Whether your idea of the perfect wellness retreat is to bask in the sun or indulge in a luxurious spa journey, there are many ways to rejuvenate your soul in the lush surroundings of South Australia.
Here are some of the best wellness retreats in Australia that we think you should try out on your next wellness holiday.
Wellness on water
Take a 3-day retreat cruising along the Murray River in South Australia. Sit atop a custom designed luxury houseboat and soak up the sun while you take in the tranquil sounds of nature. You will experience early morning yoga, meditation sessions, bush walks, kayaking and forest bathing, to help you find a true sense of calm during your holiday.
"Sit atop a custom designed luxury houseboat and soak up the sun while you take in the tranquil sounds of nature."
Wilpena Women’s Weekend
Escape far away from busy city life and let nature support you in re-discovering your inner-self. The amazing Wilpena Pound resort is located in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, known for its big open spaces, rugged mountain landscapes, peaceful tree-lined gorges and a wealth of wildlife. This retreat experience allows you to meet like-minded women, while waking up in a cosy glamping tent, and enjoying morning meditation. Trek deep into the sacred Wilpena grounds and enjoy delicious meals, while exploring the wild outdoors with Active Rest Retreats.
Mindful Mandala Workshop
Unwind with an ancient form of creative expression where you can share your thoughts and feelings through art. In this workshop with Cathy Gray, you will learn to fulfil the quest of finding your true self and reconnect with the world. Experience the feeling of calmness, clarity, and consciousness while letting go of your stress.
"Enjoy a fine-dining experience prepared by award-winning chefs at the Salopian Inn."
Dark Sky Gold Stars Sunset Dinner
Explore the universe with an experienced astronomer who will guide you through the constellations of the night sky and its dazzling array of bright stars, planets, and galaxies. This dinner tour introduces you to one of the darkest places on earth with virtually no light pollution – it’s held in the heart of Australia’s very first International Dark Sky Reserve, near Mannum in South Australia. Immerse yourself in South Australia’s indigenous cultural site, where the Nganguraku people have lived in rock shelters for over 5000 years.
Wander the Gemtree Eco Trail
The Gemtree Eco trail is a 10-hectare conservation area that has been lovingly restored from a degraded creek line. Wander the Eco trail at your leisure or book a guided tour to meet the owners, learn about biodynamic farming, and taste organic wines. Enjoy a fine-dining experience prepared by award-winning chefs at the Salopian Inn. Take a 20-minute walk to your secluded dining table under majestic gum trees, surrounded by native Australian bushland.