Whatever your health issues, whether its stress, weight loss or you simply need to cleanse your mind– sometimes the best medicine is to get away. Below we shall look at four of Australia’s best health retreat destinations for uninterrupted, healing bliss.
Golden Door Retreats – Hunter Valley and Queensland
Golden Door has two health retreats and three spas across Queensland and New South Wales.
Situated in the picturesque Hunter Valley is The Golden Door – Elysia, one of Australia’s best health retreats. The retreat runs a range of relaxing health and wellness programs to unveil “a healthier, happier and motivated you.” There are weekend, 3-day, 5-day and 7-day packages to choose from as well as single treatments.
The Golden Door Health Retreat Queensland boasts an unrivalled location in the heart of the state’s Hinterland, just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Surfer’s Paradise. Spoil yourself with their exquisite menu of spa treatments such as a Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, reiki, herbal volcanic heat wrap and organic body revitaliser.
Samadhi Spa and Wellness Retreat – Daylesford, Victoria
Regularly listed in the top 10 Australian health retreats, Samadhi Spa and Wellness Retreat offer the ultimate relaxation and indulgence experience.
Samadhi Retreat is situated just outside of the picture-perfect town of Daylesford in Country Victoria. You can choose to visit for as little as a half or full day with packages such as: ‘Half Day Balanced Lifestyle Retreat’, which includes guided meditation, therapeutic massage, use of the spa and more; or try the ‘Full Day Rejuvenation Retreat’ and spoil yourself with an invigorating head and scalp massage, oriental butterfly eye treatment and more.
For longer stays, accommodation is everything and more that you’d expect from this world-class retreat. Think peaceful, tranquil and simple décor in amongst quaint lush gardens.
Gaia Retreat – Byron Bay, NSW
Where better place to go to de-stress than the beautiful Byron Bay? As one of the most relaxed regions in Australia, it seems fitting to have one of the best health retreats there.
Gaia Retreat is co-owned by Australian icon – Olivia Newton John – and its isolated location in the stunning hinterland is ideal for helping you achieve all of your health and wellbeing goals.
There are both day spa and longer packages available at Gaia Retreat. The staff can create a personalised program for you depending on your goals – be it to get fit, lose weight or detoxify yourself.
Let your worries melt away in the salt water pool or spa while taking in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds you, or wake up to morning yoga, Pilates or meditation class.
Ki Health Retreat – Kangaroo Island, SA
The final top Australian destination on our list is Ki Health Retreat, situated on the idyllic Kangaroo Island off the south coast of South Australia.
Ki Health Retreat is more about healing and less about pampering than many of the other health retreats in Australia. You’ll be expected to follow strict regimes, but can expect outstanding results by the end of your program.
All programs last for 6 nights and you can choose from either a Dynamic or Moderate Detox program. Private rooms with views of Emu Bay are included as well as a range of fitness classes, meditation sessions, cooking classes, a deep tissue massage and more.
You’ll have to book flights to Kangaroo Island to get to the retreat, so ensure you plan ahead.