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Australia, holiday, family, friendly, destination

10 family-friendly Aussie hotspots

Planning a getaway with your troop in tow? Children will love the excitement and adventure that these 10 family-friendly Aussie hotspots have to offer.

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Canberra, Sydney, NSW, Southern, highlands

Spirit of the Southern Highlands

Retreat to the NSW Southern Highlands to feed body, mind and soul.

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retreat, relax, inner, discovery, self

Yarra Valley: finding inner bliss

WellBeing attends a three-day Set Your Compass retreat to discover ways to connect with the inner self to find balance and, ultimately, inner bliss.

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India, Nepal, relax, Shirodhara, Ayurveda

India and Nepal: a quest for rest

Is it possible to find rest and relaxation in frenetic India and Nepal? After sampling a suite of traditional therapies, we find some translate while others, well, require a bit of luck.

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Retreat Articles

tiwi islands, tiwi, northern territory, travel, indigenous

Lost world of the Tiwi Islands

Join as we explore the Tiwi Islands, where we find out that culture, Catholicism, football and art are the things to discover.Read more »

Turkey, travel, Istanbul, God, Sema

A whirlwind quest to Turkey

Turkey’s mystical whirling dervishes are the emblem of Sufism, the inner dimension of Islam. And finding the real thing proves elusive.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 »

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 »



Retreat Reviews

Australia, holiday, family, friendly, destination

10 family-friendly Aussie hotspots

Planning a getaway with your troop in tow? Children will love the excitement and adventure that these 10 family-friendly Aussie hotspots have to offer.Read more »

Canberra, Sydney, NSW, Southern, highlands

Spirit of the Southern Highlands

Retreat to the NSW Southern Highlands to feed body, mind and soul.Read more »

retreat, relax, inner, discovery, self

Yarra Valley: finding inner bliss

WellBeing attends a three-day Set Your Compass retreat to discover ways to connect with the inner self to find balance and, ultimately, inner bliss.Read more »

massage, Thai, traditional, aromatherapy, relaxation

Hot compress massage indulgence

We visit Château Élan Day Spa for a hot compress massage filled with therapeutic essential oils and dried herbs.Read more »

Norway, Viking, Legend, Bergen, fjord

Explore breathtaking Norway

Norway’s stunning shoreline is a dreamy landscape of fjords and glaciers that just may have been created by leisure-loving Viking gods and goddesses.Read more »

The Tops Organic Retreat, Barrington, Tops, national park, world heritage

Straight to the Barrington Tops

A short drive Sydney, the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park is a remote retreat with pristine air, food and water — plus all the comforts.Read more »

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 »