There’s never a bad time to visit a health retreat, but no better time than the beginning of a New Year after the party season. There are many retreats in Australia that provide lessons in health and wellbeing, opportunities to relax and a chance to get away from home, that also make use of the luscious landscape. Treat yourself with a visit to a health retreat in Australia. There are many to choose from…
With a selection of beautiful buildings, Gwinganna spoils guests with ocean views, fluffy white pillows atop four-poster beds, steam rooms and plunge pools. Proud of providing ecotourism, there is a focus on getting back to basics with added luxury, from challenging walks within the Hinterland of the Gold Coast to relaxing massages and facials in the spa during Gwinganna Dreamtime. Enhance your wellbeing, improve your knowledge of a healthy lifestyle and discover how to have downtime in ordinary life. A weekend at Gwinganna costs from $980pp and includes a 50-minute massage, meals and drinks, a wellness seminar and scheduled activities.
The activities on offer at Eden will give you a new thirst for life. As no two days are the same, you will wake up to new opportunities every morning. The day begins with something to get the heart pumping, like flying fox, bike riding and boxfit, while afternoons are all about self-development and relaxation. There is a wide variety of things to try, but absolutely no pressure to do anything that you don’t fancy. The Currumbin Valley provides a serenity that’s hard to match, with wide-open space, thick rainforest and plenty of walking trails. Accommodation comes in the way of ecologically-sensitive lodges, with floor to ceiling windows, private balconies and mountain views. There are packages from five to 21 nights starting at $2690pp, depending on how long you need.
South of Perth within the Maslin Reserve is KalyaaNa, a spa and wellness retreat highly regarded as one of the Western Australia’s finest breaks. With help and guidance from health and fitness professionals, you can improve your wellbeing and discover how to live a balanced lifestyle, or simply bask in the stunning surroundings with outdoor activities including mountain biking, walks, forest meditation and a massage. There are different packages depending on the reason for your stay, two suite-style accommodations with private spa en-suites and complete seclusion, and an in-house chef making gourmet meals with natural ingredients for maximum flavour. The herbs and vegetables are courtesy of the kitchen garden, the eggs come straight from the KalyaaNa chickens and the extra virgin olive oil is made in the next town of Bridgetown. The price you pay depends on the retreat you seek, around $600-800pp, and make sure you spend some time soaking up the Bali-inspired garden.
Fresh air, gentle exercise, good food and delicious juices, Hopewood is beneficial to your health. And where better to replenish and rejuvenate than in the foothills of the Blue Mountains? Just over an hour from Sydney, this retreat offers a relaxing day spa, lifestyle workshops and cooking classes all to help you continue your new life back home. You don’t need to stay overnight – go for a special pamper day or a well-made meal – but packages range from two to 10 nights and indulgence to complete renewal. Accommodation is pretty basic, but you won’t be spending much time in bed with the Nepean River and forest to explore. The two-night Mini Escape costs from $728 while the Blissful Glow for seven nights costs from $2191.
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