If doing yoga, watching the sun rise and learning how to meditate sounds like you, then maybe a trip to one of Australia’s top health retreats is in order?
Many retreats around the country now offer programs especially for those wanting to detox, relax, or even deal with professional burn-out.
Read The New Daily‘s pick of the best health retreats around Australia.
Gaia Retreat & Spa, NSW
Located near Byron Bay, this award winning retreat was made famous as part of Oprah’s 2010 tour of Australia.
Activities offered at Gaia include yoga, tai chi, cooking classes, art classes, personal training and guided bush walks. There is also a day spa on site which offers natural therapies.
Packages start at around $500 a night. Visit the website here.
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, QLD
Surrounded by national parks and close to the Gold Coast, Gwinganna is a well-loved retreat among health bloggers.
Gwinganna has a strong focus on wellness, offering nutritional advice, naturopathy and counselling. Days at the retreat are planned, with meditation before breakfast and activities like yoga throughout the day.
Two night packages with all meals included start at $980. Visit the website here.
Golden Door Health Retreat and Spa, NSW
Golden Door is located in the NSW Hunter Valley and offers facilities like a lap pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, day spa and wellness centre.
Programs at the retreat are structured, with a 6am wake up call to begin the day before stretch classes, wellbeing workshops and guided walks.
Packages start at $1,245, with optional additions including swimming lessons, meditation courses and acupuncture. Visit the website here.
Samadhi Retreat, VIC
Located just outside of Victoria’s spa town of Daylesford, Samadhi offers a variety of retreats focusing on relationship renewal, professional burn-out, detoxing and chronic fatigue recovery.
Health retreats include infrared saunas, mud wraps, meditation, yoga, massage and wellness consultations. Private yoga tuition and general counselling can also be provided.
Retreats can be done over one or five days. Check the website for retreat pricing.
Harmony Hill Wellness & Organic Spa Retreat, TAS
Located on a 42 acre country property outside of Hobart, Harmony Hill is one of the leading retreats in Tasmania.
There are only four cottages at the retreat, making it a secluded getaway. The 5 day detox program includes counselling, mediation classes and spa treatments.
Accommodation starts at $320 a night, with five night detox retreats priced at $5,094. Visit the website here.
KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat, WA
Surrounded by national parks in Brigdetown, around 200 kilometres from Perth, KalyaaNa is a multi-award winning retreat.
The retreat has a strong focus on health and wellbeing, with personal training and nutritional consultations included in detox packages. The prepared food is also dairy, sugar and gluten free.
Two night health retreats start at $1450 per person. Visit the website here.
Aquador Retreat is located in the Adelaide Hills, 30 minutes outside of the city, and is an eco retreat with sustainable design.
As well as having an onsite rejuvenation spa, the retreat features infrared saunas for detoxing, hydrotherapy spa pools and saunas.
The 5 day detox program includes an in-house naturopath, juice fasting and meditation.
Prices start at $950. Visit the website here.