10 of Australia’s Best Spa and Wellness Experiences

While adventure, discovery and exploration of the unknown restores the spirit and reinvigorates the soul; taking time out to relax is a crucial part of any holiday. Fortunately adventure and relaxation do not need to be mutually exclusive with the quality of wellness and spa activities available in some of Australia’s most inspiring destinations.

Recline on a beachside hammock, rejuvenate on a wilderness retreat, be pampered at a world-class day spa or explore the peace and tranquility of nature’s most spectacular landscapes.

One & Only Hayman Island
On Hayman Island in the Whitsundays, surrounded by the splendor of the Great Barrier Reef, discover the One&OnlyHayman Island Spa, where the philosophy of rest, rebalance, renew starts working its magic from the moment you arrive. The spa is nestled in tropical gardens giving a sense of seclusion, privacy and calm. A selection of Signature Experiences is on offer, including the ultimate indulgence, the Ocean Dreaming massage, a blissful 90-minute full body massage with botanical oils while floating on turquoise waters replete with tropical fish. A true moment in paradise.

Southern Ocean Lodge
At Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, the Southern Spa is a private oasis of calm, perched high on a cliff top and commanding dramatic views of the Southern Ocean stretching toward the Antarctic. A signature spa menu offers a selection of traditional and cutting edge treatments. These treatments embrace the island’s wealth of endemic natural beauty products including lavender, pink clay, eucalyptus, Ligurian honey and nutrient-rich sea salts.

Lake House Daylesford
In Victoria’s beautiful spa town of Daylesford, an hour and a half from Melbourne, Lake House is a tranquil retreat surrounded by six acres of abundant and fruitful gardens extending down to the waters of Lake Daylesford. Lake House’s state-of-the-art Salus Spa is tucked away among waterfall fed streams and offers nine treatment rooms and private treetop cabins with spa tubs. The Salus Spa Exclusive Retreat Spa Experience includes a specially prepared elixir bath, followed by a luxurious body exfoliation and an Aromastone body massage, customised Elemis Advanced Facial and a glass of champagne and nibbles to enjoy on the deck. Pure decadence.

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is the wellness destination to soothe your soul and inspire you to live a healthier life.At this ecotourism-certified resort, a stay combines organic living, spa, movement and relaxation with delicious organic cuisine and vital wellness seminars in a dedicated low tech environment. Gwinganna’s idyllic location, in the Hinterland of Queensland's Gold Coast, offers scenic views of the coast and surrounding valleys each morning to invigorate mind, body and soul for the day ahead.

An exceptional spa experience is guaranteed at Gwinganna with its exclusive indoor/outdoor 33 room Spa Sanctuary where an elevated outdoor deck and lounge overlook the native spa garden and surrounding trees. From the sublime Crystal Steam Room to the custom designed treatment rooms Gwinganna Spa delivers a truly restorative escape.

Gaia Retreat & Spa
The internationally renowned Gaia Retreat & Spa, is located on 25 acres in the breathtaking Bundjalung Country hinterland of Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales. Gaia is one of Australia’s most awarded boutique lifestyle pamper retreats, giving you choice and flexibility to tailor and personalise your experience. An exceptional team of wellness professionals offer a diverse range of inspiring revitalising activities and services.

On Gaia’s Byron Bay Dream package, enjoy the fragrant scent of an all over body polish, a cocoa butter body masque and a hot oil scalp massage followed by a full body flowing style massage and a replenishing exotic fruit cocktail.

Samadhi Health and Wellness Retreat & Spa
Back in Victoria’s famous spa town of Daylesford, discover new sources of energy and vitality with anescapeat Samadhi Retreat. With the Health Retreat programSamadhi(meaning ‘infinite peace') has created an integrated and comprehensive method of practice to allow guests to discover the possibilities of living a more healthy and vibrant life.

Intimate and secluded, the retreat caters to only one group, couple or individual at any one time, ensuring the highest levels of privacy. Samadhi combines health and well-being with delicious cuisine, luxurious home comforts and rejuvenating spa treatments. Feast on delicious local produce and regional wine as you gaze out towards the beautiful Mount Lowe in the distance and reflect upon your journey.

KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat
KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat in Bridgetown, Western Australia is a multi award winning spa and wellness retreat where the philosophy is to provide a holistic balanced approach to health, fitness and wellness.

Whether you are looking for a total health & fitness overhaul, a short relaxing break, a spiritual weekend getaway, or just to enjoy some well-deserved downtime, there are a variety of options available for guests to customise their visit. Activities include personal training, massage, guided meditation and culinary masterclasses.

Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa Elysia
Spa Elysia is a haven of relaxation located within Golden Door Health Retreat in the Hunter Valley, less than three hours from Sydney. A wide selection of body treatments, massages, facials and healing treatments are available from a team of highly specialised therapists and practitioners.

Alongside the treatment centre, an enormous variety of activities are on offer in the Wellness Centre, a place of healing where experts from a variety of fields come together to assist guests to achieve their health goals. Therapies such as naturopathy, hypnotherapy and kinesiology are available to Health Retreat Program guests.

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