If you’re going to have a spa break, you might as well do it properly. There’s perhaps nowhere better than Australia’s Macedon Region, a hotbed of more than 140 natural mineral springs. Inviting guests to journey into wellness, boutique retreat Samadhi is ideally nestled in the midst of this healing region, and provides the perfect base to facilitate transformational health experiences and custom-tailored wellbeing holidays.
The resort is located in the picturesque hinterlands of Victoria, Australia. The retreat is easily accessible, due to its location 90-minutes drive from Melbourne’s central business district and one hour from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.
Another location bonus is the nearby historical towns of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, which are home to many spas and springs.
Mindfully designed to cultivate a sense of peace and tranquillity, Samadhi’s distinct aesthetic is part of its charm. Built according to Feng Shui principles, the retreat (which is comprised of two self-contained houses that can accommodate up to four guests) was purpose built as a sensory-rich sanctuary, and consequently, enhances healing experiences.
Samadhi is surrounded by sculptural gardens, with simple yet warm Oriental-inspired interiors which reflect a meditative environment. Along with comfy, therapeutic, king-size beds, the rooms have courtyard gardens. Additionally, the accommodation features freshwater rain showers which use purified, oxygenated water sourced from the retreat’s rainwater tank. There are communal lounge areas, and in winter guests gather around the retreat’s indoor fireplace.
The meals at Samadhi are nutritious and delicious. Serving mostly vegetarian cuisine, many of the dishes on the menu are plant-based, and focus on providing optimal sustenance. Ingredients are either locally sourced, organic, or both where possible.
Samadhi embraces seasonal produce and their salads feature homegrown lettuce with fresh herbs from the retreat garden.
The retreat invites guests to explore a ‘new paradigm in health awareness’ so they can live healthier, more vibrant lives. As a result, Samadhi’s wellness offerings are diverse. They have an extensive range of retreats which include: ‘Self Discovery’, ‘Rejuvenation’, ‘Detox’, ‘Transformation’ and ‘Life-Shaping’ options. In addition, they host a range of speciality retreats including: ‘Relationship Renewal’, ‘Professional Burnout’, ‘Women’s Health’, ‘Yoga’ and ‘Meditation’.
Another noteworthy package is the ‘Life Enrichment’ programme, along with ‘Wellbeing Getaways’ and ‘Spa Escapes’. Samadhi takes an integrated approach to healing and facilitates a wide spectrum of holistic activities alongside the retreats. This includes Reiki, polarity healing, chromotherapy (colour/light therapy), sound healing, loss and bereavement counselling, art therapy and guided visualisation instruction.
Samadhi runs packages from three to seven days. All packages include accommodation, healthy meals, personal wellness appraisals, guided yoga and meditation classes, spa treatments, wellbeing education sessions and nutritional cooking classes.
Expect to feel… motivated to embrace a more clean-living way of life. This is the perfect retreat for a weekend getaway, to help spring clean mind, body and soul.