Curated by The Beauty Chef
Travel is always a good idea. But for the last couple of years, it has been tricky to venture virtually anywhere beyond our own postcodes!
However, now that it seems the world has finally opened up to travellers and tourists once again, we thought it was the perfect time to indulge in a little #wanderlust and reveal some of the gut health retreats we’re excited to visit this year.
Read on to discover some of the top health and wellness retreats here in Australia—plus one more for those ready to venture a little further afield…
Nestled within Currumbin Valley in the gorgeous Gold Coast hinterland, Eden Health Retreat is one of the best spots to take charge of your glow and nourish your gut, body, mind and soul! From the luxury accommodation options (that will make you want to stay forever!), to healing spa treatments which are designed to restore inner balance and melt away stress and tension—Eden allows you to create your own experience, ensuring that your individual health and wellness goals are met. But perhaps one of the best bits is the food. Five meals a day are provided (so you’ll never go hungry)—each consisting of organic, locally-sourced ingredients that are truly designed to nourish your gut and improve your wellbeing from the inside out. Sign. Us. Up.
Ideal for yoga lovers, Billabong Retreat is the ultimate in self-care. With twice daily yoga classes, evening meditation sessions—plus a wide range of workshops that explore yoga, mindfulness, meditation, stress, nutrition and self-care—Billabong also has a luxe day spa and magnesium pool on site so maximum relaxation is guaranteed. It’s also the perfect place to kickstart a gut-health reset with the menu adopting a 100% plant-based approach to show people exactly how delicious veggies can be.
Having recently featured in Liane Moriarty’s, Nine Perfect Strangers, Soma is an ultra-modern retreat set in the most serene surroundings. Bringing together modern science and ancient consciousness-based practices, Soma runs a variety of holistic retreats throughout the year which each place a heavy focus on meditation, bodywork and yoga practices—helping you to hit reset and renew your body and mind. Organic food is also on offer—with Ayurvedic lunches and dinners prepared by in-house Ayurvedic chefs, for the ultimate gut-healthy experience.
Helping to distract you from the chaos of modern life—Gwinganna is a complete lifestyle retreat designed to foster wellness, energy and calmness. With the option to stay anywhere from two to seven days, you can also choose a retreat package that best suits you, for the ultimate Gwinganna experience. Activities include long daily hikes through the hinterland, healthy seminars, spa treatments and yoga, each complemented by the wholefood cuisine—which embraces a low human intervention (LHI) approach and focuses on gluten-free and dairy-free options which are intended to support optimal digestion, detoxification and improve gut health holistically.
This world-famous health retreat has garnered a reputation for a reason—and helps visitors to reconnect with themselves, offering holistic health solutions which combine Eastern healing traditions with Western medical research. With an assortment of wellness programs to choose from which each focus on different goal; including gut health, fitness, detox, stress, balance and yoga—there’s honestly a retreat to suit everyone. The cuisine on offer is also mouth-wateringly good and is inspired by the philosophy that good health begins with the food you eat. Fresh, seasonal and organic produce is standard, with gentle cooking methods implemented to ensure the nutrient-density of the food is maintained.