“Travel safe, travel far, travel wide, and travel often.” Matt Kepnes, Nomadic Matt
Its time you put yourself first, so breathe in and then breathe out. We are sending you on a wellness holiday down under, to one of the many top wellness retreats in Australia. Now imagine the best of crystal clear water playing with your skin as you set sights over the lush green valleys around. The tension from your shoulders is gone and you are left completely relaxed. There is so much of peace at the moment, and the moment is now. It is time that you treat yourself to self-development and cozy care.
Travel isn’t about ticking off lists, and counting the number of countries you have travelled to. There is so much to see and do in Australia that it would take a while to finish it all. Here in this country, you can take a step back and become one with nature. Breathe deep as you lie on a table and soak the thirsty skin into the soothing spa and Wellness attraction in Australia. You can get to stretch your muscles and start the day doing yoga too be with your partner at the Yoga retreats or at the luxury retreats or do this solo, we bring to you the top ten wellness retreats in Australia to get relax and to rejuvenate the mind, the body and the soul.
1. Kangaroo Island Health Retreat, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Also known as Australia’s Galapagos, one must experience the laid back time and rejuvenation at South Australia’s rugged Kangaroo Island. The Kangaroo Island Health Retreat, Kangaroo Island, South Australia retreat is known to be a complete reboot for one’s lifestyle. There is a five day detox program done here which is a dynamic one and you should be strong hearted for the same. There are only six people allowed for the dynamic detox program, and with reasonable fitness to undergo the same. This program is organized on the haven which overlooks the famous Emu Bay that is located on the north coast of the island. You can indulge in daily activities that include country walks for up to ten kilometers and beach walks too.
2. Billabong Retreat
The Billabong Retreat is an ideal place for you to wind down and get in touch with your inner self and connect with nature too. This yoga studio is a spacious one with bamboo flooring and a vaulted ceiling quite high, and one side of the studio is entirely made of sliding glass doors that showcase the lush flora and fauna around. You are guaranteed relaxation as you do your asanas and indulge in pranayama breathing, clocked to the wind in the trees around and the chirps of many of the forty species of birds too. There is a soothing magnesium pool onsite where you can soak and relax into as well.
3. Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, New South Wales
Situated in the dusky secluded part of the well-known Blue Mountains, this is a spa and resort which is a gem of the tranquil forest. This spa overlooks the mighty valley views and visitors can enjoy their treatments and pampering in one of the six double treatment rooms. Each room is fitted with their own Japanese style soaking tubs and there are cozy fire places along with private pools too, in the best of the spa’s free standing suites and rooms. This is what makes it a popular wellness attraction in Australia .
4. Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, Central Victoria
It was in 1895 when this spa opened and it was flocked by wellness seekers from all around, thanks to the mineral rich waters found here. Even to this day, there is a strong magnetic pull to this place. Nowadays, the retreat boasts of modern day amenities and has a plethora of spa treatment options, such as the rose quartz facial. However, what remains the most popular here is the two hour sanctuary bathing experience, where you get to laze around and lay back while the warm waters from the saltwater pool soothes your body. There is also a Turkish hammam available here, and if you stay the night at this place, you would be staying in villas that have giant marble bathtubs along with mineral bathing salts that continue to help you relax and unwind.
5. Injidup Spa Retreat, Yallingup, Margaret River, Western Australia
Injidup Spa Retreat, Yallingup, Margaret River, Western Australia is just a three hour drive from the famous Margaret River in Western Australia in the town of Yallingup. This is a retreat that has ten adult only villas and offers one a perfect way to rewind, relax, and rejuvenate and to reconnect. On arrival, one gets a gourmet breakfast hamper too, and each of the villas here are fitted with a private plunge pool. There are also stunning views of the ocean to immerse and delve into. While you stay here, you can indulge in private classes of yoga, spa treatments too and one can enjoy the expanse of nature around as well.
6. Gaia Retreat & Day Spa, New South Wales
When you visit this spa, you must give into the healing cultures and the beauty of the internationally well-known therapies and more. This spa is situated on twenty five acres which is located in the beautiful Byron Bay hinterlands. The resort is an all inclusive one, which has beautiful manicured gardens, orchards and forests. Everyday is peace of mind day, where you begin the day with morning yoga - restorative yoga at the Yoga retreats. And there are other activities too that you can embark upon, such as boxing and fitness, clay sculpture and meditation and more.
7. Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Gold Coast, Queensland
You may come for a day or two or maybe for a week here, what you are ensured at the Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat situated in the well-known hinterland of the Gold Coast is complete relaxation and rejuvenation. At this resort, you get to experience the ancient art of qi gong, which is a tai chi form. Watch the magical sun rise from your room at the distant Pacific Ocean and enjoy the walking tours around which explore sixteen of the trails. You can even join in a mesmerizing dance session before you head on to an organic lunch at the retreat. You can swim, read a book or nap in the afternoons. The rooms are elevated timber houses that are common throughout the state, and you have open planned villas with private plunge pools to stay at too.
8. Harmony Harvest Health Retreat, Margate, Tasmania
The Harmony Harvest Health Retreat centre in Tasmania is just an half an hour drive from Hobart. And this spa allows you to check in even for a day to relax and rejuvenate here. There are one day relax retreat programs that are all inclusive. Healthy meals are delivered right to your doorstep of the eco cottage which has a spa in a wonderful sun room which is glass walled. You also get deep tissue massages and treatments such as detox mud treatments for two at this luxury retreats. If you stay five nights at this place, you get treatments such as organic facials, reflexology, chakra healing, spiritual consultation and more.
9. Harmony Hill Health Retreat, Tasmania
Harmony Hill Health Retreat, Tasmania was developed and brought about by a Japanese energy healer named Ami Nakamura. For those of you who want to have more of the holistic healing therapies, ayurvedic therapies, organic touches and two signature spa touches everyday, this place is then the best for you. There are five day retreats organized at this place, which you can take advantage of. The spa is surrounded by the beautiful Tasmanian countryside, which helps you to unwind and relax as you do yoga, meditation, reflexology and indulge in spiritual healing too.
10. Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa, Daintree, Queensland
It was out of the respect of the Kuku Yalanji tribe that the famous Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa, Queensland was set up in the world’s oldest Tropical North Queensland rainforest. At this resort, the ingredients used are one hundred percent natural and the spa is known to help you create a healing experience with nature and in harmony. There is a signature treatment here which is called the WALBUL-WALBUL, and it is very famous or popular amongst visitors. It means butterfly and it includes the very ether sensations of desert salts and oils, and also the use of exclusive indigenous products from Australia. There are massage techniques used here which are not found anywhere across the world. One gets to relax and lay back under the canopies of the mighty rainforest, and there is an extensive spa menu to enjoy as well.
In a nutshell…
So here were ten of the best places to relax and unwind when you vacation down under in Australia. If you have more places to add to this list, or if you have already been here, do write in and let us know. Check out Retreat kula to Book yoga retreats around the world.