Australia is a country that has it all; stunning beaches, abundant wildlife, fabulous hiking trails, and idyllic spots to find your zen. Self-care practices like yoga and meditation are popular throughout the country, and you’ll find many yoga retreats in Australia that combine ancient spiritual practices with the country’s mesmerizing nature.
If you’re thinking about where to go for your next wellness vacation, opting for an Australia yoga retreat is sure to be a memorable and magical experience, especially with these truly unique retreat options.
Best Retreats in Australia
As the country has such a diverse landscape, all yoga retreats in Australia will offer a truly unique experience. Here are my favourite picks.
Starting from: $471
Yoga and surfing go hand in hand and a retreat combining the two in one of the most epic places to surf in the world is a must for lovers of the ocean. This budget-friendly yoga retreat in Byron Bay is filled with a yoga and surf session each day, time to catch the waves on your own, and a bicycle to explore town between sessions. Plus, you’ll get to stay in the retreats epic Tipi village for a truly relaxed and easy-going retreat on the East Coast.
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Starting from: $343
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Zen Buddhism, this 4-day retreat is for you. The highly-rated Zen Buddhist and yoga retreat program is one of the most popular yoga retreats in Queensland. It will provide you with that much-needed pause from daily life. The retreat takes place at a secluded mountain-top retreat centre in the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. It includes daily Tai Chi, yoga, Tibetan singing bowl meditation, and plenty of private time for deep reflection.
Starting from: $624
Prana Collective’s women’s wellness retreat is one of the most blissful yoga retreats in Australia. It is set on the beautiful Moreton Island in Queensland where you’ll be mesmerized by the white sand beaches and turquoise waters full of colourful marine life, the perfect spot for snorkelling and swimming.
During the four days, you’ll enjoy daily meditation and a mix of Hatha, vinyasa, and yin yoga, along with creative workshops and sharing circles. In addition, you’ll eat vegan, whole foods to further cleanse your body, and you’ll share a beachfront home with other like-minded, supportive women.
Starting from: $833
Reset at this weekend retreat (that can also be up to a 6-day long retreat) in Sydney that will have you practicing yoga and meditation on the grass. You’ll dive more into these practices through a workshop too so that you can take what you learn into the real world with you. Aside from yoga practices that include Hatha, Kundalini, and Yoga Nidra, this retreat gives you time to relax in the hammock, by the pool, or in the sauna, and gives you the chance to reconnect with yourself and find balance once again.
Starting from: $746
Margaret River in Western Australia is one of the country’s top wine regions and a secluded, natural paradise. It’s the perfect space for a digital detox, and this weekend walking and yoga retreat will help you reconnect with mother earth and access your creative potential.
On this 3-day retreat, you’ll enjoy daily hatha yoga classes along with 15-17km coastal and forest walks. You’ll be fuelled by hearty vegan meals made from fresh local produce, and you’ll stay with your new friends at the snug Margaret River Beach Resort.
Starting from: $1,294
To experience one of the best yoga retreats in New South Wales, join the OM Collective for this 8-day wellness immersion in the snowy mountains of Jindabyne. Here you’ll enjoy daily slow-flow/restorative yoga classes and wellness sessions. Then, each evening you can participate in guided meditations, healing circles, and creative workshops.
If you prefer the mountains over the beach or want to escape the hot summer, you’ll love the fresh mountain breeze here. You don’t have to worry about feeling cold either, as all sessions take place by the cozy fireplace, and there is free-flowing chai tea!
Starting from: $187
Whenever you need a weekend retreat to switch off from a busy week in the city, check out the Resurrection and Renewal Full Moon Mini Retreat at The Sanctuary Retreat in Woronora Valley. The retreat runs every month and has fast become a popular yoga retreat in Sydney.
Staying on sacred Aboriginal land, you’ll soak up the magical vibes and enjoy expansive valley views. The retreat includes a Kundalini Yoga and meditation session, an energy healing workshop, and a tea ceremony. You’ll also have access to the centre’s facilities such as the heated pool and sauna.
Starting from: $1,217
Do you want to learn more about your cycle and deepen your connection to your body? If so, we highly recommend this incredible Byron Bay yoga retreat. It’s full of intriguing holistic workshops that will help you understand your body on a much deeper level. In addition, the work you’ll do during these 4 days will allow you to release years of stored emotions and negative thought patterns.
Aside from the health and wellness workshops, you’ll enjoy daily restorative yoga, breathwork, and meditation sessions, as well as an organic farm-to-table hormone-nourishing menu. You’ll stay on a 170-acre organic farm in Byron Bay Hinterland, with an onsite sauna and pool.
Starting from: $700
This 4-day yoga retreat at Aligning Health Retreat & Day Spa takes place in Bendigo, Victoria, a 90-minute drive from Melbourne. It includes daily hatha yoga sessions and massages personalized to you, helping you restore your health naturally. The spa is situated in the tranquil surroundings of the Victorian countryside, where wildlife is plentiful. There’s also an onsite outdoor spa and many optional activities, such as Ayurveda workshops. Therefore, it’s the best yoga retreat in Melbourne when you want to unwind and rejuvenate.
Starting from: $2,646
Head to Tasmania for one of the most enjoyable adventure yoga retreats in Australia, the 5-day Yoga, Wine, and Wilderness Tour. It includes hatha yoga classes, wine-tasting, fine dining, and plenty of free time to explore the island.
You’ll spend the first night of the trip in Hobart before travelling to Freycinet Lodge National Park, where you’ll stay in a secluded cabin. You’ll be well-fed throughout with daily buffet breakfasts, gourmet lunches, and wine and food pairing dinners. The tour has a very social vibe, so it’s perfect for solo travellers.
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