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 no, we're not talking about a quick trip to the supermarket, we're talking about relaxing wellness retreats in NSW.

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 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

Elysia Wellness Retreat

Experience health and wellness at its finest and most elegant at one of the best wellness retreats in NSW. 

Elysia Wellness Retreat encourages guests to 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

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2. Heart & Soul Yoga Retreat, Otford

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

A respite 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

3. Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Wellness retreats in NSW
Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Pure relaxation emits from just about every corner of the sumptuous Spicers Sangoma Retreat in the Blue Mountains.

From the heavenly bathtubs to the earthen textures of the rooms, not to mention the surreal location on the eastern edges of the dramatic Blue Mountain ranges, Sangoma Retreat invites guests to check all stresses at the door.

Sangoma means 'healer' in Zulu and encourages deep calm and restoration through healing massages, sophisticated dining, artistic classes, walks in nature, afternoons by the pool, and more.

Location: 70 Grandview Ln, Bowen Mountain 

4. Billabong Retreat

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

For one of the top eco-friendly wellness retreats in NSW 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. 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 several 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 person with all kinds of budgets at Billabong Retreat.

Location: 41 Mcclymonts Rd, Maraylya

5. The Greenhouse Retreats

The Greenhouse Retreats
The Greenhouse Retreats

One of the closest wellness retreats in NSW for those in Sydney, The Greenhouse Retreats is a collection of six exquisite and private stays on the Central Coast.

Luxury, space, privacy, and eco-consciousness is how they run things at The Greenhouse Retreats. Each of the six cottages offers a luxurious getaway in pampered surroundings with curated playlists, massages, yoga sessions, healthy meals, and more on offer. And as for the retreats, there are six beautiful ones to choose from at Pearl Beach, Patonga, Killcare, and Macmasters Beach.

Location: Central Coast, NSW

6. Gaia Retreat & Spa

Wellness retreats in NSW
Feel the weight of the world lift off your shoulders at Gaia Retreat.

This magical 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, and meditation, plus one element, in particular, that is raved about: the 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

7. Blackbird

Wellness retreats in NSW
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

8. 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 at most retreats, as this venue functions more as a resort than a wellness program. It’s a haven for relaxation though, 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

9. Mana Yoga Retreats

Mana Yoga Retreats
Mana Yoga Retreats

Another top pick for wellness retreats in NSW, Mana Yoga Retreats promote feeling content in the mind and strong in the body. With several wellness retreats to choose from (including one in Bali), Mana Yoga Retreats are ready to help you reset your body and mind.

For a yoga retreat in NSW, book a rejuvenating stay at Mana Yoga Retreat in the Byron Bay Hinterland. Set on a private 125-acre retreat, get ready to relax amidst rolling green hills while all your meals are catered for. Enjoy yoga activities, go for a swim in the magnesium pool, or unwind in the hot tub before sleeping away your stresses in your own architecturally-designed villa - bliss!

If you'd prefer to be closer to the ocean, Mana Yoga Retreats offer a luxurious Byron Bay Beachfront retreat in the exclusive enclave of Tallow's Beach. 

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