Chartres Cathedral inspired labyrinth at Iluka Reserve Boat Harbour Port Stephens

William Farrelly, Abi and Tobi Olatunde of Boat Harbour meditate in the centre of the labyrinth.
William Farrelly, Abi and Tobi Olatunde of Boat Harbour meditate in the centre of the labyrinth.

 

AN amazing labyrinth has been created in Iluka reserve at Boat Harbour.

Shoal Bay Pharmacy
Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or [email protected]

Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE

The painted labyrinth is in the style of Chartres Cathedral.

Within the hour of the work being completed, adults and children were following the path.

The labyrinth forms a walking meditation that is as ancient as Greek Mythology and the pyramids.

The labyrinth adds to the charm of Iluka Reserve which has walking paths, a cairn, and a whale watching platform.

The reserve also has the Solace Garden with Port Stephens Suicide Prevention seat, plinth, and a new barbecue.

The creators of the labyrinth are inviting locals to explore it, either as singles or in groups.

The group wants people to enjoy the locality, reduce stress and find a level of peace.

Elizabeth Schiemer told News Of The Area, “The idea developed from a member of Port Stephens Suicide Prevention survivors support group.”

“The labyrinth has been a real team effort. Dave and Sue Sams have provided the get up and go to create this unique space within the reserve, and Ray Ambrose painted the pattern, with further support from Emily Simpson who was behind the installation of the labyrinth in Centennial Park,” she said.

There’s nothing new about labyrinths.

Forest lovers flock to the labyrinth at Damme Priory, where a rock-hewn path is interspersed with trees in the middle of the woods.

Münsterschwarzach Abbey, the Benedictine monastery that owns the property, has been in place since the 700s.

The labyrinth has the potential to be one more reason for locals and tourists to visit Iluka Reserve.

 

By Marian SAMPSON

 

Abi and Tobi Olatunde exploring the labyrinth pathway. Photos by Marian Sampson
Abi and Tobi Olatunde exploring the labyrinth pathway. Photos by Marian Sampson

One thought on “Chartres Cathedral inspired labyrinth at Iluka Reserve Boat Harbour Port Stephens

Leave a Reply

Top