To celebrate Global Wellness Day , we took a look at the best places to enjoy yoga and mindfulness. There’s never been a better time to reset and recharge your mind, nourish your body and enrich your soul and we are spoiled by choice in NSW. Here are some of NSW’s top offerings from across the state.
Here are 7 NSW destinations to unwind and reboot.
Reconnect to nature, increase your energy levels and rebalance your body with a stay at Billabong Retreat. This popular eco retreat – just 45 minutes from the Sydney CBD – will help you find peace of mind and discover inner wellness. Enjoy daily mindfulness, stress relief, cleansing and yoga workshops, buffet-style vegetarian meals and treehouse accommodation overlooking the billabong.
Nestled in subtropical rainforest near the town of Byron Bay, this resort strikes the perfect balance between relaxed luxury and a sustainable wellness escape. Just a short stroll from the spectacular Tallow Beach, there’s a collection of standard, superior and deluxe spa rooms available with windows looking out to greenery, deep freestanding bathtubs and Californian King beds. The restaurant menu is a fresh fusion of produce from Byron Bay and the regional surrounds sourced through local farmers.
Escape the demands and distractions of everyday life and reset in the heart of wine country at Elysia Wellness Retreat – just two hours from Sydney. From afternoon naps in your luxury suite to tai chi on the lavender-lined hill, this retreat offers a range of wellness options. Explore the retreat’s extensive facilities – opt for a hit of tennis in the afternoon, a swim in the heated indoor pool or loosen up your muscles with a yoga class. As the sun sets, nourish yourself in the beautiful restaurant, then find a book to read from the library and relax in front of the fireplace.
This remote conservation resort, three hours drive from Sydney, has established its reputation as one of the best retreats in Australia, with luxury villas, stunning valley views and a world-class wellness sanctuary. Leave the stresses of the modern world behind and unwind on the magnificent property, which stretches across 2,800-hectares. Each of the freestanding villas come complete with a private pool, fireplace and expansive veranda. With private in-villa dining and treatments available, including non-touch sound therapy, there’s really no need to leave the comfort of your villa if you don’t want to.
The Greenhouse Retreat offer bespoke wellness stays in contemporary holiday homes on the Central Coast, 1 hour and a half drive from Sydney. Guests can create customised wellness stays with yoga, catering, massages and more. Order one of their healthy grazing plates or book the Greenhouse private chef for your stay, plus personal training sessions or yoga.
This tranquil haven, which is not far from the quaint town of Berry, is a working farm surrounded by native bushland, lush green pastures and beautiful gardens. A 2 hour drive from Sydney perched high on Mt Hay, this adults-only, low-to-no contact retreat features five private, light-filled sanctuaries with breathtaking views. The interiors of each suite are contemporary and have deep freestanding bathtubs where you can take in the majestic natural setting. There’s also an indoor heated 33-metre lap pool for a morning dip.
This secluded sanctuary in the coastal hinterland of Northern NSW, a 30 minute drive from Kingscliff, is a stunning city escape, dense with rainforest, natural waterfalls and wildlife. Soak up the sweeping views, relax in spacious accommodation and unwind at your own pace. The stylish villas have earthy hues, fireplaces and wide windows, helping you to reconnect with the natural world. Explore the beautiful walking trails, sink into a bubble bath or meditate outside with the rolling hinterland as your backdrop.
For more wellness escape inspiration, go to www.visitnsw.com.