2021’s Hottest Retreats
As 2021 comes to a close, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite retreats from the year so that you can get ahead of the rush and get your booking in for your week of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation ahead of the crowds…
Australia’s longest-running Luxury Health Retreat and pioneers in the health and wellbeing industry, where guests are helped to free themselves from their busy, modern lives for a week of absolute relaxation, the way only Eden can. Re-enter the world feeling refreshed and energised after 7 days of restoring yourself with a wide range of healing therapies and nourishing your body with delicious and seasonal, organic meals, whilst indulging yourself in complete luxury with a stay in breath-taking lodges. During your stay, you’ll invigorate yourself with a range of thrilling or restorative activities and rejuvenate yourself in world-class spa facilities.
The most secluded island retreat in the Whitsundays and the first solar powered resort on the Great Barrier Reef, Elysian Eco Retreat is a soulfully crafted oasis ecologically designed to inspire a serene sojourn. A blissful escape from the crowds in Paradise Bay on the southern point of Long Island, nature immersion and seclusion is what is on offer at Elysian with an emphasis placed on tailored experiences and personal service. A 3 hectare private cove with a rocky beach, surrounded by rainforest and all the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. A boutique eco island retreat with a small team of dedicated staff, locally sourced custom menu, personalised organic spa treatments to a legion of aquatic adventures that cater to each individual’s interests with dedicated hosts on hand day and night.
Nirvana Wellness Retreats operates out of some spectacular accommodation on the Central Coast NSW and offers a broad range of retreats throughout the year, both run by Nirvana themselves or by host teachers. Nirvana pride themselves on offering a bespoke concierge style service guiding guests, host teachers and therapists alike seamlessly throughout retreat programs. An important part of their offering is to providing guests and host teachers access to leading professionals in the wellness & health industry.
Surfing Australia High Performance Center is located in Casuarina, just 500m from the beach. The centre offers world class facilities in an innovative venue designed to provide the perfect coaching environment for novice, intermediate and advanced surfers. The Adult Surf Camps at the centre cater for a wide variety of ability levels – from surfers who have just started trimming down the line, through to surfers performing committed manoeuvres. The main requirement is that you can paddle yourself out the back in head high surf and catch waves without any assistance from a coach in the water.
With the backdrop of its majestic 18-kilometre long sandstone namesake, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers laid-back luxury in the rugged outback environment of Queensland. Located on a 28,000-hectare working cattle station, Mt Mulligan Lodge invites just 20 guests to experience the spirit of the outback through a captivating landscape that’s steeped in indigenous significance dating back 37,000 years. The expansive property bears the marks of the historic gold and coal rush and in its current operation, the pastoral history of Australia. Mt Mulligan Lodge is a child-friendly property, welcoming children of all ages to this luxury lodge Queensland.
This unique boutique accommodation is nestled in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and offers 15 eco-friendly ‘bayans’ (treehouses) immersed in the canopy. Boasting majestic Bull Kauri trees, a private waterfall and dedicated walks. The Daintree Ecolodge is the perfect destination to reconnect with nature and the people you love.
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