this issue

AU$59.95 / 12 month(s)

Subscribe Online NOW »

Retreats - Featured News

Retreat, yoga, meditation, Sydney, spirit

Bliss by the billabong

Two days of yoga, meditation and “me time” is the recipe for relaxation at Billabong Retreat near Sydney.

Read more »

Ireland, travel, nature, celestial, ancient

Ireland’s ancient celestial sites

Ireland's megalithic monuments reveal the ancients’ deep knowledge of the movements of the heavenly bodies.

Read more »

Canada, BC, British Columbia, Alberta, wellness

Regenerate in British Columbia and Alberta

Canadian Sherry Strong takes in the wellness and regenerative powers of her homeland provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.

Read more »

Newcastle, travel, NSW, yoga, children

Reinvented Newcastle

It’s past time to rediscover Newcastle, a city that has turned renewal into an art form — in more ways than one.

Read more »

Retreat Articles

Hainan Island, Hainan, China, travel, retreat

China's ecological Hainan Island

Hainan Island, China's favourite holiday destination, boasts some of the cleanest air in the world a pilgrimage site for Buddhists.Read more »

travel, outback, Queensland, dinosaur, fossil

Fossil fun in outback Queensland

Catch fossil fever and dinosaur delirium while exploring the dinosaur trail in outback Queensland.Read more »

thailand, golden triangle, elephants, asia, travel

Golden memories

Thailand’s Golden Triangle has a mystical appeal but it’s the region’s pachyderms that will win your heart.Read more »

Chelsea, Physic, Garden, London, medicinal

London's secret garden

A short walk from Sloane Square tube station brings you to one of London’s little-known gems: the Chelsea Physic Garden.Read more »

Kimberley, Broome, eco, resort, art

Beautiful Kimberley

The Kimberley is an intoxicating wilderness of scenic gorges, waterfalls, beaches and thousands of years of Aboriginal spirituality.Read more »

Mary Valley, Mary River, Queensland, Sunshine Coast, national park

Something about the Mary River

The local community that campaigned to prevent the damming of the Mary River helps to make the area feel so welcoming.Read more »

Lombok, Rinjani, Mount, Indonesia, hike

The mists of Rinjani

Climbing an active volcano, our adventurer battles hunger, nerves and Mother Nature herself to experience village life rarely seen by others.Read more »

Louise Southerden, Heron Island, Wilson Island, turtle, scuba

Close encounters of the natural kind

Spend a few tropical days amid noddy terns and nesting turtles on two jewels of the southern Great Barrier Reef: Heron and Wilson islands.Read more »

Janet de Neefe, Linda vant Hoff, Petra Schneiders, Janice Girardi, bali

Changing Bali: Another day in Paradise

Tropical playground Bali is also home to four women who are using their skills and talents to ensure it is a haven for everyone. Dogs included.Read more »

Retreat Reviews

Retreat, yoga, meditation, Sydney, spirit

Bliss by the billabong

Two days of yoga, meditation and “me time” is the recipe for relaxation at Billabong Retreat near Sydney.Read more »

Jodie McLeod, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains, retreat, spa retreat

Back to nature

The carbon-neutral Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa offers a lavish and restorative experience that comes all too naturally.Read more »

Lord Howe island, island escape, wellness retreat, heritage island, summit

Travel to Lord Howe Island

From mettle-testing mountain climbs to Ayurvedic massages, Lord Howe Island offers something to suit all tastes. It may even hold the secret to longevity, according to one visitor.Read more »

Natural places, travel, holiday, adventure, environments

Conservation vacations

Backstage pass to some of Australia’s most beautiful natural places.Read more »

Retreat, spa, Château Élan

Château Élan

The opening of The Spa at Château Élan in the Hunter Valley provides spa lovers with a chance to reconnect body with soul, thanks to the treatments inspired by nature.Read more »

spa,reatreat,bath,Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa,Melbourne

Spa Quality

If you want to get the most out of Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, you need to stop racing.Read more »


Couples Retreat

A unique new spa treatment at Gwinganna Health Retreat takes couples on a journey of pure indulgence.Read more »

maleny, eco-tourism, green living, co-op approach, alternative lifestyle

The magical Maleny

Maleny is situated in between Brisbane and Noosa. It has cast its spell over the hinterland with its mix of eco-tourism, arts, crafts and co-op approach to living.Read more »

health retreat, health spa, gaia retreat and spa, gaia, massage

Revitalise at Gaia Retreat and Spa

Taking time out for solitude and self-nurture at this health haven can restore your energy as you reconnect with your body, mind and spirit.Read more »