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    Forest Therapy - Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney

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    Event description

    Event description

    Originating from Japan, Shinrin-yoku (or Forest Therapy) is a preventative health practice which improves health & wellbeing by immersing your senses in nature. This experience led by INFTA-Accedited and Certified Forest Therapy Guides is designed to increase your mental and physical health by reducing stress levels, normalizing your pulse and blood pressure and strengthening your immune system.

    Forest 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 in the pristine forest of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Our professionally trained Forest Therapy Guides will gently lead participants through a series of sensory experiences, mindfulness, quiet aware walking and nature appreciation to help promote slowing down, nature connection and relaxation. The experience, presented by In My Nature, the INFTA-Accredited Training Provider, concludes with a Japanese-inspired tea ceremony.

    Forest Therapy Walks are recommended for people 13 years and over.

    This event is endorsed, supervised and quality-controlled by the International Nature and Forest Therapy (INFTA), the world's peak body in promoting Forest Therapy as an evidence-based Public health practice. 

    Meeting point:     Visitor Centre - next to the Gardens Shop.
    Directions: Follow the signs to the "Shop, Restaurant, Cafe, Toilets." You will come to the Visitor Centre next to the Gardens Shop. The guides wearing green shirts will be waiting for you outside the Visitor Centre.

    When: Sundays: 23 April 2023, 21 May 2023; please choose your session dates and times

    Price: $50 per person

    What to bring: this is an outdoor activity, please wear comfortable footwear and clothing appropriate for weather conditions

    Participants: the maximum number of participants is 15, the minimum number is five; should the minimum number of participants not be reached we reserve the right to cancel the event; in that case, participants will be informed at least 24 hours before the start of the event

    Private Bookings: please contact us for private, corporate or organisational bookings at

    Terms and conditions: Full terms and conditions can be found here
    To handle your booking and to prepare for the event and your visit we collect basic personal information of all attendees on this tour. This is in line with Australian and NSW Government privacy laws, regulations and guidelines. For more information on how we will use the details you provide, please view our terms & conditions here.

    Please be advised about refunds, cancellations or booking changes as per our terms and conditions:
    ••• Weather Conditions
    All booked events will go ahead in wet weather, unless it is an extreme weather condition. Should weather conditions impede on the conduct of the event, all participants will be informed by email and/or SMS latest 12 hours prior to the start of the event.

    ••• 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 event host. Please see our full terms & conditions here.

    For any inquiries please contact us on:


    Safeguarding the health and safety of our participants and Forest Therapy Guides is core to what we do. Masks are not required but recommended where you are unable to maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres.

    It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that all people associated with this booking have or are not:

    • currently infected with COVID-19
    • under instruction from NSW Health to isolate
    • been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results
    • 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 event. In this instance, please contact us via email on to arrange a change of date for your booking.

    It is the attendee’s responsibility to ensure that all attendees associated with their booking are complying with the latest NSW Government’s COVID-19 regulations which take precedence over the above guidelines.

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    Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event