Firefly Magic 2014

Our Fireflies are out at Forest of Tranquility in Ourimbah for 2014!!!

Our magical fireflies have arrived to visit us again this year before Xmas !!

What a spectacular display with little flickerings all along the pathways as you walk along at twilight through the Rainforest.

Don’t miss out on the wonderful walk during twilight time through the Australian Rainforest & only for 1 month.

They can only be seen during the twilight time (when day turns to night).

Top Tips:

  • Book online to reserve a place
  • Wear Sturdy Shoes
  • Get 2 visits for the price of 1

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL price available for next few days only.

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Arrive at 6pm and take a day walk and orientation of the Rainforest before the Fireflies come out to play.

We look forward to seeing you soon

Welcome in 2014

After a very busy and successful 2013 – which we sent off with quite a flourish – we’re now busy again at the Forest with the start of our holiday program plus Chinese New Year Celebrations.

If you haven’t yet discovered the delights of the Australian Rainforest Sanctuary – locally known as the Forest of Tranquility – then we encourage you to do so in 2014.  We’re based at Ourimbah, on the Central Coast of NSW and are committed to the care of and education for our environment.  The Forest is a wonderful place for getting close to Australia’s rare native flora and fauna, a meditative space, a way to get away from the stress of everyday life and commune with nature.

Here is a summary of our events and activities through January and February:

Mermaid Pirates and Water Bugs 

   Pirate Mermaids and Water   Bugs –  19 January – 
    10 am for   10:30 start.  Details below
 Ukulele for Absolute Beginners in fabulous outdoor setting   6 – 10 January  – 11am   See  for details.
Contact for bookings or phone the Forest of Tranquility 4362 1855.
Lunar Chinese New Year –  8 February     lunar new year 2014
Ink Calligraphy
Healing Gongs
Laughter Yoga
Live Earth Music

2013 Finale Celebrations

As we come to the end of our 2013 Firefly Season, we’re reflecting on what a big program we’ve had here at the Forest this year.  We’re also reflecting on the impact of climate change and how it’s affected our native residents….time for more education on our environment we think!

Our end-of-year celebrations will be happening on the weekend of 21-22 December and you’re all invited to join us.  Here’s what will be happening at the Forest [for overseas visitors, note that the Australian Rainforest Sanctuary is known locally as the Forest of Tranquility – one and the same entity, located at Ourimbah, NSW]

Saturday 21st December WIZARD FESTIVAL – 4-10pm

Wizard costume competition – awards and prizes for originality, aesthetics, creativity and sustainability … and the best Wizard Walk Catwalk performance!  *Wizard workshops commence at 4pm, Fireflies closing night walk at 8.30pm, live music to finish the evening.  Bookings via   Tipis available for night stays.                                                                                   Ticket Prices:   Adults + Students $35     Pension Card Concession + Children $25    Family $85{2 adults, 2 children}      Workshops:  *Artistic Photo Tips for the Smart Phone 4pm  * Laughter Yoga  *Healing Gongs – Songdahla Sound Bath in the Forest 5pm  * Body Percussion 

Sunday 22nd  December – RAINFOREST FAMILY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL – 11-2pm  

Come dressed as your favourite Christmas character – all angels and elves welcome!  Bring a picnic lunch and join in the festivities.Prices:  Adult $20   Children $15   Family $50 [2A+2C]


Another World

Welcome to the Australian Rainforest Sanctuary also known locally as the Forest of Tranquility.

We are an absolutely unique place located on the Central Coast in NSW.  For overseas visitors, we provide an exceptional experience unavailable anywhere else in Australia within easy access from the country’s primary tourist destination, Sydney.  Here you will find a convergence of species, from the tropical north and the south of the continent, co-existing together in this particular rainforest.IMG_0601

According to our Aboriginal visitors, the forest has a very strong feminine energy – it embraces you.  It is here that you will find those unique sounds and calls that belong only to Australia. It is here that you will see the almost last remaining Red Cedar tree in Australia.  With rainforests across the globe being decimated at an alarming rate, here is your chance to learn, enjoy, experience, and understand just how valuable this special place truly is.

Please explore this site to learn more ….and check back periodically – better yet, become a follower of the site [its free] – because it is a dynamic site with new information being added regularly

IMG_0085You might also like to visit our  home website at


FIREFLY SEASON HAS FINISHED FOR 2012.  This annual natural light spectacular happens mid Nov to mid Dec.  You can request inclusion on our Firefly Mailing List and we will keep you posted when the 2013 season is imminent.