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The Magic of Stillness: Coffs Harbour

  • Swans Rd Karangi, NSW, 2450 Australia (map)

Feel like your life is speeding by? Or your head is too noisy?
The medicine of the forest is waiting!
Experience the practice of shinrin yoku (or forest bathing) in the beautiful the Orara East State Forest, 15 minutes from Coffs Harbour.
This short 3 hour walk will focus on the beauty of stillness, slowing down and and letting go your worldly concerns. Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, Lucy Van Sambeek invites you on a slow gentle walk to help you (re)connect with the more-than-human world and engage all your senses, enfolded in nature's stillness.

Research has shown that being in nature has many health benefits including better immune function, lower blood pressure, reduced stress levels, decreased depression and anxiety, increased focus and concentration, better mental performance and creativity, better sleep and much more. The natural chemicals secreted by evergreen trees, collectively known as phytoncides, have also been associated with producing cancer-fighting natural killer (NK) cells in our body.

People on nature therapy walks report feeling happier, developing deeper more meaningful relationships, feeling more connected with the land and its species, having more energy and developing a more attuned intuition.

Lucy Van Sambeek is a Certified Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. For MORE INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS phone Lucy on 0417 927 657 go to

Due to small group sizes, only limited tickets available.
Suitable for ages 14+ and people of all fitness levels. Some uneven ground will be experienced on this trail. Bush tea and snacks included.
$40 adults; $20 Concession and Students.

Be Still and Listen to Nature Speak.