Nature ONE 5 Day, Survival Skills & Deep Nature Connection - 29th Oct - 3rd Nov, 2019

Vision Quest - 16th - 23rd November, 2019

Wild Village Family Camp, January, 2020


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Nature Philosophy

Programs for humans who are ready to rock their world with the magic of survival skills, sacred ceremony and wild sourced wisdom.

Our programs are wild adventures which transform your connection to the earth and powerfully bring you home into your body.

We offer programs for families, women and men who are ready to remember their place in the natural world.

We would love you to join us...





1-1 coaching programs with sam & kate


All of us at Nature Philosophy would like to show our profound respect and love for all indigenous communities around the world. We acknowledge that indigenous wisdom is a global knoweldge bank held by humans from all races and countries. Primitive skills are the original survival skills which all humans once used in order to live in harmony with the earth. Nature Philosophy programs help to share these skills and keep them alive in the modern day.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, of our ancestors and elders - past and present, on which our programs take place.  With a special recognition to the elders past and present from the Gumbanyggirr people of the North Coast of NSW, Tom Brown Jr of The Tracker School, USA and our adopted Yolngu families of North-East Arnhem Land.





Fiery Fridays are your regular LIVE Facebook fire side chats with Kate Rydge and Sam Robertson. Your dynamic duo and soul partners who together founded the Nature Philosophy movement over 15 yrs ago.

Join us as we put the fire in your Friday!

Fiery Fridays - 6 Sept, 2019

Kate & Sam sharing skills and stories from their recent trip to N-E Arnhem Land, NT. Hear about fish traps, sacred waterholes, sickness, funerals, baskets, and also news on upcoming programs.

Skills demonstrated: Flint-knapping and using resin for gluing a spearhead

Fiery Fridays - 27 Sept, 2019

Join Kate & Sam from Nature Philosophy as they check in around the climate crisis and how to counter environmental despair. Hear about the caretaker principle, considering future generations, being on point with your spiritual task, the joys of basket weaving and news about future programs.



Who we are

The Founders of Nature Philosophy Australia - Sam Robertson and Kate Rydge - have been sharing bush survival skills and guiding deep nature connection experiences since 2004. 

Nature Philosophy programs are inspired by our direct experiences with the natural world, our various mentors and the undeniable power of earth based skills. Our current programs draw broadly from these dynamic rivers of wisdom and knowledge. 

All Nature Philosophy programs are powerful wilderness experiences which encourage the transformation of modern culture and your personal transformation through deep nature connection.



Kate has dedicated her life to helping others transform and heal through deep nature connection experiences. As the Co-Founder of Nature Philosophy Australia she plays an integral role in delivering programs for adults and families and also offers Support Programs for women. To find out more about working one on one with Kate CLICK HERE...



SAM Robertson

Sam is passionate about inspiring men and young people to find their place in the natural world.  As the Co-Founder of Nature Philosophy Australia Sam holds a key role in all Nature Philosophy programs and offers individual Support Programs for men and boys. To find out more about working with Sam one on one CLICK HERE… 

Dan White

Dan graduated from Nature Philosophy’s Year Long Guunuwa Program in 2010. He is a qualified Vision Quest Protector and Life Coach. He has a true passion for earth-based skills and holds a key role in delivering adult Nature Philosophy Programs.



JJ is a qualified environmental scientist, holds an expert skill set across numerous survival areas and has spent many years exploring his unique relationship with nature. He is a Lead Instructor at Nature Philosophy’s core survival skills programs - Nature One, Two and Three.


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Glenreagh NSW

Most of our programs are held in mid -north coast NSW...

Words cannot thank Kate and Sam enough for their guidance and love through this process. Their humility, integrity and huge hearts have inspired me deeply. Thank you for holding space for people like me to step into my life and vision with a deeper honour for this earth.”
— Jessie Cadden