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Australia’s Top 10: Health and Wellness Retreats

We’re firm believers in the value of a good break. After months of working hard, long days and not enough sleep, sometimes a weekend of napping just isn’t enough.
Sometimes, a weekend of wellness and a healthy dose of mindfulness is just what the doctor ordered.


Kangaroo Island Health Retreat, SA


Kangaroo Island Health Retreat embodies all that you imagine a wellness retreat to be – organic foods, pure ocean air and filtered rain water. The retreat focusses on; empowerment, education and healing, and their philosophy exceptional results in minimal time highlights their main purpose. A typical day at the retreat includes sauna, pilates, meditation, beach walks and swims. Meals include tonic paste and nourishing soup, both a part of the retreat’s detox. The accommodation hosts only 6 guests, aiming to make the five-day retreat intimate and fulfilling.

227 Bates Rd, Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island SA 5223

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Solar Springs Retreat, NSW


Solar Springs Retreat offers both health, fitness and pampering facilities to cater to every guest’s desires. The retreats includes a range of activities including a heated pool, sauna and tennis courts. The retreat overlooks the stunning Morton National Park and offers bush walks around the landscape. Treat yourself to one (or more!) of the retreat’s signature body treatments, such as Solar Cocoon Body Wrap or Lithos Treatment, specifically crafted heated and chilled rocks to massage your body from head to toe.

96 Osborn Avenue, Bundanoon, NSW, 2578 Australia

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Golden Door Health Retreat and Spa Elysia, NSW


Located in the NSW’s Hunter Valley, Golden Door Health Retreat and Spa Elysia is a perfect place for a peaceful stay and is the ideal space to rejuvenate. The retreat hosts 74 guest villas and Spa Elysia offers an more intimate experience. Facilities include an indoor infinity pool, steam rooms and a library for ultimate relaxation. Specialised therapists offer body treatments including massages and facials. The health retreat’s detox programs include a range of activities such as 6:30am Tai Chi classes and guided walks. Be sure to enjoy the Golden Door’s signature muesli served at breakfast and sold in the store.

Health Retreat, Hunter Valley, NSW

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Vipassana Centre, QLD


Vipassana Mediation is a practice to achieve peace of mind and a fulfilled and happy life. Attend a 10 day course, guided by a teacher and practice the art of Vipassana mediation free from the distractions of everyday life. The course is held in the Dhamma Rasmi centre, meaning ray of light or sunshine, which is surrounded by an abundance of nature on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Regular mediation and guidance is provided each day and breathing and calming techniques are focused on to improve Vipassana practice.

Rules Road, Pomona | PO Box 119, Pomona QLD

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Gaia Retreat and Spa, NSW


Located in the hinterland of Byron Bay, this retreat and spa is award winning in its state-of-the-art facilities and pampering treatments. Gaia offers a range of packages including a Revive, Renew and Refresh, ensuring all guests find what they are looking for during their stay. Mother and daughter retreats are also on offer with a 3 night stay, emphasising pampering and bonding. The Salt Water Pool, Spa and Sauna help restore the body after morning yoga classes and gourmet meals nourish from the inside out. Meet and greet other guests in Kukura house where the main dining and relaxation facilities are located. Gaia Retreat and Spa is eco-friendly with produce and materials locally sourced and made ‘environmentally conscious’.

933 Fernleigh Rd, Brooklet NSW 2479

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Harmony Harvest Health Retreat, TAS


Tasmania is taking the country by storm with it’s incredible landscape and internationally renowned art galleries. So what better place for a weekend away to clear your mind from work and stress than Harmony Harvest Health Retreat? Join the 5 day detox program and participate in yoga classes and detox meals to cleanse your mind, body and soul. Take in all the natural healing energy of Tasmania as a single guest or a partner with packages offered for both.

10 Old Bernies RD Margate Tasmania 7054

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