Health and wellness retreats we know you will love
Australia’s wellness experiences immerse travellers in some of the country’s most spectacular locations. Many incorporate the art of healing and spiritual wellbeing, which Aboriginal healers have nurtured for tens of thousands of years through traditional food, massage, bush medicines, and ceremonies. So, if you are after some serious pampering or your wanting to reset your body and mind, take a look at some of our favourite health and wellness getaways around Australia.
Daintree Ecolodge and Spa – Queensland
Indulge the senses and rebalance the mind, body and soul at Daintree Ecolodge. Situated in the heart of the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, this stunning property offers sustainable luxury in a breathtaking location.
The local indigenous people of the Kuku Yalanji tribe named the rainforest ‘Wawu-karrba’ which means ‘healing of the spirit’. Daintree Wellness Spa utilizes the pure waters from the pristine onsite waterfall to create a healing environment. The waterfall is a special place visited for thousands of years by generations of Kuku Yalanji woman for healing and spiritual beliefs. Their treatments have been curated to harness ancient traditions and enhance your well-being and give a sense of healing and awakenment.
Decadent spa treatments utilise Li’tya spa product range. Li’tya, meaning ‘of the earth’, is a unique collection of products formulated using sustainably wild-harvested, pure Australian botanicals and organic ingredients.
Gaia Retreat & Spa – New South Wales
Surrender to the beauty and healing cultures of internationally recognised Gaia Retreat & Spa, nestled on 25 acres in the breathtaking Bundjalung Country hinterland of Byron Bay. The region is often referred to as the healing heartland of Australia. Majestically poised on the highest point in the Shire, Gaia meaning ‘spirit of Mother Earth‘, will seduce you to drift into infinity with its endless spectacular vistas and unsurpassed natural sustainable design.
Gaia Retreat & Spa has established itself as Australia’s most Awarded boutique lifestyle pamper Retreat, giving you complete freedom of choice and flexibility to tailor and personalise your experience. Gaia’s exceptional team of wellness professionals offer sage advice and a diverse range of inspiring revitalising activities and services for you to enjoy. This is the place to refocus, rebalance and truly restore.
Saffire Freycinet – Tasmania
At Saffire Freycinet, their highly skilled therapists and masseurs have the skill to help you achieve your highest health and wellness potential. Following a Spa Saffire consultation, your therapist will prepare a program of day spa treatments and therapies to reflect your personal needs and preferences. Men’s treatments are also one of their specialties, so this is the perfect place to treat that special man in your life.
Everything is aimed at improving your wellbeing. There is an understanding that everyone is different, and as such there are a number of programs and options that will cater for your physical – and spiritual – needs.
Meditation classes are available, a revitalising tea menu and a relaxing and rejuvenating spa regime. Sumptuous hammocks are also available for use in your suite courtyard. If it’s healthy menu options you need, the executive chef at their luxury lodge will be more than happy to design a menu around your requirements.
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat – Gold Coast, Queensland
In a world of busy, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat stands apart as the wellness destination to soothe your soul and inspire you to live a healthier life.
Located in the Gold Coast and certified by Ecotourism, you will connect with supportive professionals who will teach you resilience in the modern world, and choose how much or how little you wish to do. A health retreat stay here combines organic living, spa, movement and relaxation with delicious organic cuisine and vital wellness seminars in a dedicated low tech environment.
Choose from a 2-day Wellness Weekend through to the full 7-day Detox, or combine multiple retreats for an extended stay.
Gate Keepers Day Spa at Mount Lofty House – South Australia
The beautifully appointed Gate Keeper’s Day Spa offers a destination Spa escape that sits high above and overlooks the stunning Adelaide Hills from the iconic and award-winning Mount Lofty House, surrounded by the Botanic Gardens.
With every element and experience carefully crafted to offer an enchanting Spa Wellness experience, the exquisite rituals for face and body incorporate the latest techniques and meticulously formulated products to ensure each spa journey rejuvenates skin-targeting results with a slice of relaxation heaven.
Stay and dine at Mount Lofty House, famous for its luxury escapes, three hat fine dining experiences and indulgent day spa experiences.
Injidup Spa Retreat – Western Australia
This exquisite restorative sanctuary just three hours south of Western Australia’s famous Margaret River is the town of Yallingup, home to the stunning Injidup Spa Retreat. Set in pristine coastline surrounds, this is the perfect place to go on a journey of complete relaxation and renewal.
The retreat features ten adult-only villas, offering the perfect getaway to recharge and reconnect. On arrival, you will receive a gourmet breakfast hamper, and each villa gets a private plunge pool with views overlooking the ocean.
During your stay, participate in private yoga classes, indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments at Bodhi and enjoy the serenity on the expansive outdoor balcony.
Spa Kinara – Northern Territory
Guests at Longitude 131º can find a physical and spiritual retreat set amongst the spinifex and red sand of the desert. Spa Kinara aligns body and soul under the gaze of Ayers Rock – Uluru, whose mysterious natural energies radiate throughout the landscape. Guests emerge with a sense of connection and calm, reflective in the rare stillness and inspired by the outback’s boundless horizons.
A powerful bush medicine used by Aboriginal Ngangkari or healers, Irmangka-Irmangka is also known as Scented Emu Bush and is used in many treatments at Spa Kinara. This panacea is made from the plants’ fresh leaves, mixed with olive oil to form a balm, which is made by the ladies in the Ngangkari Program run by the local Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Lands Women’s Council.
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