Australia boasts endless opportunities for luxury wellness escapes. That’s because it has the advantage of opposing seasons. So you can make the most of winter wonderland escapes when you’re struggling in the stifling heat, and sunny summer getaways to beat the dreary cold. If you’re planning a trip down under, you’ll want to do your research though. So you can take in the very best that Australian healthy holiday hospitality has to offer. These are just some of our favourite luxury wellness retreats in Australia …
This article was originally published by Amanda Sheppard on August 2, 2018 and was last updated on May 7, 2022.
Eden Health Retreat
Australia’s longest running wellness retreat is perched in the hinterland of the Gold Coast. Each custom-designed package nourishes, supports and heals the mind and body, and can be catered to your personal wellness goal. Hidden in Mother Nature, you’ll feel worlds away from any bustle or noise in this healing heartland.
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If your perfect wellness escape takes place with endless white sandy beaches in sight, then you’ll find your haven in the Whitsunday Islands. A retreat at Qualia seamlessly balances a focus on health and wellness with the little luxuries that make this a true holiday. There’s access to the resort’s gym, spa, tennis court and sauna at your leisure throughout your stay. So it will keep your wellness goals on track, as will the nutritional, seasonal cuisine on offer.
Signature experiences start from $5,500 | Book now with Compare Retreats
For a more individualised approach to wellness, opt for a stay on Kangaroo Island. The tailored programmes include whole food nutrition and cooking lessons. Each retreat can help combat a variety of health issues, ranging from stress and depression to high blood pressure and hormonal imbalances. Thus, it’s suitable for a range of ages.
Dynamic Detoxes start from US$1,604 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Elysia Wellness Retreat
Situated in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, the Elysia Wellness Retreat (formerly known as Golden Door Health Retreat) offers a whole host of daily health workshops and seminars to keep guests focused on their wellness goals. Each comprehensive programme sets to deliver lasting results. Those looking to treat themselves can indulge and choose additional services from the wellness menu.
In search of your own private sanctuary? Access to a luxurious spa through your own private courtyard leads you into your very own Garden of Eden. Meet Samadhi Health & Wellness Retreat. Programmes include meditation sessions, daily mental wellness coaching, spa and hydrotherapy treatments. Plus there’s the option to take part in yoga and guided nature walks in the areas surrounding the property. Thus, it’s one of the most secluded luxury wellness retreats in Australia.
Prices start from US$1,260 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Reawaken your senses and inner fitness enthusiast at the Living Valley Health Retreat. On the Sunshine Coast, the retreat facility offers Healthy Holiday programmes which are inclusive of accommodation, massages and facials, Pilates, morning stretches, group fitness exercises and the choice of a guided hike or bush walk, to name just a few. It also includes cooking demonstrations, to help you continue your journey back to optimal health going once your retreat is complete.
Prices start from US$1,200 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Crystalbrook Byron, Byron Bay Luxury Resort
Nestled on a quiet corner of one of Australia’s most pristine landscapes, Crystalbrook Byron, Byron Bay Luxury Resort makes for the ultimate long weekend wellness getaway. The resort’s gentle approach to wellness makes it one of the most popular luxury wellness retreats in Australia. Packages are priced per pair, so if you’re looking to treat someone you love, look no further.
Prices for a one-night retreats start from US$316 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Solo travel brings with it obvious benefits, and one of those is the chance to meet and connect with our like-minded people. Group retreats at Byron Bay Detox are based from the Tallow Beachfront Retreat property, and the dynamic retreats support just that. Retreats are inclusive of accommodation, daily yoga and infrared sauna sessions, and detoxifying juices, broths and teas. Programmes start and end with a consultation with a naturopath, and include two colonic hydrotherapy treatments.
Prices start from US$2,200 | Book now on Compare Retreats
There seems to be a growing appreciation for self-care in today’s world, though many people still confine this to a Sunday morning activity. Taking it seriously can often mean taking time out of your daily life to focus on yourself. The De-Stress Retreat at Miamo Wellness allows guests to relax, recharge and reflect on both past and present. Four-night retreats are inclusive of all meals and accommodation, as well as access to workshops and seminars throughout your stay and up to three months online support once your retreat is complete.
Prices start from US$3,182 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Gwinganna is a luxury lifestyle retreat that focuses on providing its guests with all the creature comforts they could envisage. Plus it takes the time to focus on health, wellness and general wellbeing. Located on sunny Gold Coast, you can expect scenic views of the ocean and countryside, while embracing a comprehensive wellness programme.
Prices start from US$1,255 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Gaia Retreat & Spa
In the quiet reaches of the Byron Bay area, Gaia Retreat & Spa offers its guests the opportunity to retreat in style. The focus on rest and relaxation is palpable here – a complimentary massage and body polish are among the inclusions, as are daily yoga sessions, a wellness consultation and the choice of either a naturopath or Traditional Chinese Medicine consultation. Thus, you’ll leave feeling relaxed.
Prices start from US$916 | Book now on Compare Retreats