Go slow for a mo' in Cooper Park this summer with our Nature Wellness Trail

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Go slow for a mo' in Cooper Park this summer with our Nature Wellness Trail
    Health and wellbeing

Published 14 November 2022

Want to escape the heat these holidays? Head to Cooper Park and complete our Nature Wellness Trail. This rejuvenating experience is designed to refresh your mood, energy and focus and help you reconnect with nature.

Along the trail there are a number of ‘Rejuvenation Stations’ where you’ll be guided through a series of meditative activities that will help you slow down, connect, reflect and relax.

There are two routes to choose from:

  • The Loop Trail - length: 500m, time required 30-50 minutes, difficulty: moderate
  • Central Trail – length: 300m, time required: 25-45 minutes, difficulty: easy

Both trails start at the sandstone Moon Bridge in the centre of Cooper Park.

Stop at each of the ‘Rejuvenation Stations’ along the way and complete the activity described on the signs, or you can scan a QR code and be guided through the activity via audio on your phone. Read more about the routes and activities.

If you don’t have time to complete the whole trail, simply try one activity along the way.

We suggest you repeat the activities three times or more in the coming weeks to practice sliding into the slow groove.

Tuning in to the beauty of nature is something we can do every day, connecting us more deeply to our unique local places and the community we share them with.

Just a five minute slow moment in nature can have big health benefits, but don’t take our word for it, head over to Cooper Park and give it a go!

The Cooper Park Nature Trail was recently showcased on Gardening Australia! Thanks to Costa and the team for visiting, we hope you enjoyed the trail.

Getting there

  • Train and walk: Cooper Park is a 15-20 minute walk down the hill from Bondi Junction Railway Station
  • Bus: the nearest bus route is 327 and the stop is Suttie Road opposite Bunna Street Stop ID: 202344
  • Walk: Multiple pedestrian access points available
  • Public transport schedules: Transport NSW
  • By car: car park available at the end of Bunna Street or surrounding streets

How'd you go?

As this is a new project for our team we'd really appreciate your feedback. You can share your thoughts and experiences by:

  • Scanning the QR code at the end of the trail
  • Emailing us
  • Tagging @WoollahraCouncil in your social media posts.

Share your story

If you know someone who would benefit from going Slow For A Mo’ share your story with them using #goslowforamo

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