While we may not be able to jet off to a rejuvenating Seminyak paradise, we can seek a little rest and relaxation right here in Australia!
Here at Travellers Choice, we believe in wellness. We have rounded up the very best wellness travel destinations in each state and territory so you can see what’s on offer in your own backyard, regardless of travel restrictions.
The Blue Mountains
New South Wales is blessed with two wellness travel zones - the Blue Mountains and the area surrounding Byron Bay. Both of these stunning locales are dotted with equally stunning lifestyle retreats where timber mountain chalets overlook sublime bushland. Whether you opt for a yoga-centric stay like Billabong Retreat or an eco-friendly glamp-out like Turon Gates (note the complimentary local wine and honey), you will leave with your mind and heart at ease.
Known locally as the home of hippies, Byron Bay is perhaps best equipped for all your wellness needs. If you tend to sit on the spiritual side of things, you will get your fix here - with chakra healing, soul portraits and reiki galore. If that’s not quite your thing, you can build yourself a learning experience with pottery and cooking classes at award-winning Gaia Retreat in the rolling Byron Bay hinterland - or you can just eat the food someone else has cooked for you at Paradise One, a permaculture retreat designed to serve only the most wholesome, farm-fresh cuisine (and creek-harvested freshwater).
They do say west is best - but in Western Australia, they also say southwest is best! From Yallingup to Margaret River, Dunsborough to Augusta - there is a retreat to please everybody in this sublime corner of the world. Combine a hiking holiday along the Cape-To-Cape Track with massages, gourmet dining and ultra-revitalising accommodation every night. Or opt for pure pampering staying at chalets deep in the Boranup Karri forests or luxe resort-style properties high up and overlooking the Indian Ocean: every view will be a gift.
Tasmania is all about the views, the massages, and the wines. Thanks to its illustrious wilderness, wellness retreats can be found all over the island - little shacks nestled deep into mountainous ranges where you can enjoy as many hot stone massages, facials, infra-red saunas and essential oil treatments as you fancy. At the end of the day, wind down with herbal tea and watch the sun slip between the peaks before nodding off in your luxurious cottage. That is how wellness should be.
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