Tasmania has long been a popular destination for mainland Australians, and international tourists.
With a rich history, incredible scenery and unique areas to explore, it’s a place to meander and relax, as well as seek out that little bit of adventure.
Of course, you can also indulge in a structured retreat, which take advantage of the rugged coastline, serene outlooks and unique bushland.
Here, are just a few of our favourites.
The O Retreat
The O Retreat offers both physical relaxation and spiritual reconnection, in a tranquil environment. Choose a retreat length to suit you, with just 2 days, or up to a week, with vegetarian meals included, along with some fantastic, relaxing activities, including yoga, meditation, transformational talks, spa and aroma treatments/massage, Reiki energy healing and nature walks. There are also a variety of add-on therapies, to enhance your stay.
Accommodation is described as ‘light-luxe’ with either a private or shared bathroom. If you’re the private type, you’re in luck, as they cap the retreat participants to a maximum of 5 for each retreat, providing for plenty of individual attention.
Find out more at https://www.theoretreats.com.
Here’s a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and wildlife and take some beautiful snaps. Shutterbug offers various retreats all over Tasmania, from women-only escapes to Flinders Island, Bruny Island or Derwent Valley to weekend photography retreats you can arrange privately in your chosen location.
You’ll get to stop, rest and rejuvenate in the spectacular Tasmanian wilderness, and connect profoundly with nature and some amazing wildlife.
Whichever you choose, you’ll receive a fully guided and hosted photography experience. Coreena and Roy Veith, the owner-operators, will take care of everything.
Find out more at https://shutterbugwalkabouts.com.au/
Harmony Hill Health Retreat
Now, Harmony Hill Health Retreat is certainly on the more costly side. However, your money will be well spent, when you see what they have to offer.
You get to stay in luxury cottage accommodation (with a spa bath), and you can choose to retreat by yourself, or bring your partner for a couples retreat. With two-night retreats or six-night retreats, you’ll enjoy yoga and meditation, a massage, facial, reflexology session and use of the infrared sauna.
You’ll also get healthy meals provided and delivered to your cottage so you can dine in complete solitude.
Find out more at https://organicspa-retreat.com
Tranquil Point Retreat
At Tranquil Point it’s all about yoga, with a focus on Bikram Yoga. Whether you’re a die-hard yoga fan, or a curious beginner, you can choose between Yoga and Bushwalking retreats, Bikram Yoga Bootcamp, rejuvenation retreats, 14-day detox retreats, and even 30 and 60-day challenge retreats.
If some of that sounds a little intimidating, don’t despair. They also offer a weekend getaway retreat, which includes accommodation, Bikram Yoga classes, wholesome organic food and plenty of time for rest. They even provide mats and towels for your yoga classes.
Find out more at https://www.tranquilpoint.com/
Tasmanian Walking Company
This may not be your traditional idea of a retreat, but it’s a perfect way to escape for a few days for the more adventurous, who like a good physical challenge.
Tasmanian Walking Tour Company run a wide range of walking tours right across Tasmania, but our pick is the Overland Track, at Lake St Claire National Park. Choose between 4-day, 6-day or 8-day adventure walks when you’ll discover history, incredible scenery and simply get back to nature. No internet, no phones – just sheer thrill and discovery.
But never fear, despite spending most of your day hiking in the wilderness, you’ll still return to a comfortable bed, a hot shower, incredible meals and Tasmanian wine.
Find out more at https://www.taswalkingco.com.au/overland-track/
Karma Being – Yoga, Wine & Wilderness, Tasmania
Emily Spurling of Karma Being holds retreats all over Australia, including regular 4-night retreats in Tasmania.
This retreat is great for those who love to get away and invest in their wellness but also indulge in a little wine and good food. Set in both Hobart and Coles Bay, nestled inside the National Park of Freycinet Lodge, you’ll get to explore the iconic Salamanca Markets, as well as take in the coastline at Freycinet. There’ll be three-course dinners and wine tasting, as well as an opportunity to explore, by hiking, kayaking, by boat or for a game of golf with a great view. You’ll also enjoy yoga, meditation and breathwork throughout your stay.
Find out more at https://www.karmabeing.com/yoga-wellness-retreat-tasmania/
Retreat in, Tasmania
Have fun while taking care of yourself at these affordable, accessible and inclusive health and wellness retreats. Liz, the host, and Miranda, the yoga teacher, run regular retreats at various locations across Tasmania about once a month. These retreats often take place at Bronte Park, in the middle of Tasmania’s Central Highlands, in a recently renovated old hydro building, now a warm forest getaway lodge. They believe that yoga is for everyone, no matter their age or fitness level. Their retreats include overnight and one-day options, with all-inclusive vegetarian food and activities such as yoga-themed sip’n’paint with mocktails, self-care rituals, nature walks and, of course, yoga and meditation sessions. You can of course just relax and set your own pace as all activities are optional.
Find out more at https://retreat-in-tasmania.mailchimpsites.com/
From adventure to sheer indulgence and relaxation…
Tassie really does offer you a unique chance to get up close and personal with nature and the wilderness. Whether you choose to go for an adventurous trek to far away (but beautiful) places, or simply opt to relax with yoga and spa treatments, Tasmania has opportunities aplenty.
You’ll find more retreats on our What’s On page.