Unearthing the Healing Embrace of Nature with Wild Luxury

Nature has an inherent healing quality. Those looking for a premium experience that immerses guests in the lap of nature will be excited by Wild Luxury’s two latest offerings. Leading the charge is the unique forest bathing at Crane Lodge, Sydney, supplemented by the enchanting riverside retreat at Calabash Bay Lodge, Hawkesbury River.

Forest Bathing at Crane Lodge

The Crane Lodge in Sydney has introduced a guided forest bathing experience for its guests. Ensconced amid the ancient forests near Palm Beach, this initiative aims to reconnect individuals with the healing essence of nature.

Originating from the Japanese term ‘shinrin-yoku’, forest bathing emphasises absorbing the forest atmosphere. Research has underscored the therapeutic advantages of this practice, highlighting benefits for mental and physical health.

To make this concept come alive, Mayumi Kataoka, a seasoned guide from Forest Minds, conducts these sessions. Mayumi notes, “The very surroundings of Crane Lodge, teeming with Australian fauna, flora, and ancient rocks, resonates with the essence of forest bathing. Here, guests can forge a bond with nature, finding solace in the whispers of the trees and the rustle of leaves.”

The one-hour experience begins at the deck of the lodge and meanders through its lush gardens. Guests can indulge in a sensory exploration of nature, culminating in a serene Japanese tea ceremony.

Restoring Native Forest: Crane Lodge’s Commitment

Crane Lodge stands as a testament to nature conservation. Over 1,800 square meters is devoted to a verdant garden, home to endemic and endangered plants, reflecting the ancient forests that once sprawled across the peninsula. Recognizing the value of this heritage, the owner Kim Ellis collaborated with acclaimed landscape architect Matt Cantwell to rejuvenate the native forest.

During the challenging times of COVID in 2020, Matt and his team undertook an extensive restoration. They eradicated weeds and planted 3,000 new plants, bringing the ancient aura of the land back to life. Kim reflects on the restoration, “I always felt the land was a sanctuary. Through Crane Lodge, we aim for guests to relish this nurturing embrace of nature.”


Calabash Bay Lodge: Luxury on the Hawkesbury River

The second gem in Wild Luxury’s offering is the Calabash Bay Lodge. Located amidst national parks and ancient sandstone formations, this lodge is exclusively accessible via water. The bay-side retreat, with its luxurious interiors, offers a plethora of relaxing activities. Guests can lounge by the fireplace, indulge in the scenic beauty from the daybed, or dabble in some aquatic adventure.

Both lodges echo Wild Luxury’s commitment to offering unparalleled experiences. Crane Lodge’s Forest bathing sessions start at $A7425 ($A928 per person) for a two-night wellness package accommodating up to eight guests.

The package offers you two nights of sole occupancy at Crane Lodge, a rejuvenating forest immersion with Mayumi Katoaka of Forest Minds, a bespoke three-course meal from a private chef, an individualized yoga session, a welcoming bottle of sparkling wine, and the convenience of a late midday check-out.

In a world that often feels disconnected, Wild Luxury beckons everyone to find solace, peace, and rejuvenation in the embrace of nature. Whether it’s the ethereal forest bathing at Crane Lodge or the serene riverside allure of Calabash Bay Lodge, guests are assured of memories that will last a lifetime.

For those interested in diving into these exquisite experiences, contact us at hello@purehealth.travel for further details.

Disclaimer: This article provides general information only, and does not constitute health or medical advice. If you have any concerns regarding your physical or mental health, seek immediate medical attention.