In the busy and full-on world we all call home, sometimes a break is what we really need.
Wellness escapes are the ultimate escape; each unique and specialising in the exact nature of the hiatus you need. From retreats that focus on weight loss, meditation and body detox to digital detox, yoga and more, there’s something for everyone. Better yet, we have kindly curated a list of the top 10 in Australia that will cater to your exact needs.
Gwinganna was designed to stand apart as the wellness destination to soothe your soul and live a happier life. Known for addressing stress management, Gwinganna is dedicated to connecting you with supportive professionals who will teach you resilience in the modern world. Located in the Hinterland of Queensland’s Gold Coast, Gwinganna provides spectacular views of the coast and surrounding valleys.
Gwinganna – 192 Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera Valley, QLD 4228
Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa
Hepburn Springs’ wellness stay offers luxury accommodation in 10 villas with serene views over native bushland and many mineral bathing opportunities. Since opening in 1895, the Bathhouse has been providing traditional social bathing and now offers two social mineral experiences: mineral relaxation bathing and an invigorating spa bathing experience. Other therapies include steam therapy, facials and massages as well as their popular mineral bathing experience, included with entry into the aroma steam room, spa couches, salt and magnesium pool, walk-in cool-down pool, outdoor creekside pool and mineral hammam.
Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa – Mineral Springs Reserve Rd, Hepburn Springs VIC 3461
Uluru Wellness Retreat
This one is a little different, but still worthy of this list. The Uluru Wellness Retreat is an event taking place from 30th August-5 September, that will be the ultimate Northern Territory retreat, set in the spiritual surrounds of Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The retreat will empower participants to manage their emotions and master their mind. The event will be hosted by popular life change facilitator Peter Bliss, who will lead you through an array of mindfulness workshops silence survival strategies and offer key techniques for meditation.
Uluru Wellness Retreat – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT
Samadhi Spa and Wellness Retreat
At Samadhi, guests are invited to embark on a journey of wellness – something that’s embodied throughout all of their practices. The retreat is purpose-built for healing, personal reflection and self-discovery, which is aided by luxury accommodation, spa treatments and gourmet cuisine. The hosts have built the retreat to cater to your exact needs, whether that be general wellness, stress, relationship renewal, loss and bereavement and more.
Samadhi – 13 Knox St, Daylesford VIC 3460
Living Valley Health Retreat
Living Valley Health Retreat has programs that are tailored to help you achieve the wellness and growth you crave. From power cleanse programs to mental wellness, men’s health, women’s flourish and absolute health, the team at Living Valley Springs Health Retreat can tailor your experience from their already-developed programs. Each health program is comprehensive and effective and ensures you ascertain and address the root cause of your issue.
Living Valley Health Retreat – 15 Sheppersons Lne, Kin Kin QLD 4571
Injidup Spa and Retreat
Wine, spas and luxury: are we in heaven? Injidup Spa and Retreat is located in Western Australia’s Margaret River Wine Region and features 10 luxurious adult-only villas, each with a private plunge pool and stunning ocean views. The retreat offers massages, body treatments, a gourmet breakfast hamper and a bottle of wine on arrival, and amazing views for long, rejuvenating walks. Described as romantic and stunning, Injidup is the perfect place for a couples retreat.
Injidup Spa and Retreat – 31 Cape Clairault Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
Eden Health Retreat
Eden is a sanctuary where guests have time and space to repair, restore and reconnect with themselves in comfort and tranquillity. The location is secluded which serves as the perfect base for the expert health professionals at the retreat to provide you with unconditional support and five-star service. Throughout your stay, their goal is to help you discover a sense of health, energy and wellbeing.
Eden Health Retreat – 1815 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley, QLD 4223
Gaia Retreat and Spa
Nestled on 25 acres in the Bundjalung Country hinterland of Byron Bay and poised on the highest point in the Shire, Gaia, meaning spirit of Mother Earth, is the wellness retreat waiting to steal your heart. Gaia’s exceptional team of wellness professionals offer sage advice and a diverse range of inspiring revitalising activities and services for you to enjoy.
Gaia Retreat and Spa – 933 Fernleigh Rd, Brooklet NSW 2479
Kangaroo Island Health Retreat
The Kangaroo Island Health Retreat is the place to be if you feel that a complete detox is the answer. Located in South Australia, the retreat offers the Dynamic Detox, for which the guidance and facilitation is professional, informative and highly motivating. The retreat will teach you how to achieve optimal health right down to the cellular level.
Kangaroo Island Health Retreat – 227 Bates Rd, Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA 5223
Qualia is the ultimate luxurious wellness escape, located in none other than the Whitsundays. Their wellness therapies include naturopath consultation and integrated health screenings, naturopathy, iridology, vitality, longevity and healthy ageing, wellness seminars and personal yoga therapy/personal training. Qualia offers you the indulgent choice of 60 individual pavilions that have been perfectly nestled into the natural environment to complement the unique surroundings.
Qualia – Whitsundays, QLD