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11 & 25 SEP, 9 & 23 OCT, 6 & 20 NOV

Nature Therapy Walks

Originating from Japan, Shinrin-yoku (or forest therapy) is a preventative health practice that improves wellbeing by immersing your senses in nature. This guided experience is designed to increase your mental and physical health by reducing stress levels and lowering your pulse and blood pressure.

Nature Therapy invites participants to take time out of their busy lives so they can slow down and connect with the calming and health-giving benefits of nature. Facilitators will gently guide participants through a series of sensory experiences, mindfulness, quiet aware walking and nature appreciation desgined to assist slowing down, nature connection and relaxation. The experience, presented by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and In My Nature, concludes with a Japanese-inspired tea ceremony.

The Nature Therapy Walk is recommended for people 13 years and over. 

Where: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Please check in at the Visitor Centre at least 10 minutes before the start of the walk.

What to bring: This is an outdoor activity. Please wear comfortable footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

Please note: All walks are hosted by guides who have been certified and accredited by the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Safeguarding the health and safety of our visitors and staff is core to what we do at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. 

Masks are not required but are strongly recommended for all attendees.

It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that all attendees associated with their booking are complying with the latest requirements of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Website, which takes precedence over these guidelines. https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules 

These guidelines require that

  • All attendees sign into the program via the QR code provided

  • Do not currently have an active COVID-19 infection

  • Have not been in contact with someone diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 7 days or are under instruction from NSW Health to isolate

  • Are not awaiting a test result for COVID-19

  • Are not showing any symptoms related to COVID-19

If any of the above apply to you or any attendee associated with this booking, we request that you do not attend this program. In this instance, please contact us via email on programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au to arrange a change of date for your booking.

On the day of your visit we are required to collect basic personal information of all attendees on this tour. This is in line with Australian and NSW Government guidelines around COVID-19. For more information on how we will use the details you provide, please view our Privacy Statement here

Please be advised as per our terms and conditions:
A. Refunds, Cancellations and Booking Changes
B. Online tickets

  • No refunds apply for cancellation of tickets purchased online.

  • A request for a date change can be made in writing no less than 48 hours prior to the program commencement time. Approval of a date change is at the discretion of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. 

Please see our website for full terms and conditions.

For any enquiries please contact us on programs.info@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au