Relaxing Wellness Retreats in NSW

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As much as we love our little ones, some ‘me time’ every now and then is just what the doctor ordered, and we don't mean a quick trip to the supermarket! A whole weekend of R&R, peace, quiet, and reconnecting with who you were pre-babies is essential for all Aussie parents. In fact, mental health experts believe that taking time away from your kids to zen out and reconnect with yourself actually makes you a better parent - we're sold!

So the next time you feel yourself getting overwhelmed by the kids, work, family responsibilities and just life in general, book yourself into a luxurious wellness retreat in NSW - there are plenty to choose from!

Relaxing Wellness Retreats in NSW

1. Elysia Wellness Retreat

Wellness retreats in NSW
Hit the reset button at this picturesque wellness retreat in NSW.

Experience health and wellness at its finest and most elegant at the Elysia Wellness Retreat. Disconnect from the pressure, stress and challenges of everyday life and make new routines and learn new skills to take home with you.

Wellness experiences at Elysia include Tai Chi at sunrise, guided walks, deep-water running in a heated pool, stretch classes, workshops, and plenty of spa treatments. Many of the experiences have a specific schedule for you to follow, so this one’s great if you need quite a bit of guidance. You will stay in a stylishly decorated villa overlooking vineyards and the Brokenback Mountain Range - heaven.

Location: 165 Thompsons Rd, Pokolbin

2. Ananda Wellness Retreat

If yoga and meditation are what you're after from a wellness retreat, look no further than the Ananda Wellness Retreat

Located in the stunning Minnamurra Rainforest area near Jamberoo, Ananda is only a two-hour drive from Sydney but you'll feel as though you've been transported to a remote rainforest retreat. Nine acres of private bushland surround you during your stay at Ananda but you'll probably only have a few minutes to take in the stunning surroundings as this wellness retreat has loads of experiences to help you get your zen on.

Go for a calming dip in the Cedar Wood Hot Tub, experience the relaxing benefits of the Floatation Tank, stretch it out in a yoga class, go for a spa treatment, swim in the pool, or simply catch on some sleep in your comfortable accommodations.

Location: 406 Jamberoo Mountain Rd, Jamberoo

3. Heart & Soul Yoga Retreat, Otford

Heart & Soul Retreat
Reconnect with your heart and soul at Heart & Soul Yoga Retreat.

Another top-rated wellness retreat in NSW for those who love their yoga and meditation, Heart & Soul Yoga Retreat in Otford is one of NSW's longest-running yoga retreats. 

Nestled into the tranquil surrounds of the Royal National Park in Otford, Heart & Soul has plenty to offer tired souls looking to relax and rejuvenate. Their Healing Centre is run by a team of experienced wellness curators and offers massages, reiki, yogic counselling, Vedic astrology, chakra rebalancing and more. Their daily retreat program has something for everyone with yoga classes, inspiring health, wellness, and philosophy workshops, plus daily vegan meals to fill your body with nutrients. 

Location: 51 Lady Carrington Rd, Otford

4. Billabong Retreat

Billabong Retreat
The incredible views from your accommodation at Billabong Retreat.

For an eco-friendly wellness retreat just 45 minutes from Sydney, Billabong Retreat in Maraylya is ready to nurture your mind, body and spirit. 

The award-winning wellness retreat in NSW offers an enriching dose of yoga, meditation and mindfulness in a gorgeous natural setting and with comfortable accommodations to boot. Visitors will feel instantly at one with nature because the location is natural and earthy, the food is vegetarian, organic and locally sourced, the yoga is utterly transformative, and the new pool is stunning.

You can enjoy massages, kinesiology, reiki, private yoga sessions, and hypnotherapy in a number of different styles, including the “Stress Management” program. For accommodation, pick from deluxe suites, treehouses, lodges or cottages- by yourself or dorm-style. There is a program to suit every type of person with all kinds of budgets at Billabong Retreat.

Location: 41 Mcclymonts Rd, Maraylya

5. Gaia Retreat & Spa

Gaia Retreat Byron Bay
Feel the weight of the world lift off your shoulders at Gaia Retreat.

This incredible wellness retreat in Byron Bay is co-owned by Olivia Newton-John and even Oprah Winfrey has made an appearance at this incredible venue!

Gaia Retreat is nestled in the stunning hinterland region of Byron, on a 25-acre lush green property. The focus here is on healing through a combination of yoga classes, a naturopathic clinic, massage, kinesiology, hypnotherapy, counselling, meditation, and the element that is particularly raved about: food!

The wellness packages on offer at Gaia Retreat can be customised to your liking and you can choose to opt-in or out of as many activities as you like!

Location: 933 Fernleigh Rd, Brooklet

6. Blackbird

Blackbird Byron Bay
You won't be able to resist a refreshing dip in the pool at Blackbird.

Pause, decompress and reconnect is the mantra at Blackbird in the Byron Bay Hinterland.

This adults-only retreat is an hour and a half outside of Byron Bay and is the ultimate location to zen out and forget about your troubles. From the magnesium mineral infinity pool to the champagne and cheese platter on arrival, just about everything at Blackbird is elegant and rejuvenating.

The eco-friendly property is set amongst acres of lush rainforest, offering breathtaking uninterrupted views of Cape Byron and the Pacific Ocean - what more could you need?!

Location: 210 Frasers Rd, Mullumbimby Creek

7. Lilianfels Resort and Spa

Poolside service at Lilianfels.

For a retreat a little closer to Sydney, Lilianfels Resort and Spa in Katoomba is the perfect place to relax and unwind while you breathe in the fresh mountain air.

You’ll have more freedom at Lilianfels than most at most retreats, as this venue functions more as a resort than a relaxation program. It’s a haven for relaxation with a day spa that is to-die-for. Indulge in massages, facials and body wraps, followed by fine dining at a range of on-site venues including high tea in The Lounge, buffet breakfasts at The Orangery or dinner by the fireplace at the award-winning Darley’s Restaurant

Location: 5/19 Lilianfels Ave, Katoomba

8. Emirates One&Only

Emirates One&Only
Views to die for from your villa at Emirates One&Only.

For utter luxury and complete seclusion in the Blue Mountains, Emirates One&Only in Wolgan Valley offers a once-in-a-lifetime retreat. 

7,000 acres of pristine wilderness, a world-class spa and private villas with in-room swimming pools are on the cards when booking a stay at Emirates One&Only. This conservation retreat is surrounded by two national parks so you can guarantee the views are absolutely breathtaking. There are 40 freestanding villas on offer for those looking to get away from it all. 

As far as spa treatments go, as expected, Emirates One&Only due it up in 5-star style at their One&Only Spa, which offers signature skincare treatments and relaxing body therapies. One&Only also offer their Wellness in the Wilderness program for visitors to achieve restoration and balance. 

Location: 2600 Wolgan Rd, Wolgan Valley

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