About US

Motherland is a magnificent 968 acre forested property situated in a unique, serene forested location 43km north-west of Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia. It adjoins the World Heritage forests of Mt Hyland Nature Reserve and is surrounded by vast wilderness areas of National Parks and State Forests, offering spectacular forested scenery.

We have six types of rainforest communities and eight open forest communities surrounding our Lodge and the adjoining Mt Hyland Nature Reserve.(See the Botanical overview for more detailed information.) There are many species of plants and animals present here, all living in their native habitats, 29 of them rare and endangered: over a 130 species of birds; koalas, wallabies, possums, gliders, kangaroos, bandicoots, quoll, frogs, and a variety of reptiles, just to mention a few.

Our natural environment has proven to be our best teacher, and has helped open our hearts to recognize the ancient wisdom that closeness to nature brings, closeness among humanity and all living beings.  Therefore, we affirm the necessity of living sustainably as part of nature, all life is interconnected.  We are part of Earth and Earth is part of us and take responsibility for our decisions that affect generations to come.


Our home in the forest is open to those wishing to relax, explore and connect deeply to the earth and within themselves.  We are happy to welcome you and support your journey during your stay with us.

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