Reboot Your Mind and Body: The Best Wellness Retreats in Australia
The year of transformational travel has arrived; health and wellness destinations are tailoring their programs for self-reflection, self-discovery and renewal. Restore your energy and renew vigour for life with no more feeling exhausted or burnt out. Experience luxury while giving yourself the rejuvenating rest you have worked so hard for.
Well, the team here at The Good Index we are Australia’s Leading Retreat Guide and have handpicked the BEST health retreats in Australia, ranging from detox retreats to reset the year right, relaxing and wine-down retreats for that post-holiday stress, even retreats catering to harnessing new adventures that you may have never thought of learning or trying before!
We have listed the best Health Retreats in Australia and categorised them by state:
New South Wales
Elemental Yoga Retreat
For all creative yogi’s, this 3 day retreat is designed with you in mind. Give yourself the gift of enjoying this creative art journey which includes soul art practices, yoga dance to inspiring music, creative visualisations, journalling, a complimentary aromatherapy massage and lots of healthy food. You will leave your retreat re-inspired mind, body and soul.
Next Retreat Dates: February 24th-26th 2023
Business Birthing Retreat
An exclusive 5 star business retreat, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded women who are also driven to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship. You will learn valuable skills and strategies from an experienced mentor and coach, and have the chance to brainstorm and collaborate with other female entrepreneurs.
Next Retreat Dates: March 22nd-24th 2023
Mana Yoga Retreat
Mana Yoga Retreats is Byron Bay’s best kept secret for those seeking ambience, uniqueness and indulgence. Wake up to the majestic ocean views of the Coral Sea, fall asleep in the lush green canopy, and awaken your mind and body, feeling strong, healthy, and rejuvenated.
Next Retreat Dates: February 8th – 11th 2023
Mens Expedition: Heart of Winter Retreat
On this Men’s Expedition: Heart Of Winter, it’s a 4 days and 3 nights of retreat content and practises enabling men to take a look at what’s going on for them in a safe and positive environment. The retreats are action based. You get stuck in, you don’t hold back and with support for each other the whole way.
Next Retreat Dates: 29th September- 2nd October 2023
Snowy Mountains Expedition
If you’re looking for adventure, a taste of the wild and the chance to go beyond what you thought possible, then try the Snowy Mountains Expeditions Retreat. Surrounded by Kosciusko National Park’s snow capped mountains, the landscape is both majestic and peaceful at once, providing the perfect backdrop to get high and go deep.
Next Retreat Dates: June 2nd – 5th 2023
Soul Surfing Retreat
Soul Surfing has developed a retreat program that uses two of life’s most joyous activities – Surfing and Yoga – to help you and/or your family learn and use simple tools in your daily life to maintain well being. At the retreat, you will experience new and different activities that aim to nurture and empower you in a safe and positive environment.
Byron Bay Detox Retreat
Byron Bay Detox Retreats’ holistic philosophy includes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of detoxification. 5 day juice only cleanse, your body will be purified and healed on a cellular level, and by the end of your retreat you will glow from the inside out!
Next Retreat Dates: February 19th – 25th 2023
Ribbon Reef Expedition
Join the reef as you set sail on a magical adventure exploring this stunning and rarely visited chain of ten spectacular reefs, exploring our hidden depths as you dive deep into breathwork, self discovery and crystal blue waters.
Next Retreat Dates: July 6th – 10th 2023
Self Love Empower Retreats
The holiday you need to de stress and connect with like-minded women who inspire you and lift you up. Self love workshops, daily workouts for all levels, outdoor adventures, waterfalls hikes, beach days, surf lessons and more! Make lifelong connections and step out of your comfort zone on a women only retreat to spark your inspiration, motivation and confidence!
Next Retreat Dates: Byron Bay: June 9-14th 2023 Sunshine Coast: October 9-14th 2023
Escape the winter: Yoga & Meditation Retreat
The retreat provides you with a chance to get away for a week and to relax, recharge and reflect. You’ll stay in delightful rainforest canopy cabins or huts, be treated to delicious vegetarian fare and enjoy a program of user-friendly meditation, yoga and walks through the rainforest and along the beach.
Next Retreat Dates: June 17th – 24th 2023
A Wilde Life Yoga & Sailing Retreat
You don’t need to be a zen yogi, and you don’t need to be an epic thrill seeking adventurer. It’s for those people seeking the balance, who want to learn more about how they can live healthily by practising meditation, yoga while also just having a laugh and a great time with new friends. And the best part? You get to do all of this while sailing around the pristine waters of Whitsunday Islands on a 24-metre sailing yacht.
Next Retreat Dates: May 20th – 23rd 2023
Free Diving Retreat, Lady Elliot Island
Lady Elliot Island’s pristine lagoons and reefs are home to some of the world’s most incredible marine life. Humpback whales, dolphins, manta rays, turtles and a myriad of fish grace these crystal clear waters where you can snorkel, dive and swim.
Next Retreat Dates: February 12th – 18th 2023
High Spirits Retreat
Mette’s institute is both nationally and internationally recognized for its bodywork and personal development training courses. Its ethos centres around developing a complete and holistic program to suit each individual through the integration of body language, body awareness, and communication skills with natural therapies.
Next Retreat Dates: March 15th – 19th 2023
Elysian Wellness Retreat
As leaders in the health and wellness industry, the team at Elysia Wellness Retreat help guests to discover a new, transformative way to see life and how to balance mind, body, and spirit to achieve lifelong health and wellness. Their all-inclusive programs have been developed to motivate change and provide the tools needed for lasting results
Retreats available all year around
Kailash Ashram Retreat
More than a nice getaway, Kailash Ashram Retreat enables you to join our exclusive Ashram community to support you on your journey of growth, healing, and health long after the retreat is over.
Next Retreat Dates: February 24th – 26th 2023
Yarra Valley Meditation Retreat
If you’ve never been on a meditation retreat before, this is an ideal place to start. There will be instruction for both beginners and advanced practitioners, and a relaxed schedule that includes plenty of free time. Nestled in a picturesque and peaceful valley surrounded by eucalypt forest and leisurely walking trails.
Next Retreat Dates: March 17th – 21st 2023
Great Ocean Road Resort
This resort has taken the stress out of planning with indulgent spa treatments, contemporary cuisine prepared by our chefs and qualified facilitators, all at your fingertips. Explore bespoke wellness retreats with sessions ranging from yoga, meditation, sound healing and mindfulness to local guided activities such as nature walks, surfing and mountain biking
Next Retreat Dates: Replenish: March 20th – 22nd 2023 & Flourish: February 19th – 22nd 2023 & Nature Immersion: March 5th – 8th 2023
Tas Wellness Retreat
The purpose of these retreats is to practise some intentional self-care while meeting new like minded people. Wellness activities include an in-house relaxation massage, stress management session, values workshop, an individual wellness consult, self care with essential oils, deep sleep meditation, mindfulness practices, art therapy and nutrition workshop.
Next Retreat Dates: February 17th-19th 2023
Overland Track Experience
Overland Track Experience will help you to reconnect and immerse yourself into nature with our handpicked hiking destinations across the globe for a 6 nights 7 days adventurous hike. Promoting both physical and mental well-being. With an emphasis on reconnecting and rediscovering the beauty and joy, in learning and exploring.
Next Retreat Dates: September 29th – 6th October 2023
Sol Surf Retreat
Whether you’re brand new to surfing or you’d like to progress your current skills, Sol Surf is the experience for you. Your all-inclusive experience awaits in the beauty of Margaret River, WA.
Next Retreat Dates: February 3rd – 6th 2023
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The Good Index is Australia’s leading retreat guide, created to inspire you to take a break with health as your number one priority. One platform with hundreds of wellness destinations to discover. Reconnect with what’s important to you and experience the benefits of retreats first hand.
Written by: Nicky Bell