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Find your Zen at this luxe eco-lodge north of Sydney

Just an hour from Sydney in Palm Beach, Wild Luxury’s Crane Lodge is a beautiful eco-home where you can experience the healing power of forest bathing.

As part of a new Signature Wellness Package, you can now go on a guided walk through the ancient forest surrounding the Palm Beach property.

From the Japanese term shinrin-yoku, which translates to ‘absorbing the forest atmosphere’, forest bathing is based on the principle that spending time in nature can be deeply healing. Studies show that nature therapy can benefit both mental and physical health.

Home to a lush garden flowing over more than 1,800 square metres, this five-bedroom luxury eco-retreat on the Barrenjoey headland is nestled amongst an array of endemic and endangered native plants including 22 towering Pittwater spotted gums – remnants of an ancient forest that covered the peninsula before colonisation.

Moments from Sydney’s most iconic beaches – Whale Beach, Pittwater, Avalon and the inimitable Palm Beach – it’s the ultimate wellness weekend away.

Wild Luxury Crane Lodge in Palm Beach where you can go forest bathing
Nestled in nature © Wild Luxury

A  healing getaway

To help guests tap into the restorative experience of forest bathing, certified forest therapy guide Mayumi Kataoka will guide you through the forest.

She says one of the goals of the experience is to make people feel at one with nature, and this bond between people and nature is already so strong at Crane Lodge.

“Watching and listening to the sounds of birds, the gentle movements of tree branches, and sunlight glistening through the tree canopy instantly calms the mind and that’s something we all need more of these days.”

Wild Luxury's Crane Lodge in Palm Beach
Wild Luxury's Crane Lodge in Palm Beach © Wild Luxury

Signature Wellness Experience

Wild Luxury is offering a special two-night Signature Wellness Experience for up to eight guests. Perfect for a luxe mums’ weekend away, or groups of friends keen on unplugging in nature.

Relax in the cedar hot tub heated to 38 degrees, as well as a heated mineral rock pool. Find a hammock nestled between palm trees, and later, share a story around the open fire pit. Come sunrise, practise asanas on the purpose-built outdoor yoga deck under waving Bangalow Palms. Then, immerse yourself in the forest bathing experience and feel the tranquillity of the native garden.

The Signature Wellness Experience includes:

A forest bathing experience with Mayumi Katoaka from Forest Minds
One private chef three-course lunch or dinner
Bottle of Oakridge sparkling wine on arrival
A private yoga class
Late check-out at midday

Discover the full forest bathing package at

Subject to availability, conditions apply.

Wild Luxury's Crane Lodge, Palm Beach
Crane Lodge, Palm Beach © Wild Luxury

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