Whether you need to relax, get your diet in order, or you just really want to pour some time into improving your yoga, Victoria is home to an array of health retreats that’ll fix you up nurse you back to good health. Grab a friend or go solo, and book yourself in for some quality 'me' time. Think of it as a getaway with a purpose. These are the most relaxing wellness and fitness retreats around Victoria calling you to book in and bliss out.
Samadhi Health and Wellness Retreat & Spa, Daylesford
Nestled in luxurious Daylesford – Victoria’s very own ‘spa country’ – Samadhi's blissful sanctuary offers a wealth soothing spa and wellness packages. Samadhi, meaning a state of intense concentration achieved through meditation, caters for individuals, couples and small groups alike, with a wealth of healing spa treatments and rituals, infused with traditional wisdom. Samadhi places a lot of emphasis on personalisation, so you can expect treatments and take-home skills that have been selected just for you. You’ll have access to life coaching, nutritional guidance, alternative therapies, and if you’re staying overnight, the accommodation is luxe to boot.
The private, Oriental inspired, self-contained cabins maintain the retreat’s holistic ethos – so for anyone wanting an escape from the city buzz, this is place to do it. The Overnight Spa Escape package is particularly appealing with a one-hour individual pampering session included in your stay as well as a superfood breakfast in the morning.
Pricing is tailored individually based on a bespoke package created specifically for each guests requirements.
13 Knox St, Daylesford
Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, Hepburn Springs
Right next door to Daylesford is the resort town of Hepburn Springs, which is home to the greatest concentration of mineral springs in Australia. The ideal home for Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, a historical mineral spa retreat that's been around since 1895. The now modern bathhouse features two social mineral bathing pools, as well as private pure mineral water baths for your own personal indulgence. The Sanctuary goes beyond indulgence, with a range of mineral bathing services like an aroma steam room, spa couches, salt and magnesium pools, walking cool down pools, and outdoor creekside bathing.
Prices start from $350 per night
Mineral Springs Reserve Rd, Hepburn Springs
OnTrack Retreat, Torquay
Looking for a health and fitness boost? OnTrack’s coastal retreat in Torquay is the perfect place to start. The retreat’s number one goal is ‘to transform your life’, and they’ll do that by helping you lose weight, break the diet cycle, improve fitness, and show you how to keep the weight off for good. Guests can enjoy a full daily fitness program with qualified trainers on hand to take your health goals to the next level. Located just an hour's drive from Melbourne, on the Torquay headland, the retreat is perfect for long or short term stays and will have you kicking those kilos in no time.
Prices start at $1900 for a week long program
Peppers The Sands Resort, 2 Sands Terrace, Torquay
Photo Credit - The Tennis Club
The Tennis Club, Portsea
Maybe you don’t need all the bells and whistles of a full-blown wellness retreat. So, if you’d prefer to take it at your own pace, we’ve found just the ticket. The Tennis Club in Portsea is a stunningly renovated 5-bedroom guest house set amongst beautiful surrounds. It comes with its own full-size tennis court just a few steps from the property’s back door, ready to make your stay as active as possible. If you want to break up the family tennis tournament then its location in the seaside town will allow you plenty more hours of fitness activities such as swimming, kayaking, sailing, or hiking.
$495 per night
Address provided upon booking
Abide Wellness Retreat, Narbethong
If you’re in need of some rest and relaxation, Abide Wellness Retreat will immerse you in nature with a range of natural treatment methods that will help to restore you to your most energised, positive self. Nestled amongst the eucalypt and fern forests of the Yarra Ranges, just outside Melbourne, Abide is a rejuvenating experience that’s guaranteed to nurse you back to health. They offer a suite of 1-day, 5-night or 12-night packages, each with a specific health focus such as a mind wellness, stress equilibrium, or the pamper package.
Prices available on request
291 Maroondah Hwy, Narbethong
Photo Credit - Healthy Hens
Busy work schedules and hectic social lives can sometimes throw a spanner in the works when it comes to our health and fitness goals. Take a Hen’s Party for example – most of us indulge the entire weekend on decadent food, a bit too much Champagne, and zero exercise to work off all those extra calories. Lucky for you, the crafty minds behind Healthy Hens have created some party packages that let you celebrate with friends for the day, the healthy way – think beachside yoga sessions, Pilates, stand-up paddleboarding, and bootcamp classes, paired with cold-pressed juices and nutritious breakfasts.
$195 per person
Mansion Hotel & Spa, Werribee
A seriously luxe stay at Werribee Mansion Hotel & Spa is all about you living your best life. Wellness is a focus, and they offer an impressive selection of treatments and packages to help you achieve it. The Refresh Ritual is our pick; it’s a combination massage and facial and allows you to choose the split between the two.
From $180 per night
K Road, Werribee
Wellbeing Health Retreat, Mornington Peninsula
Wellbeing Health Retreats is a great option if you’re looking to bring a sense of balance to your life. Located at St Andrew’s Beach on the Mornington Peninsula, retreat offers three, four, or seven-day packages which are focused around light detoxification. While staying in comfortable, coastal accommodation, you’ll have access to daily meditation, a Peninsula Hot Springs bathing pass, mentoring workshops, beach reflective walks, and massage therapy.
3 night stay starting from $1200
St Andrew's Beach, Mornington Peninsula
Vipassana Centre of Victoria, Woori Yallock
If you haven’t heard of vipasanna, you might be more familiar with the term 'silent meditation'. The Vipassana Centre of Victoria hosts ten-day retreats at its venue Dhamma Āloka, at Woori Yallock, north west of Melbourne. The venue adjoins an eighteen-acre reserve on the banks of the Yarra river, with a view over the river flats towards mountain ranges. The perfect setting to learn and practice the art of vipasanna.
Donation based retreat
Highwood Health Retreat, Narbethong
If you’re wanting to tackle any underlying stress and health issues head on, Highwood Health Retreat is the place to go. Highwood champions a three-pronged approach to all their retreats; identifying any issues, prescribing appropriate treatments and setting up a long-term health plan. There are five-night retreats, or, of you’re really wanting an overhaul, the 12-night premier health program will have you well on the way to feeling tip-top.
5 night retreat starts at $2000
291 Maroondah Highway, Narbethong
Rejuvenate Health Retreats, Hazeldene
Rejuvenate Health Retreats are held at Hazeldene, a private resort set on a large plot of bushland within the upper Yarra Valley. Packages range from two to seven-night stays and are centred around detoxing and weight loss. They include a combination of fitness, strength and conditioning classes, mind body guidance, yoga, meditation, spa and sauna treatments, massage, hypnotherapy, all your meals and, of course accommodation.
Retreats range from a 2 night package: $850 - 9 night package: $3000
450 Hazeldene Road, Gladysdale