount Macedon 3441  View Map

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