You’re feeling the need to escape the ‘rat race’ and a retreat of some kind is desperately needed. Yet – you’re short on cash. Damn! While a luxury retreat sure would be nice, for now, you just need to get away, without spending a fortune.

Luckily, we’ve sourced a selection of the best budget retreats from across Australia. Sure, some of the facilities may be a little basic. You might share a kitchen or sleep in a bunk bed. Yet you’ll still get to see some pretty spectacular scenery and enjoy plenty of peace and quiet – and in many cases, even your meals and yoga classes are included.

And sometimes – going ‘budget’ might just give you that extra-special authentic and ‘off-the-beaten-track’ type experience you’ve been craving.


Krishna Village – Eco Yoga Community (Tweed Valley Hinterland, NSW)

If you’re after an authentic yoga retreat on a budget, Krishna Village – Eco Yoga Community is ideal. Located roughly halfway between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, and 30 minutes inland.

Their accommodation options start from a low $66 per night if you’re willing to bring your own tent or camper van or opt for a budget room with a shared bathroom at $100 per night. You can or course choose a more private rooms from converted shipping container at about $120 to guesthouses in bush settings, ranging up to $200 a night. The family cabin is $300 a night.

The best bit? All the room prices quoted, include three meals per day (all organic, vegetarian and vegan) plus daily yoga classes. And you can choose from additional massages, life coaching and more. They also offer great packages for longer stays, which are well worth checking out.

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Rocklyn Yoga Ashram Retreat (Rocklyn, Victoria)

Located just under 1.5 hours from Melbourne, within the Hepburn Springs region, is this beautiful retreat – where retreats start at just $99 per night, per person, in their standard shared-room (same gender) accommodation.

You can however opt for a private room, with or without ensuite if you’re willing to spend a little bit more.

This retreat has a yoga focus, but beginners are certainly welcome. You’re encouraged to participate in their simple daily yoga program to help you relax, rebalance and discover your own sense of inner peace.

What’s great, is you can stay for as little or as long as you like, so perfect for a super-chilled weekend away – or for that slightly longer emersion.

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A Different Drummer Wellness Retreats (Blue Mountains, NSW)

Based in the Blue Mountains, just an hour and a half from Sydney, you’ll find A Different Drummer. They are all about getting clarity and purpose in your life and career.

You’ll find various life and career workshops and retreats, such as the Life Purpose Retreat  and the Self Discover Retreat. And prices are very reasonable, of course.

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A Small Budget is No Barrier for Seeking a Retreat…

These are just four of our best budget retreats that we’ve discovered across Australia. And with these great options, there is certainly no excuse for NOT taking valuable time out from your busy lifestyle to rest and recharge.

No matter where you are, where you wish to go, or the type of affordable retreat you’re after, there is bound to be something perfectly suited to meet your needs.

You’ll find many retreats on our What’s On page.

The Retreat Lady
Author: The Retreat Lady

Sarah Willmott, founder of Retreat Me Happy is passionate about making Retreats accessible to everyone. She specialises in helping Retreats reach a wider audience by creating this online platform. By day Sarah sends care packages to help people feel better (she owns Feel Better Box) and by night she builds this website to help you find your perfect retreat.