If you have a weekend to spare when you’re Down Under, it might be tempting to tick off the obvious bucket list items (hello, Sydney Opera House). However, those seeking something a little more restorative should turn their attention to Australia’s many wellness retreats: from remote beach retreats to glamping escapes, Oz has plenty to offer those high on hope but short on time. These are the whirlwind weekend retreats in Australia we’ve got on our radar for a quick wellness fix…
Nestled in the greenery surrounding the popular Byron Bay region, Gaia Retreat offers a two-night Revive weekend retreat for travellers short on time but looking for a chance to truly unwind. Inclusive of accommodation and meals, guests are also offered a complimentary massage at the award-winning resort, plus the chance to partake in scheduled fitness activities including a guided morning yoga practice.
Gwinganna Lifestyle Resort
Gwinganna’s two-night weekend wellness package is specially designed to prepare you for the week ahead. Only an hour outside of Brisbane and a 30-minute drive from Gold Coast Airport, the package includes nourishing organic cuisine, a 50-minute massage, an essential wellness seminar, and access to their fitness facilities and rota of schedule activities so you can rest or work out as much as you like. Did we mention that organic wine is included in the programme? It is the weekend, after all…
Golden Door Health Retreat
If you’re looking for an escape from the everyday pressures of modern life, a rejuvenating weekend retreat at Golden Door may prove the perfect solution to your troubles. With accommodation in a luxury villa, all meals and snacks included and the opportunity to learn from inspiring wellness guest speakers, this weekend retreat holds the power to awaken body and mind and leave you prepared to face the week ahead with a spring in your step.
The Byron at Byron
Though the focus is still on health and wellness, a three-day break at The Byron at Byron allows you a few creature comforts and special treats, here and there. Inclusive of a glass of wine and gourmet dining voucher to use at your leisure, there is also complimentary yoga on offer throughout your stay, as well as a one-hour massage from the Spa Centre. Rates are also inclusive of daily breakfast.