Best Mum’s Retreats In Melbourne

By: Claire Halliday, ellaslist

We love being mothers, don’t we? But it’s also okay to admit that sometimes, the pace of it all can be quite exhausting. Being a great mum demands that you look after yourself with some occasional pampering time that’s just for you – helping you stay calm, healthy, happy and energised. Whether you get away for an hour or two – or for a longer break – special retreats aimed at taking care of mums and busy women might be just what you need to feel better and start your new day with a smile.

Spa de Marrakech
Spa De Marrakech

Private Roman bath-house bathing, anyone?

If you’ve ever dreamed of a Moroccan getaway to add some spice to your life, this could be the next best thing.

This venue in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges has Arabic healing rituals and fragrances on the mum’s retreat menu, and all the ambience of some exotic, international locale.
Soaking your tired body in the hot mineral pool is a great way to rejuvenate mineral pool, while a visit to the steam room or a traditional Middle Eastern body scrub are also wonderful indulgences that are all about making you feel great.

The colour therapy treatments available – yellow, white, orange, blue, violet, red and green – work to restore the seven individual chakras of your body and claim to help a range of issues, including improving sleep, boosting self-confidence and vitality and relieving stress.

For a longer stay, the Spa is on the grounds of the Japanese Mountain Retreat, with Japanese and Balinese-style accommodation in private villas to add some extra relaxation.

But even blocking one day is enough to give you the pampering and peace you’ve been craving.

And your skin will look great, too.

What You Need To Know

Phone: 9737 0413
Email: [email protected]
Address: 14 Mountain Crescent, Montrose

More information: visit the website

Boobs, Bikes and Bubbles

Great wine…

Then reduce he guilt by cycling your way there.

Cycling getaways are a wonderful way to spend some time with your best friends and these special weekends, with the colourful name, are designed to combine indulgent tastes with a dose of active good health.

And if you don’t have your own two-wheeler? Bike hire is available at the Visitor Information Centre for $35 a day – giving you the free wheelin’ freedom to explore the region’s historic rail trails.

How many wineries and cafes you stop off at along the way is up to you (just as long as you stay safe on the road).

What You Need To Know

Phone: 02 6032 8610
Address: Victoria Hotel, Rutherglen, Victoria

More information: visit the website

Al Dente Cooking

A cooking class to while away some weekend hours on your own or with some friends? Or perhaps just a lusciously long lunch booking to sample fine wines from this estate, while you’re enjoying the flavours of some authentic Italian pasta.

When the location is the idyllic Yarra Valley and you’re surrounded by amazing food, either option is a wonderful way to enjoy some ‘me’ time – just for you.

If you’re keen to turn a day’s retreat into a weekend of restorative pleasure, explore some of the accommodation options in the area (Balgownie Estate –www.balgownieestate.com.au) is delightfully indulgent to extend your pampering time.

What You Need To Know

Phone: 0422 280 975
Address: Billanook Estate, 280 Edward Road, Chirnside Park

More information: visit the website

Motherground Mother & Baby Retreat Package
Flowerdale Retreat

This retreat is aimed for mothers and their little ones – children under the age of eighteen months – to help new mums find some positive space to mingle with other mums and share some quality indulgence and bonding with your child.

There’s plenty of space to rest in private suites with en suite bathrooms. When you’re ready to leave the oh-so comfortable confines of your room, you can utilise the facilities – perhaps a dip in the solar-heated swimming pool or a hit on the tennis court?

Walking around the grounds or using one of the bicycles on offer is also a lovely way to take in the incredible scenery.

What You Need To Know

Phone: 0412662624
Address: Flowerdale Estate, Flowerdale
Dates: May 15-17 and September 13-15, 2017

Prices:
$1250

More information: visit the website

Crown Spa – Day Spa and Massage Treatments


Crown Spa

Sometimes, just a quick spa treatment getaway is all the escape you need to get you feeling refreshed and energised – and all in time for school pick-up.

Crown is a handy CBD location that has some lovely beauty packages on offer. Perfect for a pampering pick-me-up in style.

Whether you’re after some cosmetic enhancements or a deep cleansing facial treatment using La Prairie products, you will leave her looking and feeling refreshed and restored.

Choose from massages, a hair treatment, aqua therapy or a manicure/pedicure combination – the range of treatments on the menu cater to different budgets, and how much time you have up your sleeve.

What You Need To Know

Phone: 9292 6182
Email: [email protected]
Address: Crown Spa is located at Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Opening hours: Daily 10am-9pm

More information: visit the website

Flat Out Mum Bali Retreats

Sometimes, finding a mum’s retreat in Melbourne is just not enough. Sometimes, you really need to get away.

This company specialises in taking busy, stressed out mums away on an adventure to Bali – where sun, sea and some cocktails, help ease away the worries of the usual working week.

If you’ve got a special occasion you want to commemorate with some of your favourite family members or friends, this type of holiday can be perfect – after all, all the hard work is done for you. All you need to do is book and turn up, then settle in for some serious relaxation and fun.

The 12-bedroom estate is located on secure grounds with 24-hour security.

What You Need To Know

The next retreat is in June 2017.

The private retreat venue is an exclusive collection of three interconnecting private Villas in the residential Village of Umalas.

More information: visit the website 

 

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