There’s never been a better time to reset and recharge your mind, nourish your body and enrich your soul in NSW. Here are some of the state’s top offerings to help you unwind. 

Billabong Retreat, Hawkesbury 

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

The Byron at Byron, Byron Bay 

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.  

Elysia Wellness Retreat, Hunter Valley
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, 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, find a book to read from the library and relax in front of the fireplace. 

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains

This remote conservation resort, 3 hour’s drive from Sydney, has established its reputation as one of Australia’s best retreats, 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. The freestanding villas comes with a private pool, fireplace and expansive veranda. With private in-villa dining and treatments available, there’s really no need to leave the comfort of your villa unless you want to. 

The Greenhouse Retreat, Central Coast

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.


Mistere Retreat, Tweed Shire
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.

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