Nestled within the vineyards and wineries, and often, not that far from the historic Adelaide city, you’ll find a wide range of retreats on offer. Everything from yoga and meditation, detoxes, spirituality or simple spa indulgence, here’s a round up of just a few.

Lifeflow Retreats

Just 45 minutes from Adelaide, you’ll find yourself at the Tara Hill Retreat Centre where they hold Lifeflow meditation retreats, with specific focus topics held on set dates.

You’ll be able to enjoy 65 acres of land, where the owners are in the process of naturally rejuvenating native trees and grasses.

Accommodation is basic, yet comfortable, and depending on the retreat you choose, you’ll find greater fulfillment or nurture new directions.

Find out more here.

Meditation Retreats

This retreat has been specifically designed to support deep rest, nurturing and relaxation.Meditation and mindfulness teacher Amanda Goodfellow creates a supportive space for you to let go and come back to your natural state of relaxed, calm and clear.

Set on Waverley Estate, a lovingly renovated homestead situated in Pt Elliot, one of South Australia’s premier coastal townships on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The property is quiet and private yet only a short walk to the beach and local shops.

Delicious vegetarian meals provided by Pause InHouse Wellbeing with in-house massages also available.

This retreat is suitable for all levels and no meditation experience is required.

Find out more here.

Sevenhill Retreat

If spirituality and connecting with God is something your interested in, Sevenhill Retreat offers you the perfect opportunity to rest, recharge and reconnect. Their Silent Directed Retreat offers five, six or eight-night retreats, with a daily chat with a spiritual director, and the rest of the time spent in complete, blissful silence.

The retreat centre is in the middle of the oldest winery in the Claire Valley, with St. Aloysius Church open daily.

Find out more here.

Ayurveda Village

Ayurveda Village, located in Verdun offers a ‘Pancha Karma Retreat’ designed to detoxify both the body and the soul. You’ll enjoy daily yoga and meditation, individual consultations, a personalised detox program, private accommodation, specially prepared Ayurveda meals, plus nature walks and personalised treatments.

Their focus is on eliminating toxins, restoring your constitutional balance, strengthening your immune system, letting go of stress and deep relaxation.

Find out more here.

Hahndorf Creek Wellness Spa

If you simply need that one day out to treat yourself, and the idea of a full day of luxurious spa treatments sounds enticing, Hahndorf Creek Wellness Spa is the perfect day’s escape.

While they offer an incredible array of spa treatments, their full day or 5-hour package is simply divine. It includes a 90-minute full body massage, body brush and body masque, spa bath, 30-minute sauna, foot spa, 60-minute facial and 30-minute foot treatment.

What’s better? They even provide a beautiful lunch on the terrace, overlooking the Onkaparinga River valley. And if you like, you can even customise your own combination of treatments.

Find out more here.

More than just wineries…

As you can see, South Australia offers far more than just wineries and grapes, with plenty of diverse programs for you to enjoy. Whether you’re after a simple day escape, or a longer, specialised immersive experience, you’re bound to find something unique, in this beautiful state.

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.