It’s time to focus on exploring some of the best retreat options in Victoria, Australia. While often, down south is known as being a little cooler at times, no matter what time of year you’d like to indulge, Victoria has a wide range of options to suit.

Samadhi Retreat (Health & Wellness, Daylesford)

This would have to be one of the most comprehensive retreat-style offerings available, and just an hour or so from Melbourne.

With retreats on a wide range of focuses, including (but not limited to):

  • Healthy Aging
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Relationship Renewal
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Detox and Cleanse
  • Stress, Fatigue & Burnout.

You’ll also enjoy beautiful, luxury accommodation and their unique approach to healthy, nutritious meals where they tailor a menu specifically for you and what your body needs.

Find out more here.

OnTrack Retreat (Weight-Loss & Fitness, Torquay)

OnTrack Retreats are held regularly, on set dates, at Peppers, The Sands Resort in Torquay. Their claim to fame is being Australia’s number 1 weight loss retreat for all fitness levels.

Perfect if you need to take time out from daily life, have all your meals and your schedule managed for you, and learn a healthy way of losing weight, and getting fitter and stronger, without any extreme diets. They also ensure all their fitness classes and activities are adapted to your own level – so you don’t need to worry about intimidating classes or being pushed beyond your limits.

They also include mindset sessions and an optional massage to soothe tired muscles, for a balanced approach.

Find out more here.

Wellbeing Health Retreats (Health & Wellbeing, Kalorama/St Andrews Beach)

Here you can take a little time out to destress, detox and reboot both your physical and emotional health, with the Wellbeing Health Retreats holistic approach.

Their ‘health retreat’ offers mindfulness, meditation and yoga and is all about bring balance back into your life. They also equip you with plenty of new tools and techniques to help keep stress at a minimum and to continue to improve your health by yourself.

Find out more here.

Griffins Hill Retreat (Yoga, Dunkeld/Grampians)

If yoga is your thing, then you’ll find yourself in yoga heaven right here, in the Grampians at Griffins Hill. Completely purpose built and run by Frank Jesse, a Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher, you’ll not only get to relax, but also fine-tune your yoga practice under some very experienced coaching.

You can also get specialist teacher training here too, so if you’ve always wanted to take your skills that one step further, you can then go on to share your passion for yoga with others.

Find out more here.

Maiaveda Wellness Retreats (Wellness, Kyneton)

With a focus on Ayurvedic (Detox) principals, you can choose between rejuvenation, detox and couples retreats, personalise your own retreat on site or indulge in a little travel with their scheduled trips to both Australian and overseas locations.

They also cater for frazzled brides-to-be and tired mums with both pregnancy and post-pregnancy retreats.

Find out more here.

Aruna Girl (Meditation Retreats, Healesville)

Aruna is a practitioner of the healing modalities Integral Energetics and Structural Integration, with a full-time practice in Melbourne and meditation retreats throughout the year in Healesville.

These retreats are an opportunity for like-minded individuals to come together, to quietly look within to identify and release conceptual belief patterns that create stress and tension. This reveals a silence and stillness that is full of love and peace, the essence of our being. The treats are conducted in silence and are suitable for both the beginner and the experienced. There are evening talks and discussions, guided instructions, and times to ask questions. There’s an opportunity for conversations with each other on arrival and during the first and last meals of the retreat.

Find out more here.

Retreat to Victoria

Whether you live and work in busy Melbourne and are looking for a quick, weekend escape, or if wish to head down south for a break, you’ll find plenty of retreat-style locations where you can relax and unwind – any way you wish.

You’ll find more retreats on our website – Retreat Me Happy.


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.