Locations: Victoria & Thailand

Our unique Retreat locations in Australia and Thailand provide a variety of seasonal options.


Our Australian Retreats are currently held at Hazeldene, located in Gladysdale in the heart of the Upper Yarra Valley. Hazeldene is a luxurious private resort set on 130 acres of predominantly untouched bush land, with exceptional views over its own tranquil lake and native bushland. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne CBD, Hazeldene provides the ideal environment for our Retreats with wonderful walking tracks, tennis court, swimming pool, spa and sauna.

This fully equipped facility provides us with an industrial kitchen for meal preparation and cooking demonstrations, open fire places for cosy winter evenings and all bedrooms located on the top floor with full length windows providing magnificent views over the expansive property. All guest rooms have a full ensuite and balcony with an upgrade option to the larger corner suite, including an open plan bathroom (and bath) available on request.  For more information on Hazeldene visit: http://www.hazeldene.com

Phuket, Thailand


We are excited to be able to offer our Thailand ‘Winter Escape’ series again, and more particularly excited about our new Phuket location within The Katamanda Estate. This estate offers an exclusive group of private villas commanding scenic views set against a backdrop of the dazzling Andaman Sea. Built along the coastal hillside of south-west Phuket, Katamanda Estate is walking distance from Kata and Kata Noi beaches.

Our Villa of choice allows you to ease into island life at Villa Amanzi, a six-bedroomed luxury pool villa with superb views over Kata Noi Beach.  Designed for privacy and complete comfort, the villa is set over three levels on the hillside, with the top two floors connected by a lift for ease of access.

Its expansive outdoor living areas include a two-level terrace with a 15-metre infinity pool and shaded lounge sala.  Relax and take in the views or unwind further with a poolside massage treatment at the open-air spa room, followed by a restorative sauna session.

The villa’s six bedrooms, five with king-size beds and one twin-bedded, are cosy escapes, boasting ensuite bathrooms and sea or garden views.  The top-floor master suite has the added romantic touch of a huge bathtub, while the bathroom in the second master suite has a freestanding tub and alcove seating area with garden views.  Another suite has its own TV lounge room, wi fi is also available throughout the property.

Other features of the location include a full-size synthetic turf tennis court available at the clubhouse, as well as another pool and the estate gym which can be accessesed by guests.

A short walk takes you to Kata Noi, one of Phuket’s most dazzling beaches, while a large variety of shopping, massage and day spa options are easily reached at nearby Kata or Karon beaches.

Phuket has a tropical monsoonal climate.  Our 2023 winter retreat series commences in July where the weather is generally fine and the island’s favourite attractions remain uncrowded. The usual pattern is for brief but heavy showers, with plenty of sunshine between downpours. Temperatures over this period range between 20°C to 33°C.


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