There has been a definite trend towards prioritising our wellbeing in 2021. The importance of mental and physical health cannot be overstated. Which is why Australia’s top retreats have become even more popular in the year of personal health and wellness.
Are you looking for yoga retreats in Australia? Today we’re highlighting five of the best Aussie yoga retreats which combine rejuvenating health practices with beautiful nature. Browse the incredible experiences below or discover even more retreats on Karma Being.
Australian Yoga Retreat #1: Yoga, Wine & Wilderness Retreat (Tasmania)
Escape to one of Australia’s best destinations for food, wine, nature and relaxation. This Tasmania retreat is a four-night immersion into the state’s wine and produce, culture, art and national parks. Beginning in Hobart, it showcases local gastronomical delights at Peacock & Jones Restaurant and culture, food, music and art at the iconic Salamanca Markets.
From Hobart, you meander down to Freycinet National Park, home to pristine bays and white-sand beaches. Here your days are spent taking food and wine tours, practising yoga, hiking, kayaking and enjoying the beautiful national park views.
Australian Yoga Retreat #2: Holistic Health & Fitness Retreat (Northern NSW)
Spend five nights at the foothills of the magnificent Mount Warning in Northern New South Wales. This is one of Australia’s top retreats, focused on cleansing your body, mind and soul through yoga, massage, hiking, meditation and African dance.
You also treat your body to traditional Ayurvedic: Indian plant-based cuisine known for its medicinal properties. The retreat can be tailored to your needs, with a full schedule of three optional daily guided sessions. You also have access to a sauna, magnesium pool and hydrotherapy spa.
Australian Yoga Retreat #3: Luxury Outback Yoga Retreat (Mt Mulligan)
Combine the rugged Queensland outback with fine dining, wellness experiences and adventurous activities. Hosted at the luxurious Mt Mulligan Lodge, this wellness retreat runs a range of daily classes in yoga, meditation and breathwork at the stunning main pavilion overlooking Mount Mulligan.
You’ll have ample opportunity to relax, whether sipping sundowners at the rustic bar or floating in the infinity pool. Foodies will love the seven-course degustation dinners paired with sommelier-picked wines. Adventure-seekers, meanwhile, can enjoy ATV and gold mine tours, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
Australian Yoga Retreat #4: Luxury Island Wellness Retreat (Orpheus Island)
Orpheus Island Lodge offers one of the most unique wellness retreats in Australia. Set on a private tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef, this yoga retreat promises an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy three all-inclusive nights at the resort, where you can practise yoga, meditation and breathwork while surrounded by coral reefs, vibrant marine life and swaying palms. Snorkelling, hiking and sundowners also facilitate a feeling of utter peace, while ocean-to-plate dining invigorates your tastebuds.
Australian Yoga Retreat #5: Tropical North QLD Rejuvenation Retreat (Port Douglas)
Enjoy a getaway to this 5-star yoga retreat in beautiful North Queensland. It’s hosted at the Bali-inspired Niramaya Resort and Spa, where each villa has a private plunge pool. Every day begins with a morning yoga class and a delicious breakfast, before you explore the region’s natural spoils.
These outings include walks through Mossman Gorge, a sunset catamaran cruise and browsing the market stalls in Port Douglas. All the included meals are vegan/vegetarian, including a five-course plant-based degustation with wine pairings for your last night.