It is no secret that the Blue Mountains put on quite the natural show regardless of the season, but there is something to be said for the invigoration and rebirth of the flora and fauna they offer during Spring.
With new growth and a lush green blanket on the horizon, coupled with numerous nature-based events and shows taking place, there is no better time to consider the benefits of immersing yourself in the natural surrounds of the Blue Mountains.
Reduce Stress –
There are many theories about why being in a natural environment can help to alleviate daily triggers and stresses. A common belief is that there is something implicitly healing about removing to-do lists, workload and technology from the forefront of your mind, and replacing it with the calming, soothing sights and sounds of a breeze through the trees, birds chirping, and waterfalls bubbling. We could all do with a little recalibration from time to time, not only for our bodies, but also for our minds. Try the Mount Wilson / Mount Irvine / Mayfield Gardens for a full day escape to cool climate gardens that will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.
Increase Activity –
Whether your preferred mode of transport through the Mountains this Spring is on foot, or bike or even car, you’ll be moving. Our surrounds offer some breathtaking hiking and biking trails, some more difficult than others, but each offers a veritable workout. If an easier route is on your mind, you can drive from the yellow sea of Daffodils at Rydal to the gardens on show at the Hazelbrook & Woodford Garden Festival, or from the Wild about Waratahs Festival in Mount Tomah to the Leura Garden Festival, stopping for people watching over a latte along the way.
Breathe Deeper –
Until you have experienced the cool, fresh air of the mountains, it is hard to grasp exactly how one can ‘breathe deeper’ here. Perhaps it’s the slower pace, the friendly local community, or the breathtaking bushlands that cascade over magnificent valleys; perhaps it is simply being on holiday away from the hustle and bustle of the city and clearing the head of the chaos. Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure, when you get here, you’ll notice your lungs fill with clean, crisp mountainous air, and you’ll be hooked. And your body will thank you.
With such an array of exciting natural offerings here in the Blue Mountains this Spring, treat your body and mind to a getaway with MW Collections that invigorates your love for nature. Try to remember this tip from the locals once you arrive – when out and about exploring one of our many nature-based events this Spring, don’t forget to use all of your senses – listen for wildlife, look all around (including up!), incorporate a gentle workout with a sampling of local food and wine, ground yourself in nature and make time to stop and smell the roses!