Much is being made of “forest bathing” lately. Haven’t heard of it yet?
It’s a slower, shorter version of a “digital detox”. Here’s an ABC story for an introduction: Japanese nature therapy: A beginner’s guide to forest bathing“.
Here in the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast hinterland, there are a number of private wilderness retreats and back-country accommodation that could fit the bill.
They’re often located adjacent to national parks and reserves, and many are an hour or more drive from a larger town or village, accessible via unsealed gravel roads through forest or picturesque agricultural land.
As a result, you’ll probably be out of mobile phone range, and internet coverage may be limited, so it also makes these properties ideal for a “digital detox”, or a longer multi-day break where you can be unplugged from technology and work.
You’ll feel like you’re a million miles from civilisation and whatever stresses you out.
Also check out our Eco Lodges, Nature Retreats, and Rainforest Accommodation directory, for more options.