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Forest Bathing Walk  in Blue Mountains National Park



per person

South Lawson Waterfall Circuit track

The South Lawson Waterfall walking track is an ideal location for forest bathing due to its natural beauty, serenity, and abundant greenery. Forest bathing, also known as Shinrin-yoku in Japanese, is a therapeutic practice that involves immersing oneself in nature, particularly in forests, to promote physical and mental well-being. Here's why the South Lawson Waterfall walking track is a great spot for this practice.

Lush Forest Setting:

The walking track is surrounded by a lush, dense forest with tall trees and diverse vegetation. Being in the midst of such greenery allows visitors to experience a deep connection with nature and breathe in fresh air that is rich in phytoncides - natural compounds released by plants that have been shown to boost the immune system and reduce stress.

Peaceful Atmosphere:

The South Lawson Waterfall area is generally less crowded compared to some other tourist destinations. The serene environment creates an atmosphere of tranquility and relaxation, providing an excellent setting for forest bathing. The calming sounds of flowing water from the waterfalls and gentle rustling of leaves further enhance the overall peaceful experience.

Abundance of Waterfalls:

The walking track is home to several picturesque waterfalls, such as Adelina Falls and Federal Falls. The sight and sound of cascading water create a soothing and meditative ambiance, helping individuals disconnect from everyday stress and immerse themselves in the present moment.

Nature's Healing Effect:

Research has shown that spending time in nature, especially in forests, can have numerous positive effects on mental and physical health. Forest bathing has been associated with reduced stress levels, improved mood, increased creativity, and enhanced concentration. The South Lawson Waterfall track offers an opportunity to tap into these benefits.

Mindful Walking Experience:

Forest bathing is not just about strolling through the woods but also involves mindfulness and engaging the senses fully. The South Lawson Waterfall walking track provides an excellent opportunity for mindful walking, where visitors can consciously observe the natural surroundings, touch tree bark, listen to bird songs, and smell the earthy scents of the forest.

Accessibility and Safety:

The track is well-maintained and accessible to people of various fitness levels. It offers a moderate walking experience, making it suitable for a wide range of visitors. Additionally, safety measures are usually in place, making it a comfortable and secure location for forest bathing.

***Requires general/higher level of fitness for some steep section with stairs.

Meet & start at :

Five Waterfall Walk Southern Carpark (95 Honor Avenue)


Access :

Car : 70 min drive from Sydney 

Train : 2h 30min from Central Station to Lawson Station

Note : 

* No wheelchair access.

* The nearest public toilet is at Lawson Town Center (3 min by car).


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