5 luxurious slow travel retreats for ultimate relaxation

How’s the serenity? Discover the beauty of slow travel with a getaway to one of these five luxurious Aussie retreats.

Step into a world of tranquility and embrace the art of slow travel as we unveil a curated selection of serene escapes across Australia.

From the lush Dandenong Ranges to the pristine sanctuary of South Australia, each destination offers a unique blend of luxury, nature and rejuvenation.

If you’re looking for a place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the beauty of the natural world, one secluded moment at a time, look no further.

Here are five luxurious slow escapes to add to your holiday bucket list.

Heyscape tiny cabins, Western Australia

Fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and twinkling stars and wake up surrounded by beautiful greenery and local wildlife.

Recharge in some of Western Australia’s most picturesque locations, with attractions such as world-renowned wineries, restaurants and beaches on your doorstep.

Heyscape‘s premium off-grid tiny cabins offer eco-friendly experiences in nature.

Whether you are travelling as a couple, family or even with furry friends, there is a cabin perfect for you.

The cabins are much more than a place to sleep and dream.

They have been created as a peaceful retreat to give guests the physical and mental space to recharge and relax.

Kestrel Nest EcoHut, New South Wales

Marvel at the heavenly night sky from the comfort of your own private stargazing hammock, linger in the outdoor bath on the veranda or wander the nearby trails.

Award-winning Kestrel Nest EcoHut is a luxurious, eco-accredited, off-grid retreat giving couples and small families the chance to reconnect with the wonders of the natural world — and because it is off-line (no phone or internet), you can fully disconnect.

Cook up a storm with farm fresh and locally sourced produce, stay cosy with a wood fireplace and outdoor fire pit and enjoy a bird-watching tour of the farm and woodlands.

Kestrel Nest sits within the Highfield Farm & Woodland property, which combines small-scale farming with the conservation of critically endangered habitat.

Owners Louise Freckelton and David Bray undertake many environmental initiatives, including planting native plants in the farmland and conservation areas for every booking, to help offset travel carbon emissions.

Billabong Falls, Victoria

Heed the call of tranquillity at the treehouse-style Billabong Falls villa in Melbourne’s lush, leafy Dandenong Ranges.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking garden created by celebrated landscape designer Phillip Johnson.

Slow down and enjoy the private waterfalls, natural billabong pool and invigorating outdoor shower.

Take in the breathtaking views from every room of the house, and savour the fresh produce in the well-stocked kitchen.

PAGO, South Australia

Dodge the hustle and bustle of daily life and drift into serenity at this secluded sanctuary.

PAGO, an exclusive adults-only retreat, boasts a sprawling magnesium pool, rejuvenating spa and soothing infra-red sauna, set in lush private gardens.

Immerse yourself in luxury accommodation meticulously crafted within historic stables, offering a haven for rejuvenation and renewal.

Operated by artist Sam Harrison and talented winemaker and distiller Rose Kentish, the family-owned business promises a getaway to unwind and retreat.

Atelier34, Queensland

Nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, this tranquil studio accommodation is a respite from the rush of modern life.

Designed as a haven for solo women, the secluded Atelier34 retreat combines rustic charm with modern comforts.

With no wi-fi to distract, immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and the gentle embrace of artistic inspiration. Luxuriate in the outdoor copper bath, indulge in a zenthai massage or simply unwind on the deck overlooking the treetops.

Tap into your creative side, with an abundance of books, paints and writing tools provided, or try a one-on-one clay workshop.

This is truly a sanctuary for the soul.

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Written by Bianca Carmona.