In need of some rest, relaxation, recuperation, rejuvenation? Read on to see our list of 4 retreats you can book to help you retreat from your busy life…

1. Noonaweena Retreat

Fresh from winning Best Hosted Accommodation in the 2014 Hunter & Central Coast Awards, the cat’s out of the bag on this Yengo National Park eco-retreat. Nestle into a treetops king suite, a two-bedder cottage or a larger-than-life, everything-you’d-ever-want house (how about eight bedrooms, your own swimming pool, outdoor spa and even a library with an open fire?). We love the spa treatments at Noonaweena derived from native plants too, so just… stop. And breathe.

2. Palazzo Versace Wellness Retreat (Gold Coast)

Who says health can’t be uber-glam? Palazzo Versace’s Wellness Retreat weekend is on 5 – 7 December (and again in March 2015) so you can tan on the outside and get tiptop on the inside at this Gold Coast templeto all things golden and gorgeous. Dive into fitness sessions, beach walks, cooking workshops, yoga classes and get some balance with the degustation dinner (because let’s not go overboard with this health thing).

3. Senses of the South (NSW South Coast)

If you’re of the female persuasion and you’re itching to try a girls’-own adventure, this newly launched tour company offers weekends and all-inclusive packages filled with surfing, trekking, kayaking, food trails, vineyards, yoga, spa treatments, even extreme fitness… choose your own adventure. Senses of The South is all on the stunning NSW South Coast, with food and wine sourced locally too. All you have to do is turn up, they say. We’re there.

4. Frui’s Tasmania Exploring

Frui devises holidays that allow you to unleash your own creativity, through the lens or even with paintbrush in hand. Their latest five-night small-group tour will take you to photograph the picture-perfect spots of Tassie, from Hobart to Port Arthur and the spectacular Cradle Mountain-Lake Saint Clair National Park, guided by internationally renowned lensmen Sam Harris and Henry Carroll. They’ll offer helpful advice and nightly critiques.

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